Saturday, December 29, 2012

Still vacationing...

I think I took this Monday evening, maybe.
Not often lately we have a colorful sunset, thought I would catch this to share.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Post

A little fuzzy - sorry
The boy comes home today. Here's wishing you all a Happy, Wonderful, Merry, Whatever for the season. I will be busy being Mom, Grandma, cook, cleaner, and Roomba driver for the duration.

I'll see you all in the New Year (hopefully) . I better get at the bleep sheets for his bed.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Starting PT

DH went for first therapy session today. I guess 50-60% of the meniscus had been removed during surgery.  Well, anyway, DH wasn't in too bad of shape when we left. He wanted to go to Olive Garden for lunch afterwards.

He can gradually go to no crutches outside and has been encouraged to go crutch-less in the house. So now I am not the chief, cook and bottle-washer full time. Yeah! He's not complaining much...

PT three times next week - it had better not snow! I don't do well on wet, icy, or snowy roads anymore. Have tomorrow off and then Friday again. Let me tell you, it's gonna be a long two weeks and then we don't know what happens. I don't care if we go out to eat or not.

I'm tired.

Monday, December 17, 2012

DH knee surgery went well

Just got home from DH's surgery - he had what the doctor called a torn meniscus  - I saw the pictures, looks more like shredded to me. We were gone almost six hours, I am tired, feel like a pack mule and he can't drive for at least two weeks. We will be doing PT in town 2-3x a week, seeing the doctor, and taking paperwork to the office once a week.

Pray for my sanity!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Aliens in the night

I didn't get to bed until late last night. I didn't program the Roomba, 
 because I didn't know what time DH's surgery was on Monday. I didn't want it to get full or hung up while I was gone. So... I went to bedand 
had barely gotten to sleep when I heard a "beep, beep, bee, dah, la, beep" and the room was bathed in green light as the Roomba crawled off it's dock and began cleaning! I tried to find the remote to send it back to the dock as it swished under the china cabinet, backed up and went the length under the cabinet and headed for the telephone table. I tried to grab a sock just as the greedy beggar sucked it up. It stopped and kept telling me "Clean Brushes" over and over, the 'full light' was glowing and there was no way it would shut off! It wouldn't be happy until I took care of it. I hadn't even unpacked the brush cleaners yet! After I took care of it's problems, I set it back on the dock and unplugged that puppy! It was after two a.m.! I lay there trying to get back to sleep for a couple of hours. DH had been watching a late, late movie, not saying anything. When asked why he didn't come, he said it probably had a default schedule. Butter wouldn't have melted in his mouth.

Blogger and I are at odds again...........

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hazel's Replacement?

Can't wait to try it out! It takes an overnight charge initially. Merry Christmas to the house - I'm still shooting for a new laptop. LOL!

Monday, December 10, 2012

A New Visitor

The first squirrel I've seen in the tree outside my womb. He (?) was switching his tail up and down and running around on the flimsy branches. It was a nice visit.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Come a little closer...

There's more than one way

To get rid of those

Bothersome Beetles!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Letter From Home 112112

Dear Family, Friends and Foes,
I hope this finds you all as well as possible and enjoying this week. Some of us are having Thanksgiving others not. DH will be grilling tomorrow. He bought us porterhouse steaks and a German chocolate cake. There's other stuff too, but these are the most important as far as I'm concerned.
This was an important week for me. I finished my NaNoWriMo w/50737 words. Congratulations to all the Wrimers that have or will complete their task! It was an eight ticket ride. My computer seems to be having more and more problems so I validated the word count before I lost the important things. (Like the cookies to get where I want to go) I'm hoping Santa will bring me a new laptop for Christmas, this one has been on about 12 hours a day – everyday - for nearly three years. The CD no longer writes. The card reader does not work…
DH is laid off, it is his second week home and he finally decided to do something. He is painting the porch rails. He wanted copper – like the roof. It isn't. It's orange - like the pumpkin. I suggested he cut out a couple of "T"s for Tennessee as if he were a supporter of the team. At least people wouldn't think he was a complete idiot. He will never live this one down, that's for sure. LOL! Tacky also has some orange on her, but she's working on it. Yuk!
I talked to my cousin today, thinking she would be gone to her daughter's tomorrow. Her daughter is sick, so dinner has been called off and so has their annual black Friday shopping event. She was quite disappointed. If anyone has elderly neighbors – please - take them a plate or invite them over. I cannot imagine sitting alone without a computer on a holiday.
There is not much more happening around here, taking it easy. I'll be busy on the phone tomorrow trying to digest that huge steak. Y'all have a good one!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Leaves for Leontien

Leaves for Leontien

This is a branch from my blueberry bush. If anyone remembers Jill and my problems with her trying to get rid of them, well, they are still hanging on. Maybe not robust or the healthiest, but they still fruit and give us joy. Much as our Darling Leontine. Lots of love, Sweetie!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taking a short break...

Just part of them

First buck I've noticed.

They are NOT running scared, the older ones are playing with the young ones and they were really zipping around!
Have had my nose in the computer, writing a story and can't seem to stay away from it. It's something to do when my hot spot isn't doing it's thing. (And it sure isn't worth the money right now!) I'm tired of fighting it, so I'm taking a few more days off. Excuse the bad pictures, I had to fight off the cat.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A day early...

