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Facebook is a Cesspool

Prior to this election year I've been able to stomach FB. It's been a good way to see pictures of my grandchildren. Of late, it's been so rife with political BS that I find it irritating, so I'm doing my best to stay away for a while, until after the elections are over.

Like all things, it's not entirely disgusting. I've reconnected with many old friends and high school classmates via social networking. I tell myself that's one of its positive attributes. And, nearly every day I have a short convo with my long lost cousin David from California. After 40 years of not communicating, I found him there on FB. Our relationship is very positive and so that's a second good thing. And now and again I come across the link to a good recipe.

Anah stayed home from school today as she was so very tired from the whole asthma incident last night. We watched numerous episodes of "The Great British Bakeoff" which we both enjoy. After that she chose "America's Top Models" which I endured.

I made Mississippi Roast for dinner tonight and it was well received and there are leftovers for tomorrow.

Anah has appointments with two different doctors tomorrow so I am hopeful that they will have appropriate remedies and solid advice. Both doctors are in Columbia so Erin and Anah will be headed that way. Odd, when I think what a big deal it used to be to get to go to Columbia when I was kid and how it's no longer that way.

I knitted a few rows on the shawl. Found a dropped stitch about 12 rows down and it took a long time to fix that and now I'm weary of the shawl. Yes, I know, no follow through, but I'll get it done some day, maybe even this year. Not letting myself order the yarn for the sweater slated as my next project until the shawl is complete.

The last book I read didn't end to suit me and it made me sad, became somewhat a mirror of my own life so I'm back to reading the Inspector Morse series by Colin Dexter.

No work on the construction site as it rained a bit today. They did, however, deliver a porta- potty so that portends that workmen are expected at some point soon.

Inspector Morse awaits me so I'm off for now into the night.


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Oct. 27th, 2016 03:35 am (UTC)
Finished an audio book I down loaded from the library called Before the Fall. It's what I'd call a modern mystery, with the emphasis on psycological profiles of the characters, not plot. I think the hype is overdone, for my taste it needed some serious editing, but it's not bad. four stars
Oct. 27th, 2016 01:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommend. I do enjoy character driven stories so have put this one on the list. I haven't tried audio books in a few years so may give that a try again so I could knit and listen simultaneously.
Oct. 27th, 2016 12:42 pm (UTC)
I had terrible asthma as a child. I outgrew it. Mostly. :-) I still cough a lot from time to time -- I hate inhalers and try never to use them. But it's rare that I get that awful sensation of being unable to push air out of my chest.

Hopefully, Anah will outgrow her asthma, too. :-)
Oct. 27th, 2016 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your experience. Its encouragong to think Anah will outgow it too.
Oct. 27th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
knitting can be frustrating

even worse when its in lace

its good to rest after an episode like that
glad there is a possibility of an inhaler.
I hope she grows out of it too.

hope the doctors have answers that will help not let it happen again,

one of the studies I've seen showed young boys that had elevated estrogen levels
would have trouble with asthma-it was not something that i'd expect to be an factor.
they did not figure out what caused the elevated levels.
guess as with most cases life is complicated.

Oct. 28th, 2016 12:52 pm (UTC)
knitting has taught me a fair amount of patience..

now one the interchangeable needles I'm working with is slipping at the connection point and the yarn is getting caught...I ordered a fixed circular which should mend that situation, until it arrives I'm switching back to a sock I need to finish

very interesting about the boys & estrogen
passing that on to my daughter
a nurse
always interested in the physiological aspects
Oct. 27th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC)
I agree - Facebook can be a cesspool. We have heard a lot of things re the election over here (UK) and we're pretty fed up with it, so God knows what you guys must be feeling.

I have audiobooks for nighttime now - went through a phase of Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld', now have gone on to Agatha Christies 'Poirot', as read by David Suchet himself. Fantastic.

I am glad that you like Morse - he's one of my favourites too. They have extended the series for 'Lewis' and Endeavour', but they are not Dexter's creations, although he does give his blessing of them (even turns up as an extra, as he did on the set of 'Morse').
Oct. 27th, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC)
We don't even have tv anymore, just netflix & amazon prime, don't subscribe to any papers and still the election nastiness has affected me..yuck.

Omg I love Endeavor, Morse, George Gently and more. Most of what I read are British police procedurals and mysteries.

I'm going to try some audio books, am thinking the library has some.
Oct. 27th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
I was vehemently against Kindle, but I had to review my opinion when I had to road test the Kindle Fire and compare it with reading an actual book (part of a multimedia project for my second year). I prefer paper books, but love Audible the ebooks as read by various celebrities. I always put one on just before I go to sleep = instant bliss.

Glad that you like 'Morse'et al :-)
Oct. 27th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
We have gotten rid of tv subs, only read certain online news and stick to Classic FM.

It is liberating. I am sure there is some apathy on some level, but I have found that carrying the weight of the current politic around all day doesnt do us any favours.

Facebook is quite a nasty, hit and run form of social interaction. I keep my profile very slim on there.

I have and will always prefer LJ. At least here you can have a lengthy diatribe :)

Hopefully Anah will be on the mend. I have a nephew who had very bad asthma when he was small (hospitalised several times) and he grew out of it by the time he was in his mid teens. Hope springs.
Oct. 28th, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)
Agree LJ is just the best, I've never had a nasty experience here and it offers the opportunity for lengthier discussion and that promotes understanding.

Thanks for sharing about your nephew, it does make the situation look hopeful as others have seemed to outgrow it. I did much better with my children's health issues though none were ever very ill, but whrn it comes to the grands, I'm pure mush.
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