Thursday, November 20, 2014
Winter is closing in even though it's only November. I feel concerned for my outdoor cat, Pumpkin, who sleeps in an outdoor shed at night that is mildly heated with one of those portable heaters. She seems fine, though, when I go to her in the morning, all curled up in her little bed. So I guess she is adjusting.
Last winter I brought her in the house when the weather turned brutally cold, and she did ok as long as the dogs were not in striking distance. Strangely, they accept Callie (the other cat) in the house but not Pumpkin. Callie spends about half the day outside--we have a large property in the woods so she knows her boundaries--but sleeps in the house at night.
Today it's shopping and later a hair appointment, desperately needed!
My cold is finally winding down, thank heaven.
Next week it's Thanksgiving prep time. Oh joy!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Today summer officially ends for me as this is the day the pool closes. Always a sad occasion. Molly the lab will be sorry to see it close too, as she loves tearing across the water in pursuit of some floating toy--the closest she'll get to being a retriever!
However, it is a beautiful day with a touch of fall in the air, so time to forget summer's departure and look forward to the chillier future. (Maybe I should move to some perpetually warm climate; then I wouldn't have to worry about unbearable winters.) Who am I kidding? That's not likely to happen.
A routine blood test/urine sample recently revealed a touch of blood in the urine, so I had to have a "culture" done. Am awaiting the results, which should be in a few days.
I finally finished watching all the previous seasons of "24" and purchased the current one, which aired this season. Dynamic show but with lots of violence. The dramatically drawn characters are what holds it together and makes it compelling.
Daughter had her surgery Monday to remove an overactive hyperthyroid gland, a genetic gift from her father that was discovered in some blood work. She was unable to talk without pain as of yesterday; perhaps today will be better.
Now that the pool is closing, I'm thinking about re-joining a health club to take some fitness classes such as zumba and yoga. They even have introduced a step class, which I always liked. We'll see.
Enjoy the invigorating fall!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Kids arrived last night for an early celebration of the grandson's birthday. After dinner (prepared laboriously by me), daughter, son-in-law and of-age granddaughter decided to catch the late night showing of "Jersey Boys" at the nearby mall.
I have always been a fan of the Four Seasons so the music was the highlight for me. Great songs! It also reminded me of when we went to California in the seventies and while waiting to see a taping of the "Midnight Special" TV show, met Frankie Valli and chatted casually with him. He was so natural and so not full of himself. Nice memory and experience for me and the kids.
Today it's some pool time and then we say goodbye to the visitors until next time.
Beautiful day on tap...enjoy!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Yesterday I awoke to DH's informing me something about broken glass--in my half-asleep state what he was trying to say didn't register; I thought something had happened in the pool area--but he said no, the deck! But when he said "the dogs will bleed" if we don't get it cleaned up, I immediately woke up.
Turns out a storm-related wind had apparently caught the umbrella on our glass-topped patio table and pitched it to the floor of the deck, causing the glass to shatter in about a million pieces.
What a mess! After cleaning up the bulk of the pieces, we were still faced with many that had wedged themselves in between the planks of the wooden floor. Later in the day son and I laboriously picked each fragment out, using tweezers and a screwdriver. Fortunately with two working the job was accomplished in a few hours.
Moral of the story: never get another glass-topped table! I'm planning to resurrect the old wooden picnic table that DH made a few years ago for the old house. I'll clean it up and paint it and not have to worry about glass again!
Beautiful day today--after shopping will try to get some biking and pool time in. Kids coming tomorrow, for grandson's birthday, so will be busy after today.
Oh, and Callie the outside/inside cat was temporarily lost last night--didn't appear at dinner time as usual--until I found her this morning locked in the room above the garage.
At least she was safe!
Happy weekend, all.
P.S. Lost another pound!
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