Monday, May 22, 2017

Get the crutches!

I wasn't going to bother you with pictures of a bleep tomato plant, but ... Tim is leaning toward the window, I guess he needs a crutch. I have done everything I can for the poor thing, it just isn't happy. All I can do is pamper it along so I get tomatoes and seeds to try again later. Ruth says hers is fine, go figure.

And speaking about crutches, it has been nearly 5 years since DH had surgery on his knee. Looks like something has to be done again. I have him home again. He's limping around. Tried to go to work today, walked all the way in and he had forgotten his badge. By the time he walked back to the car, he said to h--- with it and came home. I have a feeling his vacation next week will start today and be a two week vacation. (Or longer ...) Sure wish it was with pay. Sigh.

I'm seriously thinking about taking a break for a while. So, if I don't show up - don't panic.

Have a great week!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Disillussioned

I have never seen myself as different than what I am. That said, I must be disillusioned. The ad said to order your normal clothing size. Normally, I wear a large, but I have gained some poundage, so I ordered XL. Studying these bras, I would have to say that I need a 2 or 3XL. I tried to pour myself into the nude one. It was a real fight and felt as if I was being squeezed to death. Sigh.
I noticed after the fight to fit into that the bra, it did not return completely to that size. Not the bounce-back I would have expected. Hmm. 
 The fabric feels lovely. For how long ...time would tell. Not overly fond of the hard foam in the bra cups, but it is removable. Now to find a home for them.

Up real early for trip to the doctor. Luckily, he didn't chew me out. I was supposed to go in the end of March. Blood pressure is still too high. He put me on a better water pill. I need to take my allergy pills regularly. (I'm not a fan) He wants me to see a pulmonologist again, he'll set me up an appointment. Maybe there is something new on the scene to help my breathing. I guess I will see my old guy. Not looking forward to going through that whole game, but I really can't breath. I quit going because he didn't seem to be doing anything besides wasting my time. Maybe, just maybe, they have come up with something new that will help.

Ordered the movie, A Dog's Purpose. I guess we will have movie time tomorrow. DH has something else on right now.

I hope you all have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lampyridae Love

No picture, sorry. I tried, but they are too small and too fast for me.

I was lying in my bed in the dark and for a bit, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. The thought that perhaps I was having a stroke also crossed my mind. Tiny flashes of green light bouncing through the trees across the road and in the field were surprising, to be sure. For about 15 minutes, the trees, ditch, and field looked as if it was decorated for a fairy Christmas. The blinking was wild! They must have just emerged from their larva stage to their firefly stage and were interested in Lampyridae love. Hee hee. I have never seen so many. Wish I could have caught a picture.

It is a beautiful night out, warm, and starlit. Perfect for Love ... ,-)

No bras yet. So far they are in Memphis. Usually when things on the slow boat get to Memphis, they go to Columbia, then to my post office to be delivered that day or the next. Tracking says they are still in Memphis. Maybe they are waiting until they have a truckload of small, lightweight parcels before they send them on east. 

Last night, I was green-grass, dog-sick. Woke up pitiful and went back to bed. Didn't really feel human until this afternoon. 

I hope I can get to sleep now. Argh.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Good thing, I'm not holding my breath.

It's been a week. Ahem ... They are going for the cheapest shipping, that's for sure. That is the Miracle Bra people. 

 Actually, I ordered them Friday or Saturday ... If they are holding them for ransom - it isn't happening!

The power went out last night. I suppose they had a scheduled shut down. Why can't they make a note of it on the bill? There is always a scramble to get my alternate oxygen going - in the dark. Evidently my Marathon tank for liquid o2 needs replacing or repairing. Ugh! I hooked up the other one, which I found out last week only puts out 2 hours at 2 lpm, so I had to turn it down to less and hope it would hold up until the power came back on. I guess the batteries need to be replaced. I'm going to have to have a heart to heart with my supplier ... Needless to say, I didn't sleep much, if at all. The battery one screams after it can't detect a breath. I feel like sh--!

Mother's Day. Wishing all the mothers, aunties, grandmothers, and carers a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

For the Girls!

First off, I know I got took, but there ought to be some kind of law ... I ordered the Bamboo Bras they advertise on TV. I figured 19.99 was a cheap price for a style that I might actually be able to wear and keep the girls out of my waistband ha ha. Supposedly you buy the nude one and pay shipping and handling but in this special offer they give you the white and black ones free, just include shipping and handling. Oh, yes, and they charge a 'web' fee, even though you can't buy them in stores and their web page is the source.
Yes, you can order 1, but the s/h is 7.99 +$1
They're making a killing on their shipping, wouldn't you say? Of course before I hit 'enter' I could see what they were doing, but I think their wording and page was a little deceiving for anyone who didn't see it. They are coming in the mail, and weigh a shade more than half a pound altogether. No tracking on them yet ...Still sitting in Vegas.
After I ordered them, they kept bringing up more pages for more 'deals' to add to my original order. 

