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To quote "Trouthunter" (a person commenting on donald trump's egregious assault on American History):

" I'm so tired of a dumb president. Can we just make Justin Trudeau President of all of North America and call it good?"

I totally & wholeheartedly agree, Trouthunter! Somewhere, someone, please, please make it happen. I'm so desperate!!












A person can hope, can't they?

YAY!

Apr. 28th, 2017 09:16 am
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I can finally use my Computer, after problems that started last year (viruses, spyware & malware), when I downloaded Windows 10.

Thanks to the wonderful gentleman at Support Hello, who fixed everything, getting rid of a lot of unwanted folders,junk, you name it! I actually started out purchasing "Super PC Cleaner, for $39.90 - kept getting box w/ message, on my start page, about the 607 items that needed to be cleaned up. After talking with the Technician, the Software would not download due to all the viruses, spyware & malware on my PC. Ended up purchasing a one-time, one-year plan for $199.99; original 1 yr amount was $249.00 - but the Lifetime amount he offered me originally at $199.99, plus $7.99 a month for Tech Support, was no longer available, Therefore, I ended up with a bargain price.

Happy Me!

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Started out this morning full of determination - was going to cook a full dinner, with an orange-glazed bundt cake for dessert.

Well, I remembered I had a physician's office visit & lab work for later that afternoon. So, that put the kibosh on cooking all day.

But, I did finish three dishes; Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon, Sweet Potato Soufflé & Dressing/Stuffing. Left undone, Roast Chicken, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes & the Cake. Maybe, tomorrow.

Below, photos of the three completed dishes (I totally did not like the Stuffing!).



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To the Bee Gees - Barry Gibb in attendance (R.I.P., Robin & Maurice).

Just finished listening to John Legend, at the piano w/ Stevie Wonder on harmonica, sing "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart". Outstanding performance - made me seriously tear up.

Now, the great Celine Dion (who also paid tribute to Andy Gibb) is singing " Immortality ". And, she hugged Barry at the end. She is really making we cry.

And, there is still an hour to go! Already, I'm having so many ah ha moments. After so many years, you tend to forget & find yourself exclaiming, Oh yeah, they wrote that too! Amazing how the words to the all songs come back to you.

Now, back to the show.
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Seriously, Sean Spicer? SERIOUSLY!

To quote you, "Hitler brought them into Holocaust Centers." You are beyond ignorant. Don't you mean Concentration Camps or Death Camps or Gas Chambers? I notice you're already on your fourth "clarification".

How does this man keep his job, as Press Secretary? Oh right, I forgot, he works for Donald Trump. Never mind.
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Decided to make Baked Macaroni & Cheese this afternoon.

Turned out O K, just too much of it! One of these days I will learn how to resize recipes, for just one person

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Gareth David-Lloyd. 36 years old today.



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I continue to be stunned at the level of evil in humans.

Words, expressions of sorrow just seem so meaningless. I can't think of anything that would even begin to explain the horror for all who have lost their lives and the ones injured.

When does this become too much for all of us? I'm just sick.
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Chuck Berry, 1926 - 2017

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President Barack H. Obama.


Yes, he is part Irish, on his mother's side of the family.


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Happy Birthday, John. Fifty (50) years young. Looking good! A few of my favorite images of John:




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I started dying my hair a dark auburn, long before I got my first gray hair at age 29. I stopped dying it at age 62.

I would like to say that was due to the fact I finally saw the light & acquired common sense. At las, not so.

Hair actually started to fall out due to a new prescription for my high cholesterol. Was warned by my doctor that I should stop dying my hair. Then I developed Allergic Atopic Dermatitis - Eczema, to be exact. So, I stopped all hair dying in July 2007. Wore it in its natural kinky state, pulled back in a short ponytail. I was always amazed at the number of young people stopping me on the street to say how much they loved my almost completely gray hair, men & women. One young women even stopped me in the middle of an intersection, telling me " don't you dare dye your hair!"

Well, to make a long story short, due to my ongoing Eczema, all my hair fell out between January 6 & May 7, 2016. My Dermatologist could not guarantee it would ever grow back. To say I was depressed, is putting it mildly. But, I got over it & started wearing decorative scarves.

