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Spiders are out, out OUT!!!!! :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r: Harmless little garden snakes are all right, if anyone should ask, but NO SPIDERS!!!!! I was bitten by one in 1992, and almost lost my left foot. That was bad enough, but I fell into the clutches of two insane doctors who didn't believe me about the spider (I saw the damn thing!); came up with an off-the-wall diagnosis, and treated me with massive doses of steroids for 2 months. By the time I fired them, I had steroid-psychosis, two collapsed vertabrae, and my shoulder joints and left hip joint were dissolving. I'm fine now, no pain anywhere; all three joints have been replaced; but I'm a bit shorter than I used to be! :lol::lol::lol:

Cissie

Yeah, absolutely NO SPIDERS or I'm leaving! We should have bats to control the bad bug population. Bat's love to eat spiders :)

I got bitten by a spider on the face when I was little. Looked like I had been punched in the eye. My mom was afraid to take me to the dr. thinking they'd call her in, but luckily, there were fang marks. :)

All I remember is not being able to open my eye and getting a very painful shot in the butt. :rolleyes:

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Ok, I am home. I have decided that the job I want is to be the town bum, I think that sounds like a mighty fine idea, I'll just watch the comings and goings of all of you! I won't have to worry about a thing! :lol::lol::lol:

Town bum it is! Any news you pick up, while watching our comings and goings, should be reported to Cecile, our newscaster. She does an excellent job of casting news about! Amazingly, she's able to do this even when acting in her capacity as half a comedy team. We're all rather proud of her!!! :):):)

Cissie

I went back and edited my post about the spider, because I forgot to say it was a brown recluse.

Cissie

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Cissi, Minister of Defense in charge of our miraculous, dedicated, gluten-detecting geese, I thought you also had a position at our UCCF?

Cecile, my dear, you are absolutely correct! I didn't want to overwhelm a newcomer with too much information, but yes, Susan put me in the U. I think I'm a professor of information from the good old days, and something else that I'll have to go back and find. Oh, and I think Susan also dubbed me Town Matriarch. :rolleyes:

Cissie

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Cissie-those drs. and the spider bite incident-add this to the dr. rant-what a bunch of quacks. You are lucky to have kept your foot if it was a brown recluse-or fiddle spider as they are sometimes called. Horrible things. You poor girl.

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I'm "lurking' along with all of you though not so talkative today, not a great day but at least I haven't been spinached. :lol::lol::lol:

Andrea, welcome back, as you will have read we were readying a posse to find you until our Rachelville sleuth tracked you down. :lol: Cecile, our woman of comedy and mystery. :lol:

Christine, I have been thinking about you and I am so sorry that everything is such a struggle right now. I know I have had periods in my life when it was as if I had fallen into a deep dark place without any hope and every moment of the day seemed filled with despair. It sounds to me like you are in a similar place and I want to let you know that you can find your way out. You have support here.

There are three things I wonder about:

First, the food thing, have you tried anything like Ensure? Perhaps that is the wrong product for you but surely there must be something that contains nutrients and is bland, something that will not challenge your digestive system. I think that when we are very ill we need to be as gentle as possible with ourselves in every way.

Second, the man, I am with Vincent on this. Instead of focusing on him and what you did or didn't do or could have or could do to get his attention, perhaps you could ask yourself, "how is it that I chose someone who was not capable of committing to me" and "have I done this before". It seems to me that we are trained as young women to want to please and to feel responsible if a relationship fails but in my experience as long as we are in that mode no relationship can succeed.

Third, do you have any family that could help you?

Please excuse me if it seems like I am lecturing, I don't mean to do that. I have been obsessed and heartbroken and stuck in a seemingly neverending cycle of sorrow and in those times Leonard Cohen was the musician I turned to for comfort, to quote him, "I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair with a love so vast and shattered it will meet you everywhere".

So much for not being talkative. :ph34r:

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Christine, I dated a real loser for only 2 months, and I never could figure out what happened to my brain during that time, or why it wasn't working. Finally, one of my best friends said, "Look, would you be happier with him or on your own?" The truth was, I was scared of being on my own, which was asinine, as I'd been on my own for years before those 2 stupid months. Then she added, "what would you tell me to do if I were in your shoes?"

Well, duh, I would have told her to get the hell out of there while she still had some semblance of self-respect!

