Those who have given their lives, but also those who have given their health and their wellbeing for our country are first today, and politicians who have thought little more of them than of toy soldiers are last.Busy day today (yesterday to youse Yankees). Fixed a door, changed some light bulbs, sprayed weeds, made some cards, dropped off a new pair of shoes to be stretched at the shoe store, went to the lab and cleared up some work that had to be finished by me. Also did a little more order verification with the Toyota dealership. In the early afternoon we visited with friends at a nursing home. Lately the husband had been showing signs of what others took to be early Altzheimer's disease, but then he began to hallucinate, and his wife took him to the doctor and got an MRI of the head and neck. Multiple arteries were partly or largely occluded; he had two or three operated on, and has a couple more that need work when he recovers. He had a mild stroke around the time of the operation. Today he was looking and acting/talking better than we had anticipated, and better than before. His wife is probably beating up on herself for not getting him to the doctor sooner, but how is a person to recognize symptoms she has never seen before? Well, fingers crossed, and toes too. Among the get-well cards was a humorous one that I got a kick out of; a chicken, with head and left wing bandaged, was in a hospital bed talking to a visiting chicken, and saying "The last thing I remember was trying to cross the road, but I can't remember why."TTFNAlan in CA
About mid afternoon, kiddle decided to go back yesterday, and the pace of work was stepped up exponentially! By the time he left at 8, I could barely wiggle I was so exhausted!There is now an enclosed area in the center of the garden for deer sensitive crops. The strawberries are not in that enclosure, nor will the tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini be. Broccoli and green beans will be. Might try Swiss Chard, a beloved veggie of my childhood, lol! I also need to fold and go ahead and get tomato cages -- I've always staked and tied, but last year they got very far ahead of me, and stayed that way, so. . . .I might have slept like a log last night, but was too tired to remember to take a couple of Tylenol, so woke again and again to hip pain, poo. And was too tired to get up, come down, and get some. I *did* make it up before the puppy, though.
I always liked Swiss chard, and yes, it was a beloved vegie of my childhood too. Grew it in my little garden, I did. Also camomile and marigolds. Oh, and chives.I hope the pain has grown less or gone away altogether! ♥
Night pain pretty much vanishes when I get up. But today has been achy-creaky == least two days were very high activity days; first getting ready for his arrival, and then doing a lot *with* him. Lord knows he does plenty by himself, too.
Hi!Here it is Monday! Sorry I haven't been around. Wish I could say it's because I've been doing really wild things but, alas, I cannot tell a lie.In truth, I haven't been feeling too sociable. Engelbert came in second to last in the Eurovision Song Contest. Haven't had the heart to look at the press, but word is that it's not sympathetic.
You have been missed, and dat's da troot, lol! You spark a lot of good conversations that don't happen when you're not around. A talent you have.
What puddle said. And phooey on Eurovision ennyhoo.I finished reading H. Beam Piper's "Murder in the Gun Room." It was very promising, but sufficiently confusing even after the denouement that the author had to resort to the device of having the detective explain everything to his client. I gather that a murder mystery was unusual for Piper, he tending to macho space operas and parallel universe stories. Interesting, but not as good as CS Forester's "The Pursued."Our car got smooshed on the freeway; totaled in fact. Rear-ended by a stargazer. But we're OK, and now know how we can justify purchasing a new car. Another Toyota Camry, this one a hybrid electric. I spent all last week in San Diego for a Navy court martial, which will help to pay for the new car. Alan
It's pretty bad when your car get totalled from being rear-ended!Any latent aches from it?So happy about your hybrid. If you said what colour, I think I missed your comment.
puddle--I got an idea for some really good tomato cages years and years ago. In the hardware store they had some welded wire mesh squares (about four feet square) for reinforcing poured concrete--like driveways. The wires are about four inches apart. On one side the wires stick out. I rolled them and wired them into cylinders (a helper helps), with the pointing out wires down (for pushing into the ground). A good size for two big tomato plants, and although more expensive than the regular little tomato cages, they will probably last for twenty years easy. They don't nest for easy storage, though.From my uncle I learned to start with rather tall tomato seedlings , strip away most of the leaves below the top (the crown?), and bury them right up to their necks. Then they produce lots of roots, which means vigorous plants and lots of fruit. I usually dig at least half a sack of manure into the hole and make sure they have lots of nice crumbly dirt to grow their roots into.Alan in CA
puddle ~ Sure would welcome your kidlet up here, if he ever runs out of things to do down there?Be gentle with yourself...and I'm thinking it might not hurt to keep your pain med by your bed!
Grand*VT's sleepover was absolutely lovely! From bath to bedtime all went smooth as silk. She had a new dress to wear for the parade today and was so excited! "I'm going to be IN the parade; not out of it, IN it!" :-) She got to ride in the Library float and throw candy. Happy camper, she! ♥
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