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S ince last Thursday I've had two trips to the E R [emergency room] with a heart rate between 160-200 beats per minute. After hours of testing, and the injection of adenosine, with increased medications, I'm again home. More testing on Wednesday. Heart stress test, sonograms of lungs and heart and surrounding areas....along with numerous other tests like thyroid and blood --- I'll be back to blogging again [or even getting online], hopefully, soon.

Wordless Wednesday

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I 'm adding a note to my Wordless Wednesday on Thursday! Some of you wanted to know what the plant/bush was. I am positive that Smalltown RN showed me the way! It's a species of coral bush!! Here's the link she left me in the comment section yesterday sometime. http://waynesword.palomar.edu/coraltr1.htm For her knowledge and help, I thank her from the bottom of my heart! Now I can go to the nursery and see if they have them here for me to purchase and plant. Hmmmmmm, dilemma is, where will I put it? Back yard, or front yard?
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T his area of our city is known for its migratory birding. Most times in the Spring when hubby and I walk the area, there are several different species of birds. For some reason, there were very few varieties today. So, I took advantage of a few shots and will share a few of the scenery on the walk also. It's Hans Suter Park A sandpiper I'm thinking this perhaps is an egret - not sure!! This is a heron --very abundant in the water areas around town. This blooming tree is a Mexican Olive Tree This pathway takes you to the bay, Oso Bay. Across the bay to the east-southeast is Texas A&M Corpus Christi campus [one of the many campuses] You can click to enlarge them. I hope the historical marker is legible. At least for some. It tells you about the Native American tribes that were once settled along the Texas coastlines. "I used to have a handle on life, and then it broke. "
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I cut the five questions from my comment box yesterday and worked on the answers to the best of my ability. So, *drum roll*, here is: ....An interview with Carmen ! If you were on Survivor, and had one luxury item you could bring with you on the island, what would you take and why? Well, being on an island, that in itself is pure luxury for me....I would love to be on an island and be the SOLE survivor!! Yet, since I don't watch the program, and I really don't have an idea of what it's all about, I'd probably say the luxury of having my own chef with me & he would have smuggled in a cb radio that would work by solar power and he could order a steak to be delivered to us once in a while!! See what kind of exotic meals he could make me for me once I was the survivor, and he'd be my prize. --Take part in his concoctions from scavenging the island, as I would definitely want to stay and not return to the mainland. If you had to pick a color to describe yoursel
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S o, I'm cleaning out the kitchen pantry, and had a few bags of bread and hard rolls that were more than likely quite stale. Some might even call them a bit cultured. But, even tho I'm not up on being any more cultured right now, I thought it would be best to have dear hubby take the half loaves and couple of fuzzy rolls --- out to the grackles, and the coastal ' great-tailed ' grackles. Tho a very boisterous bird, I do enjoy them a lot. They're calls and song are pretty and reminds me of the tropics. They are the 'bread eaters' in this neck of the woods. If we were close enough to the beach, I would have sauntered outdoors myself to feed the other winged disposals ---the seagulls!! Anyway, lo and behold, out of no where here they came! I have seen a few gulls flying really high in the sky around here, but close to ground level near our yard- not very often. I have no idea how they knew! And what a ruckus!! [I went out with the digital]. When I fin
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T oday is Earth Day. It's a beautiful, peaceful and quiet Sunday here on the coast. Cloudy, and so serene. All I hear outdoors right now are the seagulls above, and a few birds singing in the lush bushes around the yard. I'm at my best in the quiet solitude of mornings. Perhaps it may rain a bit. It'd be a nice soft storm if it does build up. A big thunderous storm would ruin the atmosphere the morning has to offer. I'm gonna take the rest of the day to relax and enjoy. What could be finer than to be with hubby, enjoying the day? <><><> [these photos below were in a draft from a day or two ago] Amaryllis in bloom -Off front master bedroom windows [I was curious to see what the plural form of 'amaryllis' was, so looked it up on Google --" Amaryllis is Greek, so the plural would be amaryllides, but in English, the plural is amaryllises ".] Personally, I'd prefer amaryllides...sounds more fitting. Yellow Trumpet Bush Off livin
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Info Page - Join This week's theme - STEPS T his week was a difficult one....mainly 'cause we live in the flat lands. Rarely are there any 'steps' to be seen except for the most common - 'stepping up to one's porch' or 'stepping up on a curb'. I see steps around town and such, but mostly, they're all ramps these days. I thought of the seawall 'steps' to make way to the beaches inside the city limits, but nah---I've written and posted about those before. There are escalators and steps in the malls and city/county buildings, but again, too common for me. I try to go for the unusual. So, the theme 'steps' was slow in coming to me for the right idea. While walking along the North Beach this past week, and enjoying the surf ---hubby and I came upon a partially buried...... Okay, when he said "Watch your step" ---I thought this will suffice. Tho it's a long shot, it IS a form of 'step', I guess. Like dan
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I love reading peoples' haiku. They always convey the feeling, emotion or season perfectly. And I envy those with this talent. Very much. So, in turn, for years I've wanted to delve into my writing ability and convey the real stuff. But never found the time to take the time and perhaps accomplish a haiku. Today, I read up on haiku, and found that in Japanese haiku, you must have the five, seven, five syllable technique. To be honest, I haven't had the privilege of having much teachings in the oriental culture. My whole world of the orient is here at home, with my hubby's love for Japanese figurines, and well...."made in Japan" or "made in China". And the ancient oriental people have a profound meaning to me ---they are wise beyond compare. I also read about Mastuo Basho , a master of haiku....where when in need of solitude, he'd withdraw himself into a hut made from plantain leaves, called basho-an [hence his pseudonym]. At the beginn
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Appetizer What is your favorite kind of bread? I would have to put down two kinds since I like them equally. Dark, Russian Rye bread and European crusty bread . Soup When was the last time you bought a new pillow? Just this year, with the redecorating. One thing I learned this time around, you can have down pillow dry cleaned. I didn't know that!! When my hubby's favorite pillow always got flattened beyond repair, I'd buy a new one....filled with down. Now I will know better...cheaper to have the one dry cleaned than buy a new one for him all the time!! Salad Approximately how many hours per week do you spend surfing the ‘net? My computer time is mostly working with my own blog these days, and nothing else. So probably just a couple hours a day total, with perhaps a little dab of surfing other blogs. That would be about 14-15 hours a week . Main Course What’s the highest you remember your temperature being? Dunno!! Really....I rarely have a temperature other than
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F or my Thursday Thoughts this week, I thought I'd mention the outrageous spam I found in my blog comments the other day! That will explain why now the comments here are moderated. The spam had everything from the "F" word ---and extremely long worded nonsense! Vile, anti-christ, just plain no holds barred slander. Nothing against this blog per se, but just demeaning to all things good and wonderful! To me at least. I deleted the comment immediately, and ran over to the settings of this blog and clicked on moderate. Why, I wonder, do people get their jollies from traisping around the 'net, filling comment sections of blogs, or in guestbooks of websites,--------all the slanderous, meaningless jargon thought of by man? Why? What is the purpose? I'll never understand it. But, it hinders the enjoyment of meeting new people who grace the comments with KIND words. And I still live by the old saying ---"If you can't say anything nice, don't say any

