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 woobytoodsday
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Biz ~~ I'm 5'5" ~~ And weighed 134 when they discharged me yesterday. Again, way more dehydrated than I thought. But manohman I am swallowing SO well right now! Not hungry, but what goes down STAYS down, which has not been true for six months (actually, years. . . . ). Wunnderfooooooooooool!

Thanks, Margo: it appears to have all the earmarks of a lovely year to come. I can feel energy literally flooding back in!

The news seems to be: it's working, and it didn't hurt too much. Will worry about the copays around Valentine's Day. Or later.

AND: my potassium is right at 4. Which is very very good indeed.
 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
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Posted: 1/1/2012 4:58:41 PM
:-)

Great news for the New Years babe!

in the forest
I've never seen
she exists
in understory
filmy green

I make my lists
of things that I
must do
and somewhere
I put you
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1866
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Posted: 1/2/2012 11:19:41 AM
You're on my list, too. Maybe this year? I'm already beginning to feel *noticeably* better. . . . Guess getting enough "nutrients" will do that fer ya, eh?

In case you were thinking that that ol' Hope Springs Eternal thang doesn't work. . . . This was just posted by my sweet Brother In Law on his facebook page. . . .

After knowing her for only 11 days I asked her to marry me. Three months later on the anniversary of the day we met we were married and now 37 years later I am still amazed and blessed to be by her side. Thanks Paula for your love and friendship. The best is yet to be...
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1867
The Great Virtue Sitting Parlor and Greasy Spoon
Posted: 1/5/2012 6:51:46 AM
Repair

As the bruising from the needles eases
the ghost edges of adhesive tape surface
I scrub it off; more appears

Inside, healing takes place also
unseen in the hot red dark
eased by dark red liquid taken by mouth

Breath returns
a bit of bounce
opening of eyes in the morning
no longer a matter of fatigue

Awake again
alive in the dead of winter
loving the light
looking for adventure



jjl
5 January 2012
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1868
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Posted: 1/23/2012 12:57:47 AM
You are in a boat
pulling out from the shore
into a mist

Everyday, much as I don't
wish it, less of you makes it through
to me

I want so much to join you
or you to row back to shore
It doesn't happen

Someone else wears your beloved jacket
You gave away the cap
The last of the perfume is almost gone


jjl
23 January 2012
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1869
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Posted: 1/23/2012 8:49:56 PM
Happy Year of the Dragon, everyone!

I'm a dragon, so it's official, lol!

And on the first day of this new and auspicious year, my only blog, my baby, just passed its 100,001 visitor!! I did not know I'd be this excited!! What *is* it about numbers?

 apurfectmeow
Joined: 11/19/2011
Msg: 1870
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Posted: 1/24/2012 7:33:24 AM
I am a wood dragon
this is our year!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1871
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Posted: 1/25/2012 11:40:51 AM
Be careful though: according to my ex, who is Chinese, those whose year it is have issues. I can't back that up from web reading, but it sort of feels like the mixed messages from a Mercury Retrograde, lol!
 ~Gitane~
Joined: 1/10/2010
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Posted: 1/25/2012 1:59:28 PM
Congrats on passing the 100,000 mark Wooby!!!!! And have a great dragon year!! (don't worry about what you've heard... just trust that it will be!) Bisous!!!!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 4/27/2012 5:11:14 AM
Band of glowing pink along the purple mountain's
edges to the north (which is my view).
So brief and bright!

The dogwood's pale cups of glad
the maple's small green umbrellas
unfurled along the branch
the oak's deep pink mouse ears

The wheel of the year, turning
Yet again


jjl
27 Aprille 2012
 notanecho
Joined: 1/27/2012
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Posted: 4/27/2012 7:45:32 AM
But what precedes all of this? Nature is not an beginning and an end within itself. Nature is under not over..a Creator. Make sense? Pantheism is ..but not over. regards, al z
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1875
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Posted: 4/29/2012 12:02:44 PM
Hi, Al. I agree; howsumever, this *was* a poemlet about my world as its being just now. I'm grateful that as I've aged, the inside of things and the outside of things are getting closer together, more whole, as it were. As (my kind of) a Quaker, my relationship with the Universe is pretty intimate, and pretty much without words. Doesn't have much to do with how I think others should behave, more with how I should. I was startled a few years back to realize I was no longer any kind of Christian, and hadn't been for a long long time. I rest easy in that knowing.

I truly adore words, and what can be done with them. But they, too, have limitations. I was a philosophy major for three years as an undergrad, but ended up dropping it about the time I realized that I honestly didn't care to go further with the dissection of trees falling in the forest, or whether if God existed what must he then be like. I want my words to be evocative rather than mathematical. Though I've known mathematicians more poet than number cruncher.

