Friday, January 29, 2016



STILL NO DECISION FROM URMC
concerning the
GHD  EVENT.


Dr. Doyle
performing surgeries all day and unreachable.

His staff is tends to believe he will
cancel the GHD Event
due to the
WBC
continuing to rise.
[But they can't make that decision themselves.]

They keep trying to reach Dr. Rummells office
[ which is absurd --- that office/Dr. has NO IDEA any of this is even happening ]
but
they are unable to get through to Dr. Rummell's office
[ No kidding ! ]

S-O-O-O-O-O-O-O
it looks like we will have to
WAIT
until
MONDAY MORNING
for a
definitive answer
concerning the surgery.

Not
really
overtly
pleased
here,

but
IT IS
what
IT IS


Later 'gators

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Thursday, January 28, 2016




GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

We meant to post yesterday 
but life seemed to take over.

We had a phone call late Tuesday afternoon from
URMC
letting us know that the blood and urine tests
had come back rather suspicious.
[ Cue music from Dragnet ].
Therefore tests needed to be re-done.
Thankfully this could occur at JMH
thus avoiding yet another trip to Rochester.
[ Thank You Jesus! ]
So had those tests redone in late morning Wednesday.

Then yesterday afternoon we had an appointment at
K and A Kennels
in Friendship, NY
to check out the "digs" where Paulie will stay whilst we do the
GHD
gig.

What a lovely place this turned out to be.
Feel so much better knowing Paulie will be in safe hands
with an business owner is is not only a Vet Tech
but lives right next door to the kennel / grooming area.

Rates are very reasonable:
[ Below rates are for dogs, there are rates for cats also ]
$13. per day for a regular "room"
$16. per day for a "suite" for one dog
[ Other rates for suite rates for multiple dogs ]
Add an extra $1.00 per day for a TV in the "suite".
[ *Suite is larger area, has a low window/glass door where the pooch can look outside and see what's happening.  Also all floors in this kennel are heated radiant (hope we wrote that correctly) so poochies never get too cold, etc.  Temps seemed great through-out the entire kennel area. ]

Can you guess which option we chose for Paulie
at what we affectionately call the "puppy motel" ?

Even though scheduled guests at this puppy motel
are few for the day's Paulie will be staying there,
we chose the suite with TV access.

Oh my, we thought,
our l'il Paulie has to have what will make him most comfortable
AND
not only that but
what if the other "kids" thought Paulie was the
"poor kid on the block" ?
[OK, so maybe GGC thought this more than MJ, but he MJ was a close second for sure.]

Came home and couldn't find Paulie's paper work on shots, etc.
so "Mr. Michael" [as Paulie knows him] immediately got on the phone and made an appt. with 
Cuba Vets to get everything updated this Saturday morning.
THANK YOU
Mr. Michael
! ! ! ! ! ! !

That's a few more things off the list before we face the
GHD event.

Tonight is final SJC rehearsal for us until Sunday 2/7/16.
6:00pm = Sop's and Al's sectional rehearsal
followed by
full choir rehearsal at 6:30pm

Due to Sunday's trip to Buffalo,
Saturday is going to be crucial day for list making and packing.

Hopefully tomorrow we will begin a
chronological list
of things we must not forget.
[There's a whole batch of calls to be made Monday to Roch.
plus a list of when to stop certain meds, etc.]

Our head is spinning a bit
but alas,
if all goes perfectly,
we'll be home on Wednesday of next week.

Prayers welcomed.

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So let's head into what will be our
QUESTION
OF THE
DAY
[ We may have asked this in a previous post.]

We are well aware of the fact that most of you are
TRUE  SAINTS
but
for those of us who might fall short of said description,
[ GGC included of course = heavy on the C part of that combo ]
for just a moment clear your mind and contemplate the following:

What is the one thing in your life that you would
NOT
want the public in general to know about you?

No
we are not going to ask you to share it,
[ would never do such a thing ]
BUT
hold that thing/situation in mind
and
here's the scenario:



You wake up tomorrow morning
and
discover that the one thing you most hoped 
would never be known about you,
is now
public knowledge
and
HEADLINE NEWS
anywhere and everywhere.




WHAT IS YOUR IMMEDIATE REACTION?

Horrified?
Embarrassed?
Vomiting?
Witness Protection Act?

Again,
we know that some of you are so pure 
that this wouldn't effect you much
[ probably the least interesting folks ]
but with
others perhaps your halo has slipped once or twice
[ MUCH more interesting folks! ]
during your lifetime.

Okay,
HAVE  AT  IT
if you dare.

