Ali, get better and heal ! Good Lord ! Martine, I hope your condition improves greatly, too, your pain decreases and you enjoy your well deserved sunny vacation. Majorcat, I can relate; some weird freak accidents on my end, too, caused by my carelessness and recklessness, in my case. Way too embarrassing to describe. Life certainly holds its challenges and it's hard when it's pay back time (karma). One needs to be almost constantly thoughtful and observant. If not, havoc can ensue. (Guess that was clear as mud.) One of these mishaps involves my being forbidden to check out books from the county libraries until October. I messed up one too many tomes (I always paid for them, though.) A minor disaster for us as we don't have t.v. and therefore read a lot (we would, anyway) but luckily libraries aren't the only sources for books. One can get books cheaply online, in Goodwill and other thrift stores, from book sales, etc.
Michele, you dropped a bombshell on us with your "medium" experience ! Mercy me, so you think he's a bona fide medium, the real deal ??!! He knew about your half-sister hardship?? Holey Moley ! How could he have known ?? You think your mama spoke through him, really? You sure have been busy at your house. With your zoo and renovations going on and all. Poignant and moving to hear about your visits with your father. You're lucky to still have him, at 95. So glad he was happy when you saw him last. May that continue. "Wordy" (laughs) I love that about 19th century writings, the long paragraphs and abstruse poetic highly descriptive sentences, etc. Imparts shivers of ecstasy (I was an English Lit. major). You've reminded me to hit up the 1800s Russian and British novelists again. Writing in here...the letters are so big, my goodness ! That really keeps you on your toes not to post anything offensive knowing it would be so glaringly obvious. That, plus Nicky's admonition to "keep it friendly." Admirable of her to instruct and remind us to do well in that regard. Plus the head honcho big movie star guy doesn't dig fussin' and fightin' on his turf. (Keep 'er easy) Oh it tickles me sometimes this odd method of communication. Well, it's superior to "ten four good buddy" and the telegraph! I flew off on a tangent and it's 6 a.m., LOL. Helen Haggie Baby? Ou et vous ? Scottish lassie? Helen of the Highlands?
"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone "Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie "Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting "Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan "I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani