Jan 01

BTW Everyone: Happy New Year!

SWMBO and I will be celebrating in our usual way: in bed by 2300 with heads under the covers just in case the neighbors really explode their house with their booms and bangs.

So, everyone else ready to pay their annual subscription to the USA just to live here?

Dec 26

I Actually Had A Bad, Bad, Christmas Thought Last Friday.

Puttering around the house, as I am wont to do, I looked at the Dog and thought “I should get dressed and go to Walmart and check out the Christmas Sales.”

And a flash of light descended on me and, well, I realized what I’d just envisioned.

Me? Get out in the last-minute-on-the-way-home-from-work-shoppers? I don’t even like shopping on a normal (regular?) day.

Mama didn’t raise no fool.

Well, not much of one.

Christmas eve with SWMBO in Ohio sucked. So I had left-over meatloaf, potato’s, and green beans.

Today, Christmas Day, with SWMBO in Ohio sucked. So I had fried shrimp and fries.

Didn’t get out for our walk this AM since it’s been raining and I just didn’t feel like getting out in it.

Poor Dog. Had to poop in his own back yard. In the rain.

And I am getting a LOT of things done around the house.

Oops, gotta go check the latest Freeze Drier load …

Dec 25

No. Honest. I Been *Meaning* To Post.

But something (laziness) always seems to come up and I’m dropping off to sleep when I remember I was *gonna* post.

Ah, well.

SWMBO has been out in Ohio visiting her Dad since the 7th and won’t be back until the 29th. Which means that I’ve had to feed her cat and change it’s poop box every morning. It’s (He’s) finally gotten used to me but now won’t leave me alone. It’s a bigger “pet me!” slut than the Dog.

So, this is our first Christmas apart in YEARS. Still got her a couple of presents though.

And I’ve been keeping busy with doing “things” around the house. Way too many “things.” Gotten rid of things I haven’t even looked at in years; because I could easily with SWMBO gone. Don’t get me started.

Wx has kept me and the Dog inside. Finally hit that age that I just don’t like being cold. We still get out for our morning walks.

My garden tower experiment ain’t working cause I never get downstairs to work on it. Yeah, I should. Get busy doing other “stuff” upstairs and forget about it.

Which is becoming a problem. My memory. I tried refilling one of my Rx’s twice only to find (about an hour ago) a brand new bottle of that medication sitting on my cutting board/clutter collector that I’d refilled and forgot that I refilled it.

I need to re-start one of those green “to do” books like I used when I was in the Navy.

Saw a Doc and he’s got me on the road to the knee replacement. Really looking forward to that. Even bought myself a “knee glide” thingie for exercising my knee.

Anywho, hope everyone has a great Christmas and Holiday season. Remember when you’re leaving cookies and milk out for Santa to also leave a set of boots, a sammich, and several clips of 9mm ammo for John McClain. He could use the help.

Recent memory scan of my mind …

Nov 30

So, In The Dog House For Answering One Of Those “Wife” Questions …

Sitting around watching some show on tv when she turns to me and asks “IF you could go back to when we were first dating, would you still ask me to marry you?”

To which I responded “Knowing what I know now or still blissfully ignorant of what was to come?”

Which, according to some unwritten female code, is NOT the right answer.

But, I blindly walked right in to that “Does this dress make my ass look fat?” type question. (Which also should not – can not – be answered with “Compared to what?” I found out.)

But don’t get me started.

Not a lot going on around here. Had friends visit us from Utah over the Thanksgiving weekend. I made the turkeys and they made everything else. We STILL have too much pie in the fridge! They “broke in” the FILA and said they really liked it down there. Cool.

Wx is getting a lot colder. Supposed to start getting wet tomorrow for the next 4 days. The thumbnail on the wx map shows possible snow tomorrow. Wouldn’t doubt it but my “feelings” about it is we won’t get any real snow until mid-December. But who knows around here.

Took our dog (Wiz) to the vet this AM for teeth cleaning and probably a tooth extraction. If he only gets the cleaning, that’s around $1000. If he gets an extraction, that’s around @$2000. How much y’all want to bet he gets at least 1 extraction. Would bet on 2 “just because.” SWMBO is off picking him up now … (A new dog would be cheaper.)

And I had planned to pay off the credit card this coming month. Damn!

Two 10 lb chubs of 85% burger cooked down to 16 lbs of usable meat and now resides in the freeze dryer for the next day or so. Yummy stuff!

Ham slices, peas, and sweet potatoes for dinner tonight. Time to make a beef stew tomorrow.

BTW, I would. In a heartbeat.