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  1. I am just calling into your new Guestbook to wish you a lovely rest of evening and a relaxing kind of weekend too, and now I will zoom over to your paintings and sketches for another browse, you have absolutely loads to go through so I will be calling by regular to view and comment on them, of course my comments will be limited in knowledge regarding art, but I will always offer a genuine thought of what I am viewing.

    Be very well now…

    Androgoth Xx

    • How very thoughtful of you to come by to tell me this, Andro; it has made my evening. it’s wonderful that you have been taking this time to view my artwork. I feel so spoiled. ๐Ÿ™‚
      You don’t have to worry about your comments on my art just say what you want. Your post have always been nothing less than interesting and polite.
      You have yourself a peaceful quite evening now, Andro.

      • Thank you for calling into my Realm earlier and commenting on my posting, also for your very kind thoughts here in reply to me Deb. To be honest I am enjoying your Space as I really do like viewing art, I also spend rather a lot of time reading peeps Scripts or blogs as some prefer to call them, but I do try to keep up with all of my friends here, and now that you are my new friend I will definitely be calling on a regular basis and looking at all of your work of art.

        I hope you are still doodling this fine evening, well early morning here as it is almost 01:15 ๐Ÿ™‚ lol I am like the talking clock am I not? lol

        Have a funtastic rest of evening Deb, I think that I will be in need of some of that coffee soon but not to wake up of a morning, no, I need it to stay awake of an evening…

        Androgoth Xx

      • I love to doodle; it relaxing me so, as long as I’m doodling with pen and ink that is.
        Oh come on now, I can’t I be anything but nice to you. You are just the same with me….btw the way, thank you for that. I also think you you as my friend as well. Seem like I’ve known you for a while already.
        Anyway, not doodling at the moment, but watching Dungeons and Dragons on Syfy but have missed quite a bit of it…I didn’t know it was on till it was half over. But in a half hour from now I will be watching “Age of the Dragons,” Danny Glover is in this one.

        You have a really nice evening and thanks for coming by to see me, Andro.

  2. Another rather late fly-by for me, I am once again burning the candle at both ends and I still havenโ€™t added a new posting, I think that it will be on the morrow now, well today actually as it is now 02:09 so I will be signing out shortly. I do hope that you are having a lovely evening and have some excellent plans for your weekend.

    I will be watching my Formula One this weekend as that is my favourite sport, it is the Budapest Grand Prix on Sunday so something for me to enjoyโ€ฆ Of course I will be adding to my Space in between, and I know it, I am wittering onโ€ฆ lol

    Right I will definitely be calling back to view more of your artistry and art techniques as I am enjoying learning about those, okay I am going now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wickedly enjoyable weekend Debbieโ€ฆ

    Androgoth Xx

    • Hello Andro, good of you to stop in again. Sounds like you got your up coming weekend all planned out. I hope you enjoy yourself watching the Grand Prix on Sunday. I may or may not be watching NASCAR. If not, well…I just might take a long nap, just not long enough to be a dirt nap. lol. kidding!

      You mentioned on this post and others that you have been viewing my artwork. I’d love for you to leave a comment on them when you do if it is one that is of any interest to you.
      Have a great day!

      • Ah brilliant a Guestbook I hope that everyone decides to use this new Guestbook page as it is much nicer to have postings with comments about the given theme, rather than it be littered with varying thoughts that have no connection whatsoever.

        Of course it is always very nice to receive a comment but when there is a specific location such as a Guestbook added for off subject comments then that area should be the one to use.

        Yes of course I will add my thoughts to individual paintings and sketches, actually I think this is a very nice idea as it gives direct feedback from Artists and non Artists alike, and I would imagine that this is really useful knowing how peeps percieve your work.

        Have a wondrously wicked rest of day
        now Deb, and watch out for that Sun too ๐Ÿ™‚

        Androgoth Xx

      • Oh great, you found the guestbook! This is a great ideaโ€ฆthank you for suggesting it to me as it is nice to have if someone such as yourself just wants to talk to me..clever idea.

        I see you have made some comments on some of my other artworks. I need to get over there and reply to youโ€ฆthank you too.

        Oh, no sun for me today, and the next time Iโ€™m out in it I will surely have on my sun block and applied often as I usually always doโ€ฆ.it sure didnโ€™t benefit me any by being lazy about that little chore yesterday. Live and learn. Hmmm, I think I learn this once before and just got lazy. hmmm

        Love that work โ€œwicked,โ€ you use in your sign-offs. I remember the word well now from the 70โ€ฒs, we all use to use it; I had forgotten all about it.

        Off to reply to your comments now.

        Have a wonderful day now, Andro.

  3. Have a wonderful start to your week Deb,
    and I hope your doodling skills gives us lots
    more of your wicked artistry to enjoy looking
    at, and of course adding our thoughts to…

    Be very well my friend…

    Androgoth Xx

    • Well now, I see you have showered me again with comments on my posts…..thank you so much, Andro.
      Hope you have a great week full of joy and productivity.
      Stay well my friend..

  4. The gates to My Gothic Realm are now shut but guess what? I have added you to my privacy area so you should be able to creep past the Skeletons with ease, well in theory anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Have a nice rest of day and evening now Deb

    Androgoth Xx

    • Thank you, Andro! I will sure to be by to see what’s new. and I still know when you get new posts. I signed into your space without a problem…Thank you my friend…:-)

  5. It is almost 08:00 so wakey, wakey time ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
    I would imagine that you are already out of your
    slumber and busy painting away. Do you use an
    easel for your paintings or just flat on a desk or
    similar? Okay a nutty question, right I will just
    think of something to write about and then it is
    time for some lunch I think? Yes a late lunch
    but I tend to eat whenever I am hungry, soooo
    anytime is breakfast, lunch or tea-time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do have a wickedly fine day today Deb and
    give your Cici a gentle pat on the head from me…

    Androgoth Xx

    • I’ve been awake, and at the beach all morning. Sheesh! Cici was sure in a digging mood today..think she was looking for a cooler spot to lay. She has her own umbrella, go figure. Oh, and I gave her that little gentle pat on her head from you. She likes that a good bit and gave me a few licks up the nose to send your way. Now, now, that’s just her way…
      Painting set up? Hmmm, well, it’s rather cramped here at the beach in this 5th wheel at the table. Hubby got some plexiglass to lay on the oak kitchen table for me so I could paint. The space is limited though so I have to settle for flat on the surface for now, but I do pick up the watercolor paper and let in run where it may go at times…okay, I do that a lot.
      Once I get home in the Fall I will have my usual ample artwork space to work in again. There I can do my charcoal drawings as well if I fancy to do one. Here it would be just too messy, but sure have an itch to do one anyway…carefully, very carefully, as not to make a mess.
      I get hungry more than I care to notice. Sometimes I give in to it, and sometimes not. Tonight I shall pig-out on pizza. So I’ll be gone for awhile later on. Hope your meal was enjoyable today…
      I’ll stop yakking for now. I’ll be in your space later on this evening.
      Have a wonderfully, wicked day to you too, Andro. Glad you stopped in to say “Hi.”

  6. So was Hubby being extremely kind getting you the plexiglass or are you an Artist that literally splashes the colours onto the Canvas and he was thinking about the cleaning up afterwards? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding

    I bet you’ve been noshing all that Pizza too, was it Mushroom and Garlic with Peppered Skeleton or Pepperoni with Chopped Chives and Zombie Side Salad? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Well I had to add some ghoulishness didn’t I Deb? lol

    Have a wicked rest of evening now…

    Androgoth Xx

    • When I want the edges covered by golly they get covers, so right off the side of the paper I got if I must. lol. So that answer would be, “both.” After all, he paid for the plexiglass. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The pizza was great, possibly for not ordering with Skeleton of Zombie….lol.
      There were 12 toppings on it though.
      Ghoulishness? hmmm, let me think……………………..okay, done thinking. of course. lol.

  7. Just calling by to see if you were blown away on that beach of yours? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Just kidding… I guess those weather peeps are universally hopeless as they always get the weather forecasts wrong here too… lol I never bother with them and just use my own thoughts on what the weather will be doing, after all we can’t be any worse at predicting the weather than those idiots at the weather station, actually I was thinking of another word for them, but idiots will suffice I think? lol

    Have a wicked evening Deb

    Androgoth Xx

    • Nope, didn’t go because they lied as usual. I am better off to just look out the window or just go outside to look N, E, S, and W to see what I think the day may bring. Who pays them idiots anyway, and why?
      So we’re down to this are we? Talking about the whether.

  8. This is a much better Theme Deb, if you don’t mind me saying so? Everything is clearer and the pages and extra pages look so much better, easier to locate too… Nooooooo not trashing your earlier choice but I certainly like the newer version a lot better… Wittering on overtime now ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    I like that horse on the first page too, I told you it was a wicked drawing, well I know that you already knew that anyway but still it’s nice to see more comments placed on that one, especially as you gave a bit of history with it…

    Have a wicked rest of day and excellent evening…

    Androgoth Xx

    • Nope, I don’t mind you saying so at all, If fact, I welcome it with a big “Thank You.” The other one was nice, but the print on it is so small that even I have trouble reading it, but the theme had it’s pros. But this one,…yes, indeed, I too like it a whole lot better. I had used “Chaos Theory” for over a year. I just got bored with it and didn’t care that I had no sidebar option with it. So here I be now, just as happy and vampire sinking teeth into a fresh virgin… that little statement was just for you. lol. Have to speak your language now, don’t I?

      I want to thank you too, for finding and commenting on “Morning Graze.” If not for you, I would not have ever placed it in a featured position and received the feedback I’ve been getting on it. so thank you for that, Andro. Your a cool, oops, sorry, I mean Ghoul dude.

      Thanks for calling on me this evening, Andro. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.


  9. I am just calling in to see what you have been getting up to today, of course I still have lots to browse inside your wicked Space and I will be taking another look later this evening, By The Way how was the beach today, I hope that it was kids-free and without that ghoulishly creepy breeze from the other day? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your husband has some fine Art works on his Space too and so I will be taking a closer look over there later, I do hope that you two fine peeps will be prepared to be visited by a Vampire, Thirteen Ghouls, a Hoard of zombies and a couple of hungry looking Werewolves on a regular basis? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Have a fangtastc rest of day and
    a most wicked evening too Deb and Mitch…

    Androgoth Xx

    • Not much, just went to the beach in spite of the 60% chance of rain forecast. Glad too, it only rained for little bit about an hour ago. I’ve been back for hours. Ha, one up for me! No really, not doing much today, just the house stuff, cooking, laundry, blah, blah, blah. May stay in tomorrow morning, so Mitch can watch the races on time early tomorrow afternoon; maybe I’ll paint.
      Oh, yeah, the little monsters were on the beach this morning, but quite a far distance from us. No wind either.

      Nope, being visited by all of those will not bother me a bit. Well…..the zombies are a
      bit crazed and ravenous, so maybe you could barricade them back for me. lol Just kidding, I love your humor; It’s more than welcome.

      You should share some of you day ya know. Sheesh! lol

      Have a wickedly exciting evening, Andro!

  10. Hi Debbie thank you for calling by.
    My daughter would love your site, shes an artist too and is just experimenting with portraits now. Shes doing her 2nd diploma this Sept, the Frankenstein and Dracula pics on my site she painted for me. I’m just going to look at the rest of your work.
    xx hugs Jen

    • Hi Jen,
      Thank you for all the comments. I still have to reply to them all. You have spoiled me already, my dear. After I’m done and with dinner too I will check out the drawings of your daughters.
      Thank you for calling on me. I’ll talk to you soon.
      Hugs and xx Deb

  11. Just a quick fly-by this evening / morning but I will be back later today for another browse around, okay then a good nosy around is more like it ๐Ÿ™‚ lol I see that my sweet Jenagoth is on your Guestbook and that you will be calling into her Space later, you won’t regret it Deb… Right I will post this one now and then it is time for a cuppa and a cream / jam scone ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely

    Have a wicked Tuesday now you two and be good ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

    Androgoth Xx

    • Thank for calling on me this evening, Andro. Always nice to hear from you.
      I found Jen’s link on your space and went over there for a visit. Of course I told her I found her through you. Hope she links your name for me…..I forgot to.
      She has spoiled me here already with about a dozen of so comments on my art.
      I also understand you have a young talent in the house. I saw the artworks on Jen’s Space.
      I just left her blog few minutes ago, I commented and sent another Hello to her. You give her my best now.
      What is cream / jam scone, dare I ask?
      Have a good night, until tomorrow, now.

  12. Have a most wicked rest of evening Deb, hey it is absolutely throwing it down here (Now Then…………………………Jam and Cream Scone…………………………… Hey you don’t know what you are missing my friend… I will have to add the recipe one of these evenings, well maybe? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol)

    I hope the beach is definitely on for tomorrow…

    Androgoth Xx

    • I wouldn’t mind a bit more rain around here…..soon enough I suppose.
      Hey now, what is that concoction?….Guess you’ll tell me when you’re ready.
      Night ole man and have a restful sleep with sweet dreams. Till tomorrow.

  13. Just calling in to see what you are getting up to this evening? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been watching a Grey Squirrel in my garden today, cheeky and greedy it was too taking all the scraps that I had left out for them, he / she was after the birds treats too so that gives you an idea of how wicked it was…

    Right I will just have another look around and then it is time for my cheese on toast, I might even add some strawberry jam to that too, how do you mean cheese and jam don’t go? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Well you should try it one of these evenings Deb and see how yummy it tastes, now how about that for a little bit of Andro-Info? lol

    Have a great rest
    of evening now Deb…

    Androgoth XXx

    • I’ve been thinking about doing a little drawing now that I have settled into my reclyner for the evening.
      The fishing today was terrible…nothing but seaweed…gobs of it. But the seashell hunting was really good…even found an interesting piece from a shipwreck. Mind you now, the only reason we were finding this extra items and loads of shell was because they finally opened up part of the beach that had been closed off since early spring due to the birds nesting….the do that every year. Anyway, lots of shell today.

      Sounds like you had a great time out in the yard feeding that cute little critter now. You’re a big softy now. I love squrrels..get plenty of them back home, which is coming into a close return in just a few more months.

      Cheese and jelly!!! Hmmm, I don’t know if I can even bring myself to try that…maybe just a little taste. If I do I will let you know, and then you can laugh your butt of for pulling my leg in the first place. lol…..Hw does a blood jelly sandwhich sound to you?
      Never tried one myself, I just know the username.

      Well I’ll stop while I’m ahead….I am aren’t I? Hmmm….don’t answer that.

      Thank you for calling on me this evening, and the awesome comment on my latest artworks. I hope you have a awesome night…what is left of it, and a peaceful sleep that will wake you refreshed my friend.
      Debs xx

  14. Hey I do not jest about my cheese and jam on toast, I really do have that my friend and reccommend it also, actually it can be just a sandwich if toast doesn’t appeal? ๐Ÿ™‚

    abloodjellysandwich (Username) I have not seen that one before but perhaps I should pen it in and take a peep one of these evenings? lol Or is that a little joke to rattle my Skeletons? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just Kidding

    Right I will take a browse around now and soon it will be time for a little neck biting.

    A Vampires work is never done ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Androgoth Xx

    • Then I shall be giving it a try very soon, and on toast too…love my toast.
      Not all that, the username is just “bloodjelly,” He is the owner and sole administrator of Foundmyself Art Community where I do happen to maintain a gallery.
      Anyway, I thought you might get a kick out of username….well, actually I thought is would be good on bread or toast. hmmm, not.

      Don’t over bite now, Just take what you need. lol.
      Have a good evening my friend.

  15. Ho Debbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes we were all a bit nervous about going shopping, but then I feel like that all the time thanks to the experiences I suffered over the past 25 years.

    The only good news is that our teenage thugs are conspicuous by their absence! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let’s hope we’ve seen the end of the worst of the looting…

    Love and hugs!


  16. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, dreams are strange thingsโ€ฆ

    I have to eat before bed or I donโ€™t sleep โ€“ bad childhood memories of starvation and bloody violence etc.

    So far things are quiet, but they could spring up again at any time and they canโ€™t leave the Police on alert forever, the poor buggers must be exhausted already!

    Now the government are ramping up the rhetoric we could see something being done about the teenage thugs we have to live with who run riot on the estates.

    For now Iโ€™m safe, but it all now depends on what the teenagers plan to do Iโ€™m afraid โ€“ though half the looters were adultsโ€ฆ

    Love and hugs!!!


    • You just be careful. Things are not always what they seem to be. And there may still be some thugs out there. It will end in time, but be careful for now.

      If you must eat before bed, try to eat light so it’s not to hard on your digestive system. It will really help pan out in the mornings.

      So glad you came to see me, Prenin.
      Deb ox

  17. Hi Debbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today I had 187 to read โ€“ took me about four hours!!! LoL!!!

    I couldnโ€™t tell you what the song was he wanted me to listen to โ€“ Iโ€™ve had a sleep since then! LoL!!!

    The Police have vengeance in mind, so they are raiding homes in force and arresting the perps with TV cameras invited along to get the message across that they wonโ€™t rest until they have punished them allโ€ฆ

    The riots appear to be over at present, but one thing I have learned is that bad ideas tend to be repeated as long as those committing the offence think they can get away with it.

    I was drinking Yorkshire tea โ€“ it was on offer and I got two boxes of 180 teabags for ยฃ1.50 each! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry about the doggie doo doo comment โ€“ they are supposed to clean up after their mutts, but not everyone doesโ€ฆ

    Thanks hun โ€“ things are so quiet around here it feels really strange after decades of hassleโ€ฆ

    Oh yes โ€“ the alarm is indeed off!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • You are such a gem of friend, my dear Prenin. So good of you to keep me well updated as to how you are doing
      That was a great deal on the tea-bags. Sounds like you are enjoying them.
      Punish ALL the rioters is what I say!

      The doggie doo doo did not offend me. I just had such a good mental picture of it from the description you had given….lol

      I’m glad to hear/read that things are quiet where you live. It has been so stressful prior to that.

      Get lots of rest, Pren and thank you for commenting!


    • Hmm, your awful quite this evening. You alright? Hope so…
      I had a big breakfast so it next to nothing to eat this evening…got watch my waist. But I will be trying the toast, cheese and jam for sure, and you will be the first to know how I liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You have yourself a wonderfully, peaceful evening, Andro.
      Deb xx

      • I have to watch my waist too you know? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol
        Not easy to take off with a tubby Cape, not that
        I am tubby at the moment but one cheese on
        toast with jam too many and… Well taking off
        is one thing but trying to land on those wobbly
        washing lines is just too ridiculous to mention,
        oop’s I just did ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Right now where did I leave
        my Cape? Ahhh yes there it is over there by
        the Skeletons Bones, or is it the Werewolfs? ๐Ÿ™‚

        Androgoth Xx

      • lYou kill me, Andro. You’re just so funny!

        Anyway, I’m not, as you put it, tubby either, but don’t want to get that way…to hard to loose it.
        Now pick up your cape by the skeltons, dust it off and fly off for a lovely evening bite…I mean snack..hmmm..p

      • And here he is…

        Uncle Onslo and that rather Big Nose of his,
        It is him in the Flash, I mean in the Flesh ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

        Have a great evening Deb

        Androgoth Xx

  18. Hi Debs!

    Yes poverty is in many places in the world, but the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    It was great going to church and I love the folks there to death, so I really enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I guess we have the same idea when it comes to money! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah and I hate leaving somebody to struggle, but in this case I was pretty much useless…

    Love and hugs sweety!


    • Hi Sugar,

      I know, poor get poorer all the time. God said it would be that way….I don’t understand why, but He has His reasons for everything.
      Glad you did decide to go to church, it seemed to brighten your day up.
      Money affects all of us….just that some won’t admit is. Change brings change, and getting a large sum of money is no exception. Although that is not to say that the change can’t be for the better.
      I guess when someone goes right on by us when we need help could just mean they don’t know how to help us……we can all learn a little bit from every situation we encounter.

      Love and hugs to you too,
      Deb ooxx

  19. This is yet another late fly-by but as I am here I will just say what a wicked ‘BINKY’ you have painted… Yes I know that I have already mentioned that on your posting but one can never congratulate an Artist too much, or too often for a fine example of Artistry can one? ๐Ÿ™‚ I would imagine that you have been sat on that beach of yours sipping chilled Champagne and munching your way through a box of Turkish Delights, dreaming of Lawrence and…

    How do you mean who the hell is Lawrence? Well Lawrence of Arabia of course who else would be crawling around on hands and knees looking for a bit… I mean for some… I mean for some Camel tracks, well if he didn’t keep parking his Camel in silly locations then he wouldn’t have lost it would he Deb? Are you following this short version so far? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well I said that it was a late fly-by but at this rate I won’t get much hunting done and those Virgin necks will have escaped my wickedness, but alas I will be grabbing my Cape and flapping off next, yes there are some yummy Jam and Cheese Toasties just waiting to be devoured and I am the Vampy to devour them ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wicked rest of evening and watch out for that Skeleton with the limp, he has a bone to pick with someone but who I have no idea?

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I will just take a small bite of one of those Apples and return on the morrow / today… Later today that is ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a funtastic time now

    Androgoth Xx

    • I thought you were going to say Lawrence Welk, YUCK!. Sure glad you didn’t… phew. lol But I don’t know Lawrence of Arabia either so I don’t have a take on him. Maybe I didn’t follow the short version…hmm.

      No! You mustn’t let them escape you. If they are out there at that hour of yours, then……I’l stop at that. lol

      Speaking of your cape… I put a cape up there for you a few post back…did you see?

      Oh now, hey. I tried the toast, cheese (sharp cheddar) and jam (strawberry) It wasn’t too bad, but I thought that cream cheese would have given me a better thrill. What kind of cheese and jam do you use? Oh, and wheat, white , Rye….?

      Pick yourself a crisp juicy one out of the basket. I’ll refill it for you when it goes empty too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a toasty evening, Andro!
      Deb xx

  20. Hi Debs!

    Yes, I’m going to have to drop him.

    Not just because he’s a drunk with a taste for other men – I have had many gay friends over the years – but because he’s become a mouthpiece for the Wards (Long Story) and an ass kisser.

    He keeps threatening suicide – I now have a key to let the Powers That Be in after he’s killed himself – and has promised to post a note through my door when he finally decides to do it.

    Ever heard of anyone so determined to kill himself that he arranges the rescue squad in advance???

    If he wanted to die he’d do it, but all he wants is sympathy to feed on.


    Love and hugs!


      • When he gave me the key it was in case he was locked out.

        A few drinks later he told me that the key was so I could let the Authorities in.

        Basically Doug is a wingeing coward who is trying desperately to get as much sympathy as possible while trying to sell me down the river at the same time.

        Well he’s shot his bolt – from now on the door is closed to him…

        Love and hugs!


  21. I told you that a Guestbook would come in very handy now didn’t I Deb, in fact I am rather surprised that nobody else on your friends list isn’t using it, of course not everyone looks closely enough at peeps Spaces to realise that there is much more to view in the extra pages…

    Have a wicked rest of evening now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth Xx

    • Yes, it was a great idea of yours….thank you for that. Where I don’t see anyone else using it, it was all worth it to be graced with your visits as often as I do….and I certainly do thank you for that, Andro.
      It seems to be as you say, they don’t look past the recent post to see what else a site has to offer, which is really their loss, would you say.
      It must be all of 3:30 in the morning where you are, sound asleep maybe.
      If not, then you have a wonderful wee hours of the morning.

      Deb xx

  22. Yes one should always explore, as there is sometimes much to see in the depths of someone’s Space, of course the extra pages are easy to click upon so peeps have no excuses for not doing so… Be well Deb and enjoy your beach ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth Xx

  23. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No worries about visiting โ€“ Iโ€™ll still be here! LoL!!!

    Hope you get your chores done OK! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


  24. I am just calling by to have a quick browse before I sign out for the morning, I do hope that you have enjoyed a fine Saturday Deb with many adventures… Have a fun Sunday with lashings of tranquil moments and hopefully a nice restful beach time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth Xx

    • Thank you, Andro. It’s always nice to have you drop by to visit.
      Had a nice morning at the beach…very relaxing today, with moderate temperatures and a cool breeze.
      I guess by now your Sunday is just about over and time for some supper.
      Have wonderful evening a head of you my friend,
      Deb xx

  25. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit hun – I got less sleep than I needed because my sore eye was itching, but I know how to fix that now: A warm teabag on the eye soaks up the irritating tears and leaves you pain free!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, they’ve started letting people out on licence, but the number returning to prison because they broke the rules is running at about 50%.

    I agree: Makes you wonder at times who is running the criminal system…

    Love and hugs!


    • I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. My mum use to put those on my eyes when I had trouble with them as a child. Sometimes, if I had a cold in my eye she would use warm milk on a wash cloth and apply it as a warm compress…it helped a lot, both methods.
      Hope you feel better real soon my friend,
      The legal system does have there share of trouble now, don’t they.
      I have to go bath my Cici pup now.
      As you would say, “Love and Squishy hugs,”
      Deb xx

  26. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I saw the doctor today and got eye drops as well as an appoinment at the Oldham Royal eye clinic on the second of September so I’m going to ask Pat to go with me.

    I still get anxiety attacks and get a bit nervous when I leave my home, but so far so good…

    Knowing how far I have come I feel desperately sorry for Neil – he’s been a big tough guy for over 30 years and is really suffering, although he now has a full understanding of what I’ve been going through – he has always thought of me as weak-minded because I took ill, but now he has it…

    You take good care hun – Irene is a class two, but is predicted to reach catagory four.

    Batten down the hatches!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care my friend and look the demon in the eye!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs sweety!


    • One never knows if or when they could take ill to something that they have judged harshly in the past. But once they do, they tend to feel a bit bad about it. But it only goes to show all of us that we ought not judge one another for things we don’t understand. And most of the time, unless we have been in those shoes, we do not ever fully understand.
      I hope Neil can get well. He is very blessed to have you as a friend to help him along, Just be sure to take care of yourself first, Ian.

      I’m also glad you did go to the doctor about your eyes.
      You are doing all the right things, Ian!

      As for me, I am preparing for the upcoming Hurricane Irene. So far it’s a Cat-3 and it plans on pounding hard on this Island (which I intend to get off of before it gets here).

      • Good idea hun – the weather news has been following the storm since Haiti and looks to track up through Florida and northward, so take no chances my love and good luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        May God Bless you and keep you safe!


      • We just got an update on the at strompulse
        if you go to the link and click on “forecast models on the right side of you screen you will see the projected path. We are located just east of Charlotte and Raleigh under all the models.
        We will do our best to keep ourselves out of harms way, but I don’t know if our camper that we’ve been vacationing in will be here or intact anymore. (camper is insured).
        Thank you for the blessing, Ian!

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  27. Yeah, looks the same as the path the BBC weather predicted – suggest you Duck Tape the camper to the ground!!! LoL!!!

    Glad you have insurance hun – now look after yourself as I want you to be in a fit state to make a claim!!!

    Love and hugs!


  28. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just got your comment!

    Yes, Tuesday was quiet thank God, Wednesday not quite so, although it is taking some guts to squirt myself in the eye with the drops! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless sweety and may he watch over you!

    Love and hugs!


    • I think I know you well enough to know that you will put those drops in your eyes eventually. Just mind that you do. I wouldn’t want anything to happen to your peepers.
      Thank you for the blessings, Ian!

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  29. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been working in bursts – as soon as my eye starts to feel tired/burning I quit and rest for a while.

    My sight has much improved and I’m feeling a lot better, but putting those darned drops in takes a LOT of courage!!!

    I’ve found if I Half close my eye I can get the darned thing in despite feeling like I’m about to do something painful!!! LoL!!!

    As soon as I’m done with this batch of emails I’ll retire to the couch and listen to ‘Hut 33’, a radio comedy play set in Blechley Park where they broke the German Enigma codes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Sounds like those drops are causing a bit of pain for you when you use them. If not then you just need to bite the bullet and go for it…. Actually, either way.
      You giving your eyes a rest for a while could help them feel much better, so listening to the radio rather than watching tv or reading should help, at least I hope it will.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  30. I am just calling by to see if you have
    survived the Hurricane and are okay
    my wickedly fine friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Be very well you three…

    Androgoth Xx

    • I wish I could that I have, but it isn’t here yet. It shall pound the crap out of us on Saturday unless it decides to move faster, which would be nice, since a slow hurricane is just hangs around longer. But as I type these words to you I am well and carefree…well…almost carefree…

      Thank you my friend, for coming by to check on me. I will be moving to higher ground tomorrow into a house.

      Thank you, Andro
      You have a wonderful, and wicked evening.
      Deb xx

  31. Watching the news hun – That’s one BIG storm!!!

    I read your reply to Androgoth – looks like tomorrow is going to be ‘interesting’…

    Keep safe hun and let us know how you are once it’s over!

    Love and hugs!


    • Hi Prenin,

      Oh for sure, Prenin, but it may not be till sometime after Sunday before I have a connection again to do so.
      My internet connection is already really bad…started last night.
      It took be over 30 minutes waiting for the pages to open for me before I made right here to comment to you, and that’s high speed. Now, don’t you feel special my friend? ๐Ÿ™‚ You better, because you are.:)
      Don’t feel bad if I don’t make it to you own page today, Prenin. Though I could pack my bag and shower while I wait for the pages to open to get to you….good idea.
      I ought to spend all my time rambling on to you at the moment while I take the time to enjoy this cup of morning coffee.
      Later on, not much later…it’s already drizzling lightly we are running off to the house of a friend of a friends to stay through the storm. Can’t go there till Bob and Bev are ready and the two of them are moving some RV’s and boats for people. There are a few campers backed right up to the sound that need to be rescued from the area being that the sound will move right on in over this one highway that separates the beach side from the sound side…….Okay, I’m just rambling on……bad habit of mine during certain situations. Ha! now you know what kind of situation……okay now. I better get ready so I’m ready to go when it’s time to go.
      I will keep getting online as long as I can.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  32. I hope that you were able to find higher ground and
    also that your caravan survived the sheer magnitude
    of this horrible phenomenon…

    Be very well my friends…

    Androgoth Xx

    • Yes, we were able to get to higher ground and the caravan survived as amazing as that was to see. She was still high and dry. Shed had a bit a of damage, but Mitch got is all patched up.
      Many people suffered terribly though, and my heart bleeds for them.

      Thank you for checking on me, Andro. You’re a true friend.
      Deb xx

  33. Just calling by to see how you are getting along,
    it’s been such a terrible Hurricane / Tropical Storm
    with some peeps losing their lives in the process…
    I do hope that you three were safe during this one

    Androgoth Xx

    • We finally got our power and land line phone back the day before yesterday.
      Internet and cell phone came back on this afternoon.

      Cici started loosing her puppy teeth while we were in the friend of a friend’s house and is still dropping them out today. She looses to many in the right places she is going to look like a vampire…..oh yes, I would get a pic of that and uploaded it. I would even gift that one to you if she were to look like that.

      We are doing well my friend. We can’t leave the Island since the only road to it has been washed out in 4 places, but had no plans on leaving before November anyway.

      We were safe. I just wish I could have got online sooner to let you and everyone who cared know how I fared that beast. Ya know, for a Cat-1 she was one mean son of a b*tch that stalled over us and pounded for over 30 hours.

      Thank you for coming by to check on me, and often too. You’re the greatest!

      Have a wicked night ahead of you, now.
      Deb xx

    • I’ve gave you the heads-up in the last 2 comments on this page so no point in boring you with it again. But I will tell you that you are one true blue for checking in here as often as you did to see how I was doing. You’re a good friend, Andro…the best. And give Jenny a hug for me too.

      Have a wicked evening and rest of the week, my friend.
      Deb xx

      • Thank you, Andro, and as soon as I get caught up with all the emails the built up while without internet I will be directly over to see what you have been posting. I know it’s going to be good.

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  34. Glad you came through it OK hun – looks like there is some power in prayer after all!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless my friend and be well!!!


  35. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad you made it through in one piece – I’m glad you used your brain and put everything in the dog shelf so it couldn’t fall there!!! LoL!!!

    Doug is here as I write and he’s half cut, but needs the company.

    I want to help him, but he’s determined not to seek help…

    Hopefully he’ll come through this, but the Benefits office gave him a hard time and they have read him the riot act – if he shows up drunk again they’re going to bar him.

    He NEEDS HELP, but is getting none…

    Love and hugs!


    • The dog shelf?….oh, oh, the floor…of course. Lol
      He doesn’t need company…..he needs to put a cork in it and get himself sober.
      You can’t help someone that doesn’t want help. I know you know this. You’re just an ole softy, Ian. Ya know, he really is lucky to have you….a shame he doesn’t realize that.
      What is the “Benefits office?”

      He’s getting no help because he seeks not help.

      What have you got planned the rest of the day.
      Tell Doug I said…..never mind. I’ll keep my mouth zipped on that one. z

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  36. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Benefits office is the place you go to sign on for Job Seeker’s Allowance amongst other things, but things have gotten worse since I used to sign on for dole money, they even have Security on the door to protect the staff – so Doug has to go there sober or he loses his money.

    Doug is Bisexual and has tried it on with me twice because I’ve been so kind to him, but he just soaks up all the attention and gets worse instead of better.

    He keeps threatening suicide as a way of getting attention, but one day I fear he may do it and not be found for days because he’s forced me to block him.

    If it happens it’ll be one long guilt trip…

    Today I plan to race, drink strong Lager and relax – I’m not dependent on booze like Doug and I don’t drink as much as I used to as I drink for the taste and not the effect, so 8 cans will probably last a couple of days in hot weather, or four days if I just fancy a couple of cans per day.

    Love and hugs!


    • Well, he either sobers up or loose then. The choice is his.

      Oh Ian, don’t let what he does or doesn’t do put a guilt trip on you.

      Hot weather, ours has cooled off a bit for now. Right now it’s in the 80’s, but the heat will come back again. That is what we call an Indian Summer…when it gets warm again in the Fall.

      You enjoy your relaxing time now. And keep me posted about your eye.

      Love and Hugs,
      Debs xx

      • Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yes you are right of course: When I helped Darrell after his stroke he exploited me ruthlessly to get his beer and here I am trying to save yet another drunk…

        It’s dull, grey and miserable here and we are expecting rain later – good job I have nowhere to go!

        My eye seems to be better, just a bit foggy as it is when I first wake up – I woke at 11.20am today – so pretty much normal! ๐Ÿ™‚

        An Indian Summer sounds good: We get them here in the UK occasionally, but we haven’t had much of a summer with all the rain! LoL!

        Love and squishy hugs!


      • Try not to put yourself in that same position…sounds like you didn’t like it the last time.

        If it’s miserable outside, then I’m glad you have not place to go…best stay inside and lock the door….quiet as a mouse, as if no one is home ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I’m glad you eye is feeling better, but do hope you still go get it checked out. Did you already have the doctor look at it, or is that on another up coming day?

        I wouldn’t mind Indian Summer either, though we have not had all the rain you have had to keep things so cooled off all the time. I hope you get it instead of us….you really could use it.

        Might go fishing today.

        Great big hug,g
        Deb xx

  37. Thank you for calling by today Deb
    and for all of your wickedly fine thoughts
    too… it is very nice to see you on my
    Space again and to know that you are
    all okay ๐Ÿ™‚ have a lovely rest of evening
    and a very happy and relaxing kind of
    weekend as I believe that you have
    earned it after that Hurricane / Tropical
    Storm or whatever thy wish to call it?

    Androgoth XXx

    • It’s good to be back. I was going through internet detox there for awhile. Aak! WE are all alright, and I do thank you for the fine welcomes you have given me.

      Actually there is a difference between those storm titles. The lowest is a Tropical Depression, then it can grow to a Tropical Storm which can then grow into a Hurricane Cat-1, Cat-2, Cat-3, Cat-4, and Cat-5.
      How about that, I actually taught you a little something.

      You are either sound asleep or out with you cape. Few and tiny bites now.
      Have a great evening whatever you may be doing, Andro.
      Deb xx

  38. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I was the only person in a position to help Darrell and he went to great lengths to get me to do what he wanted, inventing whole new symptoms every time I refused to do what he wanted.

    When he finally moved to the bungalow (reserved for the elderly and disabled) he tried every trick to get me to come up and help him without asking me to, finally resorting to faking a fall and bloody wound to get me to come up and when I got there, there was no blood, no wound, just Darrell sat there with a guilty look on his face – which meant I missed a party I had been invited to because Darrell wanted his own way…

    I went to the eye clinic yesterday – I’ll post the whole story after this – and got told my eye is much better and to wash it with baby shampoo and a cotton bud! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Apparently the eyelid is inflamed…

    Hope you have a great Indian Summer and catch some fish!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Got to quit falling for their trick, Ian.

      Glad to hear your eye is better. I read it on your blog before here. Just be sure to follow the doctor’s orders.

      Right now I’m taking in the cooler temps…80’s, and really nice. Not fishing today after all since Mitch is busy on line looking for a generator for this camper to prepare for the next time we have no power.

      Have a great evening over there, Ian.

      Speak soon,
      Big hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Make sure it’s American and has a muffler – generators make a LOT of noise – and get a chain and good padlock to chain it to something solid as generators are valuable items!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love ya!


  39. I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing
    weekend Deb and by the way do you have
    a ‘Smiley’ Space? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Yes, we are taking it easy here in the 5th wheel today. Mitch is looking online for a generator to pull the A/C, and the extra fridge and freezer in the shed.

      Yes, as a matter of fact I do.
      Why, did I boo boo and comment as me with Smiley Shack?

      Have a really dark and wicked weekend my friend,
      Deb xx

      • Not a Boo Boo exactly I was just wanting to
        confirm if that was your ‘Smiley’ Space and now
        that I know… Well I will call by and take a look ๐Ÿ™‚
        I know that there are lots of those Smiley thingys
        around these days and from the brief look I had
        on yours there are a lot more than I figured ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

        Have a wicked day now and I hope Mitch finds
        the perfect example for your needs…

        Androgoth XXx

      • Yeah, in my spare time, when really bored I look for those little thingy and put them on my own space. Sure keep my pc safe when I know where there coming from. Plus the smiley doesn’t go away if I know I own it.

        He’s still looking…he sure don’t want us to be without air again like we did from the aftermath of “Irene.” I’m certainly with him on that. It was sweltering with humidity at that time.And we nearly lost all our meat and stuff in the deep freeze.

        Maybe I’ll see you roaming around the shack sometime. Maybe I ought to just move the thing over here since the cat is out of the bag. lol

        Have a good evening now, Andro.

        Love and Hugs to you and Jen,
        Deb xx

  40. The headache cleared up in time for bed, but I was already there in a darkened room waiting for the guy with the drum to quit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have pain killers, but I don’t take them unless I have to because they contain Codene which is addictive.

    Yes, peace and quiet is unusual for me – and no sign of Doug either, so I’m hoping he’s finally getting his head together.

    The course will be mostly my new church friends – a good bunch – and I’m looking forward to it.

    My old friends, including my God daughter’s entire extended family, sold me to the press and media for everything they could think of because the story was worth ยฃ2,000 per head.

    I was completely exonerated and am now cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau to work with the elderly, disabled, vulnerable adults and children, but I am now clinically insane.

    Thanks guys…

    The story was never printed, but they did apologize to me after they poisoned my water supply to force me to go to hospital so I could be examined for the injuries I suffered when attacked at the age of eleven.

    Now my family know – the very people I spent a lifetime hiding it from – as does the world…

    Love and hugs.


    • Sometimes we just have to wash our hands to certain family members and so called friends….
      At least you got an apology, but some times sorry just isn’t enough….too little, too late.
      I’m glad your headache has cleared up.

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Thanks Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Pat, Neil and the girls are now my main support and everyone is trying to pretend that it was all in my mind, but they are fooling nobody – I just had to forgive and focus on getting better.

        It still hurts that I was sold down the river for every crime they could think of, mainly to get a deal for their sons who were arrested for breaking the law, but I guess I won in the end.

        Now I have the folks at church and they are worth their weight in Gold – I just wish I wasn’t so afraid of leaving my home.

        Still: The course is on Tuesdays and Janice (my sister in Christ and a lovely lady) has volunteered to pick me up and drop me off which is great because a taxi costs me ยฃ2.50 with tip and it would be a case of course, or church…

        The headaches seem to be eye strain as I’m still healing, but I have full sight and the double vision has gone, so I’m getting there! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and hugs always!


      • God can help you get out of the house so your are not afraid. Just trust that he is with you. Here read this scripture. Psalm 91 and truth in Him.

        I’m glad you have a few friends. It is better to have a few true friends than a lot of fake friends.

        Sometime when something is still hurting me that I have forgiven, God will show me that I have not fully forgiven.

        I’ll sure be glad when your eye is healed; it has given you enough trouble. It will get better, you just hang in there. Try not to strain the eye to much so you can maybe avoid a headache.

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  41. Your Guestbook is doing wondrously now with over a hundred entries inside it already, now that’s what I call a wicked piece of creativity… In Windows Live Spaces Everyone Had A Guestbook and I think that It encourages Peeps to Have a Chat, Leaving One’s Blog Postings on Theme, Which Is Better I Think? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lovely rest of afternoon and a wicedly fine evening Deb ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Androgoth XXx

    • It the guest that come by to chat that make is a success….thank you for that, Ando. I really do enjoy you coming by to say hello as you do. Always when I need it to. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, you are right again my friend.

      You have a wicked evening now, Andro!
      Deb xx

  42. Thanks Deb – I stopped reading at Psalm 80 because of my eye.

    I did manage to read the new testament in full, Revelations kind of scary etc., but there’s a lot more to the old testament than I expected and it’s been a long hard slog.

    The worst thing is that I only retained a few parts and as it is the New Living Edition it’s nothing like the bible I used to read…

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin – at 2.22am, so I’m off to bed…

  43. Have a wondrously fine evening Deb
    and don’t you be doing anything that
    I might do okay? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Androgoth XXx

    • Bwaahahaha! Just kidding. I don’t think I’ll be doing any late night biting, but I might on a peanut better sandwich after hubby goes to sleep. Psssst, Ssh…don’t tell on me now.

      Deb XXx

  44. Hi Debbie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My getting up has NEVER been easy, especially when I have idiots making furniture at 2am!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    And, yes, the rain didn’t help either! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs sweety!!!


    • It’s a shame that some of the night owls are not considerate of those that are trying to sleep.
      I love the rain, it makes the sky so interesting looking. I just don’t like the low barometric pressure of it; brings me down.

      Love and Hugs, Prenin,
      Deb xx

  45. Yeah me too – he was having a whale of a time apparently LoL!!!

    The more Doug drinks the less he remembers, but he’s now sworn off the booze again – no money…

    I know what you mean – I hurt one and the remaining nine get sympathy pains! LoL!!!

    No worries: Summer has been and gone and there was no extreme heat, etc. so I’m happy – now for a mild winter as the last three years have been pretty bad…

    Catch ya later sweety!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  46. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!

    Peace has been interrupted by a kid buzzing all the intercoms before yelling a load of abuse at me before running away.

    Such heroes…

    Yeah the new boots are a Godsend – good job I plan ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have to do my email three or four times a day, so I can sympathise – I have 44 to go through as I write! Aak!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Oh geese, what idiots! The buzzing kids I mean.

      I’m sure glad you got those boots with the new season upon us.

      I’ve been at these email off and on all day, plus the phone keeps ringing. AaK! I don’t like the way this day is treating me one little bit. Plus I got ripped off on a shipping charge. Aak!! Two hours till bedtime and tomorrow I’m going to the beach. I don’t want to see and inbox and I don’t want to hear a phone.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  47. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I agree.

    The little swines are MOSTLY away from here, but occasionally the devil does his thing and finds work for idle hands…

    I’m pretty good drinking wise, I drink enough to get mellow and then stop, but having seen how alcohol affected both Darrell and Doug I am glad I lack an addictive personality!

    Oh well: Time to cook dinner, wash up my pots and then I think I’ll make a big mug of Horlicks – yum!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Ah yes, idle hands…

      I just woke up from a long nap and am still in a daze while I wait for the coffee to finish brewing.

      It’s funny, I’m just getting up to see what else I need to get done in this day, and yours has come to a and end.

      Hugs and Love,
      Deb xx

  48. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No worries about the emails – just chew through them in batches with a break in between, that’s what I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No sign of Doug so I guess he’s got heat and TV to occupy him! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It WAS Katia and we had 87MPH gusts over Scotland – down here the wind was 65MPH at its worst, but just with rain showers instead of anything heavy, so it was just a medium sized storm rather than the weather you got! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I didn’t win on the lottery, but some French guy got the jackpot the lucky stiff!!! LoL!!!

    Yeah I got everything without any problems – the kids were either in School or stoned…

    Love and hugs!


    • I do a few then take a break, or get some other work done, then go back to them for another round. lol. and just like you, they keep growing. I guess that’s a good thing.

      Well hopefully Doug watched what you did so he can fix it himself next time. I just don’t know what he would do without you.

      I thought that may have been Katia that attacked your area. I saw it on the storm tracker heading your way. Just glad you are alright.
      We didn’t get, but excellent wave action that brought in beautiful kind of storm. lol. The storm that gave us all the trouble was Irene. Aak!

      Kids can be so cruel…

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  49. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it’s wonderful to be free – so many bad things happened in my life that they held me back for a very long time and cost me a lot.

    Now I wake feeling great and go to bed feeling happy with my life!

    The Freedom in Christ series is 13 episodes long and Faluki is great at presenting it, I was among friends and really enjoyed it!

    Thing was at the end we got to read a series of quotes from the New testament and one particular quote stood out to me.

    Romans 8:31-34: I am free of any condemning charges against me.

    Given all I went through for no other reason than sheer greed, that line said it all to me.

    Never again will I trust the newspapers to speak the truth – News International have a lot to answer for!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • That’s wonderful, Prenin. I rejoice in Christ that you have been found.
      You just forgive them folks and let God take care of the rest. Pray for them.
      Funny that you call the quotes. I call them what they are, “scriptures.”

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Yeah, but I can spell Quotes

        Scriptures they are indeed, and they speak to me…

        Have a great weekend hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and squishy hugs!


  50. I hope that you have had a most wonderful day today Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
    And how is your beautiful Cici, I hope that she is having a
    wicked dogs life, well don’t they all ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Androgoth XXx

    • Thank you, Andro.
      Cici is doing just wonderful, as a puppy life often is.
      She will be getting a buzz today, which I am sure she will not be happy about, or with me for taking her to the groomer. But she will be just as cute as the last time, and the buzz works out better for rinsing of the beach sand.

      You have yourself a most wonderful day today, Andro.
      Deb xx

  51. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m going shopping on Monday for 36 weightwatchers ready meals and 18 weightwatchers desserts – Today I have two quarter pounder burgers in a bun with cheese and tomato sauce, two packs of breaded ham slices and some pate with schallots – VERY tasty!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The freezer is nearly defrosted so I should have it back up and running in an hour! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Breakfast today will be Cheerios and milk! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and hugs!


    • It sounds like you you will be set for a few weeks or so, Prenin.
      Those foods do sound tasty.
      I’ve eaten so many Cheerios though, that I have become sick of them.

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Yeah me too, but apart from Special K which bungs me up Cheerios are the only low sugar cereal I can get…

        The sun is setting here so the wet roads are reflecting blinding
        sunlight that makes driving very difficult – and the kids cycle down the middle like they own the road…

        Love and hugs!


      • How about Oatmeal, it that low enough in sugar for you?
        Kids have no sense of danger a head of them. They just do what they want without a though about it….They also don’t have any consideration of others.

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  52. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes I have two large boxes of instant oatmeal which I eat during winter or if money is low.

    Right now money isn’t the problem – Transport is! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I need taxis to get me to church, but because it’s a short trip one of the drivers was moaning he wasn’t getting paid enough for it to be worthwhile picking me up!

    All the local taxi companies are renting out radios, meters and a good GPS system which matches jobs to the nearest cars, but there are five companies running 80+ cars each in a small town so they can’t put their prices up – hence the attempt at highway robbery by my last driver…

    Yeah the kids are not only dumb they are feral – try to warn them and you get a mouthful of abuse.

    Talk to ANY of them and you get labelled a pervert and then they attack your home in packs.

    We had an alcoholic nearby who had all his windows smashed on a regular basis because he was vulnerable and I was targetted by the Mallinson Brood because they were using our block to get drunk and stoned with their girlfriends and trashed the place every time they left.

    It took two and a half years and the eviction of another alcoholic thief called Wayne Lomas before we got our home back and even then it took the replacement of the security door with a gate which had magnetic locks to keep the kids out.

    The Mallinsons are now all drug addicts being treated at the local homeless charity where my mate Darren works – not quite the bullying thugs they used to be… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t know how it is where you are, but the kids here have no respect for anyone and no discipline either in the home or at school, so there is a lot of low-level crime from stealing Sat-Nav units from cars (They call it going Tom Tomming after the Tom Tom GPS system) to burglary which is how they fund their drug habits.

    Thankfully things here are quiet at the moment, but it has been a long 25 years getting here…

    Love and hugs!


  53. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Where is the Goat indeed…

    I have a Digital Audio Broadcasting radio/alarm with two alarm settings and two choices: Radio (Nice to wake up to) or beep that goes from gentle to GET THE **** UP OR I BLOW OUT YOUR WINDOWS!!! LoL!!!

    I also have a digital travel alarm for if I go back to sleep.

    Not as loud, but REALLY irritating…

    Love and hugs!


  54. hey I hope that your Wednesday
    is going ghoulishly nice for you Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have you cought up with
    everyone yet? Hmm…

    Well I certainly haven’t ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

    Androgoth XXx

  55. Thanks Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The throat is no longer sore, but I’m running a low level fever and have a bit of a headache so I’m just doing my Echores and once they’re done I’m off for a nap! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I bet I caught it off Doug…

    Love and hugs!


  56. Have a Dark and Frightening weekend Deb, well
    okay then, a Ghoul-Free wicked one then ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Androgoth XXx

  57. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes I’m getting better – no stomach ache and just a headache, sniffles and I have to stay close to the plumbing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m getting used to the new layout, but the comment boxes still need fixing – yours is black on dark grey!!!

    Yeah they do need to mess with stuff – big kids really!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Glad to hear your feeling better, prenin. Just get out the tissues and make sure there is plenty of bathroom tissue on the roller.

      I’m getting use the the new dashboard layout too. What you see here on my blog is a result of a new theme, not wordpress messing around…that was me.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  58. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The news is that Doug stuck a letter through my door, begging off and as I’m still a bit unwell I also passed the opportunity by,

    I love church, but as long as I’m infectious I have to be carefull…

    Have a wonderful week!

    Love and hugs!


    • Why does he do that. Why can’t he just knock on the door?

      Best you stay home if you are contagious, prenin…can’t be too careful.

      You have a wonderful week too, prenin!

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  59. Hi Debs!

    Thanks for the visit and kind thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    All I can do is be myself and do what is the right thing to do – sometimes it’s at terrible cost, but things DO eventually get better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


    • Yes, but not everyone does the right thing. You need to be proud that you stand up and do what’s right, even if there is a cost at the end of it.
      And your right, things do get better eventually.

      So glad you cam by, Prenin.
      Think of me over your next cup of tea.

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  60. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah he begged off and now I can’t get hold of Janice so the Freedom in Christ lectures may also be off-line!

    If I don’t hear anything from Janice I’lll just assume worst case…

    Love and hugs!


  61. A little prayer does wonders!!!

    I got to go to the meeting – more in tomorrow’s blog – and had a great time as there were a few of my friends there and we ROCKED!!!! LoL!!!

    Faluki got me home and it was a jolly nice experience, but now I’m drinking pear cider and feeling no pain!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and squishy hugs!!!


    • Too Late!!! LoL!!!

      Hooo Boy what a hangover… ๐Ÿ™‚

      The Freedom in Christ lecture was great and I was with all my friends and had a great time!

      I came up with a great comment everyone agreed with: ‘God Doesn’t give you what you want, he gives you what you need’… ๐Ÿ™‚

      Now I need to win the lottery! LoL!!!

      Love and hugs!


      • God will give you what you want when we live in His Will, according to his word (the bible)

        Psa 21:2 Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

        Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  62. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes you told me not to, but toooo laaate!!! LoL!!!

    I feel fine today though – just a bit hot and sweaty as it is 26’C in my bedroom and not a breath of a breeze.

    Things have been so weird due to the weather here that flowers are blooming early!!!

    Eight MONTHS Early!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Love and hugs!


    • I keep forgetting you several hours a head of me. I guess I post that to you too late…not that you would have taken my advice….lol
      I’m glad you are feeling a better though.
      Strange that the flowers are blooming in late September…weird.

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  63. Hello! I have come from Novroz’s blog who used one of your artworks in a recent short story. I am enjoying browsing your galleries, I like your art style. I hope you don’t mind me subscribing to your work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh yes, Novroz, I lovey new friend of mine….
      Thank you too for coming by my space to have a visit. You are welcome to browse all the artworks you wish. And I thank you too for subscribing to my blog.
      Thank you for the lovey comment about my artwork!

      Have a most beautiful day!
      Deb xx

  64. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, life does tend to get in the way, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    The hot weather is less so today and we have rain pounding the pavement as I write! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’ll take a couple of days to cool down, but it looks like the Indian Summer is steadily retreating before the dark clouds of Autumn…

    Love and hugs!


    • I guess if it’s not one thing, then it will be another. It’s will be cool off soon for you…I hope.

      Thanks for stopping in, Prenin!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  65. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The heat is much less now, there’s a breeze and we’ve been promised rain by this afternoon.

    I went to the Co-Op at 7am to avoid Satan’s little helpers so I’m fully loaded with food and none alcoholic drinks!

    I have turned off my alarms and will head for bed about 5pm.

    Right now I feel shattered, but I’ve turned off the alarms and I’m not taking my pills until just before I go to bed so I sleep a full ten hours.

    You have a wonderful day too hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  66. I’m glad it’s cooling down a bit for you – means you can take Cici for a walk without ending up looking like a drowned rat!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and Squishy hugs!


  67. Hey are you trying to make us all dizzy? ๐Ÿ™‚ lol Everything is on the opposite side of your Space but guess what? I still like it and the background colour is excellent for your pages… Have a Ghoultastic rest of evening now and be good ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Androgoth XXx

  68. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a desk top fan next to my bed which helps keep me cool, but it sometimes isn’t much use as it gets too warm even for that to help…

    Love and hugs!


  69. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I was lucky it was 7.30am and only Martin was awake! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Scared me half to death though because Lillian was away so no spare key!!!

    Still: Lesson learned I think! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  70. I like your Halloween painting Deb,
    very, very Ghoul they are, Cool too ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Androgoth XXx

  71. It’s getting colder here – we’re getting cold winds and heavy rain showers and we’ve been told to expect snow by the end of the month, so I guess that’s goodbye to the Indian Summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let me know how you get on hun – don’t wanna lose ya!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


  72. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Phamacy phoned me to say the meds are ready for pickup now, but my shopping is on a 3pm/5pm delivery so I’ll go get them tomorrow.

    I will start taking my meds tonight – I keep a small reserve, but tried to pad it out with sleeping pills – and hopefully we’ll get this mess sorted out tomorrow.

    Thing is I’ll have to do it all over again next month…

    The weather this year has been nuts: No real Summer, just cool and wet, then an Indian Summer followed by gales and heavy rain showers.

    I think I’ll be staying home as much as possible this winter…

    Yeah life DOES tend to pass more rapidly the older we get and pain becomes a way of life…

    Love and hugs!


      • Yes.

        I have a small reserve because I occasionally miss doses so I can get up early (They are classed as Grand Tranquillisers) but in theory I ran out six days ago – and we’re talking anti-psychotics here…

        Love and hugs!


  73. Hi Deb, just dropped by in answer to your comment, I know all about dark places, and wanted to give you {{{{hugs}}}} galore and to wish you lighter days ahead… Easier said than done, I know…. but the wish is there in my heart for you. You’ve been a rock when I’ve been overcome by my heartache over my Girl., ( now my tears are flowing… stupid woman that I am, just the mere thought and off I go….) and I thank you for all your good wishes and shoulder to cry on… Lots of love my lovely friend. ….xPenx

    • I sure need that hug, Pen…Thank you my dear friend. You are so kind and thoughtful. I don’t know what it is, I just get these melancholy days…could be a another peak in menopause….part of life, I suppose. But I know that tomorrow, or soon enough I will feel better with a more positive outlook.
      And for you I send back hugs and my shoulder for the the girl you hold close in your heart.
      Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  74. Just calling by to wish you a wonderful
    rest of day and an excellent evening ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Androgoth XXx

  75. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, they work on a computer system and if they don’t have enough tablets they give me six – SIX – and then I have to come back for the rest!!!

    This means that, instead of ยฃ10 per month I have to spend ยฃ20 on taxi fares and as I’m on benefits that is money I can’t just throw away! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I had a good sleep today too – I woke at 6.21pm to the sound of a local teenage girl screaming abuse at somebody down the street…

    Milk comes in plastic containers of various sizes, fruit juice in cardboard tetrapacks, etc. so we’re not exactly behind the times, but sterilised milk still comes in glass bottles…

    Have a great weekend sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • That’s ridiculous! They know you are going to re-order every month. They should make sure they have them already in stock.

      Too bad that girl woke you up. But at least you felt you had a good sleep.

      I haven’t seen milk in a bottle since the 70’s.

      You have a good weekend too. and I see you tomorrow.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  76. Thanks Debs – it’s very much appreciated.

    I feel OK today as the meds are more or less functioning (takes a few days before they have their full effect) and I’m feeling OK in myself.

    Oh the joys of modern medicine…

    Love and hugs!


    • I guess is take some time to reach a therapeutic level. Hopefully in a day or two you will feel better. The main this is….you feel OK inside.
      Oh, yes, the joy of it…
      See you tomorrow.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  77. Good morning Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I’m like Garfield – a need a caffeine fix to get all the cylinders firing! LoL!

    Yep: Shopping in the early AM is best for me because our teenagers are all still in bed and so there are no hassles! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I deep sleep and remember I dreamed, but not what.

    Most of the dreams I remember come back to me when I wake, but if I go back to sleep I forget everything apart from knowing that I had, had an interesting dream…

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I’m the same way…I need my caffeine…coffee.
      Teenagers usually sleep till noon…most anyway. Best you stay clear of them since the ones in your neighborhood get their kicks from causing trouble.
      I’m the same way when I dream…i miss dreaming. Wonder why I’m not lately.
      I got a load of whites in the washer and a few chores in around the place. Now I’m enjoying my second cup of coffee.
      Speak soon…
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  78. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know the feeling – especially in the winter when everything is dull, grey, cold and miserable! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I have found that if I miss two doses of Olanzapine (20mg per dose) then I can’t sleep.

    This continues for ten days, then I’m so ill that I have to go back on them again in which case I sleep for around two days.

    Because Olanzapine makes me sleep so heavily I end up with a rotating sleep pattern where I can’t sleep until tired and don’t wake for 10 hours.

    Right now though I’m ready for bed, so in a moment I will shut out the world and enjoy my dreams.

    Let’s hope I win the lottery tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


    • Oh yes, the season change can really affect how we feel.
      I hope you have pleasant dreams. But more than that. I hope you win the lottery, but not just win, but win BIG!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  79. Have a great rest of afternoon Deb
    are you still painting away and enjoying
    the beach? ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fun evening too…

    Androgoth XXx

    • This week we have been watching our friend’s two dogs, so no beach unless we can get it in between time….and if it’s warm enough.
      We’re heading back home in just a few weeks. Haven’t painted much lately.
      Thanks for coming in to say Hi.
      Have a great evening and a better tomorrow.
      Deb xx

  80. Hi Hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, winter is gathering pace here.

    We have a sunny day ahead of us so I’m looking forward to that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow I might go to church if I feel up to it – at the moment I don’t – and get to see my friends there.

    Unfortunately going to church is a problem because one of the taxi drivers has tried to dissuade me from using the firm he works for because it’s a short trip and he didn’t make enough money off it…

    When I was a child, sleep was the only escape from hunger, random beatings and verbal abuse – today it is an escape route from depression.

    Neil, my God daughter’s father, now has panic attacks and anxiety attacks so he too stays in bed and tries to sleep the world away.

    Mental illness is no joke and seeing somebody who has always been a cocky bastard reduced to a tearful, quivering, wreck is a hard thing to deal with.

    Now Neil knows what I have lived with for thirteen years and it has changed his view of me, but did he HAVE to get so ill before he had any empathy?

    Apparently so…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Getting much colder here too, especially at night.

      So very sorry you had suffered that way as a child, prenin,

      Most people don’t know what it is like for someone till they walk in their shoes.
      Guess Neil is doing that now.

      Love and Big hugs,
      Deb xx

  81. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If I told you all I went through as a child you’d weep buckets hun – lord knows I do! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    When my downstairs neighbour Bob wired my home for sound and sold me to whoever would pay him for everything they could accuse me of they drove me to a nervous breakdown and insanity.

    Unable to find any crime I had committed they tried to tie me to four child murders in Denmark because I visited the country one christmas to spend it with Hanne and her family, when that failed they tried to tie me to pornography made by a scotsman because I once told a joke in a scottish accent.

    When that failed they offered me ยฃ60,000 compensation, but I refused it because I thought it came from kiddie porn and prostitution so they got into my childhood and found out everything I went through as a child, eventually driving me to suicide.

    After 18 months of extreme persecution, both within psychiatric care and on my release, they decided to poison my water supply to force me to go to hospital so I could be physically examined for the injuries I suffered as a child, exposing the fact that I had been raped at the age of eleven to my family who I had hidden it from for all these many years.

    My father and my abuser made me a survivor – the Police, Press and Media made me a victim and, as they bought everyone around me, I had nobody to turn to, my step father (himself a retired Police Officer) acted as my next of kin when I was examined without my informed consent even though he wasn’t, my mother was.

    When I got home the people involved sent apologies via my so-called friends and the cowardly Darren brought a message from my neighbour Bob (who had wired my home for sound and beat me up) saying that: “It was nothing personal he just needed the money.”

    I had my life, business, reputation and sanity destroyed because Bob ‘Needed the money’…

    I was seriously mentally ill for seven years and badly damaged, but the ladies of the Tenants and Residents association dragged me back to something approaching sanity and I served as the Chair of the committee for three years.

    Today I am CRB checked and have certificates to prove my pristine criminal record, but I have nobody around me who I can trust because everyone, friends, neighbours and family, sold me out without hesitation and my neighbour Doug has also recently tried to sell me out to a local gangster family – the family my dad tried to prostitute me to when I was about 4 years old – who then tried to sell me to the press only for it to fail yet again.

    Now The News of The World is closed it will come as no surprise I got drunk celebrating their demise!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today I am happier, healthier (if overweight) and fairly stable, but I now have a chronic fear of children and am crippled regularly by anxiety and panic attacks so I don’t go out except when I have to in order to shop for food etc.

    The only friends I have that I can trust are on the internet – nobody around me can be trusted, not even my family, and most of those that took part now deny any part in my persecution and try to blame it on my Paranoid Schizophrenia.

    But I am insane, not stupid, and if there is a God I SWEAR they will pay!

    Neil now has anxiety and panic attacks – and he and his family sold me out in return for a reduced sentence for their drug dealing sons, even using my God daughter Becky as bait in a honey trap which fell apart and nearly cost his marriage when I accidentally revealed his multiple infidelities.

    Today my God daughter’s family look after me, but although they are desperately short of babysitters – and I looked after all Pat’s kids, Dominic from 8,, Rachel from 7, Emily (who I tutored in English to get her through University and she got a 2/2 before becoming a Primary School teacher) and God Daughter Becky from birth – they have never asked me to look after their kids despite having looked after 42 kids with no complaints and having documentary proof of my eligability after the most extreme of investigations into every child I had ever looked after.

    I was proven innocent, but am no longer trusted by those I spent 35 years of my life caring for.

    Because I am now insane…

    Love and squishy hugs!


  82. Just got your other comments!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The filling puller was a fruit gum of the old fashioned variety – I should have been more careful, but I forgot…

    Thanks for the best wishes – I dream of what I would do if I had the money, but the odds are so long as to be pretty pointless…

    The morning was cold here too : 6’C when I woke at 1.20am…

    Love and hugs!


    • Now I don’t remember what sentence you used “filling pulling,” Hmmm.

      I always hope and pray for good things for you prenin, as well has send positive thoughts to you when I have you in mind, or while I write you.

      Yes, cold here too, Autumn didn’t last long at all.

      Love and big hugs,
      Deb xx

  83. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My you have been busy! LoL!!!

    I don’t like the cold either, or heatwaves for that matter, but I sleep better in cold weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a relatively warm winter – ours is predicted to be very cold with snow by the end of the month…

    Love and hugs!


    • Yes, and am getting weary of it already….
      The cold hurts my bones, but like you, I sleep better in the cold weather.
      I hope we both have a warm winter. Year before last we had over 3 feet of snow in one night and then it happened again the following week…what a mess.
      Stay warm my friend.
      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  84. HI Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it was a great day and I felt really happy seeing everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The chair is a secretaries chair with five legs and castors – unfortunately the legs are plastic so when I used it on the piece of wood that I use to protect the floor tiles sometimes it runs over the edge and puts more weight on the legs so one gave up and broke.

    God I’m a fat ass!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • I use to have a chair like that at my desk, From rolling off the edge of the plastic the seat became wobbly. I finally broke down and go a new one…executive style. Then the old one became my chair at my artwork station at the house. I hate it too. Since it won’t stay still I can never get comfortable in it.
      Don’t go blaming weight on the chair breaking…there just made cheap these days.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  85. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, my new dentist didn’t faff around with cheap fillings, he used the expensive plastic stuff so it SHOULD hold together.

    If not then he’s going to drill out the tooth and fill the whole thing – I’m living on soup from now on! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The chair arrived today in kit form so I had to build it – NOT easy – so I had sweat running into my eyes and I was exhausted by the time I finished, but I got it done and it is VERY comfortable!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to look after my neighbours cat when they went on holiday and she was a really sweet thing that took a shine to me from the first day – I ended up covered in cat hair, but I LOVED it !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s 4.20pm here as I write.

    We have a mix of sun, wind and heavy showers here at the moment – VERY cool, around 9’C, but I have the heating on and it feels quite cosy indoors! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wish I could visit a place where I don’t need to keep watching my back – the Mallinsons are still getting drug treatment, but their friends are still causing hassles although we’ve been left alone because they can’t force the access gate on the ground floor – the new paint is already heavily damaged where they’ve tried to pry it open…

    Love and hugs!


    • As long as you can eat with that tooth and don’t have pain… that’s all that matters. Good that he used the good stuff though.

      These dogs like us a good bit. They always know what time to expect us to come by to tend to them and greet us with joy. They like to play, but being as old as they are, it don’t last but a few minutes and they’re both tired….sounds like us, huh prenin.

      Wow, your chair arrived sooner than you thought, and you already got it put together. That’s great….bet it’s comfy.

      Soup! You can’t live on soup…I knew you were kidding. But wouldn’t it be awful to only be allowed to have soup only for meals? Sure glad I can still chew.
      Come visit us, no one is going to bother you were we live…too remote.
      Sounds like your only 4-5 hours ahead of me. I got 12:10pm now.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  86. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The chair is very good, comfortable and well padded (unlike my two secretaries chairs!) and not only stays upright when you want it to, it has a lever that turns it into a recliner!!! SOFT!!! LoL!!!

    The joint pain has mostly gone, just my hips bugging me, so I’m pretty much back to business as usual.

    Yeah we keep having dark and ominous clouds scudding by, but there’s been no more rain since about 11.30am so I’m hoping for good weather tomorrow as I have my shopping to do.

    Glad his nibs did the chore – weather like this is no joke! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs hun!


    • I can see you now taking some naps in that chair…not a bad idea really. Eyes get tired, just recline and snooze till you feel better…Good choice on the chair, prenin. Mine does not recline, so I’m a bit jealous of yours. But, when I’m at the house, but not at my desk and sitting watching TV in my recliner I usually have my laptop on my lap…I get to recline then.
      Rain, rain, go away, you know you’ll be back most any day….lol corny, I know.
      Glad to hear your joint pain cleared up, Prenin…there such a pain…literally
      I told hubby he was considered a nibs, he said, “what?” I told him in England it is a word they use for an important man…one in authority…. I had to look it up myself, Prenin. lol.
      You have a good day and drop in to see me anytime.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  87. Thanks for the invited Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had a real nightmare for six hours today – my ISP suffered a serious outage so all I was getting was DNS errors and that meant I couldn’t finish reading my emails! TORTURE!!! LoL!!!

    On the bright side they’ve fixed the problem and it was in time for me to do my mail as I write to two good friends every two weeks.

    Gina is in the USA out in the desert near Twenty Nine Palms in California and Katherine lives in Moscow Russia.

    Gina is on the net, but she prefers the pleasure of my letters to reading it on-line! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess it’s the personal touch…

    Hope your weather improves soon – we have bright sunshine here and tomorrow I have to shop, but the weather report is for light cloud and no rain.

    Which is why I’ll be taking a life preserver and an umbrella…

    God Bless!


    • You’re welcome!

      Bummer! I hate when I can’t read my emails for those types of reasons…nightmare is over now though. Torture huh!
      It’s good that you keep up your email with your good friends. I know when I have something to talk to you about I mind the world reading, I’d much rather email you about it…as I would want you to do to. I think of it, not as a personal touch, but a private touch…ooh, that sound creepy, but you know what i meant.

      We are getting hammered like crazy out here with wind and rain. It’s shaking this camper all over the place. The nibs couldn’t eve take a nap earlier for it being so loud….crazy, crazy weather. I went with him this time to tend to the dogs since he said they would not poo earlier for the rain…thought there might be some dog presents on the floor to clean up. There was one, but…are you ready? It was on the bathroom floor,…HA! You gotta give that dog credit for at least using the bathroom. They each got their evening treat and we’ll go back to tuck them in later for the night.

      I don’t have to cook dinner tonight since my lovely neighbor brought us over a big batch of chicken soup last night. All I have to do is heat it up…nice her a lot.

      So with all said, I had time to do another painting to today due to the circumstances. I did Fraz and you may already know by now.

      Love and Hugs and God bless too,
      Deb xx

  88. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I love my emails as there are some real treasures among them from jokes to prayers, so I have a contact list I can exchange them with, 19 in all, including my step-father Hugh.

    I guess it IS the personal touch, but I also write every two weeks to Gina in California and Katherine in Moscow Russia – they prefer their mail on paper! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry you are suffering with the weather – love the doggie using the bathroom though!!! LoL!!!

    Sounds like you have a lot of good neighbours – here people are so afraid that they seldom communicate although us old hands tend to support each other as we’ve learned that united we stand a better chance than fighting our local teenagers alone… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you enjoy the chicken soup! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and squishy hugs!


  89. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the good vibes – I’m willing to try ANYTHING Legal!!! LoL!!!

    Yeah this recycling lark is kind of expensive, but what can you do? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yeah it was good to get my email back – talk about stressful!!! LoL!

    Glad your friends are due back soon – must be ‘way past holiday season for you!

    It’s 9’C here this morning (5.27am) and the flat was cold, but once the heating warmed the place up I was happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today I go get my eyes tested and arrange new glasses, then I have to take my stuff to the dump.

    Good job I can order a taxi with plenty of room – you call them Station Wagons yes?

    Anyway we call them estate cars over here and there are three on the books at ‘Diamond Cars’ so I should have no problems.

    I eat porridge too in cold weather – I have two and a quarter large boxes from last year, but the stuff keeps very well! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hope you have a warmer weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • My pleasure. Sometimes the only defense we have is positive thinking.

      Not much you can do about the fees to recycle. It’s just another way for the world to rip us off. The world is all about the almighty buck.
      Which is why you need to win the lottery, so you can fight it.

      I’m glad you can email again. It’s awful to be cut off from the world.

      Yeah, the neighbors will be back about as fast a a dog backing up from a porcupine. It will be a relief, especially on the nibs who goes and tends to them without me at times

      We were about 13’C when we got up this morning. I had to get a homepage gadget to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit this morning so I could always know quick how cold or hot it is where you are when you give me the temperature….lol

      I haven’t had new glasses in 10 years…yep, stilling wearing the same old prescriptions….I wonder what I’m missing? Hmm…I don’t want to think about it. But I’m sure glad you are getting a new pair…you’ve had too much eyes trouble lately not to take care of those peepers. Let me know when you get them.

      Station Wagons? Hmmm…yes, after I Googled the two names, I would say your estate car in our modern station wagon.

      I keep plenty of the hot cereal around too… Safety net.

      Today, no rain, sun is shining, and hopefully is will warm up to be a pleasant day. Hope you have the same too.

      Right back at ya, with the Love and squishy hugs, ๐Ÿ™‚
      Deb xx

  90. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess it’ll take a minor miracle to win, but it’s best to think you might win than decide you most likely won’t and give up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah the recycling wasn’t so bad – I got a good driver who was very helpful and, though the trip cost ยฃ4.70 I gave him ยฃ10 ( about $16) and then spent a few hours resting my sore joints! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad the neighbours will be back soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can just imagine a poor dog backing away from a porcupine! LoL!!!

    We’re expecting 18’C today as the wind is from the south, but Scotland has seen its first snow of the season and we’re expecting strong winds, but I have no need to go out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You SHOULD get your eyes checked and a new pair every two years, but I guess it is expensive in the USA – I get two NHS vouchers every two years so that cuts ยฃ110 off the bill.

    This year I’ll be getting a standard pair, a pair of prescription sunglasses and a reading pair, so I’ll not go short of specs! LoL!

    Did you hear about the optician who fell into the lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself??? LoL!

    Jan said she’d phone as soon as the new glasses arrive – I’ve known her for eight years now and she is a beautiful person although prone to dandruff! LoL!!!

    It’s amazing how we seem to have the same language and concepts, yet we have so many differing names for things! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we’re looking forward to some sunshine today, but Scotland and Ireland are getting a lot of heavy rain…

    Yeah! Love you too sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Huge hugs!


    • I know the odds of winning are slim, but someone has to win… May as well be you.
      The price to dispose is a rip-off! And you should at least be able to get a discount.
      According to my handy little converter I got 15’C now @ 8:20am, so it out to warm up nice with that sun shining this morning.

      I tell myself every year I’m going to get new glasses this year, but there is always something else that comes up to take the money.

      Actually I think most of the terms uses where you are, are much more precise. Americans have a tendency to round things off to the nearest dollar or decimal to their best interest…Primarily banks and such. I learned from using the Celsius to Fahrenheit converter that Fahrenheit is also rounded off to the nearest decimal point from what I could tell of using it.

      She may have a skin condition or dry scalp, or maybe too much hair spray.
      That was a funny joke about the optician…lol

      Got to run, time to fix breakfast. Hot oats today.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  91. Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks as always for the visit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep, I WAS glad to get home after a busy morning – the good news is I’m not sore, but my T shirt is in the wash as it was covered in dust!!! LoL!!!

    It was amazing how much they were charging – ยฃ75 is a lot of money to me as it is about $100 for just the three items!

    If they can get past the tribal thing and sort out a democratic system then they’ll be OK, but there was an awful lot of damage done at the end that’ll need rebuilding and the society is now fragmented thanks to Gadaffi Duck’s refusal to stand down as leader, but I guess he was riding the Tiger and simply did not dare to get off after all his governments crimes!

    Nancy sounds like my kind of person!

    I love animals and kids, but I can’t have pets and now I have Paranoid Schizophrenia so I can’t look after little ones any more which is a damned shame given I am now CRB checked and cleared to work with the elderly, disabled, vulnerable adults and children…

    I’m being careful what sweets I eat, but my dentist not only filled the hole, he added a layer of hard resin over the top of the entire tooth chewing surface making it stronger! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Taco salad sounds good to me – I’ll be having cereal shortly (It’s 7.46am and the sky is getting lighter) and dinner will be a piece of pork pie with hot English Mustard!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks for the good wishes hun – my ticket is next to me so I’ll go check it after I’ve read my emails (58 today!!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless and Be well my friend!


    • I meant your other fillings.

      Pork Pie and Hot mustard sounds pretty good. Do you make it, or get it frozen?

      I think tonight we may have grilled cheese and tomato soup. I can’t be sure though, it’s still sort of early in the morning to tell.

      Hope you win, and I hope you win BIG!

      God Bless you too, Prenin
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  92. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have dreams of what I’d do if I did win – I reckon I’d give away ยฃ2,000,000 to friends, family and also the church which is struggling financially at the moment, then sponsor four kids in Africa and get them educated and through University so they can help their countries out of poverty.

    Sometimes it’s the small steps that are the most important…

    I know what you mean about money.

    I prepared a year in advance for this improvement in my glasses and when I go to collect them I will be donating six pairs to the charity box in the hope that they will help people who cannot afford opticians…

    I can understand how there is always a dozen ways you can spend your savings.

    There have been times I have had to choose between heating and eating…

    Yes, Simple Interest instead of Compound Interest makes a big difference – they must think we are oh so dumb not to notice!!! LoL!!!

    My bedroom digital thermometer rounds to the nearest .5 percent, so it shows my bedroom is a comfortable 24’5’C.

    My front room temperature is far more precise and acts as a weather station and clock, taking it’s time from Greenwich Mean time and the atomic clock there as well as a remote external Thermometer which communicates to the weather station via radio.

    That way I know exactly what the weather is doing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah could be – her hair looked a bit greasy, but I used to have the same condition and now use Head and Boulders – for people with rocks in their heads!!! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bon appetite hun – I’m having potato wedges in mushroom and broccollie sauce!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and hugs!


  93. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment on my visit to the Opticians and waste recycling! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes I was shattered, but I enjoyed it and met two really nice guys: My driver and the guy at the dump! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Given that it has gone from ยฃ60 to ยฃ155.10 it was a bit of a shock, but I planned for the worst and took ยฃ200 with me! LoL!!!

    Now I have to wait for the phone call from Jan and then I can go get them as well as deposit 8 pairs of glasses in the charity box so that people in poor countries can get the gift of sight! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah I can imagine – right now the sun has set and it’s a bit windy, but now clouds are moving in so the night should be a little warmer than of late…

    Yeah Gadaffi Duck flew into a 9mm bullet – that’s a handgun size – and they are going to perform a post mortem.

    Who cares?

    If I ever meet the Muslim asshole that removed that total piece of she’ite I am going to buy him a coffee (Muslims don’t drink alkyfrol! LoL!!!).

    It was a good post hun, it was just that You Tube restricts some videos. Silly I know, but can we poor mortals say???

    Can’t wait for you Halloween post hun – I’m dreading it because of the little sods we have around here!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs back atcha!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Oh Nikki, I can’t thank you enough, and am very honored that you have nominated me for this award. But I too am going to have to decline on your generous offer. I have a lot on my plate right now, and I really don’t think of would follow through with it at this time.
      Please do not be offended by this, it has nothing to do with you, just my agenda.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  94. Have a great rest of afternoon Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
    and thank you for calling into my Space
    you are always welcome my great friend

    Androgoth XXx

    • Hi Andro,
      Thank you, Andro. As you are always welcome in my space anytime as well my wonderful friend.
      Thank you for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving.
      Have a wonderful afternoon.
      Deb XX

  95. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment – I guess we both agree about Gaddafi! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know what you mean about chores, but thanks for the kind thoughts sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Yeah, he’s dead and who cares…. Not me, he was nothing more and a nasty dictator.
      I’m so glad you knew what I was rambling on about. It’s like you start the day with, lets say 7 chores to do. For each one completed two more get added to the list, so one done, but now there is 8… That just how it was yesterday. I was up late trying to get crap done so it wouldn’t spill over into today. I got it though.

      So glad you cam it to see me, Prenin. Love your visits.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

    Bonfires burning bright
    Pumpkin faces in the night
    I remember halloween
    Dead cats hanging from poles
    Little dead are out in groves
    I remember halloween
    I will return
    Im from Nikki halloween guestbook event
    Hugs Noelle

    • Hi Noelle, so nice of you to pay me a visit. I love all the Halloween graphics you gave me… There awesome!
      I wanted to visit you, but your space is private. Unless you let me in that is so I can visit you more as often…maybe even more, as I hope to see you here again.
      Once again, thanks for the visit, and Happy Halloween gifts!

      Deb xx

  97. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I agree it needs looking at, but getting an appointment can take weeks unless you are registered as an urgent case, in which case you are required to come in immediately – trouble is you have to get past the receptionist and her illness database first…

    Hope they get back today hun – if they’ve been to Ireland then in takes about 24 hours to get home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll keep an eye on my heart, but today it has been pretty much OK, so I’m hoping it was just a minor episode…

    Love and hugs!


    • Please Prenin, Just keep an eye on it. I don’t want anything to happen to you. Or at least think about your activities that you engaged in prior to your heart beating oddly like that. Like what you may have ate or what your were doing… Stuff like that.

      In that case it might be tomorrow. That’s okay, just as long as they get back safely.

      Thank coming in today…. It’s always a pleasure.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  98. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It woke me at about 3.30am and troubled me until I went to bed at 7pm.

    By the time I woke today it was gone, so it might just have been a passing thing, but if it happens again I’m calling the emergency services.

    I hate to be a bother, but maybe they’ll know what’s wrong and have an answer…

    Love and hugs!


    • They would not think of you as a bother. They would completely understand. You know, even they know that gas can create such pain that one thinks they are having a heart-attack, but still needs to be checked to they can rule heart-attack out. So don’t think you would be troubling them. You only have one heart, and without it, there is no you. So if you have a bad feeling that you don’t understand in your chest like that… check it out with a doctor.
      Love and big hugs,
      Deb xx

  99. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have this horrible feeling I’ll be getting all these awards and no mantlepiece to put them on! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Life happens.

    I endured more than you can imagine and yet I still turned out a better man than he who was no better than a sperm donor unfit to be called father.

    I will most likely never have children, but I have been a part of many lives and left each one of them in a better condition than I found them.

    I cannot help but wonder who will show up at my funeral! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I talked to mum earlier and it appears that I may have just had an episode – my brother Neil and step-dad both have irregular heartbeats and this is quite common…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • When I was in my twenties…right when you were, since I think we were both born the same year. Anyway I had an irregular heartbeat, but was not aware of it till I happened to be at the doctors office for some other trivial cold or something. He told me I had a heart murmur. But the good new was that he said I could grow out of it, or out grow it…one or the other…..I don’t have it anymore, but I haven’t been to a medical doctor either in 10 years.

      One thing about these awards is they can be stored in your blog in the library.

      Those friends of ours did return by late Monday evening, so were all done with that. We’ll be heading home sometime next week. Don’t worry, you will reach me the usual way. Just my body will be in a different location.
      Just finished dinner…. French fries and hot dogs. I have a deep fryer so I do enjoy my fries.

      You have a good night sleep, my day don’t end for several more hours yet.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  100. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it is pretty common apparently so I now know I don’t have to worry, but having it wake me at 3am was pretty alarming!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Still: I have a phone number for the NHS helpline so if it happens again I’ll call them and see what they say… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sounds like he needs a nap – I daren’t have one or it messes up my sleep pattern.

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with – I used to write and draw, but haven’t in decades.

    The kids loved my Garfield piccies! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


  101. Happy early Halloween via Nikki’s Halloween party.

    I’m getting an early start. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’ll be back.

    I just wanted to say you have a very beautiful blog here. I used to be an artist. I used to do pencil sketches. But I had an accident, you might say, and now everything looks like Monet’s Waterlilies. Nikki can explain, I’m not very good at it. Still, I wanted to say that you have a lot of talnet and a beautiful vision.

    • Hi Charles,
      Thank you for the Halloween gift. I love the Great Pumpkin by Charlie Brown.
      I guess I will have to ask Nikki for the details, then.
      Thank you for coming by, saying such lovely things about my artwork.
      Thank you for subscribing to my blog.
      Deb xx

      • And thank you too for my gift,
        it is very nice my great friend ๐Ÿ™‚
        Of course I know that we are
        ghoulishly excellent great friends
        it is either that or you would be
        spending the night with the
        wicked Uncle Onslo ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

        Have a lovely Friday now and
        remember… Be Good ๐Ÿ™‚

        Androgoth XXx

  102. Happy Halloween to you too sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had another episode last night, but woke too late to get an appointment with the doctor so I have to try on Monday at 8.30am.

    The system is shocking at the moment – they keep having to hit targets so everything is skewed towards fulfilling their targets and not looking after their patients…

    Love and hugs!


  103. Thank you, Prenin!

    Listen here, Prenin. If you have any trouble over the weekend then you go into an emergency room if you have to….Don’t take chances…You still don’t know for sure yet what is wrong with that ticker of yours. It’s going to be up to you that you get looked after.

    It’s so cold here today.
    I think I’ll have eggs and hash browns this morning to hold me till 6:00 pm.

    Love and Hugs,
    Deb xx

    Via Nikki’s Halloween Guestbook event..
    HI Deb, many thanks for your Cute-eliscious Halloween Gif… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you have a wonderfully exciting All Hallows Eve….. hugs… xPenx

  105. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I phoned the doctor for advice and was directed to go IMMEDIATELY to the Hospitel.

    They checked my heart, blood pressure, took three blood samples (including blood-glucose) and everything came back OK, but I DO have a problem so they are going to get me a machine to monitor my heart over 24 hours.

    The device will be sent to, and fitted by, my doctor and once it’s done I return it and have a further Hospital Appointment to get the results.

    The good news is they think it is an Aytipical Ayrrthmia which is a little painful, but VERY unpleasant! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Trust me to get something so common… LoL!!!

    Love and hugs sweety!


    • Oh good!! I’m so glad to hear you got immediate help to look into your situation….I’ve been worried about you my friend. Although I’m sorry you have to go through the pain and suffering of it all. Just follow the doctor’s order and take really good care of yourself…We want you around for as long as possible. I’m also glad you are taking all this with a light heart….better for you.

      Love and Hugs My Friend,
      Deb xx

      • I look at it like this: If I die, then I’ll go to my reward – either there is a life after this or I’m just a bunch of scattered ashes, but I’m going to find out anyway so why worry? ๐Ÿ™‚

        I HAD hoped that this was a one-off event, but last night was bloody painful, however apparently I have a healthy heart and I impressed the doctor, not only by reducing my BP at will, but by having a good grasp of what symptoms constituted a heart attack.

        No Surprise – I took pre-nursing at college! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’d have been a nurse, but the burns I suffered to my hands when I was 13 mean I can’t wash my hands a lot, which you have to do as a nurse! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Love and squishy hugs!


    • Hi D, So glad to see you here, and what a grand Halloween gift you left for me. Wow!…That’s a big one. Hope to see you again. You are welcome to look through my space anytime you like.
      Deb xx

  106. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah it’s quiet at the moment – Mischief night is almost upon us and our local kids don’t want sweets, but money!!! LoL!!!

    Hope your Hubby catches something edible – I have a taste for smoked Mackerel, but OY! What it does to my system!!! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


    • He didn’t catch anything but a lot of cold wind….And he wonders why I don’t go with him this time of year…
      He did bring home the fixings to make Taco Salad again though….Guess he enjoyed that last week…. Has it even been a week?

      Expecting 6+ inches of snow back home….I don’t want to go home to that!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Poor sod’ll just catch a cold!!! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Taco salad sounds good – I’m on weight watchers meals until I lose another four Kilos and it’s a sloooow process! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        I’ve been watching the news about the snow storm due to hit the East coast of the USA and it looks like it’ll warm up nicely afterwards! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and hugs!


      • Ya know, now that I think of it, he has been doing a lot of sneezing this morning, but he says he doesn’t have a cold….we’ll see.

        Glad to hear is will warm up afterwards. Hubby says were leaving the middle of next week and I would much prefer to be running from the truck to the house unloading things it warmer weather.
        I’m still pondering breakfast.
        What are you having for dinner?
        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  107. Hi Deb,
    Thanks so much for you Halloween gift, It’s completely adorable:)
    I can’t wait to get them all in an album to show them all off on my site:)
    I’ll be back later hon, big hugs, Nikki

    • You are very welcome, Nikki. Please understand that I didn’t create the graphic though…don’t know how to. But I did look very hard for something sweet to share for the Halloween Guestbook event.
      Deb xx

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    ยธ.โ€ขยดยธ.โ€ข*ยดยจ) ยธ.โ€ข*ยจ)
    (ยธ.โ€ขยด (ยธ.โ€ข` ยคMy dear friends, I wanted to come and let you
    know I just love all that you’ve been doing for the guestbook event
    your gifts have been absolute treasures and your friendship is too.
    I will be back to see you and write a personal comment later but
    for now I wanted to quickly come by with this gift
    and to let you know I’m thinking of you.

    Twas Friday three nights before All Hallows Eve
    And Nikki has all sorts of tricks up her sleeve
    We’ll start with a movie all scary and gore
    But don’t get too frightened to open your door
    There’ll be goblins and witches and ghosties galore
    “Happy Haunting to all” i’ll be back soon with more!

    Big hugs, Nikki

    • Oh Nikki! You are such a sweetheart. I’ve been doing my best. I went through the list the other evening, but I best get back over to look at your list to see it there were more added.
      I love the gift so much, and the poem too. The poem really added a personal touch to it.
      Thank you!
      Great Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  109. Hi Debbie,
    the day of Nikkiโ€™s Halloween Guestbook Event is finally here.
    You donโ€™t have to be scared.
    I only wanna bring you a selfmade pic to say โ€˜Happy Halloweenโ€™

    Because I donโ€™t had much time to make another one, I brought a second pic made by Nikki, with me.

    Now my job is done here, so Iโ€™ll jump on my broom & fly to another friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a nice Halloween-day!
    Hughs & x-x-x

  110. Here at last as I have a spare afternoon..
    You have a wonderful space here Debbie, and I will be back to look at some of your art work.. as I love to draw and paint also..

    So Happy Halloween Debbie,, as I leave you a spell..

    It was upon a Hallowed night that once upon a time
    A visitor came out of the wood to say her words in rhyme
    She leaves her charm and means no harm to those she greets with Glee
    For she spied a Guestbook With Nikkiโ€™s special plea
    That all who walk the Spiders web whose name is written down
    Must visit each and leave their trace of spell in vision bound.
    So here I come with Picture Gift on this All Hallows Eve..
    So my charm my magic spell I now bring and leave..

    Hugs Sue Dreamwalker

    • Hi Sue, so nice to see you here in my space, dear. I love the gifts you brought me….Both the Graphic and the Poem.
      I also think I will be spending some time at your space as well, Though right now I’m getting to clean-up work done on my blog…Work, work, work, but so much fun!
      I hope you have a wonderful day and a very Happy Halloween!
      Deb xx

  111. Hi Deb,

    Thanks for your lovely Halloween gift and message. Wow! What beautiful oil paintings you have here on your site. I will drop by again to see some more.

    Stopping in from Nikkiโ€™s Halloween Guestbook Event with gifts to wish you a โ€œHappy Halloween!โ€

    Love, Peace, Happiness

    • Hi Bev, thank for the lovely gifts…I love them all!
      I actually only have 2 oil paintings so far, the rest are oil pastes, watercolors, and drawings.
      Hope to see you again.
      Deb xx

  112. Good evening Ms Debbie. I am passing out–official Halloween treats to night via Nikki’s all-star Halloween bash. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.


  113. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dinner yesterday (Good Morning!) was Tagliatelli Bolognaise – not a large amount, but filling… ๐Ÿ˜›

    I had a quiet night last night and now we are on GMT as the clocks have gone back an hour overnight, so I had an extra hour in bed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • We haven’t changed our clocks yet.
      Dinner sounded like it was good, Prenin.
      I’m have salad or oatmeal for dinner…My waist needs tending too…Lol

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  114. Thanks Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got an email off Janice, my sister in Christ, and she’s praying for me, so I’m hoping to go to church next Sunday.

    With the meds and everything it is getting really hard to get up in the morning despite my best efforts.

    I HATE being on medication – it is addictive and really messes with your system – and now I have a heart problem, so I guess it was my own fault thinking I was bored! LoL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


  115. November 5th is Bonfire Night which is an old tradition that was moved from October 31st (Samhain) to November 5th as a celebration of the failure of Guedo Fawkes efforts to blow up the houses of parliament.

    For decades we’ve celebrated with fireworks and bonfire parties, but fireworks sales have been severely restricted to reduce the many burn injuries suffered by children who were able to lay their hands on vast quantities of class 2 explosives and were seriously injured as a result.

    Unfortunately the local gangsters see this as a business opportunity and sell illegal Chinese fireworks to the kids out of the back of vans, so the violently explosive (and very loud explosions at that) fireworks start going from mid October onward until the middle of November as soon as darkness falls.

    Legal sales of fireworks are from the last week in October to the end of the first week of November and they are VERY expensive, yet people can afford to buy them even when on benefits…

    Love and hugs!


    • I’m just now getting caught up on my guestbook comments. I don’t know how you do it with all the emails you get everyday.

      Sound like you got some pretty rowdy kids in the area….Stay safe my friend.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  116. From Nikkis halloween gust book singingโ€ฆ..

    May This Halloween be as bright as ever.
    May this Halloween bring joy, health and wealth to you.
    May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
    May this Halloween bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness
    and love you have ever Wished for.
    May this Halloween bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
    May lights triumph over darkness.
    May peace transcend the earth.
    May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
    May the light that we celebrate at Halloween show us the way
    and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony
    WISH U A VERY HAPPY Halloween

    Hugs Nicki007

  117. Thanks for the visit and gift Debs – More Phantom of the Opera than Jason Vorheese, but VERY spooky either way!!! LoL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


      • That is quite ubelievable but… Yes I sent that one to Tricia as
        my Halloween gift for her ๐Ÿ™‚ lol It is in my Halloween Gifts…

        The Halloween Challenge one that I added as an extra page…

        Well it doesn’t matter I guess… lol
        Have a really lovely Tuesday Deb ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Androgoth XXx

      • I know, I saw it on your site. She may have been short on time and used it here..No problem, it’s all good, and it’s the thought of thinking of someone that counts. But I know you made it…It’s a good one too!

        Have a fantastic day, Andro!
        Deb xx

  118. Don’t worry Debs – I’ve lived her 25 years, three months and seen FAR worse things, like the kids used to push rockets through your letter box and try to incinerate your home! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    These days things are mild in comparison…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • That’s good to know….I think.
      Things here is the USA are getting worse all the time….If you live in a large city that it, which I don’t.

      Love and squishy hugs,
      Deb xx

    • You are most welcome Andro. And thank you so much for that purple little guy you gave me. I think he is just adorable! I will feed him lots of treats…chocolate of course.

      I hope you had a wonderful Halloween Night my friend. Maybe you could tell me all about it one day.

      Deb xx

  119. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The emails fill my time nicely and keep me looking forward and not back! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve got my heart wrapped in velvet and tied in a bow – and it’s all for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love to you and the boss man! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • You know, you make a good point there, Prenin. All the email does the same for me too…Just didn’t realize it till you told me…;-)

      Now that is the best gift left for me yet…Who could possible offer more than their heart?…No one of course.

      Love you too, Prenin,
      Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • If you don’t see me online too much over the next week it is only the transition of packing to leave here, the long drive home and the unpacking when we get there.

        Hubby made calls yesterday to get the internet, phone and cable off vacation status so it would be on when we get there. But….. He did the same thing in advance for when we came out here too, but they never got it done. The result, as I’m sure you guessed, we were cut off from the world a few days. Point is, don’t feel neglected if you don’t see me too much online.

        If you don’t reply to this, then I’ll just have to send you an email….Ha! just what you need, one more email…lol

        Love and Hugs,
        Deb xx

  120. Just browsing around your blog, its amazing to learn about ur experience as an artist! Hope I will follow my passion at some point in my life, like u did. The comment policy is pretty cool, i just take it for granted and use my discretion… kinda like dont-let-stranger-in-my-home.
    Its been nice knowing u are a blogger and an like-minded acquaintance.


    • Hi Priya,
      So nice of you to come by and visit. ๐Ÿ™‚
      One day, when your life is not so busy with work you will have the time to follow your passion. I do understand how life, at times, can keep us from doing what we want to do.

      Yes, our blogs our sort of our homes…A virtual home. I know mine is since I spend so much time here.

      You have a most wonderful day, Priya, and thank you for stopping in!

      Deb xx

  121. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah Doug’s a pain – wants ‘respect’ because he has links to the Ward gangster family, yet is a weak, pathetic, cowardly drunk who thinks he can intimidate me one minute, then posts litttle notes through my door when he needs help!

    A pile of notes which is getting steadily bigger…

    Oh to win the lottery! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe if a miracle happens, but until then…

    This heart thing is a worry, but they are taking their time to get me a heart monitor!

    I had another episode last night – not good…

    Yeah errands take longer, but it’s good to meet people you know! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of luck with the packing and God Bless!!!


    • I don’t think he will be getting any respect from anyone until he learns to respect himself.

      I certainly hope the doctor can help you get the heart thing straightened out so you don’t have to be suffering all the time.

      We’re still here. Got a lot of stuff packed up yesterday.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  122. I agree about Doug, but he’s only brave when he’s had a skin full, which happens often even though he swears he’s stopped drinking, then admits to drinking ‘to get to sleep’…

    I had another episode last night – unpleasant and stressful, but nothing fatal thank God! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you get done soon hun – I HATE packing! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • And I too thank you for visiting my space. The pleasure is all mine. Please feel free to visit my space anytime you like…You are most welcome here.
      Have a wonderful day!
      Big Hugs,
      Deb xx


      Und auch ich danke Ihnen fรผr Ihren Besuch auf meiner Raum. Die Freude ist ganz meinerseits. Bitte zรถgern Sie nicht mein Haus besuchen wann immer Sie wollen … Sie sind uns herzlich willkommen.
      Einen schรถnen Tag noch!
      Big Hugs,
      deb xx

  123. I agree Debs, so I’m handling him as a walking biohazard! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today he was OK as he was sober and has had a shower – the first in weeks!

    He’s got himself a training course, an eight week job experience program and has found he can sleep now he no longer drinks.

    All I have to do is wait and he’ll either come up trumps, or folds – either way he’s not my problem! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  124. I hope that you are having a great afternoon
    and looking forward to a delightful evening Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

  125. A rather late fly-by Deb but i hope that your
    weekend is going along very nicely my great
    friend ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wickedly fine Sunday now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Androgoth XXx

  126. hallo liebste deby wuensche dir einen tollen geruhsammen sonntag mit etwas sonne hier in belgien ist es schon sehr frisch durch den seewindich wohne direckt an der kueste habe einen schoenen wochen anfang morgen alles liebe jasmin big hug

  127. Hi Debbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There has been SOME movement on the pharmacy front – they hope to have my medication to pick up on FRIDAY the 11th, 24 hours AFTER my last emergency supply pill is used.

    That means no sleep Thursday night unless I take Zopiclone and I will be psychotic by Friday, so getting there will be something of a trial as I’ll be so scared I’ll be crapping bricks, but then why should THEY care?

    The reason it is taking so long is to prevent me amassing a stockpile of pills and force me to accept six pills when my prescription falls due and the remainder a week later.

    Two trips mean I spend ยฃ20 on taxis instead of just ยฃ10 if they gave me the full 28 pills on time.

    In other words we’re talking a POWER GAME by so-called members of the caring community.


    God knows, but I suspect I am being prevented from amassing enough pills to kill me, or because they are trying to save money.

    Either way there’s a power game in play so I have decided to make an official complaint – God knows I have cause!!!

    The new glasses are fine and have reactolite coatings so they double as sun glasses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s always a pain to come home and see all the things you have to do, but I’m sure you’ll feel better once the jobs are done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the kind words hun – I missed you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad Cici is settling in – with everything being new I thought she might be running around exploring! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you get done soon hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • It is just not called for for the Pharmacy to treat you like this. You have got to find out who is behind this crap. It could be the insurance company that pays for them, or it’s them. If it was the doctor you would be able to tell by looking at how many pills he prescribes you for a month on the bottle.
      A few years back I had the same type of trouble. But this is how it went down: When I ran out of my 30 supply I would go back to the pharmacy to get them refilled since there were refills due to me on them. But they would always tell me on 2 out of 4 of the scripts that I could not refill them for 2 more days as per the insurance company. Therefore is was not the pharmacy. So how I got it rectified is my wonderful doctor up the amount of pills for me (instead of 2 per day he made it 3), but he trusted me not to take the extra 28 that I would not need. That way I always had enough from one script fill to the next. I just flush the leftovers down the toilet each month. Soooo, if you can have a talk with your doc, maybe he could help you out with your situation at the pharmacy so that not only would you not run out, but it would save you a trip to the pharmacy each month.

      I’m glad your glass get extra dark for you like that. I think it will make a big difference for your eyes over time with this added protection from sun light. I will consider getting me some new ones while I’m home, but I have a tooth that has been needing to be pulled for over a year and I will get it removed this stay home.

      Cici is getting along just fine. She is much more relaxed with her surroundings and checking out everything with that snoopy nose of hers…lol Which brings up one of the chores I’ve been working on…Puppy proofing the house for safety. Didn’t have to before since she was so tiny and didn’t get around much…She still tiny though, just older.

      I’ll be swing by your space later today, I’ve got to see what’s been going on with you.

      Missed you much,
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  128. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We have the National Health Service here in the UK, with a growing private sector which the Tory’s are trying to create in the same model as the US.

    As I write new laws are being passed to remove control of the NHS from the Home Secretary and set it up so that more private medicare will be used and make it possible to cherry pick the most profitable parts of the NHS and leave the rest in a poorer place for those too poverty stricken to afford insurance.

    THAT however is not the problem with the pharmacy – they are playing to their own rules which means forcing me to accept just six pills on collection of my prescription and 22 a week later, doubling the cost of taxi fares.

    Because I had a small reserve they DELIBERATELY delayed processing my prescription until I have none left and am psychotic.

    This is a dangerous game, but one they sooo like to play because they have power over me, a humble patient.

    Well: I am going to ask for contact details and make an official complaint – they may turn against me and hate my guts, but this horrendous level of incompetence HAS TO END…

    Unfortunately my doctor is not much help – he won’t stick his neck out and I’m afraid your suggestion wouldn’t help given the circumstances… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Glad you are finally getting that tooth pulled – we have had fatalities here in the UK when people who were unable to get dental care suffered a bacterial infection of a damaged tooth and went into toxic shock.

    The glasses are also a good idea – but I know how expensive it would be for you, so I’m hoping that you can afford them soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cici sounds like she’s doing great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Puppy proofing should also include making sure she doesn’t chew power cables – my neighbour had a dog that chewed a light cable and, fortunately, the power was off so the dog lived, but had she not seen the damage then we’re talking blown fuses and a possible fire risk!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Hope you enjoy the read hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • It is a disgrace with your Pharmacy is doing to you, and furthermore it’s a lack of doctor care for him not to help you out to make sure you get the meds in your system that he actually wants you to take on a timely basis. Both ought to be held accountable, but mostly the Pharmacy. I would think that they could be sued for acting as though they are doctors and not pharmacists, by them determining when you will get your medicine,,,I am OUTRAGED about this!!! If something were to happen to you or someone around you for you not having what you need to keep you at a therapeutic level. It is them that is responsible for this. Who are they, Prenin. I would like to write to them and give them a piece of my mind. I would not mention your name to protect you, but I would still like to direct my anger where it belongs…At them. You may send it to me privately if you should choose to do so for added protection on your part. Yes, I’m angry! This is nonsense and a very dangerous game!

      I had to stop writing and come back to calm down about that.
      I can get the tooth pulled for about $135.00 (I think about 99 EUR) plus and ex-ray first at $70.00 (I think about 51 EUR). I could almost get glasses for that, but I need to remove the tooth so that I don’t get ill from it.

      Electrical cords in check for dog safety. That was the first and utmost important things. But she keeps finding little things around the house that I need to keep out of her reach and I want to get one of those cabinet safety gizmos so she can’t accidentally open up the under kitchen sink cabinet with her snout…She is likely too small to do that, but better safe that sorry. I also have two child gates on order…well hubby does. One is for the finished off basement where we spend a good bit of our time to draw, paint and watch tv…It has a steep wooden stair case. She already slipped and rolled down them. I nearly fainted with fear of what her condition would be when she hit bottom. But Praise God she was fine, ans still is. But now she is afraid of those stairs, which is okay with me because she stays away from them now. But my point was that one of the gated is to put at the bottom of the stairs so she can’t climb them in case she felt brave to in the future. The other one is to separate the kitchen from the rest of the carpeted house. That way if I carry her up stairs she would be in the kitchen area with me…But not when I’m cooking.
      God Lord, I’m writing a book here! I guess I’m just getting more and more use to talking with you, Prenin!

      I’m going to go see about lunch for Mitch, he will later get the blower out to blow about a million leaves that have piled up on the porch up to the door. He would have done it sooner, but he has not been well since we got home….Change of climate I guess….Mild Cold or flu type symptoms.

      I see you at your place later.

      Love and Big Hugs
      Deb xx

  129. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think they are trying to cover themselves for the mess the computer is in by stretching the time between my prescritions until the application date matches that on the computer which currently thinks I’m due my meds on the 17th of November.

    Either that or they are making sure I am out of meds and have to accept making two trips to keep their stores inventory stable as they order their medicines direct from the manufacturer and they are delivered by courier.

    This means there’s no slack in the system, so it doesn’t take a genius to figure that if they give me six pills and I have to come back for the rest then they are able to balance the books.

    These days everything seems to be about having no large stock of medicines in the store to be stolen.

    The asteroid is about the size of an aircraft carrier apparently and is a life killer bigger than the one that did for the dinosaurs.

    If it hit then only bacteria would survive – which would explain that, although known about since 2005, nobody mentioned it until it was certain to pass…

    I’m eating well hun, tonight I have a small lasanga and a couple of yoghurts to look forward to! ๐Ÿ˜›

    The heart problem has apparently abated, but there’s still no sign of the letter telling me to come for the fitting of the heart monitor – I guess they think I’m OK without it…

    Hope you have a great weekend hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Well, whatever their problem is, it is not right that you should have to spend extra money to go twice and upset the balance of your therapeutic levels. Seems to me, the only one suffering here is you. It’s just not right.
      Well, I guess if the asteroid would behave like a hurricane and come back, as some do, we’d all be finished here, and the world’s troubles will be over….lol
      I’m not eating so good tonight, got to have one of those frozen Salisbury steaks. Enough saturated fat to kill a horse. I’ll only eat one with some potatoes and green beans. Aak! I might take a notion to make hotdogs and fries. It’s no worse and tastes better.

      Glad to hear your heart is doing better. Let’s just pray it stays that way. You think you could call them folks about the monitor?
      Weekend? It’s only Thursday here. Just how far a head of time are you? I thought you were about 6-8 hours a head of me.

      Love and lots of hugs,
      Deb xx

  130. Sorry Debs – I forgot what day it was! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I missed a dose of meds tonight so I can take it tomorrow and maybe get my meds by Friday – I hope!

    My thoughts keep coming back to my situation and how I am being misused by the pharmacy, so it’s hard to think of anything else…

    The weather took a turn for the worst as I write, the rain is bucketing down outside, so it will most likely be a warm night for the time of year.

    Oh well: Tomorrow I get up in the morning and go get milk, slob around all day, then take my last pill.

    If I don’t hear from the pharmacy by 3pm I’ll give them a call – I hate being dependent on people who do not have my best interests at heart…

    I learned of Salisbury steak from a PS3 game based in post apocalyptic Washington called ‘Fallout 3’ – I thought it was imagined, but now I know it’s for real!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Oh, you got crs, (can’t remember sh*t) like me…Lol
      I can understand how your thoughts keep going back to your situation with that Pharmacy. And knowing you do this sort of thing more often than most is just one more reason why they should not mess with you like that. And to have to depend on them too. Aak! Oh please let me give them a piece of my mind!
      Can’t you switch your pharmacy?
      Once you get your milk tomorrow you just get home away from everyone, especially them rotten kids in your neighborhood…They’ll just get you more bent out of shape.

      Yes, those frozen Salisbury steaks will kill. There cheap on the pocket, but expensive on the heart. I got the dogs on now and potatoes wedges in the fryer.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  131. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I regret to inform you that the promised delivery of vital medication did not occur and so OFFICIALLY I am going to be without meds over the weekend.

    I have one back-up option: Zopiclone, a hypnotic which does very nicely as a tranquilliser.

    Unfortunately I’m going to be a little short on sleep (Wednesday night I got about four hours), but I should be OK, just a little stressed.

    Monday I am not going to be a happy bunny – this pharmacy is a joke – but I NEED my meds and this time I’m going to blow my top!!!

    How these people can sleep nights I really do not know…

    Love and hugs!


    • OMG No! How can they let you go the whole weekend like this. I don’t understand it, I just don’t, Prenin. This is disgraceful.

      Maybe they don’t sleep well, and wonder why they don’t.
      You know, what comes around goes around.

      I’ll check on you in the morning, Prenin.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  132. Thanks Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Still breathing hun – I feel a little depressed and anxious, I slept badly last night, but otherwise I’m OK.

    I managed ten days without on a couple of occasions, but learned that as long as I got a few hours proper sleep I could manage – then Pat noticed I was acting weird and made me go back on the pills.

    No chance of that thus weekend – Pat and Neil are off to Egypt for a holiday, so I’ve lost my vital support…

    Love and hugs!


  133. Thanks hun – I could use a hug about now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    These people are supposed to be health professionals and all they’ve done is act to cover their own butts!!!

    If I get no action on Monday I’ll go to the Peterloo Medical Centre and ask for help.

    This has gone on for two months now and it’s time to kick butt…

    Love and hugs!


  134. Thanks hun – glad somebody actually cares!

    This is an insane situation, but is becoming increasingly common.

    I have been present at the pharmacy when an old couple demanded to make an official complaint after being told to come back repeatedly for meds that were not dispensed that day.

    Now it’s happening to me…

    All I can do is wait until Monday and tough it out.

    So far my ‘little friend’ is behaving himself: No pictures, or messages, but then I’m not stressing yet.

    The worst thing for a Paranoid Schizophrenic is when people really ARE out to get you…

    Love and hugs!


    • Of course I care, Prenin. Why else would I be so angry about them treating you this way.
      You just write to me all you need to keep in contact. I don’t want you to feel alone in this.
      If you need to say things you don’t want to on here, then you just hit that compose button in your email and write me. I’ll be right here.
      I’m so sorry you have to be going through all this. It is just not called for…There is no reasoning in this on their part.
      They are hurting you, Prenin…That’s not your Paranoid Schizophrenic mind that is just thinking that.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  135. I had to take the lift down here Deb, your Guestbook is
    getting rather full don’t you think? Soon you will be needing
    a second one, I too am thinking of a third offering as it does
    take a while to add, even when I make a comment ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

    Have a great rest of day and a lovely evening ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • I know just what you are saying about the lift down…We’d be here all day clicking out way down…lol
      Your in more need of a new one than I am.
      BTW…Thanks for getting me to consider a guestbook in the first place. I don’t know what I’d do without it now. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You have yourself a lovely evening, now Andro. I shall pay you a visit this evening.
      Deb xx

  136. Hi Debbie!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I managed a decent amount of sleep – disturbed at 1.25am by teenagers looking for a drug dealer who was jailed last year – and again about 2pm by Jehova’s Witnesses!!! LoL!!!

    I’m now up and feeling good, but a little detached from reality, which is usual once I’ve withdrawn from the meds.

    Doug borrowed ยฃ10 for electricity – no doubt a portion will be used to buy alcohol – as he has a training interview on Wednesday for an electricians course.

    Things here dead quiet at the moment Thank God as I am not in a fit state to handle stress…

    Glad Cici is doing better – she had me worried, but alls well that ends well…

    Love and squishy hugs!


  137. Hello Debbie its just me Tricia came by for a visit how are you doing , its getting cold here now snow is on the way, hows your weather , well happy hump day see you soon Angel Hugs and blessings to you

    Tricia !

    • Hi Tricia,
      How are you?! Really nice to get a visit from you. It’s been getting pretty cold around here, but warmed up just a few degrees over the last two day…Not much though. We still do not have any snow in our forecast yet, just rain. But I guess you are about to get some. You have a happy hump day too. And I will see you again on your space later.

      Hugs and Blessings to you too,
      Deb xx

  138. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I am both a speed reader and a fast typist – I used to be a programmer so I gained a couple of talents including the ability to touch type! LoL!!!

    200 has to be the most I’ve had to go through at any one time.

    Right now I have 86 waiting for me, so I’ll get through those in a moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks hun – now I have the pills my mind should sort itself out over a day or so! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • That does not surprise me to hear. I mean really…200 email and a bunch of chores. I type about 40 wpm…Sometime faster, sometimes slower. My reading is not fast, just average I suppose.
      Another 86…That’s almost 300 in two days. If you slept for a week you’d wake up to about a 1000…Aak!

      You’ll feel better in a day or two. I hope you can get the sleep you need. Hey, you ever thought about ear plugs?

      Love ans squishy hugs!
      Deb xx

  139. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it does mean a struggle to keep on top of everything! LoL!!!

    Hmmm… 1,000 emails a week would kind of keep me busy!!! LoL!!!

    Things are dead quiet here at the moment apart from the old ladies waking me as they come into the T&RA Base and the doors start slamming!

    They’ve now gone so I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep – I’ll be taking Zopiclone about 10pm so I should be asleep by midnight.

    Now I have my meds again getting to sleep will be less of a problem…

    Love and hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


  140. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The T&RA is the Tenants & Residents Association who use the flat below mine as their base of operations.

    I was Chair for three years, but had to give up as the stress was slowly killing me – my committee wanted total power and control over everything and every time I tried to do my job Ann, Doreen, or Helen would Scream at me: IT SHOULD HAVE GONE BEFORE THE COMMITTEE!!!

    If I had a pound for every time I heard that line I’d be able to retire…

    Love and hugs!


    • Gotcha.
      You don’t need to be part of that…Too much stress and BS. Let them haggle and fight.
      I couldn’t sleep last night, and I’m still up feeling like a zombie.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  141. Hi hun!

    Hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight – it’s bad enough me having slep problems!!! LoL!!!

    Thanks for the visit and comment: Ever since I’ve been on the medication I’ve been throwing up because of mucus at the back of my throat and a sensitive sick trigger.

    It doesn’t happen often now I’ve learned to get rid of it, but I now have a small throat bleed and I occasionally get nose bleeds, so it leads to all kinds of hassles…

    Yes, we have serious problems with our teenagers I’m afraid, for whom carrying a knife is normal, but it is rare for frequent events to make it into the news.

    This time the guy lived – next time???

    LoL!!! Yeah – I can just imagine having to go to ‘Motor Storm – Pacific Rift players anonymous’!!!

    Love and squishy hugs right back atcha! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I slept better last night. I only woke twice…Once for having such a bad pain under my tongue that I levitated off the bed, and the other for night sweats. But got back to sleep with no troubles. Feeling more alive today…not a zombie…lol

      That medication seems to be causing you some complications. Have you told your doctor about it? You really need to, Prenin if you haven’t. That sounds serious!

      Thank God that poor guy lived. Wonder if he’ll care to drive cab ever again…

      Hahaha! “Motor Storm โ€“ Pacific Rift players anonymousโ€™!!!”

      Heart attack food again for dinner…Hots dogs and fries, or mac and cheese. What can I say…Food is high.

      Love and squishy hugs!
      Deb xx

  142. I’ve been on Olanzapine for 12 years now, but it’s a choice of all or none I’m afraid…

    I tried to get Doctor Jive to change my meds, but he wouldn’t so I guess I’m stuck…

    I don’t know if he’ll be able to go to work, it was a serious injury, but the news is that the alleged attacker – you have to say that or get sued – was arrested and is in custody.

    Yup: I play ‘MS-PR’ more often than any game because it is well creafted and you can play without having to slaughter your way through the game – although it CAN get a little rough!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah food prices are high here too – I eat diet meals which are frozen dinners that are calorie counted, but they cost ยฃ1 each which is high for what they are…

    No idea what I’ll eat later – maybe porridge as it’s a healthy meal! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and humungous hugs my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • As long as you already talked with your doctor about it was my concern, and I can see that you have.

      Alleged…Yes. The words we use make all the difference, huh, Prenin.

      Where so you go to play this game? Do you need a joy stick to play?

      I don’t even like to think about the prices of food. Hubby always wants meat on the table, and it’s just not possible to do that all the time these days. He understands that…Till dinner time…:-)

      I love to eat oatmeal. It’s so good for me and keep things moving well and lower the bad cholesterol.

      Love and great big, large squishy hugs for you my friend!
      Deb xx

  143. Motor Storm – Pacific Rift is a playstation 3 game that needs a hi-def TV to get the full benefit.

    Last year we had to switch to widescreen HDMI TV’s as the old signal was turned off.

    My first new TV was by Acoustic Solutions and failed the day after the warranty ran out.

    The second is a Toshiba whose warranty ran out on the 11th, but is still going strong!!! LoL!!!

    Yeah food IS getting more and more expensive! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I can manage at the moment, but with things the way they are with the depression and all it is getting harder and harder to fill my freezer…

    Love and hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you, Zahir! You are so sweet! I will sure to pass the award on to others too.

      I have not been visiting all my friends as much as I use to. We left the Island several weeks ago to come home till spring, and work is all I have been doing… So don’t feel singled out.
      You are a very special friend to me and always enjoy your visits!

      Deb xx

  144. Wow this sure is a mighty long guestbook lol..very nice.
    Debbie thankyou so much for passing by and adding your thoughts.

    Wonderful graphics you brought that for the Christmas, Thanksgiving? I have heard of Thanksgiving but not sure what season celebration.. I guess it must be Christmas time.
    You are right to come by early… you know Isay the same to myself every year with Christmas cards…aagh jah then I ended up sending them too late ohohoh.

    Good weekend to you hun
    hugs Traceyxx

    • You are very welcome my friend. Those were for Thanksgiving celebrated the last Thursday of November each year. But Thanksgiving is a sure sign that Christmas is right around the corner!
      I’m usually always late getting out my Christmas Cards…Lol. It’s a rare case otherwise.

      Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left for me this morning. I have been enjoying them over my morning coffee.

      Deb xx

    • Just got up a little while ago…Having my coffee now. But your visit has started my weekend off to a great start!

      Have a great weekend, my dear friend!
      Deb xx

  145. I got 176 when I woke up so I’m slowly chewing through the straps! LoL!!!

    Glad all is going well for you my friend!

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • I don’t know how you have anytime to do other things with all that mail. You’re like a rocket!
      Still feeling a ill. I’ve been holding down my recliner all day.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  146. I didn’t realize there was such a party going on here! I’ll bring chocolates and wine gums next time I visit. And party hats, too. Andro really likes party hats.

    • Hi Binky, so glad you found this page! Andro suggested I get a guestbook, and ever since I created it, it’s been getting used more than I had imagined.
      Yes, bring chocolate and wine gums. I get hungry for sweets from time to time.
      Binky, do you suppose that Chris is feeling left out of the painting thing?

      • Chris never mentioned being felt left out to me, but if you have a hankering to paint his picture, I’m sure he wouldn’t object!

        For Thanksgiving I’ve brought chocolate and wine gums and hats for everyone!

        • Well I don’t at the moment with all these holidays right now and with Christmas coming. But I bet I just may get a taste to want to paint Chris too this coming year.

          Chocolates, wine gums and hats!!! Wow. We can have a real party in here now…Happy to party!
          Thanks Binky!

          Love and Hugs
          Deb xx

  147. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve noticed that a lot of the videos that get posted don’t run unless you go to You Tube and these hi def widescreen videos really slow down on my PC unless I drop their resolution down to 240pixels!

    I guess that means a new PC, but I’m too skint to just go out and buy one – this year at least!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m visiting four times per day at the moment, keeping the chunks down to between 20 and 60 emails, but it sure is hard work!!!

    My body is running on two clocks: One which says I should have been in bed an hour ago and another that insists I sleep 2 hours and get up!!!

    Jet lag was nothing like these damned drugs…

    Love and hugs!


    • No trouble at all…It’s my pleasure.

      You hang on to your money, Prenin. The economy is so bad that you may as well wait till you have to get a new one.

      Your poor ole body must feel exhausted.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  148. hi debbie just called by to wish you a brilliant week has to be frosty tommorow but snow i think is staying in iceland for xmas xxjen

  149. I got to sleep after a peppered steak dinner and woke at 9pm, tried to go back to sleep and just dozed fitfully until 10pm, so my sleep pattern is a mess!

    On the bright side I can go get milk in the morning with no hassle from the teenage sods who will still be in bed…

    Love and hugs!


  150. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad you were able to pop in – Happy Thanksgiving!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have to check my email four times a day to keep up! LoL!!!

    The meds are getting easier to handle, I’m sleeping better, but at the moment I’m in bed at 12pm and up at 11pm which is great because it means I can go to the shop in the early morning, so there are no hassles…

    Love and squishy hugs!


  151. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your second comment!

    Yes, Hellboy II was magnificent nonesense and I loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug came back to beg booze off me as he’s used up all his food and utility money on drink, so he has no heat or light, or food.

    I didn’t fall for his sob story, so he was soon back to threatening to commit suicide, threatening to cut his own throat in front of me.

    There’s another letter stuck in my letterbox which I am dreading reading as he’s rapidly running out of options…

    God Bless!


    • So his drama will now begin again. I imagine he will only get on a worse pity pot as the Christmas Holiday gets closer.

      So what did the letter say? Do I want to know this?

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  152. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yup: Food is filling my freezer and I have alcohol squirrelled away, money for extras and no worries apart from what Doug is going to do next! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


      • Doug has been threatening murder since he moved in, claiming he could get a gun for ยฃ200 and shoot anyone who crossed him.

        Once he lost his incapacity benefit he mixed threats to murder a wide variety of people with graphic threats to kill himself.

        Now when he comes to my place he’s looking for booze money and/or any alcohol I have in the flat, threatening suicide and describing in graphic detail how he’s going to do it in front of me.

        I told him to talk to his doctor and get help, but he doesn’t want to do it, preferring to hassle me in his mawkish self pity.

        Right now there’s a note pushed through my door waiting for me to read it from yesterday and I am dreading reading it in case it is his final suicice note…

        Love and hugs!


  153. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just read the note and he wants me to find the Personnel phone number for the local Big Employer Vitafoam.

    He could have asked me while he was here, but instead he plays games…

    Love and hugs!


      • Good guess!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Vitafoam makes the foam used in furniture, beds etc. and is the biggest employer in Middleton.

        The factory site is so big it even has its own fire engine which is now decaying in a shed full of waste…

        If Doug gets a job there he will be trained to use the machinery and get a good wage, but Doug is chronically lazy and has given up two jobs because he worked up a sweat…

        Love and hugs!


        • I kind of thought that is might be something like that.

          So Doug wants to get a job there? Hmmmm….I don’t know if he can do it.
          I think this is the only job he knows…Lazy
          And I’m sure he does his share of sweating once he stops…lol

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  154. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it is looking like a cold winter.

    Currently it is 9.6’C outside and the rain is rattling the windows…

    Love and hugs!


  155. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, Doug seems to be doing nothing but drinking and drinking.

    He has no food in his flat, but an extensive collection of empty cans and bottles, limited electricity supply and no gas heating because every penny he has got has gone on booze.

    He expects me to carry him like Darrell did, but Darrell had, had a stroke and needed a carer, Doug just wants somebody to support him and buy him his booze so I won’t be falling for THAT little trick…

    He even tried to sell me his woollen cap for ยฃ2 before borrowing ยฃ5 to get tobacco.

    There’s no way I’d touch it given his lack of personal hygene…

    Love and hugs!


    • Ha, just got up and saw your comments. So good morning to you my friend.

      I really wish you would consider cutting him off of all funds, Prenin. You would actually be doing him a justice by not giving him money.

      Oh no, not his hat!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • So far he has always paid me back, but I do agree that I shouldn’t help him given he is doing this to himself – it’s just so hard to say No…

        Love and hugs!


        • It’s not about the fact that he will pay you back. It’s about a way to help him help himself. As long as he always knows he can get a few dollars from you now and then he will not hit rock bottom. Hitting rock bottom is the best thing to happen for an alcoholic. Trust me, you would be doing him a great justice by not enabling him by giving him money. The alcoholic has to hurt. Once he gets a few dollars to get a drink he is not hurting anymore because he can now get the only thing he cares about….His drink.

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  156. There is a small square on the lower left of the comment box that says: ‘Notify me of follow-up comments by email’ which sends you comments straight to my email account so I never miss a comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hence the rather large number of emails I get!!! LoL!!!

    Love and hugs!


    • Yes, I know about that little box. It can really load up the email box if clicked on for every comment made….No wonder you get so many. I thought you meant other email though, not wordpress notifications. I use to get so many of old posts. So I went under my wordpress subscriptions and cleaned house. Helped a lot with the email flood.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Yeah. but I have the time and I love reading everyones comments – there are a lot of good people on WP and many reply on their blogs so I need the notification so I don’t miss replies!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Love and squishy hugs!


        • I love reading them too, and wish I had time to read everyone comments on someones blog I follow. I just can keep up with all of them as you can…Remember, you the speed reader. I’m just average reader with a family to tend to.

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  157. Wow.. finally, I made it to the bottom..of this very long page and so glad there is room left down here for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hiya Debbie, I hope you are well..and looking forward to the weekend, perhaps some painting weather for you.

    I am sorry I missed to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.. I hope you had a grand day.

    Was nice that you stopped by..thankyou.

    Btw I do like this is pretty neat!

    kisses Traceyxx

    • Hi there, Tracy! So good of you to come by to see me!
      I did have a nice Thanksgiving..It was a quite one with just my husband, dog and I…Oh yes, the out-door cats too. But we had a nice day and a wonderful meal.
      I haven’t been able to bring myself to draw or paint since we returned from the Island at the beginning of this month. I think with it being so much colder here at home has brought on some winter blues…Nothing series of course…Just haven’t been able to get motivated to do any artwork just yet. But hopefully you making mention of it will help me get started at it again.

      I still need to pay you a visit at your space. I saw the notification in my email. But haven’t yet tended to emails yet. As you can see I’ve been working on this blog. The background it the default background…I kind of like it, so think I’ll keep it for a bit…I have a tendency to change my themes a lot…lol

      Thanks for coming in, and I will see you later at your space!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  158. Thank you for the Thanksgiving pressie Deb ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you had a truly amazing time my great friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Thank you, Andro! We had a lovely day, quite and thankful for all of our family, friends, and the provisions we’ve been blessed with.

      Have a wonderful evening my friend.
      Deb xx

  159. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You have no idea how much I envy you your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My speed reading is the sign of a miss-spent youth with my nose always buried in a book! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs sweetheart!


    • No need to envy me, Prenin. There is just Mitch, me, the dog and two out-door cats. We don’t go anywhere except to the store once a week…sometimes only twice a month.
      Whey else do you think I spend so much time on the computer…lol Nope, no need to envy me, Prenin. In fact you spend your days pretty much as I do except for the games you play and the racing. Where I draw or paint…Haven’t lately and mess around on my blog…Unless I’m cleaning house or cooking a meal.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  160. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t use iTunes either which is why I wasn’t bitten by the malware attachment, but I must admit it looked genuine…

    No sign of Doug yesterday and hopefully a Doug free day today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The wind yesterday was a force 9 gale and was like walking into a wall, but it looks like the worst has passed…

    Love and hugs sweety and God Bless!!!


    • You just do your best to stay warm, and eat warm meals.
      We’re suppose to get rain over the next few days…Guess it will get colder.

      Nice and quite when Doug isn’t bothering you.

      Thanks for coming in to visit me, Prenin…It’s always a pleasure to have a visit from you.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  161. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just got your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The old lady died because she didn’t want to lose her husbands ashes – they have two boys for it, but now they are investigating it as a murder case…

    I’m staying home because of the bad weather, but the wind has dropped for now – tomorrow will be a bad weather day though…

    Yeah Doug is silent – I think his mounting debts and drinking mean he won’t be my neighbour for much longer…

    I’m always glad to visit hun – Love ya!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Now that’s just a sad story…Rotten kids!

      Maybe Doug loosing his apartment, flat as you call it, will be a rock bottom for him and will seek help to get sober….God only knows the answer to that.

      You just keep warm, hun. At our age, you certainly don’t need to catch and pneumonia.

      Love ya, too!!

  162. I agree about the kids, but it is happening more and more here in the UK and it is only when there is a serious injury and/or fatality that it makes the news…

    Maybe Doug WILL pull his act together if he loses his home, but last time he thought he was going to lose it he measured up my living room to see if he could fit his bed in there… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I have a sore throat and I’m sneezing a lot, so I think I’m getting a cold, but then again… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Oh but no! You do not need a chronic alcholic living in your home! Please tell me you will not even consider it. Send him to AA, they will know what to do with him.

      Gargle with some salt water for your throat. And if you got some lemon and honey put it in your tea. And drink lots of none caffeine or alcoholic beverages. And if you have any, double up on the vitamin C.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  163. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug will be in for a shock when I refuse to have him in my home – no doubt he’ll pull some grand drama, promise the Earth, but he isn’t going to be staying here!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have drunk the last of the Schnapps and I have plenty of throat lozenges and cold and flu remedies, so don’t worry – I am prepared!!!

    Oh well: 2.42pm so I guess I’m off to bed again – I wonder what I’ll dream of???

    Love and hugs!


    • No matter what efforts he pull on you, just don’t buy into it.

      Sounds like you’re prepared to take care of a cold.

      Hopefully, whatever you dream it will be something you enjoy.
      I’m off to tend to some laundry and fix a late breakfast. See you when you wake.

      Raining today.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  164. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My dreams are the main reason I keep going – they are far more exciting than my mundane existence…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • I use to dream a lot, but not so much anymore. I miss the dreaming sometimes.

      Would you fix on you latest post where I commented. I spelled “some” wrong. I put “sum” instead of “some.”

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  165. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m sloooowly getting around to a decent sleep pattern, but as long as I’m on the meds I’ll be sleeping weird hours.

    Today is shopping day and the night has seen heavy rain, so I may get a little damp doing my shopping etc.

    I can but hope that God is kind to me today and I get it all done between the showers…

    Love and squishy hugs!


  166. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just read your comment and corrected the spelling, but don’t worry – I make loads of musticks!!! LoL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Oh you, your so sweet. Okay, I got your point…I’ll lighten up…lol

      You’re in good spirits today. Did you get your shopping all done and put away?

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Yep: I shopped for the stuff and then had it delivered, so I have plenty of food and money to spare for the extras I’ll need like fresh veggies and salad dressings! ๐Ÿ˜›

        The rain held off so I didn’t get wet and I had no problems because it was quiet.

        I ran into Helen, an old friend, and she’s looking much better despite lung disease and angina, so I was cheered up with the good news! ๐Ÿ™‚

        People have no idea how important good health is…

        Love and hugs!


        • Glad to year you got it all done. It’s nice to get them delivered. I use to do that when I lived in the city many moons ago. Not very often though…fees.
          Also glad you didn’t get wet. I was a bit concerned you were going to get soaked that way the rain has been going out there.

          Sounds to me your friend, Helen is doing quite well…Hope she continues that way.

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  167. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The need to have an edge over the new Tesco megastore means that Iceland don’t charge for delivery which is great for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have yet to go into Tesco’s new store and, God willing, I’ll never have to…

    The rain was hammering down in the early hours, but stopped as I was waiting for the taxi and then the sun came out so I was lucky! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Helen is doing better than she used to – she’d suffer a lot with her breathing – but she’s in her 70’s and chronically overweight which doesn’t help.

    I love her to death though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  168. Thank you for calling into my Space Deb and offering me your thoughts on my postings, I like that Christmas animation on the front of your Space, I have a very nice one but the format is not allowed, however if you would like me to send you it via e mail sometime then you can have it on your pc, it is completely virus free and has been fully scanned ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have had that on all my computers and it is very nice for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ Well you can if you like and if not then that is also fine ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a lovely weekend Deb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Hi Andro,
      This snow you see here is offered by wordpress from Dec 1st to Jan 4th each year. You will find it under settings/General. There you can turn the snow on or off as you wish.
      However, I am very interested it what you have and would love for you to send it to me. I trust you still have my email. If not, let me know and I will drop you a line so you have it again.

      You recent posts are amazing, Andro…Oh if I could write like you. I can only write little whimsical type poems, but do find some pleasure in it.
      Thank you so much for coming by to see me, Andro!…The pleasure is all mine.

      Deb xx

  169. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the visit and comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My dreams are getting a tad scary, I guess my mind is trying to balance the present and the past…

    Yeah Momma Nature is about to open up one huge can of whoopass in Iceland – last time all commercial flights were grounded for a week!

    Love and hugs!


  170. Hi Deb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I had a good day at church – they are lovely people and they think the world of me – but I think I upset Faluki because I didn’t ask for a lift as Janice had already offered to take me home.

    Hope they like their Christmas Presents – I hate upsetting people…

    Love and hugs!


    • Why would he be upset if you already had a ride offer?

      I’m sure everyone is going to love the presents.

      It’s rather chilly in here today.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  171. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I managed half my deliveries, but I’m leaving the rest as the weather is cold, wet, windy and horrible!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m checking up on my orders – I got my E240 VHS tapes today, one present has been mailed and should be due Thursday or Friday, but the BIG delivery hasn’t yet shown up in my email so I’m off to see its status as soon as I’ve done my emails.

    Good job we have access to delivery details on Amazon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Well you have just been a busy Christmas elf…no offense by that of course..Sort of a term of endearment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You got those tapes pretty quick. You just order them 2-3 days ago.
      Yes, Amazon keep the records for us…Good thing, huh. I guess that order will take a while since you used the super saver.

      Listen, you stay warm, and keep them feet dry when you do have to go out.

      I made a German Chocolate cake today…yum.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  172. That’s the joke: The Super Saver has been posted, the normal delivery hasn’t appeared on the email (you get alerts to tell you it’s been posted) so as soon as I’m done here I’m off to Amazon to check! ๐Ÿ™‚

    German Chocolate Cake… DROOOLLLL!!! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Oh, I gotcha. Since I was at the store a while ago, it’s been a while since you made that post. Is all well at Amazon?

      The fog is so thick out there I could cut it with a knife!

      Cake is frosted…Pecan of course.

      Love and Big squishy hugs,
      Deb xx

    • Dziฤ™kujฤ™, Wล‚aล›nie wrรณciล‚em stamtฤ…d. Masz piฤ™kny blog, mรณj przyjacielu.
      I tylko w polskich, ale uลผywam Google translate mi pomรณc. Uลผywam Google Translate.

      Dziฤ™ki za poinformowanie mnie o otwarciu go dla mojego widzenia. Jestem zaszczycony.
      deb xx

  173. Hi Debbie,
    My name is Heather, I am a young artist. I just LOVE your work. I was wondering if it was okay with you if i tried to recreate your drawing with the winter trees and the river. I think it is beautiful. I would give you credit on any page i shared it on, and also post a link to your website underneath. I would not sell it in any way. If you arent okay with this, I completely understand.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work,

  174. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes they have all been posted – now I just have to wait for them to show up – always a nervous thing, especially near Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Frosted with Pecans???

    I get it: You’re trying to make me drown on my own drooooooll!!! (Slobber!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • They’ll show up. Don’t worry. Just trust that God will make sure they are delivered…and the Post Orifice.

      It’s that coconut and Pecan frosting.
      I’m sorry Prenin, I wasn’t trying to make you trip on your diet….I had a piece last night, and this morning the scale said, “THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FOR ENJOYING YOURSELF!”

      It’s raining this morning….Weatherman said, “all day.”

      Love and Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  175. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just to let you know that five out of seven items have arrived!

    All I need now is Faluki’s present and my Matrix CD to show up and I’ll be one happy bunny!!! LoL!!!

    Today I had salad for dinner, so I’s now a Wabbit!!! LoL!!!

    The first time I used my digital bathroom scale it said: “One at a time please!” LoL!!!

    My weight is hovering between 114Kg and 115Kg depending on a cup of tea and a cereal breakfast…

    Love and hugs sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Yay, they arrived! Glad to hear it….the remainder with show up soon.
      Your a Wabbit for the salad are you. I’m holding out on my meals today (if I can handle it) till dinner since I had that cake last night…and will again tonight and will continue till its gone. But then I’ll start in on the Cherry Pie w/scoop of ice cream…make that 2 scoops. Do realize I have to nearly stave myself of meals to eat this stuff…unless I’m willing to take on the pounds.
      I weigh 63kg now, which is about right for the winter, and 61kgs in the summer…so far that is. With each passing year is gets harder and harder to keep weight down, since the metabolism slows down if there is no exercise regime to keep it up…which I don’t.

      Love and Hugs to you too, sweetie.
      Deb xx

      • Ooh do I KNOW it!!! LoL!!!

        Because of my joints I can’t exercise much, so I limit my food intake to around 1000 calories so my weight is going down slowly, but then I have a break and put on a pound or two.

        Christmas I’m going to ignore the diet and just eat good food! ๐Ÿ˜›

        I have eight cans of Tetleys beer stashed away and will add to the goodies next week as well as buy party food – it’s expensive, but worth it!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

        Hard to see the money going far, but I saved so I didn’t have to worry and now I get to enjoy the rewards!!!

        Incidentally there has been no sign of Doug for a week now, but I hear him come and go so I know he’s still breathing…

        Love and hugs!


        • Yeah, same hear…bad knees. And I have a tricky hips and back. So I understand just what you mean.

          Me too, this month, if I want to eat it, I’m going to. I may skip boring stuff, but the good stuff….no way!
          Party foods? You mean for you, or are you having a party? I don’t see you having a party.

          Money does not go far at all, so all that can be saved, must be saved for later needs as you and I do.

          Hmm, Doug has been quiet, eh…Listen, don’t let him get away with his crap if he starts up right before Christmas. He’ll just bring you down. Hopefully, he’ll stay quiet.

          Love and squishy hugs,
          Debs xx

  176. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes I had two milkshakes – and I have a strawberry one sat next to me as I write! ๐Ÿ˜›

    five out of seven are here, so you are sooo right – I get anxious about a lot of silly things since I took ill…

    I do my blogs on a word processing program called Openoffice Writer which is a free program you can download off the web – it’s a slooooow process even on broadband, but worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The program automatically turns ‘th’ into Superscript, which is useful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The weather has been mad today: 60mph winds gusting to 70+ mph during heavy hail showers and torrential rain showers, so I’m glad I get to stay at home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Scotland is already white and I have friends who are trapped in their homes because of the icy conditions which have turned footpaths into skating rinks…

    Love and hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I had a feeling you had two…yum.

      I know you get anxious since you took ill. That’s why I tell you not to be. That’s what friends are for…to help when the other needs it.
      I have open Open Office. I use it sometime when I write for my blog to at times. I forgot all about how I can get the script in there then put in on my blog… Thanks for sharing that with me.

      You are having some fierce weather. Those winds are equivalent to a tropical force winds, Prenin….Good thing you are staying home.
      Your friends in Scotland could use some prayer.
      We start getting snow fall tonight after 7pm

      Love and hugs,
      Deb xx

  177. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad to help! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah we have snow forecast for Friday, but not a lot thank Goodness! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Last year the kids pelted my windows with ice balls, but I have Lexan windows so they didn’t break…

    The wind has been bad – lots of bridges have closed as have the woohead and snake passes which cross the Penines.

    Needless to say my joints are sore because of the weather! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Oh well: I have to say I’m fortunate – I have food, drink and warm shelter tonight.

    Many do not have that luxury…

    Love and hugs!


    • Yes, and thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Supposedly we are only going to get 3″ to 4″ of snow over the night, which is not bad at all.
      That wind you’re getting though…Aak! That stuff with cut right through to the bones.
      Do you have a heating pad you can lay and sleep on to help warm your hips? I’m sure they sell them at your local drug store, or whoever is cheaper that you know of.

      We’re both fortunate, Prenin. I’m like you…I got my food, drink and warm shelter…Plus a great friend like you to talk with.
      Yes, you are right, many don’t have what we have…Not even food, let alone the rest.
      We are truly blessed.

      I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to eat something…Just a little peanut butter on a slice of toast. I’ll have a bowl of cereal for dinner…Then, the cake w/ice-cream…LoL

      It must be getting pretty late where you are. I would be surprised if you are still up.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  178. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m about ready for bed – 8.39pm here – so I’m just checking my emails before heading for my pit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess momma nature is catching up with us hun, I have hips injured at work when a ladder broke under me and a couple of motorcycle crashes which could have been the end of me, but I survived thanks to a good quality helmet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mmmm… yes! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I’m with you on the good stuff, but it’ll be a frozen ready meal for me that they call a ‘party platter’ and costs ยฃ5 (about $7) but I have a voucher which knocks ยฃ1 off! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Most of the shops are offering fantastic prices at the moment, but for family sized meals, not a poor single guy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    No worries though, I won’t starve! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m with you on Doug – last time he visited it was to get me to give him alcohol in large quantities and he asked me to get him a knife so he could cut his throat.

    He has plenty at his home so why did he ask me for one?

    Attention seeking… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I thought you might be ready to hit the hay…

      She sure is catching up with us. All our past injuries and falls are being felt now…On a regular basic. Usually when it gets cold and damp.
      My knee was ripped off my leg in head on car accident..I was the passenger. The knee cap with picked up off the floor board in 3 piece. But hey put it all back together with screws. It does pretty good really. Surprisingly it is the other one that can bother me just as much for favoring it for so long. I feel it today though with the dampness…We sound like a couple of old coots…Lol.

      Doug’s a pain, and only seeking attention, as you said…And he may be on the hunt for some attention come Christmas…Just don’t let him spoil it for you over his selfishness.
      I know you, being the good person you are, feel sorry for him…. but it only makes him worse.

      Have some good dreams tonight now.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  179. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    3″ to 4″ is enough to close Middleton down because we get wet snow and it soon turns into an icy mush that refreezes after it is driven over and the gritters don’t do side streets, we don’t use snow chains or snow tyres because they damage roads, so we get pretty much housebound until it clears. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The wind is going to be worse on Friday with gusts expected to be over 80mph so I’ll be staying home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heat pads are available, but I have learned to sleep face down and twisted to one side, so my hips get no pressure on them.

    Yes we are blessed hun – having seen the worst that mankind can offer I am truly grateful for what I have! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bon appetite then my friend! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Love and hugs!


    • How on earth can anyone get to work with those limitations?

      Here they put salt on the highways, but not the roads (that I know of). Those get cleared when they can get to them. My road takes back burner since I live in a rural area. We do get to use snow tires or chains on tires.

      Haha, you sleep like I do. But sometimes if I have sinus troubles I sleep on my back…But then the hips pay for it. It’s one or the other I suppose.

      Oh my yes, with all that has and is happening in the world and around us….We are blessed…It’s getting to be more of a Merry Christmas all the time, huh. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ll enjoy it, don’t worry…lol

      Sleep well my friend.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  180. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have three I saved up, but I did a swap with one of my friends of one box of Cuprophen (pain killer) for five Olanzapine, so I have eight days reserve.

    I phoned the pharmacy and they had my meds ready so I went and collected them (cost me ยฃ10 taxi fare) and filled in an on-line questionnaire regarding the service, so I included a dig about the idiocy of the last two months.

    Being nice and capable when under review is one thing – being like that all the time is a horse of a different colour…

    Faluki’s present has just arrived by mail which is good news! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There’s just my Matrix Original Soundtrack CD to come and I’ll be done for this year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • In other words, a box of Ibuprofen?…Too funny, but at least you got what you needed.
      So here is my next theory. If the Olanzapine is the exact med that you usually get when you pick up your own. Go ahead and use the ones you got in trade first. That way the next time you need to order meds, you will always have 5 fresh pills in reserve…Then when the following month comes around use the older first and you will again have 5 fresh in reserve.

      Hey now, you were just giving them the truth. Being truthful does not always mean being nice. But it’s the best way to be.

      I’ll be glad when that last package arrives for you…Waiting for something to arrive in the mail that you bought seems to torment you a little….but I understand, and understand why.

      I felt so ill last night after eating my cake and ice-cream. Had a big piece with to scoops. Even my angles began to swell. We still have more to eat up, but I’ve got to give it a rest tonight…I hope. It’s so easy to say what I won’t eat when I’m not yet hungry…LoL

      I had mistaken what Google+ was and joined, thinking it was just an up grade to the account interface, or look. But Noooo! It’s a social network. After having it for about a month I finally learned how to get rid of it without deleting my entire Google account.

      It’s getting past mid-morning and the nibs is now hungry for breakfast….So I’ll be back on line in a bit.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  181. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good thinking about rotating the meds, I’ll keep that in mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, truth is a useful weapon – it can do more damage than any lie! LoL!!!

    Yes, I get nervous if I have stuff on order – I once got a letter for an address in Silverstone, so I know how easy it is for mail to go astray!!! LoL!!!

    Sounds like a reaction to a nut so it could have been the coconut frosting or the pecans – both are known sources of allergic reactions.

    Swelling does not sound at all good…

    I get that with penicillin – and blistering of the skin too which is NOT pleasant…

    Glad you found a way to escape Google+! To close your Facebook account you have to go to the security page and click on a link at the bottom…

    Hope you enjoy your breakfast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Oh yeah, the truth is like a double edged sword…Lol

      Just the same, I will be glad when all your merchandise arrives…You’ll feel a lot better then.

      As far as I know I’m not allergic to any foods. I was thinking that maybe I had a sugar overload…You think?
      The swelling had gone down since I got up this morning.
      Blister of the skin? Aak!… That does not sound good either.

      I had Facebook ages ago and hated that thing too. I disabled it…But thank you for telling me…I might not have known how to get rid of that either.

      I didn’t have breakfast…I only cooked it…Lol I do plan on some french fries at dinner though…I’m not a real

      Where on earth did this day go?…I thought you said on your post is would be a long morning..Lol

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  182. I like the Mimbari saying: Truth is a three edged sword. Your side, their side and the truth.

    Says it all, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah so will I! Anticipation doesn’t quite cover it… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to eat Cashew nuts until I had a severe bout of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and had to quit eating them, so allergies can take ages to develop…

    Facebook is really bad – I only use it because my friends do – and the way it is going I’ll be glad to close my page! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The best thing to do when slimming is eat a light breakfast so your body doesn’t go into starvation mode and eat small meals during the day.

    I always have a good meal before bed so I can sleep, but that’s because of the medication.

    It HAS been an eventful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is 7.55pm here and I’m off to bed in a moment – hope you have a peaceful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • I guess I should have told you I took a bite of his potatoes…Just enough to kick in my metabolism.

      I try not to eat before bed if I can help it…I hate to lay on it all night.

      I didn’t know you still used facebook…So your thinking of disabling it to are ya….Can’t blame you if you do. I can’t stand them.
      You would think that as many people that complain about it, they would do something to make it better.

      You have a good sleep now,

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  183. Have a great evening Deb and don’t forget to
    hang your stocking up, hey just one don’t be
    soooooo greedy for pressies ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

    Androgoth XXx

    • But I love pressies, Andro. I put the stocking up that you gave me in the side panel. Do you see it over there, just waiting to be filled. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for popping in to see me, Andro. I needed the break. Oh, hey, thanks for putting up the gifts I sent you on Gifts 4, they look rather nice up there with the rest of them.
      Now you be good…yeah right…lol, and we’ll see what else Santa drops off for you.

      Have a good night now,
      Deb xx

      • Yes I hope he brings me some PS3
        Games Deb, and yes I know…

        I am like a big kid ๐Ÿ™‚ lol

        Androgoth XXx

        • Ah yes, games. I wonderful pass time for me as well.
          Well I certainly hope you get some of those games…You just be really nice over the next few weeks. Who knows, they may already be hidden in the house somewhere.
          Nothing wrong with being a big kid….Something most adults forget how to be.

          Deb xx

  184. Thank you for the animations Deb and I have added those to my Gifts 04 page, I have also added a new Guestbook the other two were quite full and were taking an age to add the replies, was it like that for you adding a comment? ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a lot quicker now with this new one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lovely rest of evening and a super weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Oh, you are so welcome. I like sending them to you…I know you enjoy them.
      It will be so nice to make a comment without have to drag all the way to the bottom. I should think about a new guestbook my self. I’m thinking of waiting till this one has 500 comments. Thank locking the comments so no more can go on it. Then of course, have a new one up.
      Have you considered locking your older guestbook pages? It can be done under quick edit when you open up “All Pages.”

      You have a great weekend too, Andro! and thanks for popping in for a visit.
      Hugs, Deb xx

  185. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it was quite a storm! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Scotland got the worst of it – Storm Force 11 with a top windspeed of 168mph – but we just had gale force 6 to 9 and although a lot of trucks were blown over, nobody died! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Unfortunately 70,000 homes were without power and some had no water for three days, but everything is getting better as they are using 3 helicopters to find fallen power lines and reconnect them.

    Love, hugs and Merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Glad to hear it’s over now, and that you are alright. In time they will have everything else fixed.
      Merry Christmas to you too.
      I brought a gift over to you on a post…Were you able to open it?

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  186. I tried every trick I could think of and could only get ‘This Picture has been moved or deleted’ over and over again – Photobucket’s answer to any incomplete link, spelling mistake etc.

    Still: The thought was there so thank you my wonderful friend and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Really…Maybe it’s not photobucket’s fault…Maybe I just put the link in wrong. I will try again, and if that does not work (you have to let me know), I will send it to you through email.
      Give me a minute or so to take care of this.

      BTW: Good morning to you my friend!….I know, it’s the middle of the afternoon where you are…Good afternoon!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  187. Yes that mouse looks really great waving
    from his or her stocking, I quite like that too ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope that you are enjoying a very nice end
    to your weekend Deb, and looking forward
    to Christmas, it won’t be long now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Androgoth XXx

    • Yes, he is very cute. I love it…Thank you so much for giving him to me. I had been wanting a stocking for my site….How else can I get stocking stuffers.
      I think I saw some stuff on my computer with your name on it….be good now…hehe

      Have a great night my wonderful friend.
      Hugs, Deb xx

  188. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it WAS a busy day, but fun and I got to see all my friends at church, so I got lots of hugs and kisses! ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I told Cath I’d got Faluki a present she said I was adding to my Harem!!! LoL!!!

    Phil is in really bad shape.

    Apparently he had a bowel resection and they flushed his insides out, but now it’s a real worry that he won’t be strong enough to survive what has been major surgery.

    I too am praying he makes it – if he’s anything like Janice he’s a wonderful guy!!!

    Love and hugs sweetheart! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • A Harem?! Only if you supply them living quarters…Lol. That’s cute though!

      Yes, Phil could use some prayer. I will be keeping him in mind for sure.

      BTW Prenin, thank you for always commenting on my new artworks….I sure do appreciate that!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • No worries Deb – you are quite an artist and have a good eye! ๐Ÿ™‚

        I used to draw and paint, but not since I broke my hand.

        Even handwriting is hard now because it healed badly…

        Love and hugs!


        • No, not worried…just thankful my friend.
          Listen, if you have any saved images of the artwork you use to do…I’d love to see them.
          Sorry about your hand too, Prenin…very sorry to hear about that.

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  189. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m trying to figure a way of getting the pictures onto the PC.

    The ones that remain (I used to give them away to friends) are a bunch I drew from a Danish comic book my lover Hanne had.

    They were good fun to draw so I made them funny or naughty – Hanne had me redraw a few because she thought them rather cruel – and kept a handful which I have squirrelled away.

    I did a few nudes, but Rachel found them and thought it amusing to vandalise them as well as a collectors edition of Doctor Who which I will never be able to replace…

    Today she is a tissue specialist dealing with women who do not heal after childbirth, so you can see she was a very smart girl, just mischievious.

    Even so I was forced to throw them them away – a loss I can never replace…

    I’ve photographed them and now I’m going to blog them…

    Love and hugs!


    • I see that you accomplished the task…I just saw them on your blog, and commented…Those were great, naughty, but very well drawn, Prenin!

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  190. Thanks hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hanne died about 20 years ago and I couldn’t find anyone to replace her, though I DID try…

    Oh well…

    Love and hugs!


  191. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Safari working fine!!! LoL!!!

    Nice to know you are such a clever clogs – I HATE change, but this one was for the better!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Clogs?…Strange term.
      I do my best….Mostly I just keep my computer tweaked the best I can. And if something is not working right I first try to re-install is with all new settings. And if that does not work. I remove it and get something else.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

    • Hiya, Andro, You must be getting busier and busier with each passing day leading to Christmas…I know I am.
      Thanks for the visit, and you have a supper wicked night now, my wonderful friend.
      Deb xx

  192. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Refusing to help Doug was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but his twisted mind and perverse behavior has finally freaked me out! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I have many Gay friends who I love to death, but Doug is just plain sick…

    Love and hugs!


    • I understand completely, Prenin. He has done nothing but use you, betray you, and violate your space, your trust, and your personal things. You don’t need this sort of behavior in your life. You have yourself to take care.
      And remember, tough love is hard, but it’s for the best.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  193. hi Hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to use Firefox, but it had vulnerabilities which could be exploited to gain control of my PC, so I went for IE8 expecting it to work better, which it did for a while, but as I’m now on Safari and it works pretty well I guess I’ll stick to it…

    I have Firefox already on my machine if Safari goes bad…

    Love and hugs!


    • All I care about is that you are happy with your browser and internet experience….Anything less than that, is not good enough.
      Good that you have it on your computer as a back-up if you should need it.

      Love and Hugs!

      PS. Stay warm.

  194. Thanks Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nothing is perfect I’m afraid, but we have to take the rough with the smooth I suppose…

    It’s now 4.6’C and my heating is on, but the floors are cold because there’s no heating on in the Tenants and Residents Association base.

    This is a mistake because the pipes will freeze – but they never listen… (sigh!)

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • No, nothing is perfect…
      But your heating, now…What’s going on in there…You’ll all freeze if nothing is done soon, and won’t be able to use the plumbing.
      Hope you got something on your feet to stay warm.
      Doug ought to be knocking on your door soon too…To express his disgust…Don’t answer the door.

      Love and squishy hugs for you too!
      Deb xx

  195. Hi Deb, thought I should visit your guestbook page as I only just noticed the link at the top to it. I always enjoy dropping by to see your latest artistic creations. Regards Tony

    • Hey Tony, Glad you found the guestbook link, nice place to go when just want to say hello, or shoot the breeze. I’m always glad you come by to see my latest creation. You always give me a bit more encouragement…I can always use some of that.
      Keep up those great comics, Tony…They get funnier all the time!
      Love’d that dog you made out of Dixie’s hair…Lol.
      Thanks for dropping in!
      Deb xx

    • Hi Zahir! So good of you to come in to visit me, and wish me great holidays to come.
      I certainly hope all is well with you.
      May God bless you and your family this Christmas, and every other day of the year!

      Hugs, Deb xx

  196. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it WAS a full day! LoL!

    My friend’s daughter is a lovely kid indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    How quickly they grow…

    Love and hugs!


    • I’m sure she is, and it had to have been a real treat to watch her entertain!…they certainly do grow up fast!
      You’ve been rather quiet lately…Everything okay?

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  197. hi Deb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had to break off contact with Doug – He has finally grossed me out, so I’m not having any more to do with him.

    I’ve known people of all sexualities and love my gay friends to death – even my niece is gay – but Doug has gone too far by sniffing a pair of my used boxers (it’s in my blog) after he went at great lengths to describe what he wanted to do to a fat, disabled guy who works at the Job Centre and became maudlin and suicidal again.

    He has claimed to have attempted suicide by overdosing on Amytryptaline, but he’s still with us with no apparent side-effects… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You were right hun – he really is a drama queen…

    Love and hugs!


    • I tried to warn you about him…It’s not that I know him personally, I don’t have to. I just know alcoholics and they are not unique. They all have the same behavior patterns that get worse with time. Just stay away from him, Prenin.
      Note this: Let say he knocks on your door and leaves notes to you for, lets say, for example, a month, and you do not respond, but finally one day you give in and open the door. Here is what will happen….Then next time you disconnect from him again. He will bother you with notes and knock on your door even more persistently. He will think that you finally opened the door after a month, he will do it again. So he will just do it longer. So you know what would happen after 2 months of ignoring him, then giving in.
      Stay clear of him, Prenin, he in bent on his drink and desires, and that is all that matters to him.

      Now I want you to have a Merry Christmas so keep that door locked.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  198. Thanks Deb! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I talked to Rose and Charles and described what happened so my friends now know in case he takes the rejection badly and adds me to his list of people he threatened to murder – he now claims ownership of a lock knife (If I remember correctly Americans call them switchblades) which are illegal here in the UK.

    I also told my mother and my friends at church, so he won’t be able to attack me and get away with it…

    Heck of a way to start the holiday season, but it seems I attract people with issues…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • You just stay safe, my friend.
      You are still going to have a wonderful Christmas. You just pray for Doug and put him in God’s hands now. There is nothing more you can do for him. Just watch out for yourself as you appear to be doing.

      Love and Great Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  199. Thanks for the visit and piccy Debs – I’ve stored it on my hard drive so I don’t lose it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep: The door stays shut from now on!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • You’re welcome, Prenin!

      Yes, keep that door locked, just in case he gets worse from his drink…They always get worse, unless they give it up.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  200. Hi debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it was something of a performance – I should have told him I was directed to the Hospital by the receptionist, but I was reluctant to get her into trouble for practicing medicine without a license….

    Merry Christmas my friend and God Bless!

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • She would not have got into trouble for that…It’s a golden rule, “When in doubt, send them to the hospital.”

      Love and Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

    • Haha, did you sneak away like I did the other day so I could post on your blog…hehe.
      Thank you so much for the wonderful Blessing, Zahir. I pray that God always bless you and your family.
      Deb xx

  201. Hey get the kettle on Deb, I fancy
    something really wicked, hey I meant
    to go with my coffee, cheeky ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

    Androgoth XXx

  202. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes I was in some discomfort being a hairy guy, but what remains on me is gradually wearing away a bit at a time…

    Unfortunately what hit the PC will remain because I can’t use turpentine to remove it without damaging my PC.

    I have a nasty suspicion that this was a prank by Doug, but whatever the reason I got off lightly…

    Dad tried shaking a bottle of tomato sauce and the lid flew off, so he decorated himself, the floor and the ceiling much to our amusement! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Needless to say dad was unable to find who to punish for the crime so we were all banned from using any condiments until he deemed the punishment sufficient…


    Maybe, but the damage is mainly cosmetic thankfully! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • I think you just may have solved who left the cap on loose….We’re speculating as you know, but who else has been in there?

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

      • So you understand why I won’t be letting him back in…

        Doug is a child in a man’s body – Loud of mouth and always has to be the centre of attention.

        He has no teeth, a face like the back end of a bus and one that has suffered a rear-end shunt, yet keeps going on how beautiful he is and how he’s a babe magnet in one breath.

        Love and hugs!


        • Just don’t let him in the house anymore….I’d just stay away from him from now on….You don’t need the headaches and the his stress that he imposes on you.

          Love and Hugs,
          Deb xx

  203. he just nocked on for a telephone directory – apparently his daughter died a couple of months ago and nobody told him…

    He has just posted the directory back through my door, so I guess he didn’t find it useful…

    God Bless!


      • Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        He’s sober, so I’d say he has no money for booze…

        Ahhh! I FORGOT DA HUG!!!! LoL!!!

        Huge Squishy Hugs my friend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

        God Bless!


        • That’s why he felt something…because he’s it sober. But mark my words, “As soon as he has enough money for a drink, he’ll buy it, and forget about all about what he thought mattered to him.

          I couldn’t believe my eyes when I didn’t have my hugs!! Argh!

          Oh, there they are…

          Love and Squishy Hugs to you too!
          Deb xx

  204. wow..made a few dive attemps to get in here.. finally made it back in again, hopeful this time I can add, muct be the busy internet interferring ๐Ÿ™‚

    Debbie sweethart, thankyou so much for your beautiful wishes, I treasure your friendship.
    I wish you an awesome night and a Good New Year to you and all.
    Much Love to you, hugs Traceyx

    May your mornings bring joy
    and your evenings bring peace
    May your troubles grow less
    as your blessings increase!


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    (ยธ.โ€ขยด (ยธ.โ€ขยด .โ€ขยด ยธยธ.โ€ขยจยฏ`โ€ข.

