I found out the other day (maybe a month ago) that I still get carsick if I read in a car while it is moving. I normally do not read in the car so I gave it no thought. The fact that I was reading text messages (while my wife drove the van) and that was what made me car sick. I always did refrain from reading in a vehicle because of that but I was never bothered by our GPS as it spoke and I occasionally looked it's way.
We are old enough to know that we need help. We are both in our 70's and no one is hiring old folks. So we do what we can at home and these projects on these pages are some of the jobs we do in our effort to surive on this planet called Earth.
Laurel Rose just finished the NARFE Kentucky Federation of Chapters Convention Booklet. She is now concentrating on our family genealogy.
It was 22 degrees here at home in Marion this morning. I feel good this morning mentally and physically.
From my prospective the planet Earth is doing great I will do my part and make it a little safer and cleaner.
I have been non stop all day cleaning up around the house. Just now stopped for the day.
Tonight we check our Flash Drive just to make sure we have it loaded with the proper files for the printer..
I have been working on my Questions and Answers every day and it is very tedious and monotonous. I have about 2 months work to do on it, if I do not cause my ear flaps to flop I will be fine.
I feel fine and it has been spitting snow flakes as big as mites or where is the salt. Last night is was fluffy where yesterday it was wet.
My bird feeders are empty but I want the birds to clean up their droppings before I put more seeds out there. The Hummers will be here in the middle of April.
I haven't let my mind wander about in a while; I haven't sensed my style of being thought I know I was always there.
38 degrees and I feel fine this Sunday morning. Mom is off today and doing the finishing touches of the NARFE Convention Book
I do like going over to Facebook in the mornings and I do love to post here. I also love to work on my websites ("my websites" being everything I do to my website (Laurelrose and MarionKyBiz) plus donated time websites (NARFE, Lock 50, Coalition, three day forecast).
It is 33 degrees outside this morning and 70 degrees inside this home in Western Kentucky.
I feel good this morning which is a reflection of my attitude and physical feelings. Although I did trip over my self when rearranging furniture in my daughters room and fell and just holding my body with my arms from smashing my nose against a door nob; my nose did hit the door nob but just enough to say, " That was close to a broken nose and blood." I did wrench my back and felt sore after my fall but this morning all is well and my body feels good.
Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.
I have been moving NARFE "Questions and Answers" from the magazines to my NARFE website. There may be over a 1000 questions and answers to move.
It is 18 degrees on our front stoop and 20 degrees in town this morning. I doing what I can do and that is adding a new section to our NARFE Chapter 1373.
I feel good this morning, mentally and physically; I am having my first cup of coffee and it feels good and tastes good.
POPE: LET US BE “PROTECTORS” OF CREATION, NOT ALLOWING OMENS OF DESTRUCTION AND DEATH TO ACCOMPANY OUR WORLD'S JOURNEY
Vatican City, 19 March 2013 (VIS) – Following is the complete text of the homily that Pope Francis gave during the Mass inaugurating his Petrine ministry. Beginning with the image of St. Joseph, the “protector”, the Pope stressed that the vocation to protect creation and humanity concerns everyone. He urged all to not be afraid of goodness or even of tenderness.
“Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. It is a significant coincidence, and it is also the name-day of my venerable predecessor: we are close to him with our prayers, full of affection and gratitude.”
“I offer a warm greeting to my brother cardinals and bishops, the priests, deacons, men and women religious, and all the lay faithful. I thank the representatives of the other Churches and Ecclesial Communities, as well as the representatives of the Jewish community and the other religious communities, for their presence. My cordial greetings go to the Heads of State and Government, the members of the official Delegations from many countries throughout the world, and the Diplomatic Corps.”
“In the Gospel we heard that 'Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife' (Mt 1:24). These words already point to the mission that God entrusts to Joseph: he is to be the 'custos', the protector. The protector of whom? Of Mary and Jesus; but this protection is then extended to the Church, as Blessed John Paul II pointed out: 'Just as Saint Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ’s upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model' (Redemptoris Custos, 1).”
