Stress can cause typos:?

@Hatley (164471)
Garden Grove, California
December 21, 2012 7:12pm CST
I feel so angry with my self as I was trying to clean up typos I had missed in a response and it took two tries and I will be damned the second try to correct errors had an error in it.I have been working stressed lately and am wondering if that's why I am screwing up typing. My space bar sticks at times but that does not excuse my typingI the wrong letters. Honestly I do know how to spell.This typo business of mine is really getting to me. I wanted my writing to be perfect mylotters. you r take.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 12
Hi Hatley, certainly stress will affect our concentration on what we are doing. It would be nice if we stay away from what we are doing and relax ourselves having a rest, or a cup favorite drink, or breathing deeply and slowly outdoor for a while, or anything that can shake away the stress. I would like to have a short move and do some weeding under the shady rambutan tree for 15 minutes or so. It works well, I can handle the previous work smoothly after having a relaxed look at the green green grass in the gentle breeziness I believe you won't do any typo after you relax yourself doing something that will release you from the street Happy posting and Merry Xmas
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 12
Happy New Yeas lkbooi yes I fou nd o ut just getting up and going for a short walk relaxed me and I came back and typed with no errors at all.Also my son pointed out to me that my font size was too small and could be making it hard for me to read and type perfectly too. I am doing so much better today. I had a lovely Christmas.
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• Marikina, Philippines
24 Dec 12
Maybe the cause is stress that is why you made typos. To get rid of stress, I think having a relaxation is a good thing or doing a meditation. Its like taking rid of dirty garbage inside our body so that we can type clearly.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi introvertshy Yes i am s ure I was really stressed as now I have had a good nights sleep I am doing so much better and having more fun here too.Doing meditation is something I used to do then got out of the habit.but as it really does help I am going to start doing it again.Merry Christmas.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Dec 12
I have had typos too at times, and it is embarrassing, as I am not sure that other mylotters know what I am trying to say. I have a tendency to type way to fast, and I make lots of typos. I know we don't have to have perfect typing in here, but I like you, want my responses and comments to not have typose in them. I am so used to typing fast, that it really is hard for me to slow down. I really haven't seen you make all that many typos though. I have to double check mine after typing it to make sure there are no typos. Take care, and have a very Merry Christmas.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi rosekiss Merry C hristmas to you too.It never snows in So uthern Californis but its going to rain as its pouring right now. I also type way too fast then see a whole string of errors.I guess we really want to get into mylotting and get too fast and then actually we waste time in the long run having to correct all the typos.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
hello ms hatley, i get a lot of them that is because i try to be very lax and only realizes i got the mistake after i have sent it. difficult to retrieve now, isnt it? have a nice day. ann
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi tigeraunt I have not seen you here lately.Glad you areback here. I also wish we had an edit button to use after we hit post as thats when some of my worst typos show up like a word that makes the whole sentence wrong.lo Merry Christmas and a really wonderful New Year.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
25 Dec 12
yes maam. kind of very busy with work lately. there are too many reports required and i am deprived of my past time. lol! a merry christmas to you too.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 12
hi tigeraunt When I read that my friends here are so busy and wi sh they had nmore time to mylot I sort of feel guilty but still at 86 i guess I have earned my right to sit back. But I did work till I was almost 80. So many older people here in California are working way past retirement age, simply because their social security checks are just not enough to counter the higher cost of living.
@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
5 Jan 13
Stress can cause lots of things to happen. And maybe if your keyboard sticks a bit, just clean it out. And maybe you are also trying to type too fast. I also make mistakes typing, but I always look at them and fix them. And besides, I have a built in spell checker, so my computer fixes most words for that I misspell or mistype.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Jan 13
hi inertia I also have spelling checker on myh firefox browser too. S o I just need to edit and not post til I have edited and cleaned it all u p again.
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@inertia4 (27775)
• United States
26 Jan 13
Another option to do is to write them down in a document somewhere. Then once it is all the way you want it, cut it and paste it into MyLot. I just rather come here and type as I go.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Feb 13
hi inertia that is an option as you can get it the way you want it tut its all so time consuming and I would rather just type as I go and clean it up before hitting post. lol
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
Yes in a way, sometimes stress takes over on the things that we are doing most especially typing. Sometimes when I am preoccupied with a lot of thoughts I jumbled up words that I am writing and the worse putting a lot of errors on it. What I do to avoid it is to concentrate and focus on what I am doing rather than sinking up my attention to the stress that I am encountering.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 13
thats it is it not, getting hung up on the stress I feel instead of focusing on what I am doing and do it correctly. I am going to try to ignore the stress and work on correcting my focujs on my work here.
