Thursday, December 23, 2010

DATES OF INTEREST.....





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SOMETHING TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE

normally i would retype or copy and paste the item into this spot....but because the music played on this entry is my favorite Christmas song, i wanted to leave it up to you if you wish to hear it. you will need to disable the playlist player on the righthand side of my blog before viewing this. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.........AND TO ALL..........THE HOPE OF LIFE EVERLASTING.....

http://www.mamarocks.com/night_jesus_came.htm

(if link doesn't click, copy and paste to browser)

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Monday, December 13, 2010

A politically correct midwinter greeting to all

From us ('the wishor') to you (hereinafter called 'the wishee').

Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all; and a financially successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects, and having regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform or dietary preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting you are bound by these terms that:

This greeting is subject to further clarification or withdrawal.

This greeting is freely transferable provided that no alteration shall be made to the original greeting and that the proprietary rights of the wishor are acknowledged.

This greeting implies no promise by the wishor actually to implement any of the wishes.

This greeting may not be enforceable in certain jurisdictions and/or the restrictions herein may not be binding upon certain wishees in certain jurisdictions and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wishor.

This greeting is warranted to perform as reasonably may be expected within the usual application of good tidings, for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first.

The wishor warrants this greeting only for the limited replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wishor.

Any references in this greeting to "Father Christmas” or any other festive figures, whether actual or fictitious, dead or alive, shall not imply any endorsement by or from them in respect of this greeting, and all proprietary rights in any referenced third party names and images are hereby acknowledged.

BAH HUMBUG! ! !

i take no credit for this "GREETING". it was written in its entirety by mark p. henderson, a member of a poetry site of which i, too, am a member. i just had to pass it on.......for this is the way the world is becoming........sad commentary.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

I AM EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE TEXT EDITOR.........PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR THIS SLIGHT INCONVENIENCE....I WILL POST AS SOON AS I GET IT WORKED OUT.......

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS POEM

though i have read this poem before i haven't seen it in such a beautifully created video. please enjoy..............

apparently it won't go in as a clickable link, so you will have to copy and paste it into your browser bar..........sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_P6yU_ymFM&feature=share%C2%A0

Webfetti.com
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Monday, December 6, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL




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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

THE LOSS OF COMEDY

on sunday, november 28, the world lost one of its best character comedic actors...........leslie nielsen. we all remember "Airplane" and other slapstick comedies he played in. but he was also a serious actor.



From Wikipedia:

Leslie William Nielsen, OC (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian–American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, (see we had a connection....regina, lol) Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Beginning with a television role in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen appeared in his first films in 1956 and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen's lead roles in the films Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) received positive reviews as a serious actor.

Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery as a doctor in Airplane! (1980) marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series, based on a short-lived television series Police Squad! he starred in. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final two decades of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics but performed well in box office and home media releases. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career and was inducted into both the Canada and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage.



LESLIE NIELSON, REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED.

regina

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

NEW ENTRY ON "SOMEWHERE IN TIME" JOURNAL

i just posted a new poem on my SOMEWHERE IN TIME poetry journal. follow the following link.

http://regina-aoljournalsblog.blogspot.com/

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

BOY WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

i just noticed that my last post was done on july the 8th of this year. a day later, i lost my job. yep, fired............wrongfully. currently, i have filed a suit with EEOC and they have served my ex boss. they have another 15 days to respond with a settlement, or EEOC will take them to court, and i will get what i ask for. i cannot get another job until this is resolved. so i am just plugging along, depending on others to pay my bills. sigh.

i hope to get a new computer by christmas, and can be back online. i miss everyone here and on my other sites.

about 3 months ago, i entered a poetry contest in a rhode island magazine that supports and helps promote help for the homeless there, and out of 34 entries, judged blindly (without names attached), i won............i got a $50 gift certificate at anywhere of my choice...........i chose walmart.....hey, i need gas and essentials, like food.............lol. i also got my poem printed in their magazine and a certificate for framing, as well as 2 copies of the magazine. i have never won a monetary prize with my poetry before.........i was so excited. ok, i will calm down. it is late and i am getting sleepy. so better scoot.

love you all..........miss you all............hugs to all.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

A SMALL UPDATE

sorry i haven't been back with an update, but i have no wifi at home now. i am hopefully getting a booster box soon and will have a constant signal.

i have been having some health concerns myself. i had a scare of a myocardial infarction at work yesterday. it passed without much ado. i went home and went to bed. i have been taking 7 new meds from my doctor, and they don't like each other. one gave me horrific hallucinations, and i was up in the middle of the night strangling my floor lamp, thinking it was satan.........sigh.

