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Surprise!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      4 comments

Tom and I had isolated our very pregnant goat in the barn yesterday because the buck was annoying her. We went out to vote and run a few quick errands, and when we got back Tom checked on her. I heard him yell, "Get two milk bottles ready. We've... Read more

Doctor's Visit Update

Sunday, October 05, 2014      3 comments

So why am I just now posting on last Tuesday's doctor's visit? Well, negotiating the healthcare system isn't a straightforward as it used to be. First I had to find a new doctor, since the old one fired me. I pulled up a list of doctors ... Read more

Doctor's Visit on Wednesday

Saturday, August 16, 2014      3 comments

The visit started off with the usual, "So, how's your diet?" and deteriorated from there. Mind you, the last three visits have been for stomach problems last August, heart irregularities in January, and a severely bruised and swollen knee last A... Read more

Dreading Wednesday

Saturday, August 09, 2014      7 comments

I called yesterday to make a doctor's appointment. When the girl asked the reason for the appointment, I told her it was my annual visit so that the doctor could yell at me for 20 minutes then renew the prescriptions that aren't working for me a... Read more

FEELING REALLY DOWN

Saturday, May 03, 2014      5 comments

Saw the cardiologist on Wednesday, and she put me on a blood pressure medicine which lowered my blood pressure way too much -- 106/57 -- leaving me feeling unfocused and woozy. Called on Friday and didn't get a call back. Meanwhile, my blood su... Read more

Medical Update

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      5 comments

Saw the doctor yesterday. He said my heart is skipping roughly one out of every three beats -- not good. He has to get permission from my insurance company for me to have an EKG and Holter monitor, since he doesn't do anything like that in-house... Read more

When I'm Sixty Four

Saturday, January 25, 2014      6 comments

When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings, bottle of wine? If I'd been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door? Will you still need me, will you still... Read more

A Little Scared

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      6 comments

Finally got my colonoscopy done last Friday -- I'll spare you the details except to say everything was fine 'up there.' However... Just before they gave me the anesthetic, while they were in the process of hooking me up to the various monit... Read more

Family Holiday Drama

Saturday, December 28, 2013      4 comments

If our family had a family crest, our motto would be: "Linda is Wrong." If I wasn't outright accused of lying, I was "mistaken" or "misinterpreting, "over-sensitive" to the point of "looking for excuses to get my feelings hurt." One of my moth... Read more

Marley's Ghost?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      5 comments

Heard an awful racket coming from the front porch this evening. I swear it sounded like the classic portrayal of Marley's ghost dragging his cash-boxes and chains up Scrooge's stairs. Turned out to be the neighbor's Great Pyrenees who has once a... Read more

Greenhouse

Monday, March 25, 2013      3 comments

We've tried several ways to grow plants out here, but the wind tears up plastic sheeting, and there are no trees or walls as a windbreak, so we finally decided we had to build a real greenhouse out of wood and reglazed windows. We found a really... Read more

One Word answers only

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      0 comments

Where is your Cell phone? Bookcase Spouse? Home Your hair? Uncombed Your mother? Home Your father? deceased Your favourite thing? Husband Your dream last night? None Favourite dri... Read more

Chihuahua update

Saturday, November 24, 2012      4 comments

The local shelter cannot take the pups until Tuesday, so we've contacted a local 'lapdog rescue' organization, and hope to hear back from them on Monday. Meanwhile the ankle-biters are terrorizing the goats, and I'm trying to convince the dogs t... Read more

What the Humans Dragged Home

Thursday, November 22, 2012      11 comments

My husband and I were on our way out to Thanksgiving dinner when we saw four Chihuahuas on one of the back roads near our home. We looked around, but couldn't see any houses they might have come from. Of course we couldn't take them into town wi... Read more

Rooster Wars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      6 comments

A few weeks ago my husband Tom decided to let the chickens free-range. After all, if we were turning the Guinea fowl loose, it only seemed right to allow the chickens to forage for weed seeds and bugs as well. Unfortunately, our rooster ha... Read more


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