Friday, January 19, 2018

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 89


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but if you link up, more people can share.

Blogger has continued to wreak havoc with many. Slow comments, picture posting issues, corrupted drafts, lost posts, features out of order, are some of the valid complaints bloggers have. I will be making needed changes very soon.There is much to sort out and prepare. If you have suggestions for any of the blogger issues, please share.

Clyde had his follow-up cardiology appointment. Unfortunately, it was not good. He had a medication change, and an injection for inflammation in his lungs. We are hoping to keep his lungs clear. He naps a lot with Maggie, who welcomes the companionship. She has cardiomyopathy and is currently stable. They are good for each other. 

Please remember that Sparks is open Monday through Friday. This was Week 15. You are welcome to join us in this positive energy movement. Thank you to all who participate. You inspire so many, including me.

Here are my completed fill-ins. I look forward to reading yours. Thanks for your patience in responding. You know I will get there as soon as I can. Bill is gone all week, so weekends are family time! I am sure you understand.

1. I have never been able to understand how people can say or do exactly what they rail against, and then try to justify it. If it is wrong, there is no justification. Instead of judging others, perhaps it is best to check one's own behaviour.


2. I wish I could still garner wisdom from my Grampy. I am sure he watches me and knows that I do my best. I always did as he taught me to do, no matter what others said or did. I still want to make him proud, too.


3. Dad home, everyone safe and warm; that is my ideal winter night. We are together. 


4. Faith, hope, and love abide; but, the greatest of these is love. ~(I Corinthians 13:13)
No matter where you are in your journey, these words ring true. Always.


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~May you be safe, warm, & surrounded by love!~

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Checkin' on Clyde

 
Clyde had his follow-up appointment with the vet today. The Lasix did not help the fluid retention. The heart and lung inflammation were somewhat worse, so he was given an injection. He also has a new prescription to help his heart work better, not harder. Clyde had a very busy morning, as you can see here.

Clyde wanted to say hello and give an update. But, he is worn out, now.

It is naptime for this little guy. Happy dreams, Sweet Boy.

Fill-in Statements: Week 89


Each Thursday, my co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing, and I provide Friendly Fill-In statements. On Friday, we post our answers with a link-up for you to join us with your own responses. We hope you will copy and answer these on your own blog, but remember to link up here. If you need help, please let us know.

Week 89: January 19, 2018:

1. I have never been able to                           .

2. I wish I could still 
                     .

3.                  is my ideal winter night. 

4.                      and                      .



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Group Therapy"

 

Well, Blogger has messed up, yet again. I am not sure that they have admitted there is a problem, even though I sent a report. I also alerted the Forum, which is essentially a group of Bloggers with issues. It is like Group Therapy for Bloggers. You can list your issues, but there is no guarantee that you will get help or be helped. The expert who comes into it acknowledges that you think you have a problem. He suggests things that you already tried. Others jump on the bandwagon, agreeing that, "Hey, yeah! I have that problem, too!" Then as the expert goes off to mull over the problem, we all sit and stew that we still have said problem. So, this is where I am. 

A week ago, this all started. It seemed that commenting on other blogs was slow to take. Then, responding on my own blog also was a problem. I can bring it up, and type comments in. But, when I click to publish the comment or response, it is slower than molasses in January. It seems to freeze, then sits there frozen, for up to thirty seconds.

Along with this, my Sparks link up disappeared. I was able to fix it, so no harm done. But, another Draft was corrupted and never posted on Sunday. I am still working on that one. However, the main issue seems to be with commenting. I know I am not alone, but misery does not love company. Misery wants solutions. Misery wants to not be miserable. Trust me on this. I want no issues!

I will keep trying to comment, but that is really time-consuming and not terribly satisfying. It takes forever. I will keep you updated on resolution of this issue. I will continue to post, but have reservations on that, having had two posts messed up. I feel very disenchanted with Blogger. It seems great for a while, then there is an issue like this.

If you have experienced this issue, please let me know how and when it was resolved. This is just so unacceptable for a Blogger, as you know. Commenting is part of the fun and camaraderie. I really am working on resolving the issue. Not that I can do anything myself, except go to Group Therapy, otherwise known as Blogger Forum. Yeah, there's that. *Good grief*

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sparks: 15


There is an obvious universal need for more positive energy. And, we can all be part of this affirmative change. I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!

In addition to my photo and my own quote, I am sharing a personal essay today. Please read: Be the Bloom. I hope it speaks to you. We need more blooms.


I hope you will join us. Link up a positive quote, thought, poem, or story.  Be sure to add the Sparks badge to your post so we can find it. Invite others to join. The more, the merrier. Peace.
  
Add your link to Sparks here: 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Forward



Winds of change blow strong 
            pushing me forward, I know 
I cannot go back.


By McGuffy Ann Morris,
Haiku #339


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Five lines or less,
inspired by the word:
"forward"

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 88


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but if you link up, more people can share.

What a week. Kenzie went from bad to worse. But, she seems to be responding to the antibiotics well, now. Kidney infections are tricky, especially with age.

The minions will be six months old next week. Bee is recovering well from her spaying. She is very healthy and doing quite well. Clyde’s news was not good. His pre-surgical testing revealed a very serious congenital heart condition. Clyde’s journey will be very different than Bee’s. However, both will be filled with love and joy.

Please be good to You. Love each other and those furkids, just as they are. Time is never promised.  

1. I would like to ask some people why they seem to have no conscience. It seems some people can say or do whatever they want, with no regard to how it affects others. I do not understand that, nor do I think that I can.


2. My favorite fast food restaurant is any small local diner. You cannot beat the ambiance of small local places. The food, the people, the d├ęcor…they are the best.


3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be …very hard to choose one. I would love to see Carlos Santana, John Fogerty, Joan Baez, Carole King, and Jeff Lynne's ELO, among others. It would also be a privilege to see Willie or George Thorogood, again.


4. My Winter pastime is usually reading, writing, or organizing things, because I am inside so much of the time. I can focus on each thing (almost) without interruption.


~May your well of goodness never run dry!~
Clyde, our "Water Boy"

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fill-in Statements: Week 88


Each Thursday, my co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing, and I provide Friendly Fill-In statements. On Friday, we post our answers with a link-up for you to join us with your own responses. We hope you will copy and answer these on your own blog, but remember to link up here. If you need help, please let us know. It’s all about friendship.

Week 88: January 12, 2018:

1. I would like to ask                   why                         ?

2. My favorite fast food restaurant is                          .

3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        . 

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .