December 2016

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Breast Cancer Awareness

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, I'll try again tomorrow."

"I believe in Pink ... I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

"Do not keep calm and carry on. Wake up every day and bitch slap that cancer 'til it's gone."

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Saturday, 31 December 2016 11:29
chocobell1212: Dancing kiss (Default)
I've been hearing about this site, so I thought I would give it a try. I have a Live Journal account and a facebook account, but I'm not real active either place. I'm going to look around here and see what's going on.
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Please let 2017 be a good year.  I'm not going to bother with resolutions.  I did see a funny resolution somewhere, I don't remember where.

My resolution is to stop procrasting, but I'm not going to start until next week.  This so describes me.

I didn't really have a bad year, but it sure has been bad for some people I know and care about.  My son has been dealing with company layoffs for the last couple of years.  He's still there and is doing well, but who knows how long that's going to last.  This company has been good to him.  He traveled around the world to many, many, places he would not have had an opportunity to go to otherwise.  And he enjoyed all of it.  I'm so glad he took that attitude, because it was a lot of traveling.  He's been there for 18 years.  I can't believe he's old enough to have had a job for 18 years.

My 74 year old brother is recuperating from kidney problems that caused him to have to spend a few days in the hospital.  Before they discharged him they put a stint in and kept it in for 4 weeks.  Most people we've talked to say one week is the norm.  His had to be in so long because the Doctor said his kidney was showing signs of closing up.  It was an absolute nightmare for 4 weeks.  He lives alone and there were times when he would get real depressed.  Our other brother and I kept him as entertained as we could and now the stint is out and he is doing so much better.  It was almost like flipping a switch. This was just a hard time for him to live alone, even though he loves living alone.  He enjoys his family and friends, and he has a lot, but he enjoys his time alone.

My brother-in-law has been dealing with his neighbors and the local police department.  He lives in California.  He started feeding and trying to take care of the stray cats that were around his neighborhood.  It ended up being way, way too many cats but he just couldn't bring himself to turn them away.  His neighbor's complained, the police came out, he wouldn't answer the door ... I'm not sure what he was trying to acomblish with that attitude.  He decided to bring some of the cats into the house.  He already had 3 indoor cats and now he has 12 ... in the house.  He managed to discourage the others to leave ... I'm not sure how.  He still won't talk to the police.  They've sent letters with a demand for payment of a fine and every time they send a letter, of course the amount goes up.  Who knows how this stand off is going to turn out.

Like I said, I didn't have a bad year.  We own our own home, I bought a new car at the beginning of the year and it's already paid off, so we own both of our vehicles.  And they are new enough that I shouldn't have to deal with some of the issues that older vehicles deal with.  I take both to my dealership to get the maintenance done so I don't really have to worry about them.  I've spent enough years stressing over old cars, that this is a real treat.  We put money into savings every month, our medical comes from VA and Tricare, which is the military insurance and now that I'm over 65 I don't make a monthly payment.  I don't see how things could be any better for us.  My husband is disabled, but we are both in pretty good shape ... for old people.  lol

All in all, it's time for 2016 to fade away and allow 2017 to take a stab at being a good year.

I'm going to try to do this every once in a while ... just because.  But, I'm not promising myself anything.  
chocobell1212: Dancing kiss (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]I find it interesting that liberals (generally identified with the Democrats) talk about the evil wealthy that the conservatives (generally identified with the Republicans) pander to and conveniently forget all about the wealthy Hollywood "elite" that they pander to. I'm mainly a conservative, although I do have some beliefs that are decidedly liberal.

I think it's sad that any American would "leave the country" if someone they didn't like was elected. There has never been a President that I agreed with 100% and our next President isn't going to be any different.

I have to say that I hope it isn't Donald Trump. I don't think he has a "filter" on his brain or mouth and I'm afraid he doesn't know the meaning of the word diplomatic. Most of the people I know feel the same.

This is an important time in our history, and personally I want to stick around and watch it all unfold.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I struggled with letting my son out of my sight, be his own person, make his own mistakes. I wish I had been able to read minds. And not just his ... the people, kids and adults, around him. I was a single parent until he was nine. I worried all the time. Even after he became an adult, joined the Navy and was a part of Desert Storm. Heck, I still watch the weather channel in his area. The really nice thing is he watches the weather channel in my area. He's turned into such a good man, I guess I didn't screw up too bad.
chocobell1212: Dancing kiss (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]When I'm ready to sit down at the end of the day, a new episode of one of my favorite shows, or a movie that I'm willing to watch over and over is a great way to relax. I also love to read. When I'm looking for quiet, I read. Which ever way I go, my cat is in my lap. Hmm, maybe she's what's relaxing for me.