COLD DARK ROOM

maggie3fan

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I got to sneak off today for some horseback riding with a friend.. we went to her ranch in the next town over and got on some cypress bayou frontage. Beautiful day. We ran across some wild pigs and spotted a nice bald eagle nest though the residents were disappointingly absent:-(
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When I was growing up in San Francisco there were rolling hills behind the Cow Palace that was beautifully wooded and the edge of the City kind of rural. There was a horse stable in that area, within 1/2 hour of walking, that charged $1.50 per hour to rent these old plugs. But us kids would rent a horse for 2 hrs once a month. With minimum wage being $2.40 hr that 3 bucks was a lotta money then. My family didn't get minimum wage tho just using it for reference. So we all knew how to ride, there were 4 of us kids who did this. We got to take the horses without a guide because my generation were not candy-asses who did not need babysitting. We got to pick what horses we wanted and off to play pioneer, or cowboys, etc. Oh I loved it. My sister actually owned horses, and when I lived with here it was mucho fun. She had an Appaloosa named girl, who I loved and she lost her 1 eye to cancer and gradually got moon blindness and went blind. That was when I realized I had a 'talent' for caring for the blind, sick and lame. Sure wish I had a picture of me with her. Horses are so cool.
 

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Hello everyone, last 2 days Opo hasn't even attempted to come out in this cold weather. My aches and pains are amplified with this weather. 😖
Rose has started to decorate outside.
She made this wreath to carry the color scheme outside.
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i know how you feel. This weather makes everything hurt just a little extra on me too.
All kinds of arthritis I never knew I had?
Eyes going...more and more each day.
Now I am to the point of needing my glasses all the time instead of “just for reading”.
I mean… I know I’m old I accept that fine.
but what I don’t except is how quickly they went ??
that’s why I’m always blaming these damn phones.
we as adults are always squinting to see them and the brightness goes high then low then black than white ......they're a pain in the a**. As well!
I hope you can manage your pain soon
Maybe a doctor visit for meds would calm them down for now.. I know you don’t like to be on meds ....neither do I but if it’s going to ruin the whole season I might do it just through winter?
is there room in Opos box for me?
I don’t want to come out either this winter.
At least you have Rose... she is a God send!
What a beautiful place she is making it for you both. The colors alone should cheer you up?
When I remember I will take a picture of my
“Drag queen “ tree.
As busy as it is , it wakes me up every time I pass it!
and forces to make me smile and laugh out loud at its Gaudiness ! 😝
 

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When I was growing up in San Francisco there were rolling hills behind the Cow Palace that was beautifully wooded and the edge of the City kind of rural. There was a horse stable in that area, within 1/2 hour of walking, that charged $1.50 per hour to rent these old plugs. But us kids would rent a horse for 2 hrs once a month. With minimum wage being $2.40 hr that 3 bucks was a lotta money then. My family didn't get minimum wage tho just using it for reference. So we all knew how to ride, there were 4 of us kids who did this. We got to take the horses without a guide because my generation were not candy-asses who did not need babysitting. We got to pick what horses we wanted and off to play pioneer, or cowboys, etc. Oh I loved it. My sister actually owned horses, and when I lived with here it was mucho fun. She had an Appaloosa named girl, who I loved and she lost her 1 eye to cancer and gradually got moon blindness and went blind. That was when I realized I had a 'talent' for caring for the blind, sick and lame. Sure wish I had a picture of me with her. Horses are so cool.
what a beautiful story!
I love hearing about the lives of peoples animals....
poor horse...
I hope he has his sight back now...
And much peace..
Would love to see a picture....
I remember a time when concert tickets were anywhere from
$10.50–$18.50.
So I understand what you were saying about the price of riding those horses.
My dad had to pay for four expensive kids who won it every damn thing. Back then five dollars was a lot of money!!
But somehow he would always manage to scrape it up .....
I feel better knowing that when I was an adult I thanked him repeatedly for dealing with such a little brat and I apologized. And of course he said that’s OK but for the first time I can honestly say he was wrong. It wasn’t OK.
 

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Good mornooning, roommates! I got Christmas cards! I've mentioned Doug (@Blackdog1714) before. Also: Cathie (@Cathie G), Heather (@EllieMay), and Yvonne (@Chefdenoel10). Thank you, roommates! Mine are in the mail, but I'm afraid they'll be a bit late for Adam and Carol.
I have gotten a few and my favorite postage mark is always Royal Mail! I feel so important!
 

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So when I left for the grocery store, while I did realize it was cold, I failed to notice how white the bushes etc were. It was damn foggy and I had on a warm coat and a muffler. So it took me by complete surprise to discover the hiway was completely iced over and I spun a total 360 at 20 mph... Lord almighty. Whew
 

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When I was growing up in San Francisco there were rolling hills behind the Cow Palace that was beautifully wooded and the edge of the City kind of rural. There was a horse stable in that area, within 1/2 hour of walking, that charged $1.50 per hour to rent these old plugs. But us kids would rent a horse for 2 hrs once a month. With minimum wage being $2.40 hr that 3 bucks was a lotta money then. My family didn't get minimum wage tho just using it for reference. So we all knew how to ride, there were 4 of us kids who did this. We got to take the horses without a guide because my generation were not candy-asses who did not need babysitting. We got to pick what horses we wanted and off to play pioneer, or cowboys, etc. Oh I loved it. My sister actually owned horses, and when I lived with here it was mucho fun. She had an Appaloosa named girl, who I loved and she lost her 1 eye to cancer and gradually got moon blindness and went blind. That was when I realized I had a 'talent' for caring for the blind, sick and lame. Sure wish I had a picture of me with her. Horses are so cool.
Love that! I think that horses require a special kind of person... you either have the horse dna or you don’t. I can’t imaging life with them.. my favorite horse from childhood was an Appaloosa gelding names Skyball.. he was so gentle that you could ride him backwards.. I remember being turned lose with my friends on the horses and we could ride wherever for miles.. I would never let my kids do that now! Shame 🤔
 