I never looked back. I bought a condo, planning on adopting as a single parent a year or two downt he road--and six weeks later I met my husband.

IMPORTANT NOTE--I also would have been happy if I had continued on the original plan and adopted as a single parent. THINGS HAVE A WAY OF WORKING OUT WHEN YOU TAKE CHARGE OF --AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR-- YOUR OWN LIFE.

How are you doing, anyway? BTW, I'm guessing that your ex would NEVER be allowed in Rachelville! :P

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Please excuse me if it seems like I am lecturing, I don't mean to do that. I have been obsessed and heartbroken and stuck in a seemingly neverending cycle of sorrow and in those times Leonard Cohen was the musician I turned to for comfort, to quote him, "I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair with a love so vast and shattered it will meet you everywhere".

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I feel so sorry for how far behind AndreaB is gonna be....

15 pages and counting. Got to get the kids in bed and let hubby on the computer for a little bit. :P

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OMG OMG OMG.....so many newsy things....where to start - - - :P

Robbin - - jewelry - - yes! WE will make jewelry in R-ville. I can teach you the intricate and most heinous sterling silver individual link thing that I do, wiring each gemstone and pearl on separately and probably the reason I am blind and daft......got your lovely PM, am answering back right after this!

Sally - the town bum - absolutely fantastic...lucky you, but I will say, our work in R-ville will be so pleasurabe that it will never feel like work, so you may be jealous.....you are a hoot, welcome to goofiness...I believe you will also be minister in charge of Tumbleweeds....

ANDREA - - thank God Cecile reported on your condition as the dingos were going to have to search for you - and Seth as - - was it King or Prince? perfect....welcome back! happy reading...we missed you - - :)

Cissie has been appointed as Distinguished Chair of Celiac Literary and Historical Oddities dept. at UCCF, you will note that we have a very over-developed Science dept. there. Psychology dept. soon to open also - - - And this crazy spider bite - - -dear Lord, you are fortunate to have your limbs....remember there are no doctors in R-ville as we don't need them, so take heart.....am writing to you also, dear one, after this...

Penguin - BATS???? :o did you forget my bat terror psychosis/hallucination at the cabin in Big Sur, mentioned in another thread - - scarred for life - - - only if they are far away and cannot get in my hair....or come near me.....

Ryan - so sorry about your son - - I read all of everything so quickly - - let us know how that turns out...

Altoids - yes - what would any town be without that?

Cecile - my dingbat buddy - - forgot what I was going to say to you.....will think of it..... :blink: who makes me laugh harder???

Lisa - - - many of those positions do not need to be filled, such as Sherif, as there is no crime in our fair cult.

:) MOst have been filled, it will be up to Andrea, I think, to catch us up but so much has happened since she's been gone....

what else....

Fresno temperature today: 113, w/ over 20% humidity, HEAT INDEX of 123 - - - I am in hell.....help me

Mango - - - safe and blessed travels to Oz - - yes, DO tell us about the Aussie men ;) and find the most magical of koalas - - check out the dingo cousins also of my girls.....who refuse to go outside now and slink to the ground as if invisible when suggested.....

You all are WAY too entertaining - - - love you all and the Silly Yak laughter you bring to my life.... :wub:

Please excuse me if it seems like I am lecturing, I don't mean to do that. I have been obsessed and heartbroken and stuck in a seemingly neverending cycle of sorrow and in those times Leonard Cohen was the musician I turned to for comfort, to quote him, "I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair with a love so vast and shattered it will meet you everywhere".

So much for not being talkative. :ph34r:

RINNE - - not a lecture! many of us females have been in that exact place, and I, just recently! Leonard Cohen....v. good, mine was Dinah Washington....

....so you take the high road,

and I'll take the low....

it's much better we parted,

better I go.... (I think - forgot!)

So...kiss me as I go......goodbye..... :(

a sad surge! no more Dinah for the moment!!

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Cissi, Minister of Defense in charge of our miraculous, dedicated, gluten-detecting geese, I thought you also had a position at our UCCF?

Sally would also like to add you will not read more poetic writing them from Cissi.

Cissi,

I've been thinking about Nancy, she's at the top of my prayer list!

Andrea... what page are you on now? :blink:

Cecile, I thank you. My family always expected me to be a writer, but I got sidetracked raising children. My parents gave me a much-desired typewriter when I graduated from high school. To this day, when I sit at a keyboard, words pour from my brain through my fingers so fast that I have to slap myself upside the head to come out of my trance! :lol::lol::lol:

Thanks for Nancy, dear friend.

Andrea, we're so happy to have our sunshine back!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

Cissie

P.S. There were blackouts in California today. Do you suppose that's why we aren't hearing from the west coast?

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I'm "lurking' along with all of you though not so talkative today, not a great day but at least I haven't been spinached. :lol::lol::lol:

Andrea, welcome back, as you will have read we were readying a posse to find you until our Rachelville sleuth tracked you down. :lol: Cecile, our woman of comedy and mystery. :lol:

Christine, I have been thinking about you and I am so sorry that everything is such a struggle right now. I know I have had periods in my life when it was as if I had fallen into a deep dark place without any hope and every moment of the day seemed filled with despair. It sounds to me like you are in a similar place and I want to let you know that you can find your way out. You have support here. (quote)

rinne, I am like you, reading along and taking in others posts. Felling good but a busy day, swapping my garden produce for big buckets of sweet corn to freeze Tuesday!! Yeah, we love it!! :):) also getting the excess coen into some of my neighbors. hope you are feeling better by tuesday. Also wanted to ask you rinne about your RA diet, is there more to it than avoiding nightshade foods? am interested, my Arthur jhoints auch as shoulders & wrists are acting up more lately. B)

Been wanting to mention how much I appreciate Vydorscopes reports on TCA and Megan, the big surgery day also on tuesday. I have been to the other source checking it out and left prayers for the family. very important day, good Megan was feeling better lately, a good sign.

Robbin, I sure do hope your present Dr. can find a way to help your eyes, one our most important assets!!

Sounds like you have more than your share of eye problems, will put you on my prayer list.

Since I am the only one who has mentioned being a gr. grand ma I pm'd Christine with hopefully helpful message, she sounds like she needs a lift up. Not that age neccesarily means much wisdom but sometimes it works that way.

Sounds like Rville is growing by leaps and bounds each day, needing a sherriff or town cop and many etc positions. I volunteer to help with the flower gardens, might as well keep dirty fingernails in Rville as well as here. I will just keep them short, not as hard to clean. Can I bring my kitty? she is a one person cat, my hubbies but I take care of him so need to bring him along too. He fits in/ the guys who wear the mismatched clothes unless I help out. You gals are a riot with all the new ideas, helps keep the smiles coming. THX!! :)

Will be too busy Tues.. but will be on sometime to read at least. Good night all. :blink:;):huh:

evie

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Cissie has been appointed as Distinguished Chair of Celiac Literary and Historical Oddities dept. at UCCF, you will note that we have a very over-developed Science dept. there.

Now THAT'S a title!!! Sounds so much better, put in your words! Y'all excuse me for a moment, while I write it down. :P:P:P

Cissie

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and don't EVER EVER :ph34r: have me doing any math of any kind..... :ph34r: Thank God for online banking.....oh I guess I'm STILL supposed to reconcile my bank statements, aren't I? :ph34r::blink:

I used to work in a bank Susan, in the accounting department....reconciling the bank's statements was among my duties. Ummmm, it does help to balance your account....if you are like me with all this debit card stuff you might forget to annotate something. I'll be glad to help....I'm the town treasurer after all and no one has volunteered to co-treasure with me. :P

Is not balancing your checkbook like thinking you have money if you still have checks? :blink::o:lol:

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I'm pretty sure I could single-handedly get rid of all the pesky insects....I mean help them relocate to a better farm. :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

LMAO Donna!! I'm sure you could. ;)

OMG....YAY....I see Andrea is back in Rachelville! :D

I have much catching up to do...I stepped away from the cult farm for half a day and now I'll be sitting here "paying for it".

:lol::lol: Its gotten to the point that if we leave our GFPCFF (is that right :unsure: I cant keep up with all the variations??) we will be punished with pages upon pages of back reading.

I must bid you all farewell for a short while as it's time to venture to the far off lands. I'll be sure to seek out very talented and magical koalas, since it just wouldn't be right to have miraculous, protective, auxigro detecting geese...and just plain old koalas....

Goodbye Mango!!

<------------- waving wildly

Yes....I trust that the koalas you bring to R-ville will be very special indeed...with all sorts of magical talents. Not the vicious ones that I've heard about....nooo we will have none of that in R-ville. They will be soft and cuddly and will ride on our shoulders and gently eat treats from our hands. :D

Have a safe trip...you will be missed...report back when you can!!