“How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly, and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand. From the time of his betrothal to Mary until the finding of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem, he is there at every moment with loving care. As the spouse of Mary, he is at her side in good times and bad, on the journey to Bethlehem for the census and in the anxious and joyful hours when she gave birth; amid the drama of the flight into Egypt and during the frantic search for their child in the Temple; and later in the day-to-day life of the home of Nazareth, in the workshop where he taught his trade to Jesus.”
“How does Joseph respond to his calling to be the protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church? By being constantly attentive to God, open to the signs of God’s presence and receptive to God’s plans and not simply to his own. This is what God asked of David, as we heard in the first reading. God does not want a house built by humans, but faithfulness to his word, to his plan. It is God himself who builds the house, but from living stones sealed by his Spirit. Joseph is a “protector” because he is able to hear God’s voice and be guided by his will; and for this reason he is all the more sensitive to the persons entrusted to his safekeeping. He can look at things realistically, he is in touch with his surroundings, he can make truly wise decisions. In him, dear friends, we learn how to respond to God’s call, readily and willingly, but we also see the heart of the Christian vocation, which is Christ! Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation!”
“The vocation of being a 'protector', however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone. It means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live. It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. It means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!”
“Whenever human beings fail to live up to this responsibility, whenever we fail to care for creation and for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction and our hearts are hardened. Tragically, in every period of history there are 'Herods' who plot death, wreak havoc, and mar the countenance of men and women.”
“Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political, and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany our world's journey! But to be 'protectors', we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us not forget that hatred, envy, and pride defile our lives! Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up or tear down! We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness!”
“Here I would add one more thing: caring, protecting, demands goodness; it calls for a certain tenderness. In the Gospels, Saint Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love. We must not be afraid of goodness, of tenderness!”
“Today, together with the feast of Saint Joseph, we are celebrating the beginning of the ministry of the new Bishop of Rome, the Successor of Peter, which also involves a certain power. Certainly, Jesus Christ conferred power upon Peter, but what sort of power was it? Jesus’ three questions to Peter about love are followed by three commands: feed my lambs, feed my sheep. Let us never forget that authentic power is service, and that the Pope too, when exercising power, must enter ever more fully into that service which has its radiant culmination on the Cross. He must be inspired by the lowly, concrete, and faithful service which marked Saint Joseph and, like him, he must open his arms to protect all of God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgement on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and those in prison (cf. Mt 25:31-46). Only those who serve with love are able to protect!”
“In the second reading, Saint Paul speaks of Abraham, who, 'hoping against hope, believed' (Rom 4:18). Hoping against hope! Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope! For believers, for us Christians, like Abraham, like Saint Joseph, the hope that we bring is set against the horizon of God that has opened up before us in Christ. It is a hope built on the rock that is God.”
“To protect Jesus with Mary, to protect the whole of creation, to protect each person, especially the poorest, to protect ourselves: this is a service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out, yet one to which all of us are called, so that the star of hope will shine brightly. Let us protect with love all that God has given us!”
“I implore the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul, and Saint Francis, that the Holy Spirit may accompany my ministry, and I ask all of you to pray for me! Amen.”
I am up early and I am still sleepy. Mom's van is covered with frost, on mornings like this I start her van to clear some of the frost if I can.
I watched The University of Kentucky basketball team lose their game last night and were out of the NIT Tournament.
I have savored every moment of time that I have spent with you.
Since meeting Sylvia and Joanie in 1967 my life has been filled by a moment by moment existence.
Time has stood still at the moment I have spent with you.
Every waking morning has brought me a new existence.
Sometimes my life is very painful, sometimes I am in euphoria.
All these moments are moments with god.
Whatever has happened, I have lived the moment.
Now I have a web site and I have tried to say that to you.
The message is not what I say, the message is that I am and you are.
I have savored every moment of time that I have spent with you.