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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F or approximately fifteen years now, I've had to deal with Supraventricular Tachycardia Symptoms. Of which I experienced it once again last night from around 8 PM to around 11 PM. What it is deals with the heart rhythms. A rapid heart beat rate of over 150 beats a minute. Without stopping most times, without doing something to help myself and my heart rate. My cardiologist in Tucson, Dr. Paul Bejarano, was very helpful with my 'condition' and was always P O'd with me 'cause I never quit smoking. But---that's not the point here. I wanted to share with you what I experience. The cardiologist was astounded when I told him I know when it's coming before it begins! He was aghast....and one time while I had a visit with him for my quarterly exam, I felt one coming on....he was in the examining room with me. He spun around after I said "I'll be having an episode any time now". He quickly stepped up to me, lifted my shirt up....placed his steth
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KRAUT BURGERS [aka -Runzas] This recipe is something that has been handed down in my family, and of course, I 'modernized' it for the convenience of the bread dough...my mom and grandmother always made their own bread..... Me? I buy the frozen bread dough! LOL In the long run, it's less expensive. But, it's a delicious and easy entree, for lunch or dinner. <><><> 1 pound fresh ground meat [turkey or ground beef chuck] * 1 small white onion [chopped] 1/2 cup beer Black Pepper 1/2 head of green cabbage [coarsely chopped] 1 lb. frozen bread dough [thawed] 1/4 cup melted butter 350 degrees oven temperature two cookie sheets [greased or sprayed with non-stick PAM] <><><> First, you brown your meat and chopped onion. I used ground turkey. [*my grandmother and mother used leftover shaved beef roast] Once the ground meat is browned thoroughly, I add one half cup of beer! [The alcohol cooks out of it, and gives a really 'special'
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3 down and only 1 to go--- This last one hubby framed, and now up on the wall, for me is of the legendary "Tom Horn" portrayed by Steve McQueen in movies. [It's acutally supposed to be Steve, as you can see by clicking on the link to compare the same image I drew --kinda sorta---the small newspaper clipping of him that I've had for years, saved, as Tom Horn is the added feature on the frame, surrounded by a miniature lasso] The last one for hubby to frame is my sketch from my portfolio ---it was drawn in 1983!! [I have a lot of pictures I've drawn over the years]-- that will be placed next to Butch and Sundance, an indian portrait. One of my favorites. Dunno when he's gonna begin on that frame as he has arthritis in his fingers so bad, his hands ache something fierce now....he needs to take a break from it all. A friend asked me the dimensions of my drawings. They're done on a sketch pad --16"x20" Then matted [I've purchased the identic
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*Those looking for Saturday Photo Hunt entry --below this* ....and the gown pageant begins. [speaker volume] Captain Lifecruiser is celebrating the cyber cruise this evening with a special and elegant ball. I love ballroom dancing. Especially the waltz. The music, the dancing, the dining, the moonlit night will be most enjoyable. I'll be sure to drag have hubby out on the ship's deck and leave the doors open so we can dance in the beauty of the night with the moonglow and the stars and beautiful scenery just on shore--- ...tho the ballroom is elegantly lighted and the confetti flows with the dancers as if stardust! The other day, our shopping day, I chose my silver heels and a small pearled handbag, along with my cultured pearl earrings and single strand necklace. Read about it here . After having an elegant luncheon to rest my sore feet from walking and shopping and toting shopping bags, I went faithfully into a small boutique that specialized in small framed, but well..