Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pack Rats

We cleaned out our storage shed again. Now we have the utility trailer full and the storage shed looks pretty good. It won't stay that way long. We seem to be constantly collecting things. We are like pack rats. We hate to throw anything away because we might need it.

One thing for sure. We both ran out of energy. We are both tired puppies this afternoon. It was a good day.

Thanks for coming by. See you soon.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Little Sister Poodle

Little Sister poodle managed to get her toy, the braided rope, around her neck. She will be 9 months old tomorrow.

Poinsettias are beautiful

Guyk brought me home a beautiful poinsettia plant today. My mom used to grow them in her front yard, but she lived in Tampa and it is much warmer there than here in Homosassa.

Guyk usually does a Sunday school lesson on Sunday's but he just couldn't get there today. I look forward to his Sunday school lessons. He is a good story teller.

Thanks for coming by. See you.

Friday, November 23, 2007

We enjoyed a very pleasant thanksgiving yesterday. Good food and good company is hard to beat. It actually rained yesterday. It was a welcome sight. We have been so dry.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

This is a brave soul.

This guy, Kenny not only had one knee replaced, he had both knees replaced!

Yesterday he got in his truck and chased down his dogs that had accidentally gotten out of the house.

Guyk has this same problem. Both his knees are shot. But I don't see him having them both fixed at once, but you never know.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

We are having game hens. We wanted fresh ones but we could not find them. The frozen ones were half-price so it was a good deal. Fresh green beans, frozen corn, sweet and white potatoes, dressing and pumpkin pie. I am going to bake the pumpkin pies tomorrow while Guyk is at the doctor.

Guyk has a tooth ache today. I sure hope we make it to Ga in mid Jan before he has to have any pulled. I know he does too.

We are staying home. If you are traveling, have a safe trip.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

All is right with my world

I was able to do my exercise program today, so my headache is better, thank god. The weather is beautiful. Guyk is working on his bird feeder.

Little Sister Poodle cooperated today so that I could brush her teeth. I generally have to chase her down. She'll be 9 months old on the 26th of this month.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I hate sick headaches

My sick headache was in charge today. My exercise program went by the wayside because I had to take anti-seizure & tylonal pills with my breakfast. These pills and my treadmill do not go together. I was afraid of falling so the best thing to do is just let the exercise program be today.

Yesterday I exercised even though I had a headache but I waited until lunch time to take my pills. I was hoping I could work thru the headache but no dice. This is day three of my headache so I hope it is about done with me.

Guyk is building another bird feeder for our beautiful birds. We have a whole new selection to look at when it gets really cold up north and they are hungry.

We had frost on our truck this morning. It was very cold. It has been a nice sunny day today.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bumper Sticker

Finding a hairdresser

We finally found a hairdresser we both like. She gave me a great haircut. She cut Guyk's hair like he wanted and trimmed his beard. She will get better at trimming his beard. One side of his beard goes one way and the other side goes the other way.

We had some of that great catfish for lunch today.

It was a good day.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tough Love?

It is hard for me to believe that you could have a knee replaced one day and go home the next like our new friend, Kenny.
They sent him home with a machine to manipulate his leg 6 hours out of the day. This must be medicine's answer for Tough Love. What happened to in-home physical therapy?
I mean even if physical therapy came with a whip, at least you would have a cheering section and some one to say "Good Job". How is your spouse suppose to know if you are extending your leg sufficiently, I mean, unless they are a physical therapist.

The major problem is that if you do not extend the leg and make it work normally, the knee will be stiff and then you will be limping and then your spine will be out of line and so on.

Another good friend, h2o must have this done this summer and after Kenny's story she is not looking forward to it.

In addition, Guyk is going to have to have this done eventually. One of his knees just goes out from under him when he is on his feet to long. I can just see me now telling him it is time to put his leg in the machine for some manipulation. He will throw the nearest object at me! He might obey a male physical therapist.

Me, I continue to worry about my hips. I have osteopenia so I continue on my tread mill and after that I do my ten deep knee bends as instructed by my physical therapist after my back surgery.

Exercise strengths the muscles and builds new bone or so I am told. I sure hope so, because it is a lot of work on my part.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil AKA Sassie's Little Sister, the poodle, is back. Her leg seems to be fine now. She runs through the house again at 90 miles an hour. And she is back to being a pain in the ass.

The weather has been beautiful. Cool in the morning and very pleasant all day. The best time in Florida is this time of year.

My sister has lived in the same apartment for about 4 years. When she calls me her name and number appear on my TV screen. A few days ago and again today a person called with the same area code as my sister but with another name showing on the screen. I did not recognize the name the other day so I did not answer the phone. When the phone rang today, I still didn't answer it because I didn't recognize the name. But Guyk answered the phone. I couldn't believe it was my sister. I thought maybe she was calling from a friend's house. My sister stated that person that came up on my TV screen used to have this same number. My sister stated bill collectors called for this person a great deal right after she moved into this new apartment. My sister is going to call and complain to the phone company next week. She is hoping she can find a live person at the phone company but I doubt she will.

Computers don't make errors right? Right!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


This is a letter to Hammer. On Monday you wrote a wonderful blog about what all you do for your family on any given day. You got a lot of great comments about this blog. But what I found missing was what Hammer does for himself.

All the things you do for your family are great but you need to take care of yourself. If you don't look out for yourself no one else will.

I suggest you get a good treadmill. After the kids are in school and before you start anything else, get on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes and walk fast enough that you raise your heart rate for the entire 45 minutes. You should be breathing hard and sweating. Make a tape or a video of your favorite music, the kind you enjoy. I like Abba and Queen.

This sustained activity on the treadmill will lower your blood pressure, allow you to loose weight, and might even lower the ringing in your ears. At any rate, you will be so tired in the evening that you will sleep and not even notice the ringing in your ears.

This treadmill activity should take place everyday and eventually it will be a habit. You will be doing your children and your wife a favor because you will feel better and you will live longer.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You know you're idiot when......

You know you are an idiot when you put the cold water in the coffee maker, put the filter in the basket, put the coffee in the basket, turn the coffee pot on perk and fail to put the glass coffee pitcher in place to catch the fresh brewed coffee. Therefore, when you return to the kitchen, the coffee is all over the counter.

My coffee pot has a no leak devise when you remove the pitcher to pore a cup of coffee, but it will not hold if the entire pot of coffee is in the basket. The basket just simply over flowed sending coffee and coffee grounds all over.

I would not recommend this as a way to start your day.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Well, shit. Guyk went to the eye doctor. Now the eye doctor thinks he may have glaucoma in that eye in which he is loosing his sight. Guyk allows he is falling apart. Let's hope not.

He is still having problems with that new drug, Plavix, that his primary doctor put him on. It is a blood thinner. He says he feels drug out and light headed. He is worried too.

He goes back to eye doctor in 2 weeks. The eye doctor started him on eye drops as if he had glaucoma even though the doctor is still guessing.

Such is life.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I got up at 4 AM but really it was 5 AM. This is not as bad as getting up at 4AM but it really is 3AM. Either way I feel like my body is in jet lag.

I get the same thing when we go to Oklahoma. They are on central time but my body is on eastern time.

The time bugs me! I am for leaving the time alone. Granted we must have time zones, but we don't have to have daylight saving time.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Time Flies

Time flies when you are having fun! Right! I wrote my last post on Tues and here it is Friday morning and this is the first time I have had to even open my laptop let along wrote write on my blog.

The end of month/first of the month always wears me out. I keep running out of energy.
I think that is called getting old. I believe I have already arrived.

Guyk goes to doctor this AM for his last antibiotic IV.

We got heart worms done on pups and tomorrow we do advantage for fleas.

Monday Guyk returns to eye doctor.

I tried to order checks from Bank America using their automated system. It did not work. I finally got connected to real person, but they spent 5 minutes trying to sell me something before I could place my check order. I hate when they do that.