I realize that I have failed to explain what I feel and that only childish words prevail,
but these words for those that could not see god when god was there.
These moments are time spent knowing that we exist and that peace is deep within all of us.
It is a shame that these simple words cannot convey the true meaning of our existence.
I listened to the pope this morning and here is what I heard. Joseph and Mary took care of their environment, protected and were good parents to Jesus. He asked us to follow Joseph's and Mary's example and take care of our children and the environment they live in.
I cleaned and washed clothes and a dresser in Allison's room yesterday, today I clean the floor in that room and finish the laundry I started.
I stand in an aura of warmth
A variety of emotions
A cross culture of a human being
I placed Christmas lights on a tree
I placed the Star of David a top the tree
I sent out a Hanukah gift and Christmas Greetings
I am listening to Jamiroquai
My mornings start anew without any thought
Pure ..then the ego emerges
I open my eyes then the light
I am the variety of my being
No peg . There is no peg hole
Spirituality? .Zen?......Hebrew?........ Christian?..........Agnostic?
Nothing . Confucianism?...... Yin Yang?.......
As a child my body was dipped into all those words
My ego took the best for my self ..greedy child
The sun brightens our days and the earth turns away the light.
I do not have a clue but I did travel though San Francisco in the sixties
And I did see the Manchurian Candidate.
I stand in an aura of warmth
We are creatures of habit. I tried one new way Windows 8 and it was not for laptop users. Windows 8 thinks it can come close to a iPad and they are not the same. As I said we are creatures of habit and those folks that use an iPad love their machine. Laptops can evolve but it will work it's way closer to a television than an iPad. DirecTV is moving that way with YouTube and Movies On Demand and using a remote.
I have been very busy all day cleaning up and I am tired.
It is the Sun Day with cloudy skies and rain all day. No need for me to go outdoors today.
I do feel good mentally and physically. I am not as agile as I should be but given the back problems I have I do OK.
I am rounding up the supplies I need for the convention in Bowling Green Kentucky. I have to set up Skype today or this week; I have speakers and a Camera to add to my supplies and I will mount my camera on the tripod. We have folks that ask questions so we have a mike center stage and my camera will be focused there at the convention. I do slide shows during the breaks (on the big screen) of the photos we take during the convention.
Something just popped! I am not sure if it was my TV or my laptop. Whatever? I see no fires or feel any heat.
Our outside temperature is 35 degrees and indoors it is 72 degrees.
Why do I mention such mundane matter of fact nonsense. Well it is a matter of stability in governing in a large area. We have what we call the Declaration of Independence, The Preamble and the United States Constitution. It works well because it is constantly in revolutionary mode. Things change very slowly because no one gets their way though they try.
At the moment some states are trying dictatorships.
I lived on a commune where dressing was optional. I learned in the bible that Adam and Eve tasted the fruit of good and evil and had to dress. In the garden you did not need to dress. I truly believe that our planet Earth is our garden. That is why I am always concerned when someone trashes it up. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Sometime good-taste in a point of view and not a law, as in breastfeeding a child.
Some folks carry their nose very high.
This morning I am cleaning the kitchen floor:
I can also stop playing a game, games are not an addiction with me. I have very good self control, it is a product of gods word.
No one has told me that my life style was evil. I love the planet earth and all it's creature. I follow the laws of our US Constitution and the 10 Commandments and I do not have a problem. Has someone told you that my life was evil?
I am tired but OK this morning. I do not feel like getting out and doing anything; I have seemed to mentally just vegetate though my mind is functioning well.
Today the bathroom floor gets a thorough cleaning.
Mom has been working on the pamphlet for the NARFE Convention these past three days and I must say she does excellent work.
I will order online for a new laptop this afternoon since Windows 7 laptops are not in store fronts because of Microsoft contract stipulations with buyers. I will ship it to store to avoid shipping costs.