[Because we are nosy, we will checking in throughout the day
to see what your responses are.]








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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!

LET'S
HOP
RIGHT
TO
IT




THANKS
for your votes on placing your names on here.
We are hereby
SKIPPING THAT
unless
we feel so inclined and/or have excess time.

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU

Also
THANKS
for your comments and insight concerning
Mr. Bloomberg's
possible entrance into the presidential race.

What an election year this is turning out to be.
! Good Heavens !

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   Will one of you PLEASE advise us as to when the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primaries are taking place?  We had thought that the N.H. primary was on the same day as our GHD event, but when we searched for it on BING it said that that primary is February 9th.  Now we are totally confused [ NOT a virgin experience ].  IF it's on GHD then we need to instruct MJ as to how to communicate to us what is happening even if we  appear  to be sleeping or unconscious. [ We may have mentioned this previously].  After the open heart/bi-pass surgery we were well aware of our surroundings [ remember that Sarah caught my hand giving the I LOVE YOU sign ] even though we appeared to be completely "out of it".  Am rather sure that Mrs. C. and/or Steven Harris will know the answer to this question.  Thank you kindly.

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Since this is such a busy week
we are going to post this video
and
then ask you to view the 
MUCH SHORTER
video
BELOW the FIRST ONE.




GGC was AWED
by the first video
and admittedly
could NOT stop LOL
at the second video.
[ 2nd video more like home base here at the Palace.]



What are
YOUR THOUGHTS
on these video's
including
WHICH ONE
you
IDENTIFIED WITH
[for the most part].

We will TRY valiantly to have a
GOOD  POST
come the morrow,
perhaps even a 
WOOCS.

Love you all
and
wishing you a
Tremendous Tuesday


KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO
AS WE
BEGIN
TO WRITE THIS POST:

GOOD  MORNING  FRIENDS!


and
THANKS
to all who read last Thursday's
KASIYH
blog post
[ 187 ]
ESPECIALLY
those who took a moment to 
COMMENT.

Please forgive,
as we are not going back to gather all the names from last Thursday.

BTW
do you know how many times we write your names out with each post?

1.]  First time to gather them from FB and write them on our paper list for reference 
2.] Second time to type your names onto that days post [generally here but not today ]
3.] Third time to re-type them onto FB when the current day's post is set to go.

No wonder we remember y'all
and
miss you terribly when you're not around.

Not complaining
but someday's it takes a ton o' time just to write out the names three times over.



How upset would you be if we skipped
writing the names
on this blog
and
just sent you notification of a new
KASIYH
blog post
on
Facebook
?

If it's going to send anyone into deep despair
[ the dreaded "D.o.D." ]
we won't even consider it.

Let us know please.

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Just switched to and now listening to:


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Update:  We left off on Thursday last when we'd been to Dr. Chaduary's office at Jones Memorial, where we had to be "cleared" for the Ground Hog's Day event.  The next day [Friday] we headed to URMC in Rochester for pre-op examination.  They were wonderful and things moved as quickly as one could ever wish for.  Still, for those who aren't overtly orgasmic with "question answering" ,,, Dear God in heaven.    Oh well, that part is done and if all proceeds as it should, no medical appointments this week. 
   Things will pick of as of next weekend when we will need Saturday to prepare for the Monday afternoon trip to Rochester.  We need to do that on Saturday as SUNDAY the 31st is Disney on Ice with !JAXSON! , MJ, Connie and Sarah.  [Cool.  Literally.]  MJ plans to work next Monday morning during which time GGC will do last minute things around the Palace.  We hope to kennel Paulie whilst we are at Strong Memorial, so that will have to be done before we leave.  [ Paulie is not going to like that.]   We have St. John's choir rehearsal on Thursday eve but Bill Nash [choir member and Sr. Warden at SJ's ] will cover Sunday's Service [1/31]  for us when we are at Disney on Ice. Step by step we're getting closer and closer.

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Switched and now listening to:


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Did you hear that
Mike Bloomberg
former
Mayor of NYC
might
enter the race for president?
o
m
Goodness

This could shake things up a bit.

Mr. Bloomberg
has stated that he is ready to spend a
BILLION DOLLARS
of his
OWN MONEY
should he decide to run.
[ He's worth 37.5 Billion ]

What a political year this is turning out to be.

If one had written a script
predicting this exact
story line
back in, let's say, 
early to mid 2014,
no one
would have believed it.
EVER.
And WE are living amongst this story line.
Breath taking.



What are
YOUR THOUGHTS
if
Mr. Bloomberg
does
enter the race for
President of the United States?

How would this effect the
General Election?