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So when I left for the grocery store, while I did realize it was cold, I failed to notice how white the bushes etc were. It was damn foggy and I had on a warm coat and a muffler. So it took me by complete surprise to discover the hiway was completely iced over and I spun a total 360 at 20 mph... Lord almighty. Whew
Good for your blood pressure , right?? 😈
 

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So when I left for the grocery store, while I did realize it was cold, I failed to notice how white the bushes etc were. It was damn foggy and I had on a warm coat and a muffler. So it took me by complete surprise to discover the hiway was completely iced over and I spun a total 360 at 20 mph... Lord almighty. Whew
are you ok?
In your IROC!!!?????
I will send you underwear for Christmas!
Holy cr*p!!!! 😱💩😱
 

Cathie G

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I also volunteered at our local wildlife rescue. But holy cats, our wild life is so different than yours. We have coyotes, raccoons, 'possums, deer, cougars, and too many falcons, eagles, hawks, woodpeckers and more. BUT, voles, mice, rats etc are killed or trapped in my yard, They wreck havoc on my outside tortoise pens, and are making headway into my house and have chewed on my electric wires, ruining my siding and really have caused damage to my house. So I set my traps nightly and mostly take whatever I catch for "a ride". But I do set poison traps under my house.for the rats, mice. I used to keep hedgehogs and Sugar Gliders. My cats catch voles and mice in the house and do what cats do. I have skunks living under my tort shed, and rats and especially mice have ruined the insulation on my tort shed. The baby skunks would come out and visit with me until they got older.
Anyway, my tort shed is not nearly as easy to keep warm as it was, mice and others have really ruined the insulation. I admire what you are doing.
'possums eat rats so the possums I trap are released back where they belong.
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I love opossums. It's pretty neat here in the city I live in just because of the wildlife. Many of our major grocery stores are right along side a small river that runs through our town... which means dumpster diving helps the wildlife. I've seen some huge opossums hanging out alongside the river.🙂
 

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I am 75 years old, and I'm not exactly sure that I have been, ever made it, am now or ever gonna be "adult".I think my sister would agree with me, I just drive her nuts, just being me lol.
I have to agree Maggie

When you’re young you spend all your time wanting to be grown up.

As you get older you gradually realise that you never actually feel grown up... just more things have happened to you :D
 

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I have gotten a few and my favorite postage mark is always Royal Mail! I feel so important!
I hope and everyone else aren’t too disappointed as the Royal Mail won’t be a frank this year. I used their website to print my postage labels rather than buy stamps :D
 

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i know how you feel. This weather makes everything hurt just a little extra on me too.
All kinds of arthritis I never knew I had?
Eyes going...more and more each day.
Now I am to the point of needing my glasses all the time instead of “just for reading”.
I mean… I know I’m old I accept that fine.
but what I don’t except is how quickly they went ??
that’s why I’m always blaming these damn phones.
we as adults are always squinting to see them and the brightness goes high then low then black than white ......they're a pain in the a**. As well!
I hope you can manage your pain soon
Maybe a doctor visit for meds would calm them down for now.. I know you don’t like to be on meds ....neither do I but if it’s going to ruin the whole season I might do it just through winter?
is there room in Opos box for me?
I don’t want to come out either this winter.
At least you have Rose... she is a God send!
What a beautiful place she is making it for you both. The colors alone should cheer you up?
When I remember I will take a picture of my
“Drag queen “ tree.
As busy as it is , it wakes me up every time I pass it!
and forces to make me smile and laugh out loud at its Gaudiness ! 😝
Would love to see your tree! I have been taking pain meds for awhile. But the meds are a slippery slope. I have built up a tolerance for them, but don't want to up the amount I take daily. Sometimes I will go a few days of taking 1 or none ( those few days are terrible). Then go back to the normal regiment and seem to get better relief. Found out about a procedure where they take the nerve endings at the end of the amputated limb and connect them to each other to complete the circuit. I have a email to read about the procedure and will ask my orthopedic surgeon about it. I see him in Jan. to have a what he thinks is a calcium buildup.About the size of a large grape. It is located towards the tip of the stump of my amputated hand and makes it very uncomfortable to use my prosthetic.
Sorry for the rambling!😁
 

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Would love to see your tree! I have been taking pain meds for awhile. But the meds are a slippery slope. I have built up a tolerance for them, but don't want to up the amount I take daily. Sometimes I will go a few days of taking 1 or none ( those few days are terrible). Then go back to the normal regiment and seem to get better relief. Found out about a procedure where they take the nerve endings at the end of the amputated limb and connect them to each other to complete the circuit. I have a email to read about the procedure and will ask my orthopedic surgeon about it. I see him in Jan. to have a what he thinks is a calcium buildup.About the size of a large grape. It is located towards the tip of the stump of my amputated hand and makes it very uncomfortable to use my prosthetic.
Sorry for the rambling!😁
I will keep my fingers crossed for you Ray! Jess is not having the nerve pain in her hand now that they grafted the severed nerves.. even though they aren’t working yet, they aren’t short circuited so I guess that makes a huge difference!
 

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