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About katheliz

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  • Location USA
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  • Hometown Escanaba MI; in California since 1982
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  1. Random pointless comments

    Here's @sarabyrd's response to @hooperski's post:   'The declined wall of the Trumpian Empire'
  2. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

      'I just want to know if I'm healthy enough for bacon.'   Not a real problem at my age.  As Roger Stone said, when the judge said that the more he spoke about his case, the more he was setting himself up for cross-examination, 'Who cares?'
  3. Random pointless comments

    Wish I could give you multiple greenies for this, @hooperski!  
  4. Why are you happy today?

    Young people may scoff at 'backbreaking' being applied to vacuuming, but it's true. 
  5. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

    I think they need new parents.   It's spotty (snicker) all over, with clusters in Washington and nearby Oregon; from the Boing Boing Newsletter, 'Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but in the last year, there has been a worldwide resurgence of the virus, with cases increasing 30 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). One of the main drivers of this trend is a growing reluctance to vaccinate children, so much so that the WHO listed the anti-vaccination movement as one of its top ten threats to global health in 2019.'  Currently forty-seven countries are reporting measles outbreaks.   Here's another.  
  6. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

    With the measles outbreaks around the world, they just keep coming.     Courtesy of @alphadog
  7. What made you smile today?

    Yes, taking up all the room.
  8. What made you smile today?

    Of course not!  Too crowded!
  9. Remember the primaries in 2016, when (among other dirty tricks) Trump published Lindsay Graham's (R-SC) unlisted phone number? Graham has continued to roll over for Trump's enjoyment, which may explain why Trump is one of the few POTUSes without a dog.
  10. What made you smile today?

      We all have animals in the bathroom stories.  Mine was doing my business while being watched by three cats in the bathtub.
  11. Why are you happy today?

    The Fuenflings have a new baby. They stopped by this afternoon to show him off.  Fuenfling faces having to try to toilet-train two babies at once.   He's an 8-week old red lab, named Willie.  That's always the question with pups, but never with cats.  They just plain won't.  
  12. Verdi - terrorist union

    It was the end of July in Bayern forty years ago, the beginning of the 6-week school vacation, and a teacher friend of ours was surprised with the news that his mother had been hospitalized with terminal cancer. The hospital was ready to send her home to die, and told him to find care for her. Coincidentally, August being a general vacation month in Bayern, the carers were vacationing too, with the result that our friend brought his mother home and spent his vacation caring for her.  She quickly became demented, was incontinent, screamed vulgarities and insults from the window, claimed he was killing her - and the end came only when she died shortly after school resumed.  Not quite the end - our friend had a nervous breakdown and spent a month in a convalescent resort recovering.
  13. What made you laugh today?

      Courtesy of @sarabyrd
  14. Why are you unhappy today?

      @bramble, I understand the need for independence, and how much you'd like your life to get back to normal.  But things do change permanently.  When my children first began chauffeuring me I was merely amused - now I appreciate them (and my friends) taking me places I can only reach on the freeway, as I don't drive freeways anymore.  There are other things others do for me - I'm not supposed to use ladders or even step stools, so anything that's too high for me is done by my children or the house cleaners. The same goes for moving heavy items. It's good to know that you'll be living your life again as you like it, and when you're at last forced to give up some activities for good, accept your retirement gracefully.
  15. What are you cooking today?

    Mimi Sheraton's The German Cookbook has a recipe for sour lentils that is quick and delicious.  No soaking required. Cook lentils in beef bouillon or broth until tender; add onions sauteed in butter. Add flour to thicken.  Salt and pepper.  Add a teaspoon or more of vinegar to each bowl, to taste. The book, written in English and full of good recipes, is available from Amazon.