Well, my hair has started to grow back although, on some areas of my scalp, appears hair definitely will not grow. And, I'm ok with that, so far. Plus, I really love my gray hair - it suits me.
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John Barrowman's naturally white hair - see photo below - made me think of how I finally came to terms with my gray hair.

Although, I still contend John's hair is too, too short. I think I will be O K with his natural color, as long as he grows it out to a longer length. Oh, what the heck, it's his hair - do what makes you happy. I must say though, that white hair brings out the gorgeous blue of his eyes. And, how the heck does he keep looking younger? He will be 50 & Scott is going to be 54 - it is just not fair to the rest of us mere mortals!



BTW: I now have this photo as my iPhone home screen wallpaper. It is growing on
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LOL! No, John, no.

This is a picture that John Barrowman posted on his Twitter account. His 50th birthday is March 11th & he shaved off his hair to show everyone what his hair looks like when not dyed.

Strange enough, he actually looks younger! However, to be honest, I do not like the short, burr look on him. Especially, the white hair.

I've always loved John's hair a bit on the longer side (episode, Countrycide, for example). And, if he ever wants to reprise his role as the Immortal, Extremely Slow-Aging Captain Jack Harkness, this look will simply not cut it. So, back to black or dark brown. Hurry!

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"When you break up with America and start dating freedom".

Yes, this is what Freedom looked like. Remember it and cherish it!
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Federal Tax return received this morning ( only took 13 days ).

More money to waste. Well, I did buy a couple of practical items - a step-ladder, a trash can for the kitchen & a new Mikaska Vase (my fav vase I had for 10 years, I broke).

Still need to purchase curtain rods & drapes for the living room. Will check to see if Pottery Barn is having a sale.

TAX RETURN

Feb. 17th, 2017 02:03 pm
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Surprise, surprise - my State Tax Refund was just deposited into my checking account, this morning.

Filed with TurboTax on 2/10/17 - it only took 7 days for my refund. Happy!

Now I need to use some of that money to buy double curtain rods for the 3 living room windows & drapes for both the living & bedroom windows. I already have double curtain rods for the 2 bedroom windows. However, they have been under the bed, still in the boxes, for ten (10) years! Yes, I said 10 years. Pathetic!

Also, need to buy a step-ladder in order to hang the drapes. That was one of my lame excuses for the last 10 years, as to why no curtains - no step-ladder.
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To take down my Christmas Tree, that is.

The fact that it is not a live tree has made me somewhat lazy. No dead brown falling pine needles, no tree sap & no water in the tree stand. Yes, I may just keep this tree up until March.

However, w/ the exception of 2 of the 8 wrapped packages, 6 of them actually have presents in them. Such as Boots, Hats, gloves & scarves, a handbag, video glasses, etc.

So, if it does actually snow, I will need those boots, gloves-scarves-hats. Oh well.


TAX TIME!

Feb. 10th, 2017 02:27 pm
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 Finally, my tax returns for 2016 are done.  

I normally file my Federal return using TurboTax; I file my state return using the State of De e-file  website.  Since my desktop  computer is out of commission,  had to use my iPhone6. Worked out better than I thought.  Although I got stuck after completing my Federal return. &. could not find the  the function to check "no" to filing my State return.

You may ask what 's the big deal - why not file both returns via TurboTax?  The big deal is that it only takes three (3) business days for my tax refund to be processed & deposited in my checking account by the State of Delaware.  And, my larger refund amount comes from my state taxes. That's why!   Filing both tax returns through TurboTax means I have a wait of 12 - 14 days, before receiving my refunds.

I guess I really should not complain.  Even waiting just 12 - 14 days is still fairly quick for a tax refund. Plus, I do not itemize (not even charitable giving). So,  I'll just shut up & wait.

Now off to make dinner - spaghetti w/ tomato sauce  w/ Italian sausage, hot buttered rolls & yellow cake  w/ milk chocolate frosting for dessert.  Really should not be eating any of this - I have 9 lbs. to lose by the end of this month, just to get back on track!


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 Now that vile creature in the White House  has ticked off Australia. Bad enough insulting our close friend & ally but, an entire Continent!

When was the last time an American president insulted an entire Continent?

NEVER!

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