Do you know how many times this has been sung to me? :lol: especially in chorus by a bunch of alcohol driven buddies :ph34r::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

I feel like I'm posting to yesterdays "old" news. Sorry guys....I was taking a much needed nap. :D

Spiders are out, out OUT!!!!! :ph34r::ph34r::ph34r: Harmless little garden snakes are all right, if anyone should ask, but NO SPIDERS!!!!! I was bitten by a brown recluse spider in 1992, and almost lost my left foot. That was bad enough, but I fell into the clutches of two insane doctors who didn't believe me about the spider (I saw the damn thing!); came up with an off-the-wall diagnosis, and treated me with massive doses of steroids for 2 months. By the time I fired them, I had steroid-psychosis, two collapsed vertabrae, and my shoulder joints and left hip joint were dissolving. I'm fine now, no pain anywhere; all three joints have been replaced; but I'm a bit shorter than I used to be! :lol::lol::lol:

OMG Cissie :o

I've seen pics of what those brown recluse spiders can do! So sorry, you had to meet one in person. :(

There will be NOOO spiders in Rachelville!!! I think we are all in agreement as far as that goes. ;)

Oh...and if one happens to slip past the geese and dingos...we will send Donna to "relocate" the critter. Ummmm...yes, remember to be delicate with them Donna. :lol:

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Is not balancing your checkbook like thinking you have money if you still have checks? :blink::o:lol:

Andrea :lol::lol::lol: I check the online statement every other day, just don't, um, add it up or anything like that to make sure they're right.... :ph34r: numbers and math - - it's what they do in hell all day long, FYI, along with plenty of excel spreadsheets.....aaaaaaaggghhhhh so am I supposed to DEDUCT these things from my checking and make sure it's okay.....please say no.....I have years of catching up to do......

I am vomitously tired and the thought of it is sapping my strength..... :huh:

premature posting - will read more now....

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btw-has anyone ever put regular goldfish in a barrel fountain/little pond? I just got one for my front porch and want to put some goldfish in it. It is too small for koi.

I have...I built a pond in my backyard, bought some goldfish and a koi from the petstore and they grew and grew and lived happily in the pond (even had many babies). Everyone told me those goldfish could not live in my pond....but they DID!! I was amazed myself. B) The koi got too big, jumped out, died on the lawn. :(

All my goldfish died one day when the electricity went off and the pump stopped working....they need circulating water I think. :huh:

Now I am still too saddened to replace the fish....plus I gotta get my pond water back to liveable conditions. Does your pond have circulating water? Mine has a waterfall so the water constantly recirculates. Not sure if its a necessity but my fish died when the pumped stopped.

Lisa my duties in R-Ville besides president...are building and decorating....I also help with landscaping. :D

Penguin - BATS???? :o did you forget my bat terror psychosis/hallucination at the cabin in Big Sur, mentioned in another thread - - scarred for life - - - only if they are far away and cannot get in my hair....or come near me.....

ROFLMAO!!

Penguin...what were you thinking??? :blink:

We cant have bats flying around, getting in Susan's hair, freaking her out....getting the Dingos all "hyped" up. :o

OMG....that is soooo funny though. :lol:

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Andrea,

You are our sunshine....

Our only sunshine....

You make us happy...

When skys are gray....

You'll never know dear....

How much we love you....

Please don't take our sunshine away.

Since everyone else was busting out with "da tunes" :rolleyes:

Celia,

That's so funny you quoted that. I call Seth Sunshine Seth and I sing that song to him but change it to You'll never know Seth, how much Mommy loves you..... :P

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Now THAT'S a title!!! Sounds so much better, put in your words! Y'all excuse me for a moment, while I write it down. :P:P:P

Cissie

:lol::lol:

Yeah Cissie,

I'd write that one down too. ;) No way I could remember a title like that. :lol:

I dont even remember my official title for whatever it is that I do...I just build stuff and help decorate and ladscape. :unsure:

I have to say though....building stuff and getting scratched up arms and dirty fingernails is much more fun than presindency. :D

Is presindency a word?? :unsure:

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Andrea :lol::lol::lol: I check the online statement every other day, just don't, um, add it up or anything like that to make sure they're right.... :ph34r: numbers and math - - it's what they do in hell all day long, FYI, along with plenty of excel spreadsheets.....aaaaaaaggghhhhh so am I supposed to DEDUCT these things from my checking and make sure it's okay.....please say no.....I have years of catching up to do......

