Cotswold Village

Cotswold Village
Started May 27, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Anyone from North Carolina?

We are planning on our first real vacation ever, to North Carolina.  Any of my followers, or visitors from North Carolina that can answer a couple of questions for me?  If so, please leave a comment or email me.  Thank you.  We are planning on going in December over Xmas and New Year.... can't wait, hope there's snow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Time flies

Wow, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted..... I have been infatuated with getting my current cross-stitch finished... I have been working on it at least 6 hours per day.... only got one more person to stitch and then it is done.... We also have a big trial here in Orlando and I have been glued to the television where they have been trying to pick a jury.  Now that a jury has been picked, the trial starts next week... so I will be missing in action for a while (unless I have to vent. then I'll be here)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What am I, Who am I?

(Preface  - long and probably very boring post)
I was born and raised in England until the age of 19.  I have been in America since 1979, almost 32 years.  I still have my British passport.  I wanted to become an American citizen many years ago, but just never took the test.  Now, it seems that will never happen.  My MS causes loss of memory pretty bad and there is no way I know the names of President's past or much of any historical times.  So I guess my quest for becoming an American Citizen is out the window.  Technically I'm English, but in my heart I'm an American, although I'm not quite sure that is a good thing.

Of course I was up at 2:30am on Friday, getting all ready to watch the wedding of the century.  It was all it was expected to be and beautiful.  The biggest surprise was the car as they were leaving the Palace.  To see all the crowds in England happy and waving their flags made me a little homesick, but that was over in a flash.

So I spent most of the rest of Friday watching replay after replay and different television perspectives of the wedding.  Saturday was a lazy day but ended up watching the White House Correspondents Dinner which I found hysterical.  Whether it really was or not I'm not sure, maybe it was my lack of sleep from Friday, but I thought the President was hysterical and extremely clever with his jokes.  All in all it was a pretty relaxing weekend but I was so tired (still trying to catch up from Friday - those with MS know what I'm talking about).  Sunday night I went to bed very early, around 8:30pm.  Hubby came in to kiss the dog goodnight around 10pm (yes, I said the dog, not me) which was strange in itself, but I think he was hoping I was awake and because I rolled over when he opened the bedroom door, he told me the President was coming on the tv with an important announcement.  Yeah, so whatever, is that a reason for waking me......grrrr then he said something about OBL... so in my haze of sleep I clicked on the remote and turned to CNN and there was Wolf (what a name) saying that OBL was dead (although still no official word - waiting for President).  Obviously, I was now awake so up I got to go watch the "big" tv in the living room to find out what had happened.  At 3:00am I am still watching TV... yep that's what happens once I'm awake, I stay awake for a loooong time.

I realize this is a long post (and probably very boring for most of you) but I have gone from Loving being British, (wedding) Loving being American (great President = remember I am not bias as I am not eligible to vote - but from all the past president's that I can remember - he is a GREAT speaker) to a WTF moment.

After doing something so spectacular by sending in the SEALS, now I hear, "it was illegal"  "Bush should get the credit" "why give him an Islamic ritual burial".  Can we just let it go. It was DONE and OVER.  Who really cares if it was legal or not... was it legal when OBL flew into the World Trade Center or killed thousands of others through his terror antics.  The saga with Trump wanting Obama's birth certificate.  WHY.  I was surprised Obama gave it up but it all worked to his advantage (watch the president speak during the white house correspondent's dinner - you'll get it).  I used to like Trump but think he is now an idiot, a moron, an egotistical.... well I can't really say it here but you get what I mean.  Is he really that stupid, or is this just another show.

Aren't we all grown ups here.  I watched the guy from the White House do his briefing yesterday (I have nothing else to do I'm so bored) but I was astonished and disappointed with the american reporters that ask questions that OBVIOUSLY cannot be answered.  Why would any reporter think that we should give them information about HOW, WHEN, WHERE and what the SEALS saw during the raid.  I'm sure many people of America want to know, but deep down, isn't it safer that it's done, it's OVER.... whatever info is given to reporters is also given to OBL followers.  These reporters just don't know when to let it go.

So, back to the question at hand - am I English or American.... I even have to get my pills from Canada as it is 1/3 of the price - WHY...(let's leave that for another rant).  I miss my job, hate not working and as it's just me and the three dogs every day until my hubby gets home, you are my audience for my vents and rants.

OK, i'm done venting now and off to find something to eat for breakfast.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

PS:  Got an email while writing this from my blackberry page for a new app for today - Memory Booster for Blackberry - deal of the day.  (Wish it worked on my brain instead of my phone LOL)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Funeral Expenses

 Obama goes on a State visit to Israel.  While he is on a tour of Jerusalem, he has a fatal heart attack.
The undertakers tells the US diplomats: "You can have him shipped home for $1 million or you can bury him here in the Holy Land for $100."
The US diplomats go into a huddle and come back to the undertaker and tell him they still want Obama flown home.
The undertaker is puzzled and asks:  "Why would you spend $1 million to get him home when it would be wonderful to be buried here in this religious country and you would only spend $100?"
One diplomat replied:  "More than 2000 years ago a man died here, was buried here, and just 3 days later he rose from the dead.  We simply can't take that risk".

Monday, April 25, 2011

How do you explain being tired

My parents are on their way over this afternoon after traveling from West Palm Beach to Atlanta and now they are in Orlando to take us for dinner.  But today I'm weak, tired, blah... and I guess she could hear it in my voice, yes being MS tired gives me no energy to talk either.  She said to go take a nap, you will feel better.  Go take a shower, that will wake you up.  My husband says the same thing.  No-one seems to understand this "tiredness" feeling with MS.  Can any of you explain it to me in a way I can explain it to my family and friends.  My MS is the cognitive kind, not immobility, therefore I cannot seem to explain things properly.  I hope you can understand what I'm saying and I look forward to your comments.  Thanks guys.