Thanksgiving Tomorrow

Thanksgiving tomorrow. I had a piece of pie as a warm up this evening. It's important to practice for important events. I thought my daughter and grandson in Newport News were going to come for Thanksgiving. I'm bummed that she has to work, but that means they'll be able to come closer to Christmas. That's the hardest thing about living here. I like the area so much, but I'm away from all my kids and grandkids. If they lived in the same area, I'd move there, no matter where it was, but they're scattered, so I stay put. I keep hoping they'll move here.

I'm cooking tomorrow and then I get to go to my Aunt's on Saturday. TWO Thanksgivings. I love going to my Aunt's and hanging out with my cousins and their spouses and kids. And last time there was a puppy there! Never did find out who he belonged to, not sure he knew either.     jan


Blogging About Blogs

I was talking to someone about blogging, and she said she would have no idea what to write about. I have the opposite problem. I have very little time to blog, but there are a bazillion things I'd LIKE to write about. And every time I read one of your blogs, instead of commenting-I usually want to blog about it. Blog about your blogs. My friends on here have the most interesting blogs. I read blogs on topics that are of interest to me outside of Spaces, but you all write about what I'm really interested in-daily life. I love that. What you did, what you ate, oh especially what you ate...and what your kids and grandkids and pets are into. Love it. And being who I am, every time I read about a hobby of yours, I wanna do it too! Good thing I don't have money for the craft store, and ohhh...I'd get into so much trouble at Home Depot. I need a lot more power tools.   jan

Big Bang Theory Explanation


Big Bang Theory is a television show. It's a CBS sit-com that comes on Monday nights. I like it because it's science oriented.  Here's a clip about the show from the show's website:  

Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali.

Here's a link to the website:

It's a show a lot of people would not like, a lot would. I do. I will make an attempt to hold down my exuberance for the show, but I make no promises. 


Big Bang Theory Stuff

The coolest thing. Last night on The Big Bang Theory, ohhh, you won't believe this. Wolowitz got a Mars Rover STUCK. Yes, on MARS. (They didn't specify which one...peculiar, I thought.) So, the Rover's stuck and Howard had to call the guys to come to the lab to help. Then a commercial came on and of course I had to switch channels. I landed on NOVA...and NOVA was a rerun from 2004 where a Rover got STUCK on MARS!  Can you believe this? Amazing! Coincidence or strategic planning...hmmm...    Oh, I can't wait to see the next episode, and they better leave out all that huggy-kissy stuff that's been goin' on the past couple of episodes.  

North Dakota Turtles

There was a very important turtle. He was brave and was a leader of some sort. I explained to people he was like that because he was from North Dakota. I had to explain he was a turtle, not the common huge tortoise that lived in the desert of ND, and that was accompanied by the scene of a hot, dry, desert with cliffs.  Yeah, just dreamin' again.

For the past few weeks, in at least one, usually more, of my many nightly dreams, my car has broken down. Oh my. I lay there half awake and change the dream, I fix the car. I'm hoping it will change the way I think. Or I'll at least learn to fix cars.


I was speaking Spanish in a dream, and I remembered LOTS of Spanish from school. In my awake time, I don't.     J



It's a little bit hard. While working on my organization system, I've come across things I've kept from my well, my past life. Things like photos, journals, and a few decorative things from my house (photo album "Before Kingsport"). I feel like I've lost myself.

I don't have a sense of who I am now. My life completely changed after my husband left me after 27 years together. The way he did it, I lost my house, money and credit. I've had to start all over again, and I just haven't done very well. I go from job to job and just don't function very well. And this is after recovering from major depression. I have some depression, but not a lot, I'm on Zoloft and that is a miracle drug for me.

I'm mostly embarrassed to admit that it's been a long time and I'm still floundering. I've gotten over him, after a horrible couple of years. I don't know what to do. I don't know what I want to do. I sound like it just happened, it's been years. Other women pull themselves together and become even better and stronger than they were before. I have people who love me, my kids are incredible, and my brother and his whole family loves me. In a way though, I feel very alone.

I must get myself together and get a good job and save money and take care of loose ends and go to church and help my kids finanacially and become like a real person.


What Happened?

I got home and came right in here to write an article on ADHD. I was looking for a book I was going to use for reference, and I looked under my bed and there was an electrical cord tangled under a storage container. I didn't recognize it, and started pulling on it to see what it went to. I tugged until my blood pressure monitor fell off another storage container. When I saw it, I remembered that I was supposed to be keeping 2x daily track of my bp, per dr's orders. So glad I remembered. So for the first time in about a month, I took my bp. It was high, 165/101, but not as high as it sometimes is. I was wondering exactly how high is high enough to warrant a trip to the ER, so I went online to Google the info. So I ended up on WebMd, and on the home page, there was an ad for one of their slideshows: "Identifying Bad Bugs and Bug Bites." Well, I caught this huge Black Widow Spider the other day and have it in a jar outside, because I was going to take it to Bays Mountain Nature Park to see if the guy there thought it was an extra large Black Widow. I'm sure he would have thought so, but now when I went outside to get the spider in the jar, it seemed to be much smaller than I remembered. The spider appears to have gone on to it's happy web in the sky, and it's shriveled up and is much smaller now that it's it's .... not alive. But, I thought when I caught it....hmmm...I'm not sure I could identify a Brown Recluse Spider, there are so many light brown spiders after all. SO, this afternoon I saw my opportunity to correct that. I clicked on the Bugs slideshow, and started looking at these bugs. Go there and you'll see how easy it is to be sidetracked!

I used my google snippet tool to keep one of the photos in case one of those spiders finds me and one of us needs help in identifying the other. I had completely forgotten about the violin shape on the Brown Recluse! Can you imagine?


So anyway, I wound my way back to the Hypertension site, by way of updates on new ADHD medications, and I saw that I definitely need to watch my bp closer, but not run to the ER. And about those adhd meds....       JAN





Big Bang Theory

I had to go vote. I couldn't stand the guilt. I've been working on my organization project every chance I get. It's actually working.Not near finished, but it's getting there. Monday nights are so exciting. One of the few times I watch tv. BIG BANG THEORY.