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Archive for July, 2009

Staycation

So Daisy’s surgery went well she is home I am home for this week at least.  I had originally decided to take 2 weeks off, but I don’t think i will need to, as long as I keep her confined to a single room.   I am bored spending to much time on-line and dealingwith work e-mail and issues.  I thought I had planned so well, bought a load of books to read, but I actually feel a little guilty sitting around on my duff.  Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend, today perhaps I will clean out a few cupboards.  It much to hot to really do anything in the garden, which reminds me I need to water my potted plants on the patio.  In this heat they need to be watered at least once a day.

Well here are the new kittens. I named them Tweet and Milk, for Harvey Milk.

kittensonquilt

They are cute as bugs for sure,  Milk is the white one and quite a crazy little guy.  Tweet plays but is a bit more reserved.  They are so funny to watch when they play with Roscoe.  I hav kept them apart from Daisy for now. 

Well I suppose I will go finish my book.  Reading Julie and Julia.  It make me want to go to Amazon and see if I can’t get Juila Childs cooking shows to watch.

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In 6 Months

I was just realizing that in almost exactly 6 months I will be turning 50 years old.  I am not sure how I feel about it, since I really don’t feel that old, and I am not sure I look that old.  I really hope I don’t.  

Years ago I had thought I would try and run another marathon when I turned 50, I ran one whe I was 35, and it seems so long ago. Now I would like to just lose 20 pounds by my birthday on January 23rd.  So I had better start trying, I keep saying that I am going to do it but for some reason I just have not been successful at “sticking to it”.  I know I would feel so much better at crossing that birthday if I felt better about how I look. Not that I am vain, because I really am not.

Tomorrow Daisy has her big knee surgery which has been stressing me out.  Not only am I worried about her, but the recovery will be long and the cost will be significant.  I am taking 2 weeks off to be with her so that she won’t be so stressed and I can keep an eye on her.  Say a prayer for us both.

My love bug Daisy

My love bug Daisy

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WOW

I am incredibly thankful for all the words of encouragement!  You guys are they best of the best.  I am over the inital shock of the news about the ex, but it is still a scab that is easily picked off.  

I also appreciate the house compliments.  I had the painters put up 8 or 9 color swatches on the front and looked at it in every kind of light and dark, dusk and dawn.   I was out there at 5 am in my bathrobe see how it looked as the sun came up! 

The long weekend was so quiet for me.  I had 4 days off, since city hall is closed on Fridays we got the Monday after as a holiday.  Since D was out of town at some family reunion thing that opted out of  I decided to practice making BBQ ribs.  So I made a rub that was way too spicy and salty,  my own fault I just put a bunch of ingredients together based on watching all those guys on the food channel.  I should have followed a recipe. Then BBQ’d them for about 2 hours on indirect heat. They were not inedible, but fortunately I only made enough for 2 meals.

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Flip Side

Well here is the front of the house with the new paint.  I am getting better at posting more often huh?  I suppose even if it is just a few words, and some photos I am gettting into a routine.

Front Door

Front Door

Sitting porch

Sitting porch

You can actually see Roscoe and Daisy inthe window if you look close enough.  I should have at least curled my hose before I snapped the photos.

I did have a bit of a shock last weekend.  I fuond out my ex is living with someone.  I suppose it shouldn’t bother me, but it really really does.  She is younger, thinner and cuter.  It depresses me.  I found out because she signed Jakes birthday card. Then I bascially made the kids tell me what was going on.  I still feel like a failure.  I creid, alot. I suppose if I had left him it would be different. But I am sure I have abandonment issues.

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