Tacky (AKA Attacky) is always ready to play!
It's fall, I'm ready to turn the heat on! It's the Pooh's Blustery Day!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fun at the Post Office

     Going into reverse it would seem. Recently we received a form letter from the USPS. Our post office service has been one of the many to be "altered". Ah, have been waiting for news of this ever since the word came out that they were losing money and some services would get the ax!
     Starting rather soon, our P.O. will only be open four hours a day, until "they" get all the forms back and have their meeting. I was not really thrilled with the choices. Most likely our address will change. There is also the possibility that we will have to get a P.O. Box in some other town and go to fetch our own mail. (This of course, would cost that P.O. to have to add on to their building, hire another worker or two and put in more boxes.)
     I wrote in their comment section that I just wanted to have my mail picked up and delivered. I do not want to have to go pick it up (I seldom would - bills would get unpaid). I do not want a different address (It would be confusing and more than likely screw things up at the banks, our insurance companies, our tag registrations and the list goes on).
     Gawd, just not what you would call a happy camper…

Monday, October 1, 2012

My how time does fly! It's October already!

3 years ago
Here it is the beginning of October already! I went into my old photos looking for some colorful leaves. I didn't find any. I did find this though and the memories came rushing back. All new flooring except bathroom and back hallway. New kitchen cabinets, back splash, lighting. DH had been on a long layoff. Sigh... This was also the time I had shingles and my bedroom was painted. This layoff I had to tell him no remodeling. Well, he did keep it outside when he had the front porch redone. If you had to live through remodeling you understand what I'm talking about. It is had to believe that it's been that long!

Nothing pretty happening outside yet everything is that dead green or just plain falling off. Maybe later! :-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chickie Babes - Nasty Things!

Camera again... PFFT!

Please, not the flash again!

Chickie Babe #1 and Chickie Babe #2... Jill likes #2 the best! Can you tell? She carries it around in her mouth a LOT! Nasty things!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lowering my standards

Just a little letter from home today. 

Dear Friends and People who put up with me,

My helper came again today and did (?) her job. I have no choice but to consider it a job well done because I can't do it myself. I have decided that I have to lower my standards and be thankful somebody is cleaning up in here. Perfectionists do need a shrink... I like certain things done certain ways and I am just going to have to look the other way when the bowls are put in the wrong place or half the dust is left on a table. I can hope she catches the other half next week. Not everyone does things the same way as WE do it.

You have to know it's making me a little crazier than usual though. Right? I imagine if I get stuffed in at a nursing home, I will be there a week and then sent to the funny farm, because I know already that they don't do things right... er, MY way. Now what did she do with my shoes...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Remember When?

Bittersweet memories of "Wow, look at that truck!" and "What's that guy doing?" come to mind. I miss that.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

We Got Rain!

It looks like we have some dirty work ahead, even with the splash thing-a-ma-bobs the water is too close to the foundation.

It wasn't raining heavy when I took the pictures - I was hanging out of the window. :-) We did get our rain though - a real good soaking rain!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let It Rain

Friday at six a.m. the crew showed up to make our new gutters and downspouts. Have grid too only you can't see them. Will need splashers yet, but waiting for the rain.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Miss me?

"Caption this"
I figured Jill should get some attention.... She's not dead, just phat.

Have been busy slashing "I" & "and" out of text and my eyes feel like peeled onions, back is stiff, still have to high % of each, argh! Is first person with couples, no less!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Action in the Field

Just checking...

Okay kid, you can come out now!
These taken from the house to across the road, about halfway across the field. Sorry they are a tad fuzzy. (Nature of the beast - me) We do love watching the deer come out!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

As seen in The Wayne County News

We could really use some good ground seeping rain around here!

It's really a shame that we don't get this channel. I'd like to see what all they have to say. An awful lot of crazy people live around here!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tacky Funny Fur

Note: Longer fur on the back

Tacky is just a little strange

Her long fur has red tips. Still looking for a home for her. DH had her litter box trained until the skunk came around, now she won't live in the garage anymore. She stays under the porch or on it. I can't have another house cat, she's very lovable and it does make it hard.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon, Isaac and Helper

Moon and the remnants of Isaac

Tacky, my helper (NOT!)

Blue moon and the haze of clouds, Very windy w/high humidity. I came in and my shirt was actually damp. Not good for me to be outside. The air was too thick to get a good shot.  Sorry :(

I got nothin'

Been busy on WIP, sorry. Poison oak still rages. Jack is acting better, vet said last year he had heart murmur maybe causing problems?

Isaac screwed with my view of blue moon. Ack! Next 4 days probable rain. Lovely... just lovely.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


DH had his second trip to the doctor in as many days. Somewhere along the line he picked up poison oak. (Remember, we both have bad eyes) He thought he had been bitten by ants when he worked in the yard on Sunday. He felt like he had things crawling around on himself and was brushing himself all over. I looked carefully, I couldn't see anything. Maybe he had flea bites? Perhaps he had gotten into a big nest of chiggers…
Yesterday he looked like he had a bad case of mini-hives. I looked carefully and asked if he had been in poison oak. He said no, he had just been out in the yard. His eye was starting to swell shut, his nose was increasing in size and everywhere he had big red blotches.
He went to the doctor; they gave him a shot and anti-itch pills. He was in agony it was making him really miserable. I don't think he slept much last night.
This morning his eye was a little better but other spots were flaring up. He scratched some of them (!) and the blisters on his hands were dripping all over. He was to the point that he couldn't bend his fingers; I needed to drive him to the doctor. She gave him Rx for anti-biotic for the beginning of impetigo and a prednisone pack. At the drugstore he bought some more anti-itch lotion for $10 (for crying out loud – kick 'em when they're down, I tell ya!).
I read up online for home remedies and the only one I would trust would be the Fels-Naptha that I haven't been able to find.
I hope this new stuff does the trick, he is plum miserable.