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The more time I spend away from the toxic waste dump the more difficult it is to wade back into it.

My trip with RJ last Friday went really well. We caught a variety of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and he caught is first walleye. He wanted to keep it, but it was about 3″ too short to be legal.

His friend, Jacob

Jake and his dad with some fat bluegills


On Saturday, I watched RJs baseball game and yesterday was Big Sis’ first game of her summer volleyball league.

MISS OLIVIA IS PLAYING BASEBALL THIS YEAR. TRIED TO CATCH IT WITH HER HEAD.

I enjoy my beautiful grandchildren so much, it’s difficult to consider the violence, the anger, the lies and the blatant hypocrisy that is American politics today.

The one takeaway from the Comey hearings last week was that he was perfectly willing to lie for Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton, but NOT tell the truth for Donald Trump. There were a lot of people, including yours truly, that felt Trump should have canned him, along with every other influential member of Obama’s regime.

The president got some bad advice from Priebus, among others, and he has suffered for it as the leaks and the sabotage of his agenda has gone on from day one. The latest is that he is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. He never should have given in to the Democrats and appointed anybody. Mueller is a close friend of Comey and his investigative team is stacked with former Obama operatives.

Comey and Mueller have a history as a Deep State tag team

According to Michael Isikoff, writing in 2006, the FBI (then headed by Mueller) and an unnamed “senior Department of Justice official” were advised in October 2003 that Armitage was the man who leaked Plame’s identity – and yet two months later, upon his appointment to be deputy attorney general, James Comey appointed his friend Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the leak. It’s hard to believe he didn’t at the time know full well who the leaker was.

Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection indicates that Comey’s testimony suggests that Mueller is already going beyond the narrow mandate of Acting Attorney General Rosenstein and considering whether the president’s discussion with him about General Flynn constitutes “obstruction.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/comey_and_mueller_have_a_history_as_a_deep_state_tag_team_.html#ixzz4jtcR8XO2

Trump at risk from Comey/Mueller: If “they don’t get you on the crime, they get you on the process”

Robert Mueller, if he is going to consider the alleged obstruction of justice asserted by James Comey,  should not be the prosecutor or investigator in this because he is friendly with a key witness, James Comey.  So that’s what I meant when I said ‘friends should not be investigating friends.’  And Robert Mueller, if he is considering Trump’s asserted obstruction of justice, cannot and should not be the investigator on this case.”

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/trump-at-risk-from-comeymueller-team-if-they-dont-get-you-on-the-crime-they-get-you-on-the-process/

Members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Legal Team Donated To Democrats -FEC

One of the lawyers, James Quarles donated to Barack Obama and to Hillary Clinton.
Once again, nothing to see here….

Three of the five lawyers have donations in FEC records. They gave overwhelmingly to Democrats, totaling more than $53,000 since 1988.

James Quarles, whom Mueller brought over from his old firm, WilmerHale, has given nearly $33,000 to political campaigns over the years. He gave money to Democratic presidential candidates Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

http://www.hapblog.com/2017/06/members-of-special-counsel-robert.html

Comey’s SECOND Meeting With Loretta Lynch Reveals He Confronted Her About Political Interference

AS FBI DIRESTOR IT WAS HIS DUTY TO REPORT HER TO CONGRESS….HE NEVER DID
Ex-FBI Director James Comey has privately told members of Congress that he had a frosty exchange with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch last year when he confronted her about possible political interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation after showing Lynch a sensitive document she was unaware the FBI possessed, according to sources who were directly briefed on the matter.

In multiple private sessions over the last few months, Comey has told lawmakers about a second, later confrontation with Lynch shortly before the email probe was shut down.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/breaking-comeys-second-meeting-loretta-lynch-reveals-confronted-political-interference/

Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel Mueller …Update: Not Likely

The whole purpose of the special counsel is to have a prosecutor from outside the government and outside of the normal chain of command because inherent conflicts render the Justice Department incapable of handling it. So, now the special counsel is a close friend (mentor/mentee relationship) with the star witness, who by his own admission leaked the memos at least in part to engineer the appointment of a special counsel. Only in Washington. You can’t make this stuff up.”

THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALREADY IN A FRENZY TO BRING DOWN TRUMP ANY WAY POSSIBLE. WERE HE TO FIRE MUELLER, A MUSHROOM CLOUD WOULD FORM OVER THE CAPITOL.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/report-trump-considering-firing-special-counsel-mueller/



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Me and My R.J.

The day is finally here. My little man and I are headed up north this morning. He stayed overnight last night and grandma taught him how to play her favorite game, Yahtzee. I was out on a local lake, an old stone quarry that was converted into a public park with my long-time fishing friend. They only allow kayaks, canoes and boats with electric trolling motors, so we could access areas shore fishermen couldn’t reach. After three hours sleep I’m off to deliver my papers and get ready for my adventure.


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Here’s to me!

I was 14 when this was recorded.

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Mascot Update

Bunny saw a developmental pediatrician recently.  He diagnosed her on the autism spectrum.  This is actually good news.  Her parents and teachers have suspected it for a long time.  With the diagnosis, she now qualifies for the same excellent therapy sessions that have helped Buzz so much.

