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10 hours ago, KarenK said:

It bothers me that I have nothing to look forward to or get excited about

Well, I have started reading James Lee Burke's books over.  It has been a long, long time since I read him and I tend to forget easy, makes geriatric reading a plus.  He writes mostly Louisiana mysteries and Dave Robicheaux (sp?) is the detective.  Saw Alex Baldwin play him in a movie once and I think Tommie Lee Jones played him in one movie.  So, I just picture Alex Baldwin when I read about Dave. 

If I live till the end of 2021, maybe I won't be through with these books.  That is what they told us to expect this virus to last till.  How they know all this and can't find a vaccine, I just don't know.  They need to bring back Jonas Salk.   

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Hey, I can start a new topic, they are usually not of much substance and they don't last long, but I listened to the radio this morning on the way to local "Dollar Gentral." (If you have not seen the

Guys my wish for you is that you find the strength to hang in there for a while. It does soften, I know, I felt the same cleaning the house and doing laundry, even making my bed. What got me through i

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10 hours ago, Kieron said:

yes, I've been noticing this since earlier this year.  It's like Groundhog Day, the movie starring Bill Murray.

Except for one difference, it had a happy ending.  

Karen, I relate to your post so well, except I’m not a mom so I can’t begin to know what that loss feels like.  I want to do the things we used to.  Things I used to that were my thing.  Just feel I have been drained dry.  I know there are people that would do this surgery just for the human contact.  It may be medical, but lots of people pay attention to you.  BTDT.  It costs a lot of freedom unfortunately. It’s not social no matter how nice they are.

We'd take the dogs for mountain and swimming trips eons ago.  Those were fun and we were all hale and healthy.  When I discovered the off leash parks it opened a new world and lots of buddies for them and me.  Same with volunteering. All that is gone now.  A day is incredibly long.  Sleep is cruelly too short no matter how many hours.  

I may check out streaming too.  I know I’d have to get a new DVR from Direct TV.  They’d have to guarantee me I could get what I already have recorded.  Not all the old movies, but series and my stash of late night talk shows.  Recent series I could probably get like Yellowstone.   But I have about 45 episodes of Big Bang in order so that would be tough.  There just aren’t many shows now with productions on hold.  Normally over the summer I would have gotten more stuff.  Many shows I liked got canceled too.  Some shows are pay channels and I limp thru on Netflix now as they aren’t available yet.  This is sad.....how much I wrote about TV.  That says a lot about my life now.

i don’t know what I did yesterday or sleeping to be almost unable to walk today.   Add in the yellow glow outside from the fires, my heat kicking in and plain old lack of anything to do that is remotely interesting and it makes for another crappy day.  I pick up a meal at 5.  Want to take a shower and go thru the usual debate on washing hair or not as I pin it up all the time so it smells like when  last showered.  This used to be so easy.  I also used to care more.  M biggest thrill today was a new Time magazine as I was running out of stuff to read as novels tae too much concentration. Unfortunately it’s about the virus mostly.  Scanning HuffPost was depressing as always.  I like politics when it makes sense, but these days...

well, I guess that’s enough whining for now.  Have to figure out how to make it another day, just like we all do.

no filtration for the smoke.  Just regular masks and they weren’t designed for this.  The special ones are all going to first responders as they should.  I hope you can burn a fire since that is your only heat source, Kay.  That’s allowed here for that.  

 

 

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Sad to say, but TV conversation makes perfect sense to me as mine is on all my waking hours. I don't record anything. I have about 160 left of the 600 dvd' s we accumulated. Sold a lot at yard sales and traded for other things at the second hand book\electronics store. There are very few prime time shows I watch when in season. Don't care for sitcoms or talk shows. Mostly watch ID, HGTV, and free movies on demand. Watched everything Netflix had that interested me for a couple of months, then cancelled. Can always get newer movies at the library when I brave that environment again. I put all my reserved items on hold until Nov. 1. I read library ebooks on my Kindle constantly as I watch TV. Can't say I'm not well read. lol

I had a terribly sad and frightening night last night. Don't know what caused it, but I kept dreaming that Ron was trying to kill me. He would be arrested, escape, and come after me again. I kept waking up thinking it was real. To my knowledge, he never wanted to kill me for real. Just one of those stupid dreams that stays with you when you wake up.

Enough gibberish for now.

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4 hours ago, KarenK said:

I had a terribly sad and frightening night last night. Don't know what caused it, but I kept dreaming that Ron was trying to kill me. He would be arrested, escape, and come after me again. I kept waking up thinking it was real. To my knowledge, he never wanted to kill me for real. Just one of those stupid dreams that stays with you when you wake up.