I sent my Windows 8 computer back, too many flaws for me to deal with. The Windows 8 operating system is for folks that use their fingers to sweep from place to place like iPad, Surface, smartphones.
Plus it would not see my trusty excellent HP DeskJet 970cse (High Priced) Printer which we paid a lot a money for and it still works great.
I will stick to Windows 7 for now.
I feel good this morning but mom pulled a muscle in her back and if it is like me it will go on forever as different muscles take over the task and hurt themselves doing it (another pull).
Another problem I had is that most of the time when I misspell a word it gets underlined and if I right click my mouse, I get a menu with maybe a solution (correct spelling). In Windows 8 in their Windows 8 browser if I right Click after seeing my word underlined the browser goes to a different menu (Windows 8 Menu) and not any solutions to my spelling problem ($#it).
I went to see my granddaughter at her gymnastic meet in Madisonville, Kentucky. She got 1st place bars, 2nd place vault, 2nd place beam, 3rd place floor and 1st place all around. Congratulation to our granddaughter, love ya.
It is warmer outside at this time than it was a few days ago.
I remember the closed architect of the early computers and how they lost out to IBM and it's open architect (any operating system within the framework of their computer).
The Windows 8 operating system computers on the shelves of most computer stores are trying to close the doors on open architect or just make it difficult on older software.
The Windows 8 operating system is just a challenge on my pocket book and mind.
If you are an old computer user just stick with Windows 7 and forget about Windows 8 until all the bugs are taken out. The operating system is fine it is just the Internet has to adjust to Windows 8 or do what I want to do and just scrape Windows 8 and get Windows 7 back on my machine.
Windows 7 is easier and much more compatible with the Internet. A problem that will certainly piss everyone off is the Internets ability to spell check by right clicking your mouse to get the right spelling; well if you do that in Windows 8 you get a menu of older screens which voids the spell check (@#$%it).
I have been selling ads downtown and updating my ads website to show some of the ads I sold.
The way they are sold is; if you mail me or give me a Business Card (email image too) plus $20.00. I will scan it and place it on line for one year at our Retired Federal Employees Website Plus a link to your website. It is a win win situation.
The Money goes for Alzheimer’s Research. We are old and retired and we have to help our co workers who now forget....
It is about 32 degrees outside this morning and a comfortable 72 degrees inside our abode. I feel fine.
I am getting the hang of this Windows 8 software and like all else there are ways to move around in it. Does it really do anything different? I am not sure if it does. It is mostly buy an app for it. That is like me trying to get you to buy a Business Card Ad on my website.
It is 45 degrees outside and in our comfortable home it is 71 degrees. I live in an environment where the community built a nation of 50 states in North America. Law does not let us fight over an argument.
" We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
It asks us to mind our own business. Our government has some heavy metal to drop on a dime so we are somewhat protected from soldier's coming over the hills. Plus everyone in our state can shoot the eyes out of a bobcat.
I feel good this morning, mentally and physically. I did most of my carpet shampooing yesterday but I have to do behind the lazy boys today, I have to move a lot of stuff to do that.
This morning I vacuum and shampoo the rug. We think one of the cats did a pee pee on the rug. Normally they go outside but if their playing mind games they trap each other and see how long they wait until they pee on the rug. I have a solution for that but my wife likes cats inside the house.
It was 23 degrees here one hour ago. I am still getting acquainted with Windows 8, IE is so stupid and backwards. I try to use the desktop version because the other version (Window 8) could easily be flushed and not missed.
I feel good this morning.
We have a dusting of snow still around and frost on the windows. We have a big Red-bellied Woodpecker that has been around our feeder for about 3 weeks now. I see him at a distance but that is about all. I have not been able to get close enough to take his photo but I can search online for a photo similar to him.
About Internet-Explorer 10 which is on Windows 8:
On my computer there are two way of using it one looks like this:
And the other one looks like this:
The second one you can tab brows and the first one you can read the post. The first one is best used like a finger browser on a tablet or smartphone.