Monday, December 29, 2014

Vet Visit

DH and Dollie took the animals to the vet for their annual shots and checkups today.

Jill: Healthy and fine.

Jack: Has ringworm - funny, it looks exactly like the fungus she gave us pills for last year that cleared up in a few weeks. This time he has to have bathing treatments for six weeks and he is going to stink. I can't wait.

Tacky: Has tapeworm and roundworms. Guess who had to dose her? It did go pretty well though, she was happy to see me and I wrapped her snugly in a baby blanket. Next week's dose? I will have to catch her first. Haha. BTW, that huge cat weighs all of 8 pounds, it's all fluff.

I'm glad that is over for a year, Jill goes completely paranoid. This year's wallet hit - $415. Wish we could use it for a tax deduction!

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Okay, so I did some 'after Christmas' shopping with hopes of buying some footed pajamas to lounge around in on the cold winter days ahead. You have to know I am too cheap to pay full price. It is going to get colder though...

Well, I get a message that all of my order is out of stock. Talk about freaking me out! I ordered two pair of the all in one, a new robe, a set of thermals, a pr. of fleece lined leggings, a new jacket, and a pair of shoes.

None? I had spent almost two hours on that bleep site! They wanted me to shop again. Were they kidding? Go through that all over again? No, not me!

My next message came and it seems that the pair of leopard sleepers (described as a 14K gold Figueroa chain) was not in stock, but the others would ship.

Now, I have gotten various emails saying this one or that one has shipped (Hah) and they will be here in 11days. But no leopard pjs.

BTW, I looked and the leopard pjs are still for sale in my size, but the price has gone up. Hmm... I guess I will see what I get when it gets here - in various packages from different places. Going to the mailbox will be like Christmas all over again. 

No birds at the feeders yet, BUT, they are doing 'fly-bys' and I believe they are checking them out. We have had so much rain that the redwood stain is washing out of the wood feeder. The little woodpecker is back in the old fig.

My father, had he lived so long, would have been 103 years old today. Happy Birthday, Dad.

No, I'm telling you right now, I will not be modeling my bunny suit.

Have a good Sunday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Long Ago

Well, it is Christmas. I don't know about you, but I remember a time when the digital cameras first came out that a peon could actually afford. The pictures were rough, you didn't need any special filter to make them look "custom" -  they just looked that way. I look at this old shot now and I remember taking it, I remember what the day was like, and I remember what we talked about. I guess that's about all a person needs is a little poke to the brain - to bring back the memories. Sharp pictures are not required, they are stored perfectly clear with so much else, in your mind.
Make some memories today.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Silent night, bright night

Because our house is at an angle, our neighbor's seasonal lights shine in both the southerly and westerly windows. Yep, my womb, the bathroom, the back hallway, and the kitchen windows. Jill and I have trouble with it so bright in here. They shine all night. Between the festive lights and their yard light, we get little sleep. Sigh... Worse than a full moon.

I will be happy when when new year rings in... Last night was definitely the longest night.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Repeat - Sort of...

Goodness! I have no idea where the time goes anymore! I haven't taken any new pictures, so I thought I would show this again, in case someone out there needs an idea for a homemade gift. There is still time, if you have a hot glue gun and old jewelry or any bright metal bits and parts.

Dollie gave me a haircut a couple of days ago. So much better!

DH is home for the holidays or whatever, we never know.

All week has been dark, damp, and dreary. I haven't thought to take any pictures.

Not going to start from scratch. DH just came home with some new cold weather hats for work.
Might come in handy for Santa, you think? He bought at Lowe's.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Old Desk

Hi! I found a new home for the hide-a-bed chair to make room for my desk. (New home is not in my house) Jill doesn't like change, but I had the old desk in the hallway, right next to the vent and I was afraid it would dry out worse. My womb feels so much roomier now. (Maybe I will get at cleaning the room up, now that I have more incentive.)

J has my computer running better now, nice to be back! Thanks J! :D

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nuts! - Not!

I hope you can see what I'm talking about - those black things in the trees are empty shell casings. If the crows hadn't pegged our trees for their first robbery - it looks like we would have had a good year for the pecans. I believe it was the best year of all.................... for the crows!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Late Autumn Color

Nearly every leafy thing is naked now or dressed in dried up leaves that crackle in the wind. I was surprised to see that my blueberry plants are still sort of hanging in there.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Letter From Home

Hello, my family and friends, I thought today was a good day to send a letter from home. I really have nothing to say of import, just ramblings.

A thought came to me while commenting on The Run*Around* Ranch report about her Whistlers and describing her juveniles to a blind person. If they had seen a duck, any duck, before they could not see - would they have believed the changes they go through?

Well, it was just a thought, anyway. How many of us look at things and yet could not describe what we see, because we are not really paying attention? I've heard that witnesses to a crime have difficulty identifying the bad person - you get my drift. 

More important things are being missed every day. The look of wonder in a child's eyes when he sees something new. The way a grandfather holds the latest family heir for the first time. The sadness of a soldier far from home on the holidays. We glance, we see, but we don't really see.

Could you describe what you see to someone who cannot? This morning, I watched two buzzards, flying together in perfect sinc, they both stopped flapping their wings at the same time, gliding in unison toward the large oak across the way and settling in the tree. Just a couple of ugly birds, you say? I saw the beauty of nature.