as for coatie......the day i came home sick, she actually jumped up on the bed with me and lay down to snuggle up. she lay with me for about thirty minutes. she still doesn't have a graceful landing. she hits the carpet and rolls. but she seems ok with it. no pain. she repeated the bed jumping trick 3 more times before i retired for the evening for good. she has a healthy appetite, and is able to function properly in the litter box (ugh) but still have problems running. we used to play hide and seek, but not now. she cannot run, lol. she starts to, then trips and rolls. quite a sight to see.

thanks for your comments and concern. i hope all of you are doing well. i will do the best i can in updating coatie's situation, and mine.

hugs to all,

regina

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

COATIE




some of you might remember my kitty, coatie. i have had her since she was about 3 months old, back in 2001 or 2002. so she is about 8 or 9 years old.

last saturday i left for work and she was fine. when i came home for lunch 4 hours later, she was in a very sad state. i picked her up and hugged her, and gently dropped her on the bed, and she collapsed. she rolled to her back and couldn't get up. i put her on the floor and she collapsed again. it appeared she couldn't walk on her front legs. i feared the same that took my kitty spooky, back in 2006......kidney failure. i called work and told them i would not be returning that day, and rushed coatie to the emergency clinic about 30 miles away. they took her back immediately, checked her out, and then came and had a talk with me. the only money i had with me was enough to pay the visit, if no tests were made. but they suggested that blood work be done to determine if it were something toxic, poisonous or blood related. i called my fiance and told him i was at the vets and he told me if i needed money or to use his credit card, to call him back. i approved the blood work and then called him and had him fax over his credit card information.

the blood work proved only one thing: coatie was perfectly healthy. there was only one way to determine the cause of her weakness and inability to walk.....an MRI. not having pet insurance, or the money to have the scan done, and not wanting to ask my fiance to foot the bill which could mount to the thousands of dollars, i told them i couldn't have that done. they suggested that it could be several things: 1)
feline vestibular syndrome, or idiopathic vestibular disease (basically, vertigo caused by a shift in fluids in the inner ear) 2) a stroke, caused by a deeper cerebral incident or 3) a brain lesion or tumor. they suggested i take her home, watch her till monday, and contact my personal vet. monday i called the vet and took them the emergency vet's medical notes and the test results, and they emailed me back telling me the same thing.......watch her for 3 weeks, and if she worsens, bring her in, but if she improves, just keep track of her progress, since it is probably the vestibular disease. i sat by her bed for 4 days. she weakened, then rallied. she had cat fits in her sleep, fighting some sort of demon. i had to hand feed her, hand water her, and place her in the litter box. i cried the entire time, so afraid she would not improve.

she is my little kid, since my real daughter has moved out. i couldn't stand being without her. on tuesday evening, she actually got out of her bed, and walked (though wobbily) to the bathroom where her water and crunchy food are. then she sat down and looked at me like "hey, i could use some help here". the next morning she rallied, and actually sorta ran in front of me. she currently is able to walk all over the house, and use the litter box, eat and water herself. she still has fits while sleeping, which makes me wonder if she is possibly having seizures. either way, she doesn't appear to be in any pain, and still has a good bit of catitude, as well as personality. keep her in your thoughts.
i hope to be on here more often, as long as i can keep a wifi signal. hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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INTERVIEWED

not sure why, but i was suggested as a blog to read to mike at BLOGINTERVIEWER.COM. they requested an interview about my blog. i did the interview, and now want to share the interview with others. if you wish to read the interview, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

http://bloginterviewer.com/books/a-page-unturned-regina-watkins

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MORE MATTED POETRY









sorry if some of these are difficult to read. they were formatted for the poetry site.

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A NEW POST, THANKS TO GUIDO

thanks to guido, for making a comment on my blog, i decided it was time to come over here and update all of you. i have been away from my blog since Easter, and have been quite busy. i have been undergoing testing for some health concerns that i have. some are serious, some are just things that accompany "old age". i have not gotten the test results back yet, so have no idea what i have or how severe. but keep me in your prayers, and your thoughts.............thank you.

i have been quite busy on the poetry site i joined in november of 2008. i was named an administrator of the site, which keeps me quite busy. i have had one of my poems published in a new publication, MOON'S EYE MAGAZINE, and the current issue includes one of my photographs as a background page for several works of other poets. i never realized that joining the site could be so much fun, and would get me published and recognized. believe me, i am a mere novice at both poetry and photography, but am truly enjoying both.

i have included a couple of the works i have done and will post more in subsequent entries. if you notice the copyright dates, most were written before i joined the poetry site, but were "tweaked" and "matted" after joining the site. i hope you will enjoy them............