@akp100 (13386)
• India
26 Dec 12
Hi Hatley Well, if other user is understanding all the things you want to say then it really don't bother more. And for me, I am understanding all the thing you mentioned so no problem. About stress yes it can happen. Stress can surely divert mind and can create mistakes like typos. And about that keyboard space bar , I have same problem with my desktop and faced those mistakes many time. In short it can happen to anyone. So be happy. ;)
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 13
hi akp thanks as I feel bettrer knowing others can have the same problems. I am trying hard to always edit before I post and when I do my post looks good but when I don't I get really ashamed of my post as I have so many typos and none are fixed eithr.I do hope that others can read mine that are not corrected.
• Canada
26 Dec 12
I know what you mean. Be thankful you're not using an iPhone with autocomplete. That's absolute hell! The damn thing runs away on me. I'm traveling with hubby, and we're sharing my laptop. It's his turn now, so I'm using my iPhone.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Dec 12
hi danishcanadian Maybe t hen I should not envy those with iphones as so many people complain about using them to get on mylot.That' does not sound like fun to me either. I found out from my computer savvy son that some of my typos problem may be I was using too small a font size as I have a cataract in my left ey e so my right ey e is the only one really seeing well. The fonr size has made a big difference to me since yesterday Christmas day when I made a dismal 34 cents. But it was Christmas and my son was visiting me so thats okay. Everyone needs some family on Christmas day so what if I did not earn much, I can make it up.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Dec 12
stress doesn't cause typos, fingers cause typos
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi dawn gosh I love you haha You are so right and one day you must write Dawn's Truisms. Not sure if thats a valid word but yo u will get my meaning.Yes at times I think my fingers are dyslexic even if I am not.I had a coworker at the Library who was dyslexic and was always giving me little presents but she almost always put them in the wrong locker. S he could not work on the adult side as her shelving books was a disaster so they put her on the kids side doing the picture books but still she got confused and started shelving in the grade school shelves and that did it. S he got fired as I hgad to redo her work on top of my own. lol
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
22 Dec 12
Hatley lol I think we can all relate...I remember when I first joined myLot. I would get soooo upset because I couldn't fix a typo...once it's posted that's it.... Try as I did, I still made typos..and recently I noticed I am transposing letters..when I proof read I don't see the error..but after I post I see the error... Well I decided all I can do is my best..I try to not make errors but if I do I think others will understand. I will not judge others for their typos so I hope for the same consideration..
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi stary 1 yes I have found myself doing that and making sure I hit preview and edit as I have a spelling checker that saves my neck if I just really edit.But like others I will still miss typos til after I hit post. I can correct with a comment but it makes me feel really imperfect.I think my problem is stress and wanting to type faster than I can. lol
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@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 12
When your mind is on something besides what your typing you will have all kinds of typos. Sounds like your computer keyboard needs cleaned. Bet that would help alot. Mine sure is bad. When I got the new AC adapter I asked the guy how much he would charge to clean the computer out. He said it would be about $90 but he does a thurough job and adds things if they are needed too. I turn mine upside down and knock as much out of the keyboard as I can. I need to quit snacking while on it.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
okay once more lost all my comment grrr. yes as I do snaack at the keyboard I bet it does need cleaning.I once accidentally spilled a glass of w ter on part of my keyboard and my son bawled me out royally.Bt when later I went into his room to hand him his mail, he bumped a large coke and it spilled all over his keyboard. I laughed and said"yes you are also old enough to know better than that. What a mess." He frowned then laughed too.I am going to clean mine ou t in the morning. Its already dark here at just a little after 6 p.m.
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@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 12
I got a brush from my last job that really helps. You can get underneath the letters and it really helps to clean it.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi celticeagle I also have a makeup brush I have never used so its clean, Tomorrow i am going to do some cleaning and hope it does help as it has not been done in ages.
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@echoforever (5192)
• United States
22 Dec 12
I am sorry that you're stressed out. Try not thinking about your stress level and then you won't have those typos! Yes easier said than done. there are several reasons for typos, sometimes our fingers just don't like to hit the right keys. Darn things. My reason is when I am in a hurry.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi echoforever I got some extr a sleep and got all unstressed so am doing much better today. I also told my self do not dwell on past mistakes but just have some fun here today.So far I have been fine and relaxed and having fun too. After all thats why Iam on my lot to have fun and earn a l ittle too.