Always welcome!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1876
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Posted: 4/29/2012 12:42:55 PM
I miss the emoticons. Jus' me.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1877
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Posted: 9/9/2012 12:29:16 PM
Dammit, Steve, You told me you’d live forever.
And I believed you. Almost till the very end.

Never a lap sitter. But I remember the week Angie
died, and you slept against my naked back. Pure comfort
for us both.

Who loved running. Leaping. Acrobat. Joy in motion.
Brought so low, the legs whipping air in senseless moves.
Able only to scoot. And finally not even that.

Held between the hands, the energy beat strong
even until the last day. The hum of love, of peace, of joy.
Thank you for that gift.

I hope you are running now – across fields, up trees.
And I forgive you for the baby bunny and the birds.
So many birds. . . .
And mice. Nice about the mice.

And grateful you spared me the last trip, screaming
and howling, to let you go. You always did things
your own way.

Give him a hug from me, Angie.



jjl
9 September 2012
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 9/9/2012 5:54:07 PM
^ beautiful. sending condolences, wooby.

cleo
many moons ago
a blue-point siamese
slept on my bed
that new year's eve
but never woke up
in the morning...

spared the mourning
except in the night
i woke and i knew
she was just passing through
and though just one
a dear friend she had become
and wonderful companion
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 9/12/2012 8:45:38 PM
Thanks, WeAre. . .

Had a blue point once -- lovely, loving critter she was, too. Also, a couple of lilac points, ditto.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1880
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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:14:52 PM
In media res

Always, our arrival
Just as the downstairs maid
pours the boiled water
over the tea leaves
in cup bottom

The sky explorer
crosses the international
dateline

Mare nickers
to foal

Damselfly leaves
her leaf
launches into oxygen

Dung beetle approaches
prize

And us. Here.
Now.
Begging for attention.


jjl
6 Octobre 2012
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1881
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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:45:35 PM
uda, Thank You!! Very sweet, and welcome!! xox
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1882
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Posted: 12/20/2012 9:31:14 AM
The Week before the World Ends

How small their bodies are
how fine their bones
skin lays translucent at the wrist
eyes huge with wonder, pain

The safe years so few
and end so quick;
now hardly begun and gone

They want to know, I want to know:
Who would do this?
Who would allow this?

jjl
14 Decembre 2012
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 12/20/2012 9:33:55 AM
Hansel and Gretel stand in the woods
watching the witch's house burn
soon, they'll go home for dinner
as if none of it happened

There was never any adult who locked them up
fattened them up prepared to feast on their bones

Dinner is served -- fat brown rolls
goose drippings and a cookie
and off to bed like good children

We needn't talk about what happened
It didn't really happen, after all and
it surely won't happen again

jjl
17 Decembre 2012

Children ages 5 to 14 in America are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children in other industrialized countries...
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1884
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Posted: 2/4/2013 6:43:10 AM
Romance is:

Stopping at the bottom stair, putting back your big paw for my little paw.
When I lost the hat from the hat/scarf set you gave me for Christmas, saying: Ah, pooh: I LOVED the way you looked in that hat!
Always saying, Honey, I'm home!
Teaching me to make perfect bacon.
Standing in the rain, making the ciao sign as I was leaving.
The way your face always lighted up the room when you first saw me.
That you loved my biscuits.
Telling God that you were pissed at him for keeping me out of your life for so long.
That we never finished making love until you were absolutely certain sure that I was one very happy woman.
That you told the surgeon just before being wheeled into prep, that "My Lady lives with me". . . . which was the statement that allowed me to be with you those last two weeks.
Giving me your friends, your life, your history, your mind, your love.


jjl
2/3/2013
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 10/27/2014 8:59:18 PM
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 1saved
Joined: 10/19/2014
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Posted: 10/28/2014 4:17:37 PM
from this that aint no
just a simple post cause its still free,
to find :204: here its all good
among us hangin' in the poetry hood~
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 1887
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Posted: 12/16/2014 1:48:15 PM
I ache for those
standing in their broken bones;
ache too for those who broke the bones.
And for the one who counts the minutes till release.
And for the one with pen in hand,
recording it all. All.

We are animals, and not wise.
What we have is our likenesses--
two arms, two legs, two eyes,
one heart. And if that heart is gone
who are we, what are we, and how do we breathe?



jjl
16 December 2014
 cesska
Joined: 11/7/2011
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Posted: 3/24/2015 8:09:51 PM
happy Tuesday, ruby

are you ok?
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