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About Jeanette

Am very protective of children and animals. Want to help other disabled people like I am. Have no kids of my own, by choice.

Have You Ever Had an Earworm?

One Day:

Had Bohemian rhapsody stuck in my mind! Click the link below to see the Muppets preform the song which spent way too much time up in my head!

Seems like the Muppets had this effect on me.  Get their melodies stuck in my head, quite frequently!

Back in the 70’s and 80’s jingles from television commercials had a way of inviting themselves in to our minds.  But that was back when commercials were decent.  Today this phenomenon is commonly referred to as an earworm for some unknown reason.   The mental imagery of a worm in my ear doesn’t make for a decent night’s sleep!

Do you have this problem?

Am Not the Only One

That has this condition in our house!  My husband and I both get annoying, but good songs stuck in our minds every day.  Since we both enjoy the same types of music, it is not too bad.

What sucks is when you get a snatch of melody from your childhood intruding into your current life!  Hate when the song that goes “I’m a little tea pot…” gets stuck in my head.

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Analysis of My Blog

Black Cat

Black Cat

The reason I chose blog’s name is:

Detest how our city is entered into electronics like G(lobal)P(ositioning)S(ystem) devices. Some websites prefer you to use St. Paul. The government wants the name spelled out fully. So I spelled St. out and named it Saint (which I am NOT) P. blogging. Am nowhere near qualifying for sainthood, unless you are talking about the devil. Think his saints are referred to as demons, not sure about that.

Am more likely to be a Demon than a Saint!

Have a sickly wicked sense of humor. My comments may not hit you right off as funny, they tend to hit you hours later in a sort of “AHA” that’s what the hell she meant to sort of moments.

Currently reside in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hoping this will be the last place I live, am tired of relocating. Have lost touch with too many former great neighbors. So far, I like our new neighborhood. The area kids are great. Enjoy listening to them playing outside when the weather allows it.

Like to Write About Situations

That I feel strongly about like defending the weak and innocent animals. Was very patriotic until our country was hit by terrorists back on 9/11/2001 and our leaders failed to respond. Not to happy about our current government and it’s actions or lack of appropriate response. Am very supportive of the men and women who risk their lives daily keeping us safe.

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My 3 Goals For WP Branding and Growth Class

First Goal: Get an article published in a major media source (like web magazine, well read blog, or other publication by end of October

 

Second Goal:  Get 250 blog followers.  Evaluate number by reading number of people hitting my web page.

 

Third Goal:  Make 50 new internet reader connections.

Some Ghosts Haunting (Or Not) My Life

Our First Two Cats

My husband and I adopted two kittens from the Downers Grove Humane Society in Illinois.  Mine was jet black with 5 single white hairs.  His animal looked a lot like Sylvester from the Looney Toons cartoons.  We learned after a while, his cat was also cross eyed.

When my husband and I moved into our house in Colorado with our two adopted cats, never expected them to meet and befriend a ghost cat in the house!  My black cat would play with the ghost for hours on end.

Ghostly Bully

They would gang up on our other cat.  Then ignore him!  Guess even the ghost community has their own bullies! The ghost cat and our black one would thunder up and down the stairs from the upper level down to the garage level.  Stopping to jump on and off the 6 foot cat tower to annoy our other cat, who ended up running into everything, because of his sight problems.

After 7 years of living in the house we relocated to a home in WI.  The ghost cat unfortunately did not join us.  So my cat was missing his other wordly friend and the our old neighbor’s female cat that he seemed to have a crush on!  She wanted absolutely nothing what so ever to do with him.

More Moves

Had a couple more moves before settling here in Minnesota for good.  We lost the cross eyed cat back in 2006 because it had be put to sleep due to it’s illness.  The black one held on and arrived in MN with us alone in 2008 still missing his brother.  He survived two lonely years brother-less.  In 2010, he was euthanized because of continuous vomiting.  Still see him out of the corner of my eyes when I am feeling sad.  My husband says he sees both of the two brothers, the one with sight trouble following my black one faithfully.