Meanwhile, Bootz is crawling, climbing, and making his needs known with vigor.  One of these is to see his favorite DVD as often as possible.

2017_04 13 Alex Sing the Bible

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I had the most AWESOME check-up!

Happy Dance

My thyroid levels (T3, T4, TSH) are all in the normal range again!

My red blood count is in the normal range again and my hemoglobin is just a smitch under normal!  My ferritin has dropped into the basement, so I am going to switch to a better brand of iron.  Ferritin is the body’s iron pantry.  I used mine up replacing the blood I lost last summer when I sprung a leak in my innards.  I hope the low ferritin is why my legs have been so very achy.  That’s on the list of symptoms for low ferritin.  If it is, the iron will fix it and my legs will feel better. This will be good for my Happy Dancing!

BEST NEWS OF ALL, my kidney function has IMPROVED!  If my doctor weren’t so laid back, I think he would’ve high fived me!  My creatinine has been stuck around 2.21-2.23 since last summer.  The latest test was 2.0.  !!! 

So NO more nephrologist and no more lab tests or office visits until JULY!!  WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am definitely going to keep on with my Cordyceps!!  It’s not only fixing my kidneys, but also boosting my energy level.  The other day, I took TWO walks.  In the same day!!

I really, REALLY wanted a walk today, but it has been COLD and raining buckets.  Plus, I realized that, after 10 years of never leaving the house, I do not own an umbrella!  So I treated myself to a new one to celebrate my creatinine!!

After consulting with the Queen of Shopping (aka, Mama Buzz), I chose a GustBuster, the brand preferred by the PGA.  My dad will enjoy that.  🙂  It’s vented for wind so it won’t turn inside out.  And it is nice and wide at 48″, with a traditional J-shaped, bamboo handle, a fiberglass shaft, and a warranty. Really top shelf.  Also, it’s PINK, so maybe Dearest will keep his mitts off it LOL.  Granted, it was pricey … but CREATININE!

My apologies for all the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s hard for me to be CALM RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

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Welcome to my life

This Kickstarter project has met its goal, so this is NOT about asking you for money.  I just want to give those of you who are curious about my illness a little peek into what it’s about.

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Canary Housing Cooperative

Dearest and I are deeply involved with this non-profit, which was founded by a very old and dear friend who has the same physical problems I do because of Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Housing for folks like us is very, very limited.  A lot of us become ill because of toxic housing and end up not only sick, but also homeless.  Hence, the project.

As a volunteer architect, Dearest helped find the right house, then designed renovations to turn it into three chemical and electrical sensitivity-safe units.

As a volunteer contractor, he now donates one day a week to physical work on the site.  At the moment, they’re mostly doing cleaning (the oil tank HAD to go!) and demolition.

As a volunteer computer nerd, I have obtained the sales tax exemption number (what a pile of paperwork THAT was!) and designed and printed our stationery, which is über cute, even if I say so. 🙂

My chief task at the moment is to monitor local freecycle and online garage sale sites for building materials we’re going to need.

At the moment, we have zero bucks.  With $5,000, we could do the improvements the bank requires to get a construction mortgage to finance the rest of the renovations.  After the work is done, the units will be sold or rented, providing money to repay the mortgage.

We have a web site now!  It explains things and has pics of the house.

http://canaryhousingcooperative.org/

If any of you are looking to maybe transfer your tithe to a new organization, this is a good one!  NOBODY takes a salary.  Every single penny will be squeezed until it screams to move us toward our goal of providing housing for three EI-ers.

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How Fragile Life Is

They say death is the final stage of living. Sometimes a terrible illness like cancer will drain the life from someone a little every day until there is nothing left. I watched my stepdad go from a healthy 180# to about 60# when the Lord finally released him from his pain. I have an 8-year-old grandson who has waged a battle with this killer for 2 years and is holding his own. Other times it comes in the blink of an eye. In the duration of a moment it can end.

In the last week not one but two personalities from Fox News have passed away. First was Bulls and Bears host Brenda Buttner.

Fox News Host Brenda Buttner Dies at 55

Before joining Fox in 2000, Buttner hosted CNBC’s “The Money Club” and served as a Washington correspondent for the cabler in the early ’90s.  A graduate of Harvard, Buttner began her TV career at NBC affiliate KCRL in Reno, NV. She is survived by her two daughters.

Today came word that Alan Colmes, who was the foil to Sean Hannity for years, has passed away.

Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’
“Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66 years old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.”

The segment then aired a tribute package from Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, Colmes’ former co-host on Hannity & Colmes, a nightly political debate show that ran on the Fox News Channel from 1996 to 2009.

My grandmother, the wizened old matriarch of the family, always said

  • “One day you ain’t gonna wake up. Then it’s too late to worry, so stay right with God.”
  • “All the money in the world won’t buy you another second when the time comes.”
  • “I ain’t never seen a Brinks truck in a funeral procession. You ain’t takin’ nothin’ with you.”

There are many times I’d give all I own just to talk to her again for an hour. She always seemed to know what to say in times of crisis.

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