Messages between Sylviag and beckysdad

By beckysdad on Mar 29, 2015 at 4:35 AM

Given thousands of years of human history I should have anticipated that pettiness and selfishness could show such stubbornness in face of good intentions, logic and positive energy. I'm glad plan B allows all the kittehs to go to other no kill shelters if it should come to that...otherwise there's no telling how many cats would wind up at your place. I was thinking maybe it was MILs kitteh that was your new addition. I look forward to learning the new name of this cutey that has set down roots in your heart...that's fertile soil. Let's see if I can answer the Mom question. She has long had trouble with things getting caught in her throat, though she's been good for a long while. She swallowed something a few weeks back that seemed to have lodged in her throat but she was able to breathe, eat and drink despite that. That's what set off the need for the endoscopy and her having to go off the Alleve for a week or so. She's moving very well again. In fact, we're going to do a day trip to Yosemite this week. Mom had mentioned earlier in the year that she wanted to go again. I was curious yesterday morning as to when they'd be opening the road up to Glacier Point this year and by coincidence, they opened it yesterday. So I called the folks and they enthusiastically jumped at the suggestion we make a run to god's country. It's nice to be able to go so early in the season and yet that just indicates how dismal the snow pack is this season. It's grim. Oh, and predictably it's a four door Buick but there's no chance of Mom taking her stunt driving skills far enough North for you to be concerned. Glad MIL is doing better but I'm glad there will be watchful eyes on her.

By Sylviag on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

MIL home today and doing OK, but we and nurse at her facility feel they might have released her too early so they are keeping a very close eye on her. We have another dang cat! And the reorg hit a roadblock. I planted in my greenhouse today gaining back some zen. Did I ever tell you Honda fixed good as new? I EDd and tried to figure out what happened with your Mom. Saw the test results are back but what precipitated all that? Are you and Paws enjoying all the Basketbell HoopLa? Be going to bed early but wanted to check in. Crazy busyness as usual around here LOL Hope everythng else is OK and wishing your Mom a continued recovery Just tell me what road she is driving g on so I can avoid it - just kidding LOL

By beckysdad on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM

Sigh...your life is entirely too eventful. Hope MIL gets home safe and happy. Pneumonia is never a good thing at her age. Take care of yourself. You don't have any fat or sleep reserves to fall back on. Hugz right back.

By Sylviag on Mar 26, 2015 at 6:15 AM

MIL in hosptal with flu, pneumonia an UTI. Doing OK. They had feared an embolism, but CT scan negative on that thank goodness. Digging deep within myself here for some reserves - kind of like counting on the fat to get you through a lean winter :) Hugz

By beckysdad on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:08 AM

You are a force of nature. When you get done with this project I've got a bit of a squabble in the Middle East I'd love to talk to you about...

By Sylviag on Mar 22, 2015 at 3:27 AM

Becky on Blog - she looks damn fine ther :) Off and running again - in my sleep LOL

By Sylviag on Mar 22, 2015 at 3:13 AM

We have lift off! I thought the wee hours were reserved for ICHC )

By beckysdad on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Just sent a brief response. Took the folks for their annual physicals this morning. We just had lunch and I'm about to take Mom to get her hair done. Then this afternoon I'll take her to get her hearing aids. And for all that I get dinner at Denny's tonight! Fortunately, service is its own reward.

By Sylviag on Mar 20, 2015 at 11:46 AM

ROFL. Yeah a few heads have been spun around and rolled when I get on a righteous do gooder kick. Sent you and Paws email.

By beckysdad on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:08 AM

Go get 'em , Syl.

By Sylviag on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:34 AM

Please to ED Paws :)

By beckysdad on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:47 PM

I was born to be a carnivore. It's not slimming but it keeps me happy. I'm off to bed.TTYT

By Sylviag on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Thank you! Now I'm feeling very lucky and very Irish (for a half German and half Yugoslavian that's quite a feat :) Ah yes, the no shrubbery diet does seem to work quite well for you. We were hunters before we were gatherers so you are just a throwback - now wait, does that sound right? Even when elder Autnie's mind was pretty gone she still wanted her hair done - our minds work in mysterious ways,

By beckysdad on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:36 PM

Colds a couple times a year are more than I prefer. I do seem to get about one and that's plenty for me. But then you know what a health freak I am...snerk... You're right about getting her hair done lifting her spirits. Mom was feeling plenty punk a number of years ago when she had to go back to rehab after her hip debacle. The first thing I did when we got her there and settled was to make arrangements for her to get her hair done. That made a world of difference.

By beckysdad on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Email away

By Sylviag on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:09 PM

LOL - kind ike a zit in HS that you can't leave alone and when you mess with it looks 10 tmies worse than before - like Rudolph's nose :) Can I email u a St Pats pic I want to use for avatar to resize? My freebie program will not let me do 200 x 140. Hopefully Mom will feel beetter in a day or two, Getting her hair done will lift her spritis for sure Only since Sun so not bad They say 7 days to get it, 7 days to have it and 7 dasy to get rid of it So you really don't want more than a couple of colds a year or you will pend half your year with a cold :)

By beckysdad on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:03 PM

The Alleve miracle is still in the works. Mom wasn't up to snuff when I spoke to her this evening. That means no to the show tomorrow night but I do get to drive her to get her hair done. It will be good to have that wound looked at and rebandaged. I know if it had been me I would have been futzing with that thing until it popped. That's too bad about the Special Olympics event being cancelled. How long have your colds been hanging on. Between the head and the paw you're not having much fun this week. The community kibble bowls are kinda festive though.

By Sylviag on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:18 PM

ED about Mom and that's great news there is nothing seriously wrong. I didn't know how well Aleve works for people. You know how you see commercial after commercial for all these different pains so t's good to know that one lives up to the promise. Trust her neck is doing better now. LOL on the barking. It's called AutoBark. Bryan always says, "If Mama aint happy, aint no one happy." I looked up The Boyfriend and it sounds like it might not be half bad for a musical. Portand is nicknaned the "Rose City." In teh west side of the mountain in WA and OR, roses do very well. But one does have to watch out for wet weather diseases because it does rain so much. We didn't have enough snow here and they had to cancel a Special Olympics winter sports event which was skated for this weekend So many people trained so hard for ths event and so disappointing they could not show off their hard won skills. Paw is much better. Sometime during the day dang thing busted like a big boil and got bandage all icky. Felt immediately relief to get all that pressure off. They would have had to do it at the doc's tomorrow anyway. Soon as we got home, cleaned it thoroughly and dressed it with a sterile pad and antiB ointment. Washed bandage and will just wear it and drop the splint. Have opthamology appt tomorrow to go over the vision testing I had Wed. He wanted to do an iridotomy last fall but I put him off with the other medical stuff we had going on. Will give him the go ahead this time. After that will pop into Urgent Care for them to look at hand and likely redress it. We were both too pooped after the shelter to do any shopping so will do that tomorrow. Bryan wants to go to the local Restore and see what kinds of doors they have for a shelter project an I want to go to Goodwill to try and get some better communiy kibble bowls instea of the rusty cake pans they are using :) Won't visit MIL since we bothstill have bad colds. I have not read that much of Pratchett's work, but the little I did I liked. Sad he had Altzhemier's.

By beckysdad on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:08 PM

EDd about your puffy paw...hope it's all better soon and that you had a good day with the kittehs today.

By beckysdad on Mar 10, 2015 at 7:27 PM

She is a bit nervous but I can tell she's feeling somewhat better at least. She was barking orders at Dad when we were fixing dinner. That's always a good sign. Of course she might be able to do that even if she was in a coma. I think I saw where Portland has a huge rose festival each year. There are at least a few people up there growing them. I love a good stink with a pretty rose. Now how did I know that Bryan would look good in tights...bastid does ebbryfing gud!

By Sylviag on Mar 10, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Hot Springs. I was surprised at how many there are in OR, mostly all in the Cascades and Eastern OR.

By Sylviag on Mar 10, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Good idea to hang around just in case. Hopefully the procedure will show nothing wrong. I'm sure he is nervous just in anticipation of it Yeah, always know I am not feeling well when I can nap - for 2 hours! in the afternoon. Always wake up all fuzzy though. I have sen rose gardens in Bend with fences around the cuz I guess the deer love them. I'll stick to my perennials and buy roses occasionally for the house which I will do if they are on sale. But commercially sold roses never smell good. Always have a bouquet of flowers in the house. I had to laught at Paws comment abouthow Bryan looks in tights - not bad, not bad at all LOL

By beckysdad on Mar 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Tomorrow is the day for Mom's procedure. I'm up here today though too. She takes Alleve to keep her in the game with her arthritis. Unfortunately she has to go off that for a week before the procedure. She was laid low by that...pain all in her right side...shoulders, neck. She made an appointment to see the doc today and I didn't want her driving. He thinks it's just the inflammation and should be better once she goes back on Alleve late tomorrow. He was reluctant to do muscle relaxers or anything else stronger for risk of falling. So she's toughing it out for a day. She was afraid she'd had a stroke but the doctor assured he that was a no. I'm going to hang out here all day and then come up first thing in the morning. I'll take Dad to the dentist first thing and then get Mom to her appointment later. With any luck they can go back to being on their own Thursday but I think I'm going to bag my school gig and leave myself available one more day just in case. Glad you got the leg room in the loaner. That makes a difference for you taller folk. I hope your cold gets better soon. My roses don't really take up all that much time. I dead head them when the blooms are spent and prune them in the winter. Other than that I give them some fertilizer and water. Mom did get the very first rose from my plants years ago. Roses are far easier in this climate than they would be up your way. It's good that Bryan was able to step in to help the ferals. I think he just enjoys painting an S on his chest, wearing a cape and doing whatever is necessary that others don't want to do. He probably looks good in tights, too. He's a handy guy to have around. I don't envy Paws her trip to Wally World.

By Sylviag on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Is it tomorrow that your Mom gets the scope done?

By Sylviag on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Your game is getting more and more interesting I must say. Wonder if there is some kind of government and you can run for office - lots of emeralds to trade for votes LOL I don't really follow football in the off season but it does not bode well for the 49rs from what you told Paws. I was thrilled that Lynch signed contract and decided not to retire. We really need him. Got the Honda to the repair shop yesterday and got a Hyundai Elantra loaner. Plenty of leg room which was all we were concerned about. We both picked up a cold somewhere; hopefully today will be the worst day. Nice thing is that we have nothing on the agenda today. Long day at the shelter yesterday as one of the vounteers who does the feral room didn't show so Bryan volunteered to do that. I do love roses, just never had uch lck growing them. They take more pampering than I am willing to give. But for you, they relaly are the biggest gardening thing you have so can take the time to bring them up to peak performance. Do you take soe to your Mom when they are blooming? Everything well with them? My sympathies to Paws for an extended Wally World shopping experience

By beckysdad on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Glad you had a relaxing time at the hot springs. I'll bet those big fluffy robes were wunnerful. With any luck your repairs will go without a hitch and they'll get you a good loaner. I can't wait to see the pix and to hear about your day at the shelter. I love the storyline circulating out there with Sylvia kitteh. As one with an HR background you must have enjoyed the one with a reprimand. Each of my roses have their own cycle of blooms but there will be times this summer when all eight of them are blooming at the same time. That should make for a nice photo. Those are days when you just smile. Orange tabby is indeed a very confident cat but I still suspect it's chased the red dot into the wall a few too many times.

By Sylviag on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Mornin' Combine man crap with lostitudes and you have manitudes LOL Hot springs wonderful! WIll post some pics maybe tonight. Afternoons got up in the mid to high 60s (and no wind which I guess is a bonus there) but 30s at night and in the mornng. But they provide big warm fluffy robes. And they had a resort kitteh so of course I got pics of him or her - forgot to ask (or look :) Had our usual cast of thousands show up. The little kids just loved the warm water. Today busy - have to drop off the Honda around 0815 for them to start repairs and the rental vehicle place will come pick us up and take us to get the loaner. Then on to the shelter for the day. I also had forgotten to ask about the color of the roses - they should look wonderful when in bloom - will they bloom at the same time? Yeah, when breeding out bad characteristics like susceptibility to disease, good characteristics like smell or flavor (tomatoes) also get affected. That orange tabby is pretty amazing for a cat that generlaly are pretty wary when outsie and gnerally don;t just walk around casually in the open. Either kitteh has not had a bad experience or knows heshe can take on any comers :) Pcituring you running through tunnels tossing firebrands right and left ROFL Was bautifuly spring like yesterday afternoon when we go home and was able to do my first official outsie laundry hanging. Being a natural hot springs, there is some scuzz of algae that likes to live in warm water, but not too bad, So towels an suits had to be washed along with everythig else cuz of the huge fire we had going.

By Sylviag on Mar 6, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Just stopped by quick to do some FP congratting. We'll leave here aroud 10 or so. Will check out vid when I get back. You and Becky have a good weekend - you two always have fun, weekday or weekend

By beckysdad on Mar 6, 2015 at 4:37 AM

Hmm...what kind of job do you have the rest of the year when you spend your winters like's probably a heck of a contrast. I'm glad the guy had a cat. It's probably very good company.Yosemite gets some snow on the valley floor but nothing like Yellowstone. The valley is about 4500 feet. Above the valley it's closer to 9500 and higher so that's covered in snow all winter. They close the road up to Glacier Point and even Tioga Road over the Sierras is closed until about June. I did a video of a trip I took up there in Winter. Have fun at the hot springs.

By Sylviag on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:18 PM

That was so interesting - thanks for passing it on. A whole different world indeed. Of course I loved that he had cats :) One of my questions right from the outset was if he had aways lived alone so was interesting he raised a family there. They ddn't say, but I wonder what his job is in the summer. He's in great shape for his age to be able to do suh physical work. I bet he has a huge portfoilo amazing pics of winter and coud likely do a bautful picture book of Yellowstone in the winter. Does Yosmite get that kind of snowfall (in a normal winter that is). I know you said you have made soe winter sojourns there. You do the herky jerky dance then LOL With your year round relatively warm weather, I would imagine petpest protection is a really good idea. I stand corrected, I looked it upto be sured, and while fleas are pretty much nonexistent, we apparently do have some ticks