I am vomitously tired and the thought of it is sapping my strength..... :huh:

premature posting - will read more now....

I, unlike you, love numbers. I cut the bank recon's down from two weeks to 3 days. I love a challenge like you've got. :P

Updated list..........

Rachelville Rich farmland by the ocean, with mountains at our back to provide fresh spring water.

Population (not sure haven't counted)

President: Rachel

Vice President: Patti

Governor: Julie

Lt. Governors: Miamia & Chelsea

Mayor: Andrea

Secretary: Donna & Susan

Minister of Defense: Cissi in charge of auxigro detecting geese and dingo-ish dogs

Security: Donna

Village ambassador and queen: Julie

Newscaster: Celia

Decor and Design Committee: Patti -Decor Advisor, Susan - Garden Color Coordinator, Robbin - Assistant Decor Advisor, Rachel - Building and Landscape Advisor (this is going to be a very pretty place!)

Computer Tech: Vincent

Picard: Coach (for community sports) Oh and Diver for all our sea food..sorry you got 2 jobs

Christine: Nurse (you work in a hospital right?)

Cow and goat milkers: Evie and Armetta (I think she said she has milked before)

Music teacher: Alison

Chef 1: Miamia - Chef 2: Chelse - Chef 3: Rinne

Teachers: Andrea & Patti

Shopping consultant: Donna & Rachel

Community Events Coordinator: Rinne

Village adventurer/researcher: Meredith, who travels to distant lands to bring back news and information

Tony: captain for any water craft, so he can take Picard out for diving.

Mitch: truck driver, so he can haul whatever we need.

Andrea: Treasurer

Ryan: Handy-man, general fixer upper

Nikki: Cosmotologist, hair dresser

Physical Therapist: Lynne

Cissie: Literary reader around campfire or fireplace for the citizens of Rachelville

Vincent: Town hero and rule breaker

Jeny: Animal caretaker/veterinarian

Susan & Celia: Town comics

Cissie: Town matriarch

Cissie: History teacher Distinguished Chair of Celiac Literary and Historical Oddities dept.

Ryan: Language teacher

Sally: Town bum, with the off time duty of raking leaves off paths in the fall

Karen: Counselor

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Wow...I'm all caught up now. :D

Today is a big day for Tanya and little Megan. I'll be thinking of them and praying that all goes well. Its been a long wait for them and Tanya has been nothing short of a "miracle mom"....she's got all my respect. Hope to hear some good news following the surgery. Vincent, can you keep us updated??

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:Is presindency a word?? :unsure:

of COURSE it is, all words that we like, made up or real, are words in our cult.

drifting off, must sleep......zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

nighty-night! ^_^

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rinne, I am like you, reading along and taking in others posts. Felling good but a busy day, swapping my garden produce for big buckets of sweet corn to freeze Tuesday!! Yeah, we love it!! also getting the excess coen into some of my neighbors. hope you are feeling better by tuesday. Also wanted to ask you rinne about your RA diet, is there more to it than avoiding nightshade foods? am interested, my Arthur jhoints auch as shoulders & wrists are acting up more lately.

Evie, the blood type diet I have been following recommends specific food according to your blood type. Dr.Peter J. D'Adamo has written a number of books about living right for your blood type. It is a very simple diet, meat, fish, vegetables and fruits, nuts, no processed foods, no sugar.... I avoid nightshades for my blood type but haven't looked at the other blood types. I notice that he says wheat isn't good, particularly flour, for any blood type. I think it is a lot like the Paleo diet. I'm sorry to hear your Arthur is hurting, has he tried ice packs? I find ice very helpful if even just for the respite from the pain. Do you eat foods from the nightshade family?

Julie, the vitamins... I found a liquid gluten free vitamin combination by Salus called Floravit, it is B complex and iron mix in a fruit and herbal base. A friend works at the health food store I went to and she gave me samples to try, (a tip for everyone, ask for samples) and I'll report back.

Is presindency a word??

It is now. :lol::lol::lol:

Susan, Dinah Washington, I don't think I know her music but I'll go looking and thank you for your kind words.

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