Monthly Archives: November 2012

This lovely girl needs a ‘her only’ forever home.

Hello World, My name is Missy, you can call me Princess, SassyPants, Sassinator, luvbug or Missy. I love to run and play, snuggle on the couch or in bed and listen to your stories, or just watch a movie together. I am crate trained and house broken, I love to chew on antlers and I think Bully sticks are the bestest. I have good manners in the house and on the leash, but you have to earn my respect. I’m pretty young, probably 16-18 months old, so I still have a lot of shenanigans left in me. I have no guarding issues with my treats or my food. I do need to be the only pet as I’m a bit animal aggressive. I can get a bit obsessive about my ballie so best not to let me have it for long times. I am a total ham for the camera, and I can be quite the talker too. I am looking for a human to call my own…cud it be you???? Please contact Laura Jenkins at and fill out an application…you know you love me, so what are you waiting for???? Or PM my mom, n she will give you more details…Hurry, I’m too cute won’t be sitting here for long.

Good food makes for a happy Curmudgeon

     It’s always a treat when my neighbor and best friend G does some baking because we get samples.  We enjoyed some apple crisp for our dessert last night.  Yum!  It’s been a  long time since I’ve made it.  Therefore, this was an especially lovely treat since I didn’t have to work at it.  😉

     Dinner was easy and quick too.  We had open-faced hot roast beef sandwiches made with the leftover roast beef and gravy from Sunday. 

   There’s nothing like an all comfort food dinner.  The Curmudgeon sure did enjoy it.

     You all have a good one!



Another day another loopy tangent

     I had one of those days.  A day where nothing went right.  I got side-tracked at every turn of the path and all plans were immediately shot to hell upon waking.

     Did I manage to call the vet to make an appointment for Gavin, no.  Why was this?

     The Curmudgeon was having a bad day.  This means that as soon as I got downstairs, even before my coffee, I was listening to a litany of complaints.  Uppermost in my mind, next to having a cup of coffee, was were the dogs taken care of?

     Turns out they were ‘mostly’ taken care of and I only needed to take them out immediately.  That done, I headed for my coffee.  I actually had a cup poured when another hoop landed in front of me.   Oh!  Need to follow that tangent.

     Ten minutes later, I sipped my coffee  ick, icy cold,  I had to reheat it.  Seems I reheated that cup of coffee about ten times before I finally got to drink it.

     You all have a good one.

Sad day, the first of many from now until February

He left us back in 1995 on this day.  It still feels as if it was only yesterday.  I love you, Pop.


Yeah, I’m a Bah Humbug…so what?

     I’m already sick of the Christmas commercials and programs and it’s not even December yet!  Jeez!  It seems to me that they run more and more of both every year and begin running them earlier.

     Christmas carols began playing in stores and on the radio in October right along with the jarring appearance of Christmas decorations.

     Most of my family is gone now and many of them left us at this time of year.  I find no joy in this season.  I wish those of you who celebrate it would leave me out of it.

     You all have a good one anyway.

O’Henry still holds up today

     I couldn’t tell you how or why the subject came up but at one point last night I looked up and read O’Henry’s The Ransom of Red Chief to The Curmudgeon.

     It is one of my favorite short stories of all times.  If you’ve never read it, or want to read it again go to the following link.

     You all have a good one!

He says he’ll program all the numbers in…

     Just when you think your bank account can have a bit of break, things start to fall apart.  I knew we needed to replace our house phones, but yesterday was the kicker when the downstairs one died during a five-minute conversation.

     I ordered a new phone.  A cordless with three handsets, two charging units, and one base unit.  This time, with the third handset, The Curmudgeon will have one in his man cave.

     You all have a good one!

My helpers


If we let you near the stove do we get some of that food?


Are you shopping on black Friday?

     Some poor fool actually asked me that question.  When I finally stopped laughing, picked myself up from the floor, and was able to choke out the answer, which went something along the line of, are you effing kidding?  I hated it when I had to work it in retail and I hate it even more now.  They had the nerve to look surprised. 

     Oh, yeah, they LIKE IT.  :O  They actually PLAN for it EVERY year.  Oh My effing Goddess!!! 

     I won’t go anywhere near a store from Thanksgiving to after New Years if I can help it.  I even cringe at the thought of having to go to a grocery store during that time. 

     I swear Black Friday is when they release all the mental patients, give them credit cards, cars, and maps to all the malls. 

     I DO NOT GO SHOPPING on Black Friday.  I stay home where I only have to put up with one crazy man and two crazy dogs.

     You all have a good one.  Happy Thanksgiving.


Our non traditional traditional dinner

Our Thanksgiving dinner is a simple fare with only the two of us here.  I’ll take turkey breast cutlets, pound them flat, lightly bread  and quickly sear them.  I have some frozen chicken gravy that I’ll heat to serve over the cranberry Stove Top Stuffing.  We’ll have sautéed kale and whole berry cranberry sauce will top things off.  Then I’ll thaw some slices of cheesecake for dessert.

I’m not sure if I’ll post on Thursday or not.  We’ll see what happens.

You all have a good one!

My dentist is a pain. (Not really)

     “Just a couple of stings.”  He said as he injected the Novocaine into my mouth.

     “Ow ow ow ow ow.”  I said without much enthusiasm.  I know that good dental hygiene is important for heart health.

     An hour and half later, my roots were planed and teeth were scaled on one side.  I felt nothing.  I have to go back next week to be tortured again and get the other side done.

     I hate when the Novocaine reaches the ‘I’m going to make you itch but you can’t feel anything to make it stop’ cycle begins.  That happened around six last night.  Thankfully, it is soon followed by no itch and normal feeling again. 

     However, there is that pain in the injection sites that is always a drag.  Thank goodness this is only the second time in 7 years I’ve had this done.

   You all have a good one.

Happy Birthday Gavin!!!

Eleven years ago he looked like this.

This is my sweet baby boy today.