I'm not even sure these things will fit. I would almost bet you can't get money back on their 'free' ones, if they don't fit. The return s/h would be on my dime - this is a one way sale and they know it. I'm hoping they do fit and are comfortable enough to wear under my summer sheers. I don't care how mud ugly they are. We shall see.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Creature of Habit

Saturday night. I don't know about you, but Saturday night is my time with the tube. You know I don't have many channels, so mostly on the non PBS station has the same garbage over and over, but on Saturday night I get to see old favorites, from 5:00 to 11:00. I park in my chair, ignoring my phone and hardly doing a thing on my comp. I get to see re-runs of Major Crimes (2 episodes), Rizzolli and Isles (2 episodes), and Haven, with 1 hr. of PBS at 9:00.
I don't usually ask questions, so here goes, take your pick:
Any questions for me? Off the wall is okay, I reserve the right to not answer anything I don't want to.
Comments on my blog?
Do you have anything special you always do on a Saturday night? (If it's about sex or anything like that - please, don't tell me)
Any subject (in good taste ;-))

Played cribbage with DH this afternoon and actually won a game! 
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Victorian Slum House and Transplanting



I tried to imagine living as they did in a Victorian slum house. If you saw the beginning on Tuesday, I’m sure you were appalled at the filth, their room(s), their clothes, and their skin! Somehow, I didn’t see the producers adding a few of the other things that were so common back then. I’m talking about lice, bedbugs, and the like. I also didn’t see any spider webs ... or rats ... or those wonderful, ever-present cockroaches. I suppose they had to draw the line somewhere. Perhaps they will show up, who knows.

If I were younger, by 20 years or more, I would have been game to do this. After all, I have lived from pheasant to feathers for a lot of my life.  When we went back to the land, our family of six lived in a shanty with a dirt floor for nearly a year. I believe we would have loved any one of the rooms on Slum House for its spaciousness and comfort. Privies? I have used more than my share.

When I see one of their Houses, I think, they ought to do a series on going back to the land on a dwindling budget in today’s world. Life in poverty is hard. I know there are places in the world where it’s a life and death struggle to stay alive and keep your children fed. I would be ignorant if I said my life was worse. It just felt like it at the time. Let’s just say I’m stubborn and I wanted to make a go of it, no matter what. I could have gone back with my tail between my legs to the comfort of hot water and flush toilets.

I was a little confused about the new people. Didn’t any of them bring a kettle or anything to cook with, besides the couple with the store? That’s pretty basic. I didn’t see what all they had, but a kettle to make fish head soup or boil potatoes would be one of the first things I’d take. They had to be cooking sometime during their journey to London.

I don’t understand their money system. English money is confusing. The one guy got 10pounds for a full day of back breaking work. That’s like $12.94 for the day. The 1860’s day? Today’s day? Sounds like too much, and then again, it sounds like not enough. Maybe someone could help me out with this.

I must have missed some stuff and will have to watch it again. Did they have a made-up back story? Are they immigrants or refugees? Where did these characters live before they ended up at the slum house?



I’m currently watching Lark Rise to Candleford – an episode at a time. (on Amazon Prime) I guess it’s supposed to be in a later time frame, maybe. Mr. Timmons had to be a common laborer picking rock in a field when someone stole his tools. He made 5 Shillings for the day. Like I say, English money is confusing to me and prorating for the time difference makes me a little nuts.



For those of you who are not into historical housing re-enactment: I transplanted the squash to a popcorn tin yesterday (not having a large enough pot for it) and so far, it doesn’t seem to be suffering. I am not going to subject it to the next couple days of the forecast chill, wind, and rain. DH can take it outside for me and I’ll add some more dirt. My floor in here looks like a nursery from the spilled dirt. I look at that squash and wish so hard that I had the energy to plant a big garden out in the yard, I’d love to see squash, and gourds sprawling all over!
        Have a great day, night, whatever!    

Monday, May 1, 2017

Slum House and Plant Problems

A new family is coming to town, well on PBS anyway. They live in Slum House circa 1860 London. It starts tomorrow, May 2nd at 8 Eastern/7 Central. I am kind of excited. I have no idea how long it will last, but I'm giving you a 'heads up' anyway. I hope you'll join me! The trailers look very interesting.

Tiny Tim is a cripple of sorts, it was showing such promise, but I am beginning to think it was an ill-fated venture. I gave it everything I could to stop the progress of the death of the leaves. Something is wrong. I used the Dawn solution originally, then I went to mite/etc killer, and have progressed to mold/etc killer - all natural, of course. I see the beginnings of flower buds, although I believe it is wasted energy on the part of the plant. Doing some amputation on it now, but think it's hopeless.



 The squash, however, is outgrowing the planter and will have to be moved soon and I hope it will survive that.
 The mint is doing very well, too, and the lavender is soldiering on.

Happy May Day to you all! Here, it looks like summer is in full swing, all the trees are fully dressed in their various shades of green.