• United States
22 Dec 12
Yp that is why I am here too. Its not good to dwell on mistakes whether in myLot or elsewhere, its good you are letting those pass.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi echoforever Yes when I feel relaxed I do not make any errors but I am typing slower too but I can type fast but thats when I start making errors too. So Merry Christmas and Happy New Yeat
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
22 Dec 12
That happens a lot. Especially when you really want to say something do much and all the conviction is running through your fingers, the spelling gets all messed up. It's okay, the message is more important than the way it is typed. That's a problem with most writers, they try so hard to be a smartass that they forget the point of writing is message delivery.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi welcome to mylot Nursefrai are you a nurse? I was a nurses aide for many years so now even when I have to go to the hospital for an illness I d o feel at home. Yes really the message is the most important part of a discussion l just got a response that was so ]odd I did not even know thow to answer it. Just a combination 'of mised up letters and a number.I hated to do it bu t I reported it as it seemed to me to be a stupid joke.I mentioned this ' because of your comment about being a smartass. That response fitted the term to a t.
• Penrith, Australia
22 Dec 12
Thanks, and yeah, I just started answering forums yesterday, I don't understand though why the number beside my name is still 18, I've answered a ton of forums, it's fine though because I'm having so much fun and I enjoy speaking my mind. Yes I am a nurse, I'm only a fresh graduate though. That's really a cool story about one of the responses. I'm glad I'm quite relevant with this. Thank you for valuing my response :)
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi nursefrai Merry Christmas I think you probably responded then commented a few times on the same discussion so only the response will be counted on that number but yet it all goes down to your earning algorithm in that every thing you type will earn you. So the count beside your name is merely an activity count as everything you comment or respond to will earn you money.I often find myself commenting maybe ten times in one discussion and only the first comment is counted yet I do get paid for every comment and response I make. pretty neat getting paid for having f un.
• United States
22 Dec 12
It happens to everyone Hatley. I touch type when on my laptop. So if I happen to be looking at my keys I will make a mistake. The only way I don't make mistakes is when I don't watch my keystrokes. I make mistakes on my iPhone because I have to look at the virtual keyboard. I'm fast with it, but often type an I for an o just because of the small keys and my finger touches the adjacent key. Everyone makes mistakes typing at times. As long as a post makes sense to me, I'm not concerned with any typos they might have made. Chow!
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• United States
22 Dec 12
Here's a mistake, I think. Chow should be Caio. The first is food and the second is a greeting.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
high pointless Questions yes I guess it soes.. I got what you meant with Chow but am not sure of the spelling..I touch type but sometimes I get one hand a key off and oh my gosh a whole sentence of gibberish.I never look at the keyboard as I learned to type by hand position on blank keys in high school a life time away. lol Let me look up how to spell chow. lol
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi its Ciao just reversed from what you had or else I forgot on myh way back here Leet me check again as I might be wrong.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Dec 12
by using the firefox platform, it tells me when I misspell words... maybe if you changed to firefox you would spot the misspellings before they go out...
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi ElicBxn lol I do have firefox and if I use preview and then edit I am fine but at times I miss some when I just hit post thinking I have got them all.So I have no excuses as my spelling checker does a good job as long as I really slow down to check 'for the red lined words. lol I am doing better today as I feel rested and ready to mylot.Merry Christmas .For me Christmas is coming too soon.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Dec 12
Yeah... well, my family has already done Christmas and my sister has gone home to Tennessee... I've got gifts made, but I'm ready for it to be over...
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi ElicBxn WE had our Christmas party here yesterday and we are still alive today so the doomsayers need to think that one over. lol.I am awaiting a gift of' money and if I get it before Christmas I will just split it with my son as its too late to order any thing on line now. I wish just once we would celebrate a hoikday here on the holiday.
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@derek_a (10902)
22 Dec 12
I make lots of typos sometimes and can feel angry with myself. If I try to stop it it gets worse. So I practice a form of meditation and just focus on my breathing in and out as I am typing, rather than holding my breath trying to get it right. Acceptance is the best way forward when this happens. It is only a temporary thing as the mind doesn't like discipline. I see that worry leads to hurry and hurry lets to errors being made. So no more hurry-worry... _Derek
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi derek thats the best advice yet and I am heeding it as I found when I got upset over the typing mess I kept making more and more errors. Now today I am rested, relaxed and not stressed out.So perhaps it will all go very smoothly for me. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Here Its cold but the sun is shining and that makes it good for me.