    • Hi Tracy,
      I am so glad you came to see me on New Years Eve! You are are such a blessing…How could I want to tell you anything, but words that will want you to stay happy and positive. You are such a treasure, and I have been nothing less than blessed with your friendship. Each time you come to visit me I sense our friendship growing more and more…Love that!
      Now look at all these gifts you brought to me, Tracy! I love each and everyone of them…I just don’t know what I have done to deserve you.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  205. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yesterday I had another visit from Doug to light his cigarette, getting the usual suicide threats, but I didn’t respond so he left disappointed…

    Oh well!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New Year my sweet friend!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and Hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


  206. Pity I can’t shoot the bugger LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug seems to find ANY reason to knock on my door useful – it’s like a stuck record though: Every time he does it he is drunk, depressed, threatens suicide and/or mass murder, promises never to knock on my door again, then comes back after a few weeks because I haven’t contacted the Police crisis team and had them sort him out…

    As for the pearls before swine – he hasn’t paid me back the ยฃ5 he borrowed last time so there’s no way I’m going to lend him more because he’ll just spend it on drink.

    Oh well: Here’s hoping I win the lottery – Lord knows the money would come in handy…

    Love and hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • What I mean is that all you could possible offer to him, and have offered him is not appreciated. He tramples all over your goodness….not about money, though he has begged for it.

      Win Prenin! Win the big one!!…I do so hope you could win for New Years!…But there is no bad day to win a bundle…Lol

      Love ya, Hun
      Deb xx

  207. Thanks for the visit and comment Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s hoping for a better year and a happier year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


  208. Thanks for the best wishes Debbie – VERY much appreciated!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Don’t worry – my door remains closed!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No sign of Doug though – last time it was a couple of weeks before he knocked on my door again…

    Love, Squishy hugs and best wishes for 2012!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • My pleasure to wish and hope all the best for you, Prenin!
      Yes, keep that bum on the other side of you door, and no talking at him through it…He’ll just start expecting that too.

      Love and Hugs,
      and my very best wish for you this New Year!
      Deb xx

  209. hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the best wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes we get a lot of rain and we’re expecting a storm over the next 48 hours so i bought all my perishables in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Latest update on Doug: He didn’t commit suicide again and posted a scrawled and unreadable note through my door with his Library card so I assume he wanted me to renew his library books.

    I posted it back through his door with a note of my own telling him I can’t help him any more and if he has run out of phone credit to use the phone box near the Co-Op.

    Needless to say that’s going to make me VERY unpopular…

    I guess I’ll be subject to his death threats, but he’s worn out his welcome…

    Love and hugs!


    • First of all, I wouldn’t be responding to any of his note…Just move on like he does not exist.
      Also, I wouldn’t worry about him making you unpopular…Most all people do not believe drunks.
      Remember, the accuser is the doer.
      You’ll be just fine if you would take it even more series to not respond to him

      Love and Hugs, my friend!
      Deb xx

  210. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    This should be the last time Doug knocks at my door, but knowing him I am not putting money on it – he’s so devious and manipulative it’s no joke any more and I find myself wishing he’d just take an overdose and put him out of my misery – and that’s pretty horrible to me because it’s not in my nature! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I agree with your summation – I’ll just ignore him and wait for the inevitable point when he loses his home.

    As I write we have a storm battering the building and hail lashing the windows, so I’m off to bed in a moment to stay warm and nap! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s 7.57am here so it’s going to be an ugly day!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • God will deal with him the way He wants.

      You have another storm?…We are have a bit of snow today, but three is not nearly enough to even think of a snowman yet…It’s mostly just heavy flurries.
      You stay warm, and inside if you can…Keep me posted on your storm.
      Hope your had sweet dreams…assuming you are up by now.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  211. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s 10.09pm here and the wind has eased, but it’s still wet and there’s a strong breeze blowing draughts through my flat! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The way the barometric pressure dropped was amazing – never seen it quite this bad before – but it IS winter and we should expect inclement weather, the bad news being there’s more on the way…

    I had a few dreams, but forgot them as I had a broken sleep thanks in part to the weather and neighbours banging around, but no worries as they were good ones…

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Burr! You stay warm and inside. Time to have some hot tea, or a good drink…lol..Just you…none for you know who…Lol
      Have a good night my friend,

      Hugs, Deb xx

  212. Mmmm… Alkyfrol!!! LoL!!!

    I’m down to a couple of cans of beer, so no chance of warming up with THAT! LoL!!!

    Doug had a visitor today – I took a peek out of my spy hole and it looked like Matt, his mate.

    He didn’t get an answer though so I guess Doug was out.

    The flat has reached 22’C so I’m no longer cold, but there’s no heating on downstairs so the floor is cold…

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Oh well…Tea it is then.
      Don’t tell me Doug lives right across the hall from you flat?!…How dreadful.

      It’s been cold inside here too…64 degrees during the night. Can’t afford to keep it too much warmer in the evening, but we have warm blankets. During the day we keep it 68-70 degrees is we can. But it’s much warmer in the finished off basement with pellet stove.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  213. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, Doug lives in the flat opposite – He’s used this proximity to the full over the past year, so you can imagine how stressful it’s been to have him pushing notes through my door on an almost daily basis and having to knock on HIS door because he’s too scared to knock on mine…

    Sounds like you could use some insulation and double glazing, but it’s not a cheap option…

    It’s now a comfortable 23’C in my flat (73.4’F), but the floor is cold because the T&RA base heating has been turned off.

    They only heat it while they’re in, so when the cold weather comes their pipes are going to freeze…

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • If is cost more than a $1.98 is too much…lol

      How dreadful to have that scumbag living directly across from you….He can hear when you come and go…Aak! I guess if he has no work, no money, and no financial assistance it will be a matter of time he will be without his flat. He can either live on the streets, or get his head out of his butt and get sober…The choice is his to live with.

      It’s actually pretty comfortable temp wish down stairs where we spend most of out time. I get warm sometimes and need to turn the fire down. I also leave the door at the top of the stairs open to let the rising heat float on upstairs to the kitchen area, which helps keep the furnace from kicking on to heat the upstairs.

      Love and Squishy Hugs,
      Deb xx

  214. Yes, Becky and Dean have a cylindrical wood burner in their place and the heat is amazing!

    They are also fully insulated and have double glazing throughout so the wood burner heats the whole house using wood scavenged from Dean’s house upgrading.

    They actually make a living by fixing up houses and Becky has an ice cream van which is more like a mobile corner shop as she sells sweets, cigarettes and vodka to the masses so she brings in a small if regular income.

    You’d love her kids: Leo is a bit of a bully, but behaves himself these days; Richard is a great kid to get on with and Bonnie Valentine is a sweet toddler who likes dressing up as a princess! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Sounds like she makes a nice steady income…Very important these days.
      Kids can be so cute the way they play…I like the way kids played when we were kids. We used so much more imagination than they do today.

      Love and Squishy Hugs,

  215. Hi Debs!

    Thanks for the visit and comment hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, they’ve had six months to get it right and having had 5 days without medication thanks to their incompetence I’m glad they’ve finally got a workable system…

    Andro suggested an electric cattle prod – I was soooo tempted… LoL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


  216. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your second comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m praying for a big win – what I could do with that kind of money!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Will do – I’ll ring her once her present is in the mail…

    Thanks hun – we’re on day two of the storm force winds and the only warm place in the flat is my bedroom… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • Just remember, “The squeaky wheel gets the oil.” So in the future, if you are getting neglected…Speak up, and press on till it’s right.

      Thought she might like to know that even your internet friend were thinking about her on her…how many times is she 21 now?…Lol
      Have a cozy nights sleep.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  217. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I woke at about 3am and Iโ€™m now awake until 3pm.

    With luck I should be able to go to church and have a break from solitary confinement, so Iโ€™m off to wash mein herr later and do a bit of racing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The great thing about the 3am start is that if I need to go to the shop I can do so while our teenage idiots are in bedโ€ฆ

    Love and hugs!


    • Sometime if I go to bed later than usual, I wake earlier than usual.
      Hey, don’t complain now…You get to get out way more than I do.
      Teens sure can be a handful, eh.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  218. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can imagine how bad a Hurricane must be!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The last storm was unusual in that it hit the whole country with a peak wind speed of 111MPH and we had gusts and microbursts that pushed it even higher – I have no idea how fast the wind was when the vents started leaking, but visibility was ‘way down and you could see the storm lashing the streets with torrential rain and hail! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    The weather is now calm, but cold, and we have been promised no more storms from here on in, but I remember well when the weather people said there was no hurricane on its way and seven oaks became three oaks… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m afraid I can’t close the vents any tighter, but one needs replacing although RBH (my landlord) has it as low priority…

    2.45pm hun – time for me to roll into bed.

    Hope you have a great day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • You have pretty much been having cat-2 winds recently, Prenin…That is nothing to sneeze at, and it can do series damage…As you know.
      In the summer, once a hurricane passes, it is very hot, and breeze less…Down right smothering.
      You just keep and eye on those vents if it rains with high winds…Get that manager to fix it for you…Remember, Squeaky wheel get the oil. Just explain to them about how you got water inside of your flat…That alone can be damaging to the floors.

      You have yourself a good sleep…I suppose when you read this you would have already been to bed and up again… So I hoped you slept well. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and squishy hugs,
      Deb xx

  219. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here it has been chilly and wet with a bit of a breeze, so I’m staying home! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll give them a call on Monday and see what can be done.

    They hate to spend money, especially on minor repairs, but RBH are now an independent social landlord so they can build new homes and upgrade the ones they already have.

    I had a good night’s sleep – mum’s present arrived today so she woke me at about 10.10pm to thank me for it and my birthday wishes – she’ll kill me for the joke picture next time she sees me!!! LoL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • Glad to hear you got some rest.
      Landlords are all alike…Collect the rent and spend as little as possible on the tenant…Just keep it dry around those vents…You don’t need any dampness to develop in the flat while you are in your kick around clothing or sleeping.

      Lol…What did the joke say for you mum?

      Love and squishy hugs,
      Deb xx

  220. HI Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just caught your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The vents run along the top of the window and are part of the structure.

    Because the wind was so fierce it was blasting the rain under the damaged vent cover on the outside and through the closed vent to run down the window.

    The vent was broken when the Mallinsons kept breaking my windows in an effort to drive me out.

    They are now drug addicts and are receiving treatment at the local homeless charity where my mate Darren works, so the staff are in NO doubt what they are dealing with!

    Unfortunately the broken vent means it is dangerous to try and clean the outside of the window because it’s is all jagged edges…

    The joke was I sent her a letter wishing her Happy Birthday and a copy of her school photograph – a picture of three juvenile Chimpanzees with an arrow pointing to the middle one and a message saying ‘We think this is you’.

    She’s gonna kill me the next time she sees me! ROFL!!!

    Love and squishy hugs sweety! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God Bless!


    • That is amazing how thinking about your vent can cause you to think of all that…
      You should pray for them…really.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  221. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks like you’ll have to close this guestbook and open a second! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andro now has three guestbooks – two full – so it looks like he’ll soon have to open a fourth…

    Thanks for the best wishes hun – love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I know, but all them dang pages…Look who talking!…Your guestbook is full too.
      Yes, he has quite a few guestbooks filled up.

      Binky and Fraz are at the Beach house eating chocolate and wine gums.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  222. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, all is peaceful and serene at present! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I took a peek through my door spy hole yesterday and saw Doug pottering around, so it looks like his impressive suicide threats didn’t become firm action… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Glad your day was so peaceful, Prenin.
      Now stop peeking to see what he is up to…Just put him in God’s hand now.

      I hope this day is as peaceful for you as yesterday was.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  223. Sorry to hear Cici is sick hun – hope she gets well soon!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    just between you and me I should have saved ยฃ1,000 by Summer, so i should be able to buy good second hand furniture AND pay my winter bills.

    The only problem is the disposal of my old furniture which will require help – and I’m a bit short of friends… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    if I win the lottery I’ll be able to do everything I need to do, but oh the odds!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings be upon you and the Boss man!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs!


    • Hi Prenin,
      Cici is doing much better, she nearly died last night, but by the grace of God, she pulled through. She has to go on a new diet…A prescription diet for her tiny little body can not properly digest store bought food, not even the top leading brands. I picked her up from the Animal Hospital last night, but from there had to take her straight to my vet. He still has her till 4 pm today.

      Prenin, stop telling me online how much money you have…It’ not between you and me alone when you do that…ok, that’s enough scolding, my friend.

      Now about your old furniture. Call Salvation Army and has them if they will pick up the furniture you no longer want. If they say they don’t pick up, ask them if they know of any organization the will pick it up, making sure that you are donating it. If you don’t know, they might, if they don’t know, they might know someone who does know. Also, check with your manager of your building and ask them who that use to get rid of unwanted furnishing when people move out, and what the charge it. Check with any and all place that need donations for the ill, battered woman and children, and so on. Surely someone will be more than happy to pick up something that can be still be used.

      Now about what can’t be used. Sometime when we have something to get rid of and can’t take it to the dump we will take it apart and put pieces of it in the trash a little at a time. For example, we could not take and old broken microwave to the dump, so we took it apart and threw just a little some of the parts in one trash bag and a few more in another. We did that for two weeks till all the parts were gone….It’s a little work, but it get the job done. Sooo, if you if the chair you broke is no longer usable think about taking it apart if that is possible…To bad you didn’t have a yard where you could ax it to pieces….Listen to me, I’m typing out every thought that pops in my head…Guess I’m a bit nervous still about my little Cici.
      Let me know what you find out.

      You may be short on friends locally, but you always have a friend right here…Me!

      Love and Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  224. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad Cici is doing better – the diet thing sounds serious, but your vet has a handle on it so hopefully things will improve…

    Oops! LOL!!!

    Guess I forgot it wasn’t email! LoL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can get the furniture disposed of, but i need to get friends to help me get it downstairs which will be a pain.

    the chairs and settee are all garbage fodder I’m afraid so i can’t donate them…

    If I have large electrical items to get rid of I hire a taxi and take them down to the recycling area – costs ยฃ10, but worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    As I live in a small flat breaking down the chairs isn’t an option…

    All my hopes and prayers for little Cici hun – I hope she gets well soon…

    Love and hugs!


    • I guess I was rattling on pretty good there on my last comment. Wow, talk about thinking out loud…I sure was doing my share of it…lol
      I know when the time comes to deal with your furniture you will handle it as it comes…It’ll be alright.
      I can edit that previous post if you’d like.
      Cici is doing really well since she got home…Already ate twice…She only gets a tablespoon every couple of hours. So far she it eating it up and all it well. But she is very tired this evening. But who can blame her for coming so close to near death and being poked and prodded at for 24 hours. I’m really hoping this works for her. I hate so to see her get to ill…Poor little thing…And thank you for keeping her in your prayers, Prenin. There is great power when two or more come into agreement in prayer.

      I’m going to try and catch up some more on my neglected mailbox…Ack!…I ought to give you my p/w and let you do it for me, since your so fast at doing that sort of thing…lol

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  225. thanks for commenting on my Monday entry – I’m trying to catch up as I had 24 emails arrive as I was working on the rest!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    On the bright side my connection is still working – for a while it was so slow i thought I couldn’t get the job done!!!

    Don’t worry about thinking aloud on WP – we all do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cici on the mend is good news – spoon feeding her is a job and she’ll lack energy for a couple of days, but it looks like she’s getting better! ๐Ÿ™‚

    No thanks needed hun – I’d do it anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, your inbox must be as full as mine!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    God bless Angel and don’t forget to get some sleep yourself!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs!


    • She eats it on her own out of her food dish…She is only allowed a tablespoon of food 6 times a day. This is her new diet…no more goodies allowed.
      I’ll get rest, heading to bed now.
      I’ll talk at you tomorrow sug, Thanks for everything Prenin.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

    • Thanks Prenin, I had a good night’s sleep.
      About mid-afternoon for you now…right?

      The morning was a bib chaotic, or maybe just better said, out of the norm. I had to go up and down the stairs a bunch of time within about 10 minutes of time…Lower back, knees and my lungs let me know that I was over-doing it…As you would say, “Oh well.”
      So did you wake up to a rainy day today, I think you were expecting it?

      Love and squishy hugs,
      Deb xx

  226. Sounds like you got your exercise today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, it’s still raining here at 1.16am and cold (9.6’C), but mild given the time of year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tomorrow is shopping day so I’m enjoying the peace and quiet while I can…

    Love and hugs!


    • I sure did. Then to top is off the Vet’s Office called me and told me I forgot to signs the insurance form. So I had to get run over there for that….It was good of them to catch that though or it wouldn’t have passed at the insurance company.

      You enjoy your peace and quiet while you can for tomorrow will bring you a little action.
      I got just notice the notification in my mailbox of you latest post…Something about banking. So I’m off to read about that post now…I’ll see you there.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  227. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, I am sooo careful about my Bank details – I even have a device given me by the Bank that gives an encrypted password, but only if you enter your PIN, so it is impossible to hack my account! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Trouble is that if you lose your account number and/or your debit card then you can’t access your account! LoL!!!

    Still: I found the missing item so I’m good…

    I’m glad they found your mistake – insurers are sooo pedantic – and that you got it sorted! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully Cici will be back up and running soon – such a tiny thing as she is, she still needs a lot of maintenance… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and squishy hugs my friend!


    • One thing for sure we both managed to get our banking and insurance issues straight. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cici is my little love. She does require a lot of care, and with this new diet even more care. I have to get food for her every 2 hours based on our average waking hours in a day in order to feed her 6 times. But she only ate 4 times today. She was doing really well, eating each one as offered to her, then when I got to the 5th one about 7 she decided she was just too tired to eat I guess…She’s still sleeping.
      I’ll tell ya, Prenin, I don’t know how I’m going to manage this at the beach and am even a bit Leary of taking her to the beach with the sand and all. Some of the sand get ingested when they dig. I have to talk to my Vet again next week, and will see him every month to get her food so I’ll be asking him what his take is on that.

      I’m off the bed in a few moments.
      You have a great night yourself, my wonderful friend.
      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  228. Yes, looks like we were both lucky in our dealings with the Powers That Be…

    Cici will heal faster if she sleeps more, we all do it, but she’ll get her appetite back eventually.

    By the time you go back to the beach she’ll be herself again.

    I know what you mean about the sand, but the Vet may be able to lay your worries to rest.

    Whatever happens hun Cici will get better and be back to her old self soon enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a good night and sweet dreams my friend!

    God Bless!


    • Aw, that’s not luck, Prenin, just us using our brains to solve the problem…We get the credit.

      I know she will heal faster as she rests. And she is getting better.

      We’re suppose to get rain today starting around noon…We really need it too! I know you could do without it for a while though.
      Hey, how’d your shopping go? You missed the tyrants didn’t you?

      God Bless you too,
      But You get Love and Hugs as well!
      Deb xx

  229. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s raining here as I write and I have to go shopping today so I’m not looking forward be being cold and wet!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The kids got in the block on Tuesday as I was asleep.

    I WAS sure it was drugs again, but the Tenants & Residents Association had a craft night so it could be the kids got in that way and ran riot! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I passed my concerns on to the estate Manager, but all she could do was contact the Police and post letters to the residents to warn them not to let anyone in!

    Wish Mrs. Khan was still our manager – she was a lot more proactive…

    Love and hugs to you too my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • If I am understanding you correctly, you are telling me that the rioters are back as it was a few months ago…Is that right?
      Oh my, Prenin, this is not good news. How can something like that just stir over night.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  230. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, living on opposite sides of the planet does cause its problems…

    Today is Thursday the 12th of January 2012 and it is 6.16am here in Middleton with rain and cold to add to the pleasure of going out to shop.

    I CAN stay home for a couple of weeks if I need to, but I need money, to post my mail and buy some beer to make a change from gallons of tea!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I HATE shopping because of my tormentors – yes, the media are back – but it’s kind of a choice between two bad options…

    Wish me Luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and hugs always!


    • Yes, it does. I just got up about an hour ago and you are e about the middle of the afternoon.
      What do you, “The media are back?” Is this about you, or the riots as a few months ago?..BTW, I asked that in my last reply, so no, you are not hearing and echo.

      It’s too late now for me to wish you well as you go out there. You must be home by now…You are home now, right?

      Love and Big Hugs,
      Deb xx

  231. Hi hun! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The investigative journalists are nosing around again with help from Doug who has been trying to get me to admit to being Gay by trying to seduce me, so when he sniffed my used boxers I kicked him into touch.

    Suddenly Hugh phoned me sounding inquisitive but with no reason to do so for the first time ever and my one-time friend Andrew showed up out of the blue dropping hints.

    Hugh acted as my next of kin when I was poisoned to force me to go to hospital so I could be examined for my childhood rape injuries and the information shared with my tormentors, so I know not to trust his motives and Andrew acted as a mouthpiece for my tormentors after I came out of hospital, so also cannot be trusted.

    I saw Doug today leaving our neighbours flat as I was getting my food delivery and he was stoned, but still recognised that he had upset me.

    If he goes back to posting notes through my door I’ll not be a happy bunny…

    The ‘rioters’ are a bunch of local kids who got into the block and ran riot, but it seems they were allowed in by the Tenants and Residents Association to take part in a handicrafts class only to run rings around the people of the T&RA and make a lot of noise…

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • So because Doug is not getting help from you, he has decided to try to do what he can to make your life a living hell again?
      Listen, sweetie, if he posts notes under your door, keep them, but do not respond to him. Keep the notes as records. But have nothing to say to him…He is nothing but trouble.
      And never allow him to see how feel in your face. keep a straight face at all time if he is ever in your view….Don’t talk to that creep anymore.

      My friend, I am so worried about you now…Are you feeling okay considering all this. Listen, if I’m not getting what your telling me right, get me straight…Ok.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  232. Thanks Deb, will do! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m feeling OK at the moment, but past experience has left me feeling a bit stressed, however it won’t kill me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please don’t worry hun – I think this time around they have all the answers and are just looking for excuses for last time.

    The gangsters who got bit last time will do anything for money and are trying to live off their 60’s reputation, but aren’t doing so well.

    Frankly it’s all smoke and mirrors, so I’m not worried.

    Once you see behind the illusion they all come out rather sad and desperate – like when Doug tried to make out that he was a big, bad, gangster…

    Love and hugs!


    • Okay, Prenin, I won’t worry if you think there is no reason too. Just wish those folks would leave you be to live you life….
      Hope you slept okay too. I’ll find out when I read you recent post.

      Love and Hugs,
      Deb xx

  233. Hi Deb..
    My language is Swedish .. I live in Stockholm / Swedenโ€ฆ.good luck with the translation hope it works..Have a nice day
    Hugs XXX Nicki
    Visit My Town Deb…

    and the rest of it hope you like my town…
    Hugs XXX Nicki

    • Swedish! How lovely. I had a hard time trying to figure out your language. I had tried a few time to translate, but kept choosing the wrong language. I’m looking for to being able to read your blog now, and leaving comments in Swedish.
      You town is absolutely lovely, Nikki!…You must really enjoy living there it this town that has so much to offer.

      PS. I had moved you comment from my art post to my guestbook since it was not about the post. Please feel free to use it anytime when you just want to drop a line, or chat about something.
      Love and Hugs, my friend!
      Deb xx

  234. Hi Debs! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, peppered steak is lovely, but I’ve become a bit wary because I almost choked on a piece.

    I still have two slices to go which I’ll eat today and tomorrow – with great caution!

    Love and squishy hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