Who should be most concerned about
Mr. Bloomberg's
entrance into the race?

DEM'S
or
REPUB'S
? ? ?

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Kindly remember to also answer the question 
about whether it's
important to
YOU
that we type your names 
onto each and every 
KASIYH 
blog post.



With that we are going to sign off for now.

MUCH
to be done around the Palace this week.

We
MIGHT
bop back in later.
who
knows?


KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!


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Thursday, January 21, 2016

GOOD  AFTERNOON  FOLKS!

If the theme of today's first post was entitled
WHINE  TIME

or something like it,
this one post is entitled:
Without taking an eternity
[like that's possible]
you need a wee bit of background.

GGC
loves
 not
DRIVING.

Never has, never will.

Waited until the September
after 
graduation from
BCS
to get driver's license.

Never really enjoyed it.
Then comes a
VERY BAD
CAR ACCIDENT
[with GGC and MJ in car,  GGC driving = Seekonk, Mass. in 1975 ]

That sealed the deal.

So we have a NYS driver's license
but drive very little.
Drove the most when we were still
Drama Adviser
at
GVCS.

In April of 2015
we lost the keys to our car.
[ MJ has the truck, remember ? ]
FINALLY
located the car keys
 8 - 9 months later.
[Quite recently.]

This next part is going to cause some of you to be aghast
and
some of you to laugh at us
but
truth is we find it
nerve wracking to drive to/in Wellsville, NY.

We know, we know,
have your chuckles or derision,
but 
were setting a scene here.

Car was inspected
and
two new tires put on this week.

It took vast amount of courage for GG
to agree to drive to Wellsville this morning for the appt.
[ alone ]

Also kindly keep in mind here
that GGC is still "concerned" about the
GHD
event coming up.

So we get cleaned up
[ at sink = still no bathroom ]
dressed and around
and
go to start the car
and
the
battery
is
DEAD.

DEAD
DEAD
DEAD

As if
THIS
isn't bad enough
the three personalities
[ G G C ]
IMMEDIATELY
commence
arguing
with
one 
another.

CRAIG:  " Freaking Freak,,,you really thought you could handle this morning, didn't ya?  Well pea brain, you're in a pickle now.  What an idiot you are!"

GREGORY:  "Craig, that's enough.  For the love of all that's Holy, stop it right this instant."

GREG:  " We should probably call Mike.  He might know what to do and if not, he still might be able to come home and take us to Wellsville."

CRAIG: "   ' We should probably call Mike,,,,we should probably call Mike,,,,' Who the HELL do you think told us the car was okay to drive Mr. Middle-Man Dunderhead ???  Yeah, go ahead, call Mike and give him hell.  Whoops, sooooorrrry ... in honor of the holy amongst us.... give Mike 'holy'
HELL !!! "

GREGORY:  " Craig,,, I'm warning you ..."

CRAIG:  " Oh shiver me timbers, I be shakin' now,,,I don't know nothin'  'bout birthin' no babies Miss Scarlett.    Gregory you make-a-me wanna puke."

GREGORY:  "As a Christian I must love even the very, Very, VERY unlovable,,,thus,,, I still love even you Craig."

CRAIG: "Well 'Praise God from Whom all blessing flow' ... bet that hurt your precious, blessed body and soul didn't it Gregory ol' boy?  And exactly how does your 'Christian love' get this here car started G-boy? Huh?  Gonna have God ZAP this Accura and SHA-BAM we be driving down the road? "  Huh, cat got your tongue Gregory ol' pal o' mine?  Huh?  Huh?  Huh? "

GREGORY:  " You are mocking the Almighty, Craig.  I wouldn't have any desire what-so-ever to be in your shoes."

CRAIG:  " Tough titty God Child,  'cause I got some news for you....you ARE in OUR shoes.  Think about it.  Hahahahahahahahahahaha."

GREG:  " I called Mike."

GREGORY:  " Thank You Jesus!   ...and thank you too, Greg."

CRAIG:  " Of COURSE you called Mike.  He's your solution to everything.  Man UP!  Get a life! What is wrong with you anyway ?  You make my ass wanna chew tobacco !!! "



And
on and On and ON
they went.

Mike took us to the Wellsville appt.
and
we are cleared to let the
GHD
event occur.

Now tomorrow it's on to
Rochester.
For the Pre-Op appt.
In the truck.
With MJ driving.



KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!


