01/31/23 22:11: Arizona Sue: Hi Homely and Stargzr. It's been a wet, chilly winter in Phoenix. But we never say no to rain. Homely, didn't know you are a trial lawyer. I worked for nearly 30 years for appellate judges in Maryland and then in Ohio. Loved those jobs! Now happily retired since 2011. Hope both of you are well. I remain concerned about MD. BJ, are you there?
01/31/23 00:39: stargzr: Thanks for checking in, Homely. Doesn't look too good as to the search for MD, though we had one tiime before when she had flu and was off for a while. Fingers crossed.
Sue, I recall aome conversations you and I had previously about neither of us being "foodies". Therefore, Panera sounds just right!!!! I'm freezing up here in the NW...could use some Arizona sunshine. : ). I'll be in touch, but meanwhile, stay well and keep your powder dry!
01/30/23 21:55: Homely: Hi, Airzona Sue and stargzr - I've been mostly off of OT for about a year as my trial schedule got so heavily booked that I had no time to breathe. But today the little voice in my head told me to check in. I'm glad, Sue, that you remembered that The Bench is what I consider to be my OT "home base". I'm now worried about MD - it's absolutely unlike her to be out of touch. Some time ago, I made a game of leaving a bunch of clue for her all over the OT cams. If she followed the clues, she would be able to reach me IRL. Unfortunately, she never had the time and I did not ping her about it. I will try to remember to check back here periodically. The post-pandemic trial rush has settled down and now my second child is about to graduate from college (!) - I think she was in elementary school and her brother in middle school when I first came on here!
01/26/23 08:52: Thomas Santos: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pBnVBQjDIyMx8TGzfR1Nx9b7WsCVjnaRmaZtSjAja6U/edit
01/25/23 20:51: Arizona Sue: Hi Stargzr: Thanks for the birthday wishes! I'm a cheap date, so hubby and I went to Panera Bread for lunch. It's nice to learn something about you and your family. Besides politics! I'm from Maryland. Hubby for Ohio. We met online 25 years ago via AOL chat room. Remember those? Both going through divorces. Lo and behold, he and I made it work and we will be married 20 years this August. So glad he didn't turn out to be an axe murderer. I have two stepsons in their 30s. One married. No grandkids yet. I have a niece and niece the same ages. My sister is still waiting for one of them to marry and have kids.
I'm still waiting to hear anything from/about MD.
01/20/23 19:55: stargzr: Hello birthday girl, and a VERY happy one to you! I know what you mean. I'll be 82 in March and I am still surprised every morning when I step out of bed to find that none of my body parts are behaving the way they used to. :-<
Family fine... 3 dtrs and 3 grandkids spread out all over the globe. Visits are done electronically (thank goodness for the internet.). I did peek in from time to time to follow your European travels last year. I remember you have friends in Scotland and would so love to go there. My ancestors were hearty Scots from Tongue who eventually invaded Canada and then the State of Maine. The rest, as they say, is history!
Have a wonderful day...party on !!!!!
ps I don't know why, but I just have this feeling that ole pumpkin head won't make it to the election. Probably just wishful thinking.
01/20/23 05:47: Arizona Sue: Hi Stargzr. I'm glad you're active here again. Hubby and I are well. My sister and her husband were sick with Covid over the holidays. Finally tested negative today! My birthday. Yay me. I hope you and your family are well. By the way, I'm an old fart of 78 who still thinks she's 30 when deciding to lift something heavy and not being able to move for two days. I'm thinking our own she-devil Kari Lake could make a perfect running mate for the Orange Turd.