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@derek_a (10902)
23 Dec 12
And Merry Christmas to you and yours too Hatley. _Derek
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@derek_a (10902)
23 Dec 12
And Merry Christmas to you and yours too Hatley. _Derek
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
22 Dec 12
We really can't avoid it. It seems to be happening to most of us here. In my case after i read what i have written i see it as alright but once it's posted that's the time that i'll discover the errors I've made.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi n amiya yes it does happen to me when I just type and post but if I do hit preview and edit then I can often avoid the errors altogether. lol Its cold in here and that makes my fingers a bit clumsy to day.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
sometimes I already previewed it but still failed to see my mistake
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
hi Namiya I too have previewed and still missed an error. guess it just proves we are humams amd humans do make mistakes. ll
@artemeis (4070)
• China
22 Dec 12
We all have our stressful days and like you I have mine as well. Usually, I will set aside more time to rest and sleep. I don't have much to say other than stop being hard on yourself and give yourself a break by resting properly. I hate to see you falling sick on Christmas day.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi Artemis Yess mine was yesterday as I think I did not sleep enough and was cold ,tired and sleepy all day.Yes I do not w ant to fall ill . So far I have not had even cold, and did not have flu or bronchitis either so am hoping to stay well this winter.Last winter I sp;ent most of the winter being ill. I am going to g et a nap this morniung then come here rested and relaxed too so I can type and be error free.
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@artemeis (4070)
• China
23 Dec 12
Like the signs of a cellphone running on low bat that needs to be charged, our bodies will give out signals to your brain and cause you to react. You will need to heed it or you will need to heed the doctor and his invasive medications. Take a good rest and drink plenty of warm water. Water hydrates and more importantly, clears your body's accumulated toxins. Take good care of yourself.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 12
thanks artemeis yes you are so right. I am diabetic and everytime I see my doctor he says "drink more water please." So I have two cup mug of water sitting here on my desk out of which I sip as in cold weather I am not so ingto drinking water as I should be.Yestedrday I seemed to be running on fumes as when I went back to bed I go one hours sleep and wa s called down to be weighed.So in the afternoon I fell 'asleep here at my desk and went and lied down again.And was w oke again by my gbest friend coming to see me with Christmas gifts So we sat and chatted for a long time.so this morning I was not surprised my earnings for yesterday were a dismal 45 cents lol lol. But I did get a good mights sleep as we got a heater for our room yesterday.' s
• United States
22 Dec 12
Yes, stress can definitely cause typos. I am extremely stressed this evening and my most recent post (about me dreaming of tiny homes) just suffered as a result. I didn't even see the typo until after I had posted; then, I see it--glaring at me from the screen. *Sigh*
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi wilsongoddard Yes I figured the stress I have with not having enough money and its almost Christmas is carrying over into my typing. I love mylotting but hate the errors I make.The one that really bothered mw was misspelling discussions in the title of my discussion.Don't you just hate it ehen you do not see the error until after you hit post? I saw an article sometime back about real tiny homes and I do not remember where I aw it.It was really intriguing too.
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• United States
22 Dec 12
I've talked about them before--both on here and elsewhere. I've again come back around to really thinking about one, because I am yet again in a housing situation where I am not truly feeling settled. I'd thought that this rental was "it," but it has been turning more into a headache than anything else.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi again you know the last 2 bedroom apt we rented at double the price we had paid in our old apartment. It had a nice garden setting okay but there were things really wrong. For one thing they had a furnace that made hissing noises and belched out the most awful smell. the repair m an said to me that he could not repair that furnace as cheaply as he could put in a new unit.He told uss not to use it as it was dangerous.So when my son got laid off his job the owner was only to quick to evict us not even letting myh son have a chance to find a n=ew job. The otrher pain in the neck was the parking. People had parking areas up against our bedrooms so when they revved up an old car it filled my bedroom with exhaust fumes.I had to more than once tell someone they were filling my bedroom with noxious fumes. I think for one person or even two a small house might be perfect.
• United States
22 Dec 12
You haven't gotten the space bar fixed yet? Can your son fix it? Sometimes when I'm stressed, I start typing in my mind, well before my fingers catch up. And I'm weird-right now, everything is correct, but if (I just started typing a capital i) I make a mistake and realize it much later, I'll backspace over the entire line, instead of using the cursor keys to get there. I waste SO much time doing that. The last paragraph, I made a number of mistakes but was able to correct them within a letter. I've already made some here. But tonight my brain is working hyper speed compared to my fingers, but that's probably because I'm still thawing out from walking the dog.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
hi scorpio I am in Southern California and its been freezing all day even in our room. My fingers felt stiff while typing and even hurt some. Some mornings I have just crawled back in bed. My mind often goes faster than my keys and I find the first letter of the next word stuck on the last word I typed. What I find myself doing is forgetting to Capitalize the I's which makes my work look childish.I have gone to using preview and edit as in the long run it does save time because I have it all corrected before I hit post.
• United States
22 Dec 12
I miss having my laptop-on those days that it was too cold to get up, I'd just fire it up and stay cozy in bed. Now I'm forced to go to the living room and freeze to get my myLot fix! Glad you're taking a moment to use the preview feature-I should, but I'm impatient!
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 12
gu scorpiobabes I did go back t o bed this morning as its just freezing in here. Still cold in here but the sun is out ans maybe it will warm up by afternoon here in Garden Grove maybe. lol