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FRIENDS

and
THANKS
to all who read
yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post
ESPECIALLY
those who took a moment to
COMMENT:

AIMEE GILDNER

MARK FELDBAUER

SUE ROSS

KRIS YOUNG

JUDY SERVEY

APRIL PALMITER

JESSICA ORLANDO

LORIE FELDBAUER

LYNNE FAECKE

MICHELLE LIBERTONE

LISA JESKE

LYNN MANNING

JENNIFER PRESOR

SALLY Erma SCHOLES

MARK FELDBAUER

DAVID BROWN

TERESA WINTERHALTER

DIANNE COMISKEY

DONNA HOLMES

DOTTIE GRAHAM

MARCINE DELO

MARY ELLEN MURRAY MANNING

LAURIE MEAD

Your liquor preferences were very interesting.
And
those of you who shared your stories
concerning the same?

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WHINE  TIME


 GGC is very grateful and blessed to have the care and concern of the experts at University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial, etc.  Please know that right from the start, okay?

 HOWEVER,,, that being said ,,, am getting rather annoyed at the letters, phone calls, Dr. appt's, pre-op appt.'s, appt.'s to be "cleared" for surgery, forms to fill out, calls to register at "The Inn" [we are not the Blessed Mother here!], etc.  And this is all well BEFORE the [first] event itself.  Most of y'all know that the  less  GGC thinks about this, the better off we are.
 This morning is an appt. at Dr. Chadaury's office in Wellsville with Dr. Jeannie Streeter at 9:00am.  This is to be "cleared" for [what we are calling ] the Ground Hog's Day event.  Really?  REALLY? They're all connected [ Chadaury's office, URMC, etc.] they all KNOW everything save the w8 of my latest B.M. so WHY is THIS necessary ?   We are where we are [heading for GHD ] because of a visit to Dr. Chadaury's office and yet one must be "cleared" for the event?  But we have to do it as one l'il chink in the armor so-to-speak and it's all off [ hey, there's an idea! ].

 Tomorrow MJ and GGC head to Rochester for the one to three hour Pre-Op check in, tests [if needed] etc.  This appt. we kind of understand [it save's time when we reach GHD ]etc. but could this be done the late afternoon of Monday, February 1st when we will already be IN Rochester?  We know, we know, there are far worse things in life to deal with, but am realizing how much patience it takes even before becoming a patient.  Give me a break!

! FINE !

We'll stop our whining
[for now]
and
because we must get around for said appt. in Wellsville,
this is all for now.

We
HOPE
to be back later today with a second post.
[ sans whining ]





KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016


GOOD  MORNING FRIENDS!
[ Do we have your attention yet ? ]

The above photo posted because:
1.]  It's freakin'  freezing  here in WNY thus a need to be reminded of something hot .
2.]  Obviously this lad has worked hard for the body that should have been ours.
3.]  It's our blog - you start a blog and post what amuses you, we'll view it.
4.] CRAIG is now well rested and has a major part in writing today's blog post !


THANKS
to all who read yesterday's
KASIYH
blog post
[108]
ESPECIALLY
those who took the time to
COMMENT:

MEREDITH CHILSON

JUDY SERVEY

SALLY [Erma] SCHOLES

DIANNE COMISKEY

JESSICA ORLANDO

SUE  ROSS

APRIL PALMITER

TERESA WINTERHALTER

POLLY  HELMS

KAREN  ASH

MARY ELLEN MURRAY MANNING

LAURIE  MEAD

MARY FULLER

CHERYL  STANTON

LORIE  FELDBAUER

MELISSA WILLEY

YOU
MADE
US
NIGH ONTO
ORGASMIC
to
CALL
Y'ALL
OUR
FRIENDS
! ! ! ! ! ! !

We were able to have the deepest respect for one another
and
whilst sharing some of our views, fears, expectations 
and 
deep political concerns.

Especially worth while was the exchange of comments
twixt
Jessica Orlando and Michelle Libertone.

Cannot begin to tell you how much that warms our heart.

THANKS
Y'ALL



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We're not big drinkers here at the palace
mainly perhaps just some wine in the evening.

But
the last time we were at the liquor store
MJ
picked up something that
GGC
discovered last evening,
is
not
too
bad.
Not bad at all.

Sure did sleep well last night.

Leads us to the
QUESTIONS
of
the
DAY



IF
you drink alcohol
WHAT IS YOUR 
FAVORITE 
DRINK?
[Alcohol inclusive]

[Might be difficult to pick one, but try please.]

WHAT IS YOUR
LEAST FAVORITE 
DRINK?
[Alcohol inclusive]

GGC answers:  
1] White Russians
2] Boone's Farm Apple wine
(Flashback to our youth)

Any stories you might wish to share
in relation to the above questions,
please feel free to do so.

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KEEP  A  SONG
IN
YOUR  HEART!

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