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Saturday, January 30, 2010

POSTS WILL BE MONITORED.,,,,

due to my inactivity on this site, i have started getting uninvited guests making comments. in other words, i am being spammed.

so, unfortunately, i am going to have to have my posts monitored.

i hope this doesn't cause any problems to my readers, but i feel i need to do this at this time.

have a blessed weekend.

Friday, January 8, 2010

JIMMY'S STORY

Jimmy heard the footsteps. The dreaded footsteps. They came ever closer to his door. He wanted to run, but knew he couldn’t. He was a prisoner here.

He had hidden the sheets from last night behind the dresser, but he knew she would find them, and once again, he would feel her wrath. He couldn’t help it that he wet the bed again. The nightmares were back, and they caused him to do it. And he sure wasn’t going to wear those old diapers. He was too old for those.

Jimmy’s door swung open, and there she stood, hands on hips, lips pursed, and eyes blazing with fire. He knew he was in trouble. She strode across the floor, and with one swipe of her hand, Jimmy’s face was ablaze with heat and pain. To insure he got her point, she did it again, to the other side of Jimmy’s face. He knew he was powerless to do anything to stop her. So he continued to allow it to happen.

Then, like she had some sort of psychic power, she went to the dresser and reached behind it, pulling out the wet, urine stained sheets. A cry uttered from her throat like that of a banshee. Jimmy wished he could just become invisible, and she couldn’t hurt him anymore. She took the sheets, opened them to the wettest portion, and then rubbed them in Jimmy’s face. Jimmy tried hard not to cry out, but he couldn’t breathe. He put his hands up to his face, and tried to push the sheets away. She was too strong, and he was just so weak. Finally the sheets fell to the floor, and he gasped for air. Then the real beating began.

She kept a baseball bat in the corner of the hall closet. Jimmy hadn’t seen it in her hand as she originally entered the doorway. But he sure felt it now. First upon his left shoulder. Then across his right arm. He couldn’t run from her, so he pulled himself up into a ball, and tried to send his mind to somewhere nice, away from all this torture. It wasn’t working. The blows were harder, the pain worse. He knew he had to protect his head, but one of the blows managed to catch the left side of his head, and his ear started ringing. That very bat was his, that he used when he would play ball with the neighborhood kids. Now it held no good memories.

Finally the blows ceased. Jimmy felt so much pain, it was like he WAS pain. He tried to tell her he was so sorry for wetting the bed, and he would try even harder never to let it happen again. She left the room. Jimmy cowered in the corner, waiting to see if she was done. She remained gone for about an hour. Then she brought Jimmy a hot bowl of soup with a toasted cheese sandwich. Jimmy took the food and sat it on his lap. He took a bite of the sandwich, and it burned the roof of his mouth. He jumped, and the soup bowl tilted. In his haste to right the bowl, he knocked it over spilling some of the soup. He knew what was next. She grabbed the bowl and threw the remainder of the very hot soup on Jimmy’s face. He felt his right eye burning with severe pain. He tried to wipe off the soup and as he did so, skin came with it. He could not see out of his right eye, and his face hurt so badly, he passed out.

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OBITUARIES


Saturday, November 21, 2008

Today, James Homer Jones of Newtown, was laid to rest. Jimmy, as he was known to all his friends, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 18, 2008. Jimmy would have turned 79 on December 8, 2008.

Jimmy is survived by a cousin, Julie Tanner, who flew in from Paris to attend the memorial service held at the Sacred Hearts Chapel.

Jimmy was cremated and his ashes were taken by Ms. Tanner back to Paris to be sprinkled from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

BREAKING NEWS

January 6, 2009

There has been evidence found of homicide and an arrest made in the case of James Homer Jones, who was found dead in his home, on November 18, 2008. It appears that Mr. Jones’ personal care giver, Ms. Sweety Thompson, had beaten Mr. Jones and burned him with some hot liquid. She then proceeded to beat Mr. Jones with a baseball bat until he was dead. Ms. Thompson then took what belongings she wanted from the house and left.

Police arrested Ms. Thompson after she attended a New Year’s party, and after having consumed too much alcohol, bragged about what she had done to Mr. Jones. She confessed to the abuse, and said she had always disciplined him in that fashion for the 4 years she had taken care of him. She said he had never complained about how she chose to punish him.



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This is a fictional write. But it happens all too often around the country, possibly even the world. We need to promote more awareness of Senior Abuse. More laws need to be passed, and then enforced. These people are our fathers, our mothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, even sisters and brothers. They are the cornerstone of what we have today. So why are they being abused by the thousands, and nothing is being done about it? Hug a senior citizen today, and let them know you love them and care what quality of life they live.

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