We adopted another animal from the humane society to help me get settled into the apartment with out an animal.  My ghost cat does not like our new pet!  Now if I could only convince my ghost cat to knock the crap out of our current cat, who’s favorite past time is biting me!

The two ghost cats followed us to reside in our house here in Saint Paul, MN.  See my black one whenever I am feeling lonely or depressed.  My husband sees the other one following it faithfully, just like when they were kittens!

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5 reasons NOT to Panic!

The timid People at the Daily Post group of Word Press chose the word “Panic” for today’s writing prompt

When was  the last time you panicked?

First Reason to fail to Panic:

The world is not ending (unless you know something the rest of us don’t)!  If you are involved in a secret plot for massive destruction, please let the rest of us know so we can say good-bye to our loved ones.

Second Logic to skip Terror:

Who told you the evil stories that a problem existed?  Are they trustworthy or not?  Most likely they make up stories on a regular basis.  A future politician in the making, in my humble opinion.

Checking Heart

Checking Heart

Third argument for Calm:

Over exerting yourself can lead to dangerous spikes in blood pressure.

Can your heart take the unnecessary abuse?  Should we get you a room at the local hospital in advance, or can you calm yourself down alone?  May need to rewrite your will and Health care directives in advance, like I did!

Fourth Deduction for Relaxing:

All you may need to do is take deep breaths and think about the situation as it REALLY is.  The sky hasn’t fallen, if it did fall make sure to cover your head!

Finally inject bit of Wisdom:

Did panicking ever do you any good during your lifetime?

It never led me to any good in my life.  Just stressed me out for absolutely no good purpose.  Never had a fear of taking tests in school, but for those who did, did the vomiting offer any benefits?  Not my personal favorite way to lose weight!


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Stylish is the Prompt for Today

The dapper people of the Daily Post division of Word Press smartly chose the word “Stylish” for today’s prompt.

Never Followed The Latest Trends

Preferred to exist on the tried and true ways.  Black jeans (cared for like they where dress pants) got mistaken by many others as a fresh pressed pair of black well fitting dressy pants.  Was not my fault they could not tell the difference!  Had an employee that reported to me actually comment the reason I probably got the promotion was the fact I always wore dress pants!  He laughed hysterically when I pointed out the pants where just well cared for jeans.  He started emulating my dressing habits.

Have you ever had others comment on the way you dress?

What was In Fashion When You Where In School?

All threw my educational years from kindergarten to graduation with my Bachelor’s degree from college. Jeans where the thing to wear each day!  My first employment was on our family’s dairy farm.  Wore my rattiest jeans to work there.  My first full time job during college was at a company that supported dairy farmers, so jeans where acceptable there, too!  Face it, I lived in jeans and polo style shirts my whole life.

My next employers required a stricter dress code.  Had to invest in actual dress pants and matching jackets to appear in the highly developed business environments located in major cities like the Chicago-metro area of IL.  The pay was a lot better in that situation, so affording the clothing was not a problem!

Retirement Has Relaxed My Needed Clothing Requirements

Still use Jeans during the cooler months of the year!  Along with sweat pants when I am at home.  Between the months of warmer months of March and October, I wear shorts around the house and occasionally out in public.  Granted I retired much earlier than planned due to health problems.

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Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing condition, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

 

4 Reasons Silence is Not Always Good

  1. FIRST Reason To FEAR Quiet: Face it, when little children are not making noise, it usually means that they are up to something!
  2. Second: If your significant other is not making their normal sounds, you are probably in deep trouble.
  3. If you have animals (pets or other creatures) unless they are in their normal sleeping period, they may be trying to escape from their allotted living spaces.
  4. Finally, the OLD adage goes: It is always quietest BEFORE the storm!

Do you prefer absolute quiet?

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Please Help Fight Devastating Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing condition, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!