Saturday, July 30, 2011


I ordered a Pop Phone. It connects to my cell and is just like an old style phone receiver. I love it. I always have a problem with my cell, but when this is plugged in, no problem.I can hear great and it is so great. I can prop it on my solder and it won't fall off very easily. I was able to order it using the money I earned on MyLikes. They credit your Amazon account and you can purchase anything that they sell.

I have been busy reading this past couple of weeks on building blogs, writing books and working with Google Adsense and Amazon ads. I have to figure it out soon or try to find a job. I also joined Google+. Now there is a wonder. I haven't exactly figured it out. It is different. I will get it. I am still a Twitter and Facebook person. Circle the wagons!

So many of my friends have been ill. The sisters, Crystal and Roxanne, are both on Hospice. They both have stage 4 cancer and are not expected to be here much longer. I am so glad that they both know the Lord. Last time I saw them, I told them to save me a place. Even though they are in terrible pain, the seem to always look on the bright side. That is how a Christian can cope with the hardships of this world. Our friends, Marc and Judy, have gone through a lot this past week. Marc was thought to have had a stroke, but thank God, he didn't.

So much has been going on with the government, Ray is listening to FOX News 24/7. I hate to think what might happen if they don't pass the budget. I am not worrying so much about whether we will get our retirement or social security, I am worried about the fools on Wall Street do with our retirement funds. Will the stock market crash? Who knows. I think they should repay the money that the government gave them to bail out with a few years ago. Wouldn't that be amazing, someone actually giving our government money back that we gave them in the first place. Too bad we cannot designate how our taxes are spent, like we do at church. Our tithes go to the general fund, and any gifts and offerings are spent as we desire.

I have been busy all week. My cleaning lady hasn't been in over a month. She is taking care of her ex-husband who has dementia. I sure do miss her.  If she doesn't come back soon, I may have to find someone else. My daughter keeps telling me I should do a little at a time, but she doesn't understand what is going on with me. I am not sure that anyone can understand who has not been through it. If I move around too much, I end up hurting. If I don't move, I hurt.

Friday night was special at the Twitter #Slumberparty. I brought popcorn, chocolate chip cookies, Virtual Margaritas, and we had a pillow fight. It is all virtual so all the cheesecake we ate didn't go to our thighs. That is an idea, instead of eating, send your friends virtual food. Think, visualize food. I bet if I did that for a few minutes, I probably would even smell and taste it. LOL! Our sponsor last night was the lovely Linda, @UdderlySmooth udder cream. My skin has never been so soft. I really love it and it is never greasy. Sometimes creams come off on the keyboard even after I have wiped them.. No problems with all natural UdderlySmooth.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Udderly Smooth Pink

 This is from a previous post about the Twitter #slumberparty that happens every Friday evening at 11pm. EST. We have so much fun and I hope to see you there tonight. Below is just one of our sponsors.

Have you been to the Twitter Slumber Party? Friday nights at 11 p.m. EST. It lasts for an hour, but usually gets going a little before 11 and continues after 1200am. We have so much fun. The lovely @DabneyPorte hosts the evening with help from others. On one Friday #Slumberparty was sponsored by Udderly Smooth (Big Cow - @UdderlySmooth on Twitter). There were five games with prizes.  We had so much fun. I am not good at the games and if you want to play them, you need to read @DabneyPorte's FaceBook Page Twitter Slumber Party. The rules for #Slumberparty are there and you play on Twitter. Or zzz, even if you don't play the games, come and do the virtual chat, where you have virtual drinks, popcorn, chips, cake, cookies, etc...... Good News is Virtual doesn't stick to your thighs, and you meet some awesome Tweets. Thanks again to UdderlySmooth for sponsoring #SlumberParty. Wonderful cream!

Udderly Smooth® can be used on Dry Skin, Cracked Skin,
 for Diabetes Foot Care, as a Facial Moisturizer, as a 
General Moisturizing Lotion and many other uses.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Graduation Pink

Emily and Corey
Emily, our granddaughter graduated recently from Tabb High School in Yorktown VA. She is absolutely beautiful. She was a cheerleader and in the band. Here is her picture from the prom with her #BFF Corey. Emily had an awesome graduation party at her home, with friends from school and family. She left on a mission trip on Monday after graduation. How wonderful is that? We love her so much. I remember when she was born, there was a small problem and no one could see her but family. Ray and I weren't married yet, but were told I could go anyway. She has really grown into a beautiful, intelligent young lady, who will be entering Longwood in the Fall to study to be a teacher. Congratulations! Emily

We have had a lot of rain here. I have been having a lot of RA pain. I have an appointment next week with Dr. Wilson. I hope he can figure out how to keep me from hurting all the time. Typing is a little difficult. I want to start a new blog that will actually be a book of some of the ups and downs in my life and how they relate to what is going on with me. We will see if I put it on a blog.

I have started Empire Avenue. It is very interesting. I still don't understand it, but it is like the stock market, which I really don't know know anything about. I seem to be doing alright. I am already worth over a Million Dollars in Eaves (Empire dollars). I have 539 people who own my shares and my stock value is already up to $86.26 per share. I have only been on there 8 days.

I am going through a lot with Social Security. It is really difficult to get disability. You think you have everything right and they turn you down again. So now I have an advocate. We will see where that goes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

#Slumberparty Pink Move

I have moved my #SlumberParty, #SMManners, #SMGirlfriends, #latteclub, etc., over to my Barbara Duke blog. I find that I need to keep my focus in this blog on health problems that have developed that I feel are related to the breast cancer that I had in 2009.

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. We had a lovely time at Lions Ray and Kay Braguglia's home. We sat outside until the thunder got bad and it started to sprinkle. We had our Newport News Host Lions Installation ceremony. I will be working on that link later today.

I also transferred the Lions District 24D Green Room (environmental) blog to the Newport News Host Lions Club Green Room. We have a new cabinet in the district and they decided they want a "professional" to do the blog, so they have appointed someone who is more knowledgeable than I am. Professional usually means they charge for their services; therefore, they know better than someone who does it for free. Do I sound a little put-out? Decide for yourself. I really like to be positive about everything in my life, so my positive take on this is that I don't have to use my time for that any more. I can do something to help someone else.