I picked up the only coin I have larger than a penny. I used to have coins in my wallet. These days, I never have anything except a few odd pennies. Why is that? It isn't even that I pay entirely by plastic. I actually do most of my grocery shopping with cash, so there … Continue reading WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOUR NICKEL WAS MINTED? By Marilyn Armstrong
I’ve had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. As a child, I would worry about everything and was afraid of almost everything. My mother, a trained child psychologist, tried to give me a form of cognitive therapy by pointing out to me every time I was ‘awfullizing’ or ‘what iffing.’ She … Continue reading ANXIETY AND THE CORONAVIRUS – BY ELLIN CURLEY
In the midst of the madness, the flying squirrels come every night and eat at least four or five pounds of birdseed. That's approximately 2 kilos. We've stopped filling the feeder every night because there's food in the forest and they don't really need to dine at our place every night, but apparently, our food … Continue reading BESIEGED BY FLYING SQUIRRELS – Marilyn Armstrong
This is a correction from the previous message. It didn't occur to me to warn people to not drink Listerine or bleach. Seriously? How stupid have we gotten? I'm assuming anyone who reads this blog is smart enough to recognize the difference between a cleanser, a mouthwash, and a cure. There are no cures for … Continue reading UPDATED INFORMATION AND PLEASE DON’T GUZZLE THE BLEACH! – Marilyn Armstrong
We don’t have a single penny in the stock market. I’m not sure what that means. Does that mean we should die to improve the Dow-Jones average?
Back in 1967, before they went disco, the Australian group the Bee Gees released their first American single, “New York Mining Disaster 1941.” Inspired by a devastating landslide at a mine in South Wales a year earlier, the song told the story from the viewpoint of trapped miners hoping to be rescued.
It occurred to me that the song, with a few changes, could be updated to fit our current situation. So with love and apologies to the Brothers Gibb, I give you “New York Stock Exchange Disaster 2020.”
Covid-19’s killing the economy.
And I heard somebody saying on TV
That there’s no point in saving sick old folks like me.
Would you give your life for Dow Jones?
My stock portfolio just took a nosedive.
So we’re asking Grandma to consider suicide
For Dow Jones.
Well, my 401K isn’t doing great.
And I’ve been stuck inside this house for…
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No one ever listens. Do you have to fail an IQ test to be “the leader” of a nation? We are “led” by morons and not just here, either. I say LET them keep the gun shops open. Maybe they’ll kill each other. Wouldn’t that make life ever so much easier?
On February 8, 2020, Gibbs died. We had no warning that there was something seriously wrong with him and until he died, he was eating, alive, and active.A lot of people seem to have missed this post, so I'm posting it again. I miss Gibbs, especially when I'm feeding them. I automatically grab three dishes, … Continue reading LOSING GIBBS – Marilyn Armstrong