How the Goat Got into the Bathtub
I realize that some of you don't know me very well, but for my friends who struggle with clutter in their homes, this was not a stash-and-dash. On Saturday we went out to the barn to feed our week-old kids their midday ration and spotted a baby ... Read more
A True Christmas Miracle
Somebody hacked into my email account and sent out a mass mailing to everybody in my address book, advertising some product "endorsed by Oprah." (Okay, it doesn't sound like much of a miracle so far, but wait.)
Most everybody ignored it, ... Read more
... and laughed some more.
Despite her antics, Peach has not gone into labor, but one of our little goats now has an eye infection which requires eye drops every two hours round the clock. So we won't be going anywhere for five to seven days.... Read more
... and then God laughed.
Tom and I were planning on taking some time off this week. Well, aside from the normal feeding, watering, milking, pasteurizing, cooking and washing up. The little goats are down to morning and evening feedings, which means we'd actually have so... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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