Karen:  Oh my, that is truly a sad dream.  Could be you are reading too many murder mysteries ?  especially right before bedtime ? I have to be especially careful what I watch on TV or it will keep me up.  Once I see something about abused animals on the news, I'll be awake all night.  Can't "un-see" or wipe from my memory.  Better dreams tonight.  Dee  

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Wow, what a terrifying dream, Karen.  That would have deeply disturbed me.  I hope it fades like most dreams.  Usually the good ones slip way from us and the bad stick.  Hope you get a make up dream to knock that one out!

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7 hours ago, Marg M said:

Well, I don't think we need to mail in our vote.  A man I know sent a letter to his son, just to check how long the mail took, and his son received it 30 days later. 

Marg M:  That little bit of information you shared about mail is the funniest story for 2020.  The last visit from my daughter back in the end of May, my daughter had her husband overnight mail a package to her.  It only took a week to get from Oregon to Washington.  Life gets more amazing doesn't it ?  Dee

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Marg,

I love it! You always give me fun things to search for. Found Alex Baldwin as Robicheaux in "Heaven's Prisoners" in 1996. Don't remember seeing that one. Tommy Lee Jones played him in "In The Electric Mist" in 2009 which I have on DVD. Very few ebooks at our library so probably won't get into them. Barely started on the Cork O'connor series. Long wait. Lots of people reading those. Check out Jenny Milchman. Fairly new author. Her books are pretty exciting.

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Karen, I had to quit before book #9 of the Cork O'Connor series.  I read the synopsis and won't read no more of them.  But, I did read up until #9.  My favorite are Michael McGarrity, who was really a law officer in NM.  He wrote three though that took him way back in his family's genealogy and I could not read them.  Billy read two of them and missed out on the 3rd.  Dana Stabenow has her books in Alaska written around a tough, cute little Inuit PI (right now) but she has been state trooper, and lots of other things.  She is so tough, tiny, and cute that I love reading about her.  Lots of books, but I am caught up.  JJ Jance writes mostly about two different law officers.  Jo An Brady is an interesting series, from the first.  She has another guy she writes about, I think his name is Beaumont, and he is in Seattle mostly.  I think there are 27 of his books.  Don't know why I didn't read much of him.  He does have a case with JoAnne Brady that is a "hot" series (not much sex written about, but lots implied) but they fought it as she had not been married long (first husband was sheriff, had been killed.  Her dad was sheriff too of the county where Bisbee, Arizona is located.  We spent a lot of time in that area and I loved reading about it.  I'm not too keen on it now though, for some reason.  Too many memories maybe.  They were good memories but good memories sometimes hurt too.  I read first 12 of Michael McGarrity and think he has a new one that does not reach back into time and ancestry.  I quit reading Margaret Coel after about the 20th of her Wind River Reservation books because she said she was quitting that series and I'm not gonna read the last one.  The Dana Stabenow series on Kate Shugak, I think takes you about 22 books.  I keep up with hers.  This has been done over a bunch of years before Billy left too, so I have not read that  many since 2015.  Really had trouble with concentration for awhile.  Some still.  I think, though, I'm catching a hold again.  I hope so.  

Okay, Book Club of the last 50 years or so, and out.............I'm glad my mama gave me the gift of imagination and reading.  And, it was a gift.  She read to me until I could read for myself and she told me stories that TV has taken  away the imagination we had to have (the older ones) as children.  I still can find it sometimes.  Good reading.  

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I'm all caught up on the Wind River series, waiting in line for the latest Jance book, and waiting for the latest Kate Shugak in ebook form. Have never read McGarrity. Funny how we become attached to these book characters. lol I hop around among 36 murder and mayhem authors and always looking for new ones. I think I was in law enforcement in my previous life. Sure more exciting than my current one.

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Billy read a series of mountain man books by Terry Johnston, and it was about a man named Titus Bass (Scratch).  I think he wrote about nine books.  Johnston told his wife he was afraid to kill off Scratch because he was afraid he would not live long himself afterwards.  Right after it came out he died.  He was diagnosed with colon cancer a month before he passed away at about 53, I think.  He and Billy both had about the same length after diagnosis.  

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On 9/12/2020 at 2:51 PM, Gwenivere said:

I hope you can burn a fire since that is your only heat source, Kay.

Just waiting for the chimney sweep to clean it first as I don't want any chimney fires.  I'm not under LRAPA guidelines because I'm out of their reach. :)  I tried filling out an exemption application but they don't take them for here, we can burn away, besides I have one of the new "clean" burning wood stoves.

 

 

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