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Karen Wood
Name Karen Wood
Joined 583 days ago
Hobbies baking, gardening, learning, playing with my cats, sewing , art, crafts,
About Me Well not a lot to say. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It's a real thing that makes life very hard to live now. I also have other things like arthritis that make everything hard, so I struggle to do things and be happy enough. Get looked down on a lot too by people who don't know anything about me other than I don't work. I'm not going to go around explaining myself to everyone though and proving it all to them. My life has always been hard. Harder than most people's and I don't have the energy to make people happy anymore and I'm not going to kill myself trying. It's hard enough to take the things that people do especially the torture of neighbors who live over me and boom on my ceiling day and night and keep me stressed out and sleep deprived.
Karen Wood
Ellen at Home with Her Cats
276 days ago

AWWW, they're beautiful. I've never seen Charlie before. Just came across this video today. I'm sorry I just don't have time to keep up on much. Nice to finally see them both though. I've seen some photos of Chairman on facebook and have been wondering what the other one looks like. Maybe you even have more that I don't know about yet. Anyway they are both absolutely beautiful, but I think Charlie is a unique and especially good looking cat. I love all animals but I'm particularly partial to cats.

Karen Wood
Bat Cat
276 days ago

LOL I love that one, especially since the cat looks so much like my cat "Drew". Drew has that same white mustache.

Karen Wood
Message from Ellen
311 days ago

Oh Man! I can't wait to see Jim Carey talking about the LOST finale.

Karen Wood
Message from Ellen
318 days ago

I watch your show everyday. I just started to again about a year ago. Before that I had stopped watching daytime tv because I had become severely depressed with family problems and progressing physical disabilities and it was hard to accept not being able to work and I just didn't think I should be watching tv. I went back to watching just your show during the day though. It's like a coping break now. It gives me laughs and entertainment that I like.

Karen Wood
Quote of the Day: CoverGirl
380 days ago

Okay, I know that's an old post but I JUST came across it. You poor beautiful kid. I never would have laughed. I was a compassionate kid and besides you were beautiful even with the head gear.

Karen Wood
About This Page
382 days ago

I'm totally vegetarian but having a hard time sticking to the vegan. Really want to move to where I can keep a few chickens for eggs because I don't know where to get humanely raised eggs around here. It does actually strike me as gross to eat eggs but I'm so stuck on liking them in potato salad and mayonnaise and home baked goodies. Also I can't make my cats be vegan so I've considered keeping a goat for milk for making cheese and then having the resulting kid made into cat food. I don't even know if goat is good for cats though. Just some thoughts I've been having about being self sufficient and living humanely. As a child it didn't sit well with me that animals were killed for food but I forced myself to accept the reasons that were given about it. It wasn't easy to stop eating meat but i accomplished it and the thought of it now makes me nauseous. I've been vegetarian for almost 7 years now and am happy about it. Animals are wonderful beings and I love them.

Karen Wood
Message from Ellen
499 days ago

I hope you are taking some vitamins and having some herbals teas so you stay well. I think traveling is stressful (and all that planning work) even if you are having fun and don't really notice the stress. I know you two will have some special fun down under. I'm glad it will be such a special thing for you. I didn't try to win a trip even though Australia has always been number one on my list of places I wish I could go. I have chronic fatigue syndrome now so no longer have the ability to take a trip. You just never know if or when life will take away your abilities and possibilities. Enjoy while you can!

Karen Wood
Padma Lakshmi's Lentil Salad
568 days ago

Thank you for featuring Padma Lakshmi on the show. Can't wait to read all of her recipes. This is the kind of cooking and eating that I really like and it looked delicious.