By Sylviag on Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 PM
Akshully did a bunch of weeding yesterday and cleaned up a bit more of the first terrace for planting flowers next year. The second terrace still needs some work next year. Have to build it up some and backfill as the soil slopes down. God knows we have plenty of rocks to do that with :) Should only have to cut down the perrenials in the fall and pack it in for the winter along with the greenhouse. The hydrangeas that wilted so badly and lost their flowers have all come back with extra water the past few weeks so I am hoping they make it through the winter. I EDd your FF progress. You really have to get into the weeds to make your picks! You probably know as much as some spotscasters do :) Sheesh on BIL. Probably good they live so far away as I am sure more constant contact would be more than irritating. I have a SIL like that. The less we see of each other, the better so good they live in AZ :)
By Fauxpaws on Aug 19, 2014 at 6:06 AM
Thanks again! I guess I've found my niche! =) I ed'd Bryan will be gone next week. You'll have lotsa time then to whip up some more great lols, in between herding cats! And probably pulling weeds. Lol! Yeah, preseason games are pretty useless - just an opportunity for players to get hurt before the season ever begins. I sure wouldn't mind grabbing Lynch again this year. I'm sure The Beast will be rolling again! Percy Harvin should have a good year, too. They'll be fun to watch again!
By Sylviag on Aug 18, 2014 at 10:05 PM
I see some Squee congrats are in order! ED on FIL. It is amazing how the mind and body can recuperate so I am really hoping with time, he will get better. The brain can work it's way around damaged parts but it does take time. They will have a better idea in a month or so. Yeah, with me it's just not enough time to make LOLs of any kind. I hardly ever watch the preseason games but sure will have my pom poms ready for the season opener 4 Sep.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 16, 2014 at 4:53 AM
Yes, I'll certainly be "blowing" something Miss Idaho's way! Sheesh. I didn't realize you'd made so many lols - I only saw the one. I'll go check 'em out. Of course, it's always better to make a bunch at one time. That seems to be the best way to get an FP, at least on LolCats. I keep telling myself I'm going to do that but never seem to get around to it. So is Bryan going to be off fishing on your bday? ACK! I guess that's ok as long as he brings some fresh salmon home! Plus you can sillybrate here with us! =) All that hard gardening work has really paid off for ya! Nice! I love asters and wish I had enough sun to plant them here. I'm glad Lynch won't be missing any games and that he got on board for training camp. Not that he needs a lot of training but it's always good to get back in the groove before the real games start. Thanks for the good wishes!
By Sylviag on Aug 16, 2014 at 1:37 AM
Cool, graceful cat also made ICHC FP - congrats!
By Sylviag on Aug 15, 2014 at 9:55 PM
Hiya, ED latest about FIL and glad you got him settled. There is nothing more a hospital can do for him and recovery is better in a more home like setting. From your description it sounds like it was a pretty massive stroke given how little he can do. I know this is hard on Chuck :( BTW, blow Miss Idaho a kiss on her way out ROFL. Because of my erratic schedule lately every week or two I wind up making like 12-15 LOLS one night and then nothing except for some personal ones. Bryan is going salmon fishing up in WA end of this month for 4 days and I amgoing to plant my cumpter butt here and play. As ushual you can ED BD if you like. I am so freaking please dwith my flower garden. Never dreamed I would already have one the firt summer. Still part of the lower terrace to do nest year and most of the upper - whih willbe mostly shrubbery tht doesn't require a lot of care. Wow, draft coing up soon! Not that I pay much attention to it except to read anything about the Seahawks. Early FF good wishes to you for a successful season.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 14, 2014 at 4:17 AM
Thanks for the congrats, and the favs! First LolCat FP I've had in I don't know how long. I wish I had the time to make bunches of lols at one time as that sure up's ones chances of making FP. Oh well - it is what it is. Assisted living really has come a long way from back when we were younger. I'll sure keep it in mind to stay in touch with management. I've ed'd your dealings with MIL at her place, which has certainly proven that to be true! Clingy kittehs - hah! I know how that goes! It's like they think if they lose site of you, you'll disappear again! I can only imagine the dance you have to do to avoid that many Clingys at one time. LOL! Just one under your feet is plenty!
By Sylviag on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Oooo, Squee and LOLCat congrats!
By Sylviag on Aug 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM
Assisted living facilities are a blessing for the low to high level of care they can provide. Both for passed elder auntie and now MIL, I feel they are getting a good quality of life. But have to always let management know you are keeping an eye out :) When I was younger there were mostly "nursing homes" which weren't any great shakes for other than feeding and giving meds and always smelled. I know cuz I briefly worked in a few as part time jobs. Then there were "retirement homes" where they really didn't provide any care or activities aside from a bed and meals (worked in one of them too). If you're young and broke, with the turnover, can always find a job at one. Kittehs were very clingy the first couple of days and would follow one or the other one of us around, probably trying to trip us in retaliation for leaving them :) Now it's business back to usual with them running the house. Shasta lost a little ground in the weight dept at the Kitty Spa likely cuz they didn't prod her to eat every couple of hours like I do :) I need to prime her pump with a few treats and then the wet food. Gonna catch up on your stuff.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM
Heya Syl! Thanks about FIL. He hasn't made much improvement but we think they're going to move him to assisted living tomorrow. The place he'll be in has all levels of care, so he'll probably live out the rest of his days there. It won't be home, but it will be better than the hospital. Anyhoo, yeah, the "clan gathering" is something else, as you can imagine! Ooh, I hate those Tstorms too! I sure hope they don't spark any more fires! Whatever happened to just plain old RAIN?!! ACK! Hey, how're the kitties doing? Were they glad to see you or did you get the intial "snub" when you got home? LOL!
By Sylviag on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM
Mornin Paws. Had to go back a few pages in convo to find out about FIL. I am sorry to hear about that. But living on his own is not an option any more which makes it a bit easier for Chuck to look out for him. Sounds like quite a clan gathering. How is he doing now? Picked up the clam dance after I ED you and BD - what a hoot! Sounds like our weather has been similar with storms in and out We had them all day yesterday into the early eevenng so I wasn't able to be on the puter much. One rolled right over our head and had me cringing. Not a fan of Tstorms. Thanks for the congrat and I know you had a Squee Ithink. Caught up som on LOL Cats the other day and wil hit a few more site today,
By Fauxpaws on Aug 4, 2014 at 4:22 AM
Lolcat FP in absentia! Hooray!
By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2014 at 7:04 AM
An all-nighter? YOO? lol! Old habits are hard to break, ain't they? Gotta run myself - the plants are thirsty this morning!
By Sylviag on Jul 29, 2014 at 5:04 AM
With my usual mangled misspelling of Catrepeneurship Sigh Oh well, it's not a word anyways :)
By Sylviag on Jul 29, 2014 at 5:03 AM
And it seems like it turned into an all nighter LOL Wanted to squeeze off one Bosco and Kibby comix. Off to catch a few hours sleep. Hope to be on tonight for a bit.
By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2014 at 3:38 AM
Whew...Takes a while to catch up when you've been gone so much, don't it? lol! Glad you've been having such a great time and things are all well at home and with the kitties!
By Sylviag on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM
Hiya Paws. Checking in before checking out again LOL ED BD. No time to ED much but looks like all is OK in your corner of the world. lub and hugz
By Fauxpaws on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:01 AM
Hey Syl! Great to see ya popping in! Yep, Elf sits in his favorite box every afternoon and stares at nothing for the longest time! Speaking of the Doors, I actually met them one time when I was 15 and working as a "hat-check" girl at the restaurant of a hotel they were staying at while doing a concert in Denver. They came in to eat and had to wait for a table, so having nothing else to do they talked to me. I, of course, knew who they were and mostly just stood there with my mouth hanging open. Ooh, sorry to hear about your hydras! They sure do need to be babied, especially when they're new. I hope they make it! If you think about it, you might consider taking some cuttings and sticking them in water. I've had pretty good luck getting them to root and they grow pretty fast. That is, if you want to mess with them. =)
By Sylviag on Jul 14, 2014 at 6:34 PM
Hiya Paws. Isnt it great to see kittymac back - happy dansen! Love your In and Out kitteh. Who knew there could such stress in a baby kat's life LOL Does Elf ever sit with that weird kinda stoopy expression on his face while staring intently at nothing? Makes me wonder what is going on in that brain of theirs. Wyld dominashun aifinkso. Wow, may I have a 2d hand autygraff - I don;t know too many people who have seen a Stones concert. I'm not sure they ever came to Seattle but if they did and I was much younger I likely couldn;t afford it. Te doors is probably the ost famous group of that era I did get to see. Yeah, not sure my new hydras are gonna make it. I loaded them up with water before we left Wed morning and when we got back Fri all the blossoms had frizzled even with the auto spinker. Not being established us just too hot. Hoping I can save the plants for next year. I didnt know, or didn't remember you had another sis. Sorry to hear of her medical isue but glad to hear was a good outcome. does she live close? Bryan's book is no lierary masterpiece for sure and he was a wild child so hopefully BD's ears don;t get singed LOL
By Fauxpaws on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:59 AM
Sounds like you all had a super weekend! "Hey Nineteen" was one of my favs of theirs, too. How rood not to play it! I think the last concert we had here in town that we went to was the Rolling Stones Voo Doo tour way back when. How they ended up in Little Rock is beyond me but it was a good show. The only thing I don't like about my hydras - well, two things, really. You have to water the bejeebers out of them and they look like dead things in the winter. (And I STILL have to water them every day that it doesn't rain, which in the summer is most days.) Those big old flowers sure are pretty tho, and they last a long time. I'll bet the bottom terrace is looking great! I was watering yesterday morning and noticed a hummer hanging around so I tilted the spray up into the air and watched while he took a nice long shower! They are SO adorable. A roofing job in the summer - UGH! I hope it's a small house!
By Sylviag on Jul 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM
Thankee - nice surprise! Steely Dan was a really good concert. They played most everything I really like except "Hey Nineteen." They probably get sick of playng that. But then, when you're a retro band making the rounds 20-30 years later, it's what people expect. Doesn't sound like you have much good concert material where you live. Hope you had a good time at Susan's. You can ED BD about my overly long weekend but all fun. Got some hydras that are good down to -30 to -40 at Lowe's when Bryan was doing some wood shopping. Talked to the gal there and she said all those purty ones they have out and people buy don't last the winter here. Guess people use them for "color spots" - too expensive for me for one season. She steered me to some small bush type (don't get higher than 4 feet) and have small white flower clusters. Pefect for where we want them and got 4 for the 2d terrace hih i wasn't ging to tackle til next year. Bottom terrace is just about finished and flowers are blooming, bees, butterflies and hummers coming so am a very happy gardener. Having to give them extra water every day til tey get established cuz it is so dang hot right now the auto spinkler isn't giving them enough. Sounds like you and I did a lot of the same stuff in our much younger days :) Didn know you lke True Blood. Read some of the firt book and then got hung up on the series and never read the rest of the books. Feeling sorry for son in this heat. He and his busines partner doing a project for a client that involves ome roofing. way too hot for that. That and the road constrution guys.
By Fauxpaws on Jul 4, 2014 at 7:45 AM
Towel Hoarders congrats!! Great one!
By Fauxpaws on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Ya can't beat Bernie's for great juvenile humor! My nephew loves Clerks too. I've got to watch it someday. Oh, your "man" story was TOO funny! "Manual? We don need no stinking manual!" Uh huh, yeah. Your weather really does sound a lot like ours! We're getting a break for a few days and it's drier and only in the 80's. but like you it'll be humid 90's again soon enough. We might catch a glimpse of some fireworks at Susan's from the big display they put on downtown every year, but not enough to make a good show. I'm sure we'll hear more than we want, tho! Y'all have a great time too! Wow - Steeley Dan! THAT brings back some memories! HAH!
By Sylviag on Jul 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Hiya Paws. "Weekend at Bernies" one of my all time fave comedies along with "Clerks". My favorite scene is the speed boat where poor Bernie is bouncing over the waves, hitting buoys whil they're waving to everyone on shore, cracks me up everytime. You have to ED my "man" story of Bryan and gson LOL Sounds purty hot in your territory and watering is the main chore. So far Bryan as all the auto stuff working fine. We had to increase the watering time in the greenhouse with the 90s we've been having. Next few days in the mid 80s and then back to 90s next week. Getting used to it. Sounds like we all have a party to go to for the 4th. Can you see the fireworks from Susan's house? Pass me some of those debbilled eggz will ya? I can eat way too many of them. You and Chuck have a great 4th.
By Fauxpaws on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:18 AM
Ooh, your MIL is a sneaky one, isn't she? I am SO glad they called you and you were able to weigh in on the choice of an older cat. It sounds like this one might even work out. I hope so! We've had a few storms but nothing like they've been getting up north of us. Whew! The eastern half of the country is drowning and the western half is burning up again. I hope your 90's don't last long! Bleh
By Sylviag on Jul 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM
Oh my stars, Fart bubbles is too funny! ED BD - MIL finagled another cat whie we were gone :) But the Humane Society called us while we were on the road and we agreed to only an older female and given her age and past adoption history (remember Sonny anyone :) they totally agreed. Saw where the Midest has had some ferocious storms - hope they bypassed you.
By Fauxpaws on Jun 30, 2014 at 7:22 AM
Boring? You?? Never! Your comixes are great as always! Sweet dreamzzzz.
By Sylviag on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM
Hiya Paws, As I emailed, wfi too slow in Yosemit, too busy gawking in Vgas, and no wifi in UT. Got in last night, spent the day cleaning out the trailer, laundry,, picking up Shasta and Sonny from the Pet Resort (by were they happy to get hom), groceries, finally Uploaded pics and did a bunch of comixes (hopeflly not boring everyone to tears). Was a trully great trip but very happy to be back home too. Telll BD to ED Ai Needz sleep zzzzzz. lub and hugz
By Fauxpaws on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:24 AM
She's baaaack! YAY!
By Fauxpaws on Jun 14, 2014 at 5:09 AM
Thanks for the congrats! I haven't been able to get a good pic of those birds and am resigned to just enjoying the show. =) Have a safe and fantastic trip! I'll be looking forward to the pics!!