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The Worst Thing Today

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu June 9th, 2011, 5:13 pm

I often think that about my dogs, Brenna. It worries me that they are now 8 and 10 years old.
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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Thu June 9th, 2011, 10:28 pm

Brenna, most days I just need MY dog - which reminds me, her eight minutes outside in the punishing heat is over - time for me to run and bring her inside again! She's entirely the best creature on earth, but would happily bake herself to death in summertime ...
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed June 15th, 2011, 11:11 pm

Posting early for tomorrow's worst thing.

Two boys. Dental work. General anesthesia. 6:30am. Hospital an hour's drive from our house. And they've been through this before so they will know what's coming. One has a likely permanent aversion to hospitals because he doesn't like waking up groggy with a sore mouth, surrounded by strangers.

'Twill be a long day.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu June 16th, 2011, 8:27 am

Ooooh, dear, I don't envy them or you. Mind you, being blessed with good teeth, I've never had work done on them apart from the odd small filling (which I haven't had for at least 30 years). Never had an injection in my mouth either. I shudder at the thought!

Anyway, I'd rather go to the dentist than the doctor's any day! Walking into a doctor's surgery makes me feel physically sick and shaky - it's a bit of a phobia I have.
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BrianPK
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Location: Ireland

Postby BrianPK » Thu June 16th, 2011, 11:00 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:Anyway, I'd rather go to the dentist than the doctor's any day! Walking into a doctor's surgery makes me feel physically sick and shaky - it's a bit of a phobia I have.


Same here :eek: I'll suffer anything (well...almost) rather than go near a doctor. Much to my embarrassment my blood pressure soars at the sight of a white coat and I can't even blame an anxious childhood. It must have something to do with being very negative about the future.

Thought for the day : "Pessimism, when you get used to it is just as agreeable as optimism" Arnold Bennett. :D

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Fri June 17th, 2011, 1:17 am

BrianPK, maybe not. My dad was the most optimistic man I ever knew, but he had White Coat Syndrome every time. It's nothing to be embarrassed about - you know how many times a day they see that? :)
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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Mon June 20th, 2011, 1:34 pm

It's Monday.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon June 20th, 2011, 2:22 pm

My Mom seems to have unknowingly purchased several online services which are now debiting her account. Either that or it is identity theft, although her birthdate of 1915 must surely be hard on the thief. Anyway, I have to figure out how to turn off 'free credit report' 'norton internet security' and some auto insurance (she doesn't have a car, let alone a driver's license) which will probably take me months.

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Mon June 20th, 2011, 4:07 pm

"MLE" wrote:My Mom seems to have unknowingly purchased several online services which are now debiting her account. Either that or it is identity theft, although her birthdate of 1915 must surely be hard on the thief. Anyway, I have to figure out how to turn off 'free credit report' 'norton internet security' and some auto insurance (she doesn't have a car, let alone a driver's license) which will probably take me months.


I would call the credit card company and have them cancel her card and get a new one. Way quicker and gives you time to contact the group that is charging her.
Brenna

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon June 20th, 2011, 6:02 pm

"Brenna" wrote:It's Monday.


Actually it doesn't bother me that it's Monday, since I don't work, Sunday is my least favourite day, no mail!

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