Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sheeee’s baaack!


     Every year a dove nests here.  For years they made messy attempts to but couldn’t make it work.  Finally, several years ago, The Curmudgeon put that plastic shelf up for them. 

     Momma’s on her second nesting this year…

     You all have a good one.

If Dad is eating it, it must be good.


What cha got?


It sure does smell good.





Tired pups and Curmudgeon.  Must be all that fresh air.


In theory it works…but in real life?

We’ll see. 


Oh, yeah the theory…if I keep taking the dogs outside with me eventually they will get bored with grazing or beating the crap out of each other and will begin to relax in the yard and let me work rather than have to keep my eyes on them all the time.


Or not…


Patty says, “Oh, Brudder let me gnaw on yer neck.”    Yeah, I’ll get to work out there with them…not very likely.

Good news and more pictures…

     Ultrasound is over and I passed with flying colors.  Won’t hear about the blood test until my next appointment unless there’s a problem.

     Here’s what the rest of my day was like:







More pictures!

     My cardiologist appointment went very well.  He is extremely pleased with me.  I don’t go back to him again for another 6 months.  Yay!



    Yeah, it does need weeding.






You all have a good one!

Are you all ready for another picture day…or two?





flowering almond

flowering almond



Time to see the cardiologist again

     Tomorrow I have an appointment with my cardiologist.  I hope he’s happy with me.  I’ve tried so hard to make the changes necessary to prevent another heart attack.  It’s been six months since I’ve seen him.

     I haven’t smoked a single cigarette since 8/17/2011.   I’ve made significant dietary changes, and I take my medications faithfully. 

     Although so far there has been no significant weight loss, I have hopes that by the end of the summer there will be.  I would love to step on the scale and be back to my normal weight before the heart attack.

   Here’s hoping that all the days at the gym, walking with friends, and moving work.

     You all have a good one! 

Brain Games at 9 tonight on Nat Geo channel

     I plan to either watch or record to watch this show later.  I’ve always enjoyed the sort of things they are going to do in the show. 

      Optical illusions are wonderful.  I do wish I could manage to do some sort of clever optical illusion on our porch at Halloween to set things on edge.

     You all have a good one!

The duck-rabbit, made famous by Wittgenstein

Another day in paradise

   At least the sun was bright all day.  Too bad it barely made it over 50 degrees.  Windy again too, like we really need more wind.

     I think the pups are pining away for that lovely warm weather we had the other day.  The tulips are blooming  and the magnolia blossoms are dropping like crazy.  The yard is a sea of pink.

     I’m hoping we get more seasonal weather this coming week.  I sure would like to get out and go fishing, or walking with my friends.

     You all have a good one and please send us a bit of warmth.

Another day of MS fogginess for The Curmudgeon


     The Curmudgeon was all befuddled yesterday because his routine suffered interruption by some religious idiots knocking on our door.  It threw him so far off, that he forgot to take his morning medications, thank you very much you useless fools who knock on doors trying to force your religious views on others.  Be glad I was asleep.

     Once I woke up, I managed to get things back in order.  I’m so glad I’ve taken to checking his pill containers twice a day to see if he took his morning and evening pills.  

     Yes, his MS is affecting his brain function.  If he doesn’t do things in a certain order each day, he forgets stuff and gets all muddled.

     You all have a good one.

Add new post…okay

     Some days I stare at the ‘Add New Post’ and have no idea what I will write.  This is one of those days. 

      Yesterday our lovely spring weather turned wet and chilly, what is up with this Spring?  Of course it is better than having it go from winter directly into summer but I sure would like more days in the 70s before we get to the 80 degree stuff.

     I had to laugh at the pups.  The day before we had such nice weather they were not thrilled to have rain and chilly yesterday. 

     Why did I mop the floors?  I have no idea other than they needed it.  They certainly won’t stay clean for long with the rain and our infamous muddy yard.

     We really need to put a patio in so the doggy and Curmudgeon feet won’t track in quite so much mud.

     You all have a good one.

     Blessings on Boston and the people in Texas affected by the blast there.