Messages between Sylviag and beckysdad

By beckysdad on Aug 11, 2016 at 8:55 PM

At first it really bothered me when I noticed that I had a typo in my tribute to you, Syl. Then I chuckled and thought that nothing could have been more appropriate. I'm really going to miss you, my dear friend.

By beckysdad on Mar 26, 2016 at 12:46 AM

I'll make the dates work...just let me know.

By Sylviag on Mar 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM

A KKPS Easter :) I seriously owe you an email. Do have dates for trip down South and hope the dates work for you. For various reasons I was limited by other considerations. Hugs

By beckysdad on Mar 9, 2016 at 9:49 PM

That's about the best quick post I could imagine. Whatever and whenever you want. I love that you're feeling good enough for a road trip. Paws expects to be socked in for a few days but she told me she was looking for your comix. I can't tell you how good it is to see you one here...even for a short time. Lub to you and Bryan.

By beckysdad on Dec 9, 2015 at 10:06 AM

I was with you on the tippity tappity but the dip swoosh slide turned into crash boom bam....ow... I'm glad your recovery won't be dependent on my gracefulness because there just isn't any. At least now you can be about the business of kicking this thing's ass rather than sitting around wondering what's going on. Get busy girl. Let's get you away from hospital food and into a comfy recliner.

By Sylviag on Dec 9, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Latest update Happy Dancing in the High Desert! Tippity, Tappity, Dip, Swoosh and Slide, Will be admitted to hospital at noon today for a procedure that must be done before we can start any treatment as the possibility of serious infection from the leaking kidney has to be taken care of. Not sure how many days stay this involves. New furniture coming tomorrow with the recliners on the ends so I will have comfy when I get home. It's all good and I am blessed in so many ways

By beckysdad on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:28 AM

Actually I much preferred it when I was chalking up the misspellings to a frantic pace just to keep up with all your friends on here rather than medication that you need. Let's get back to quirky instead. So Monday it let's get some results and a plan we can work with. I'm glad you had such a fun day yesterday and that the prospects are there for another fun one today. Losing all that contact information is frustrating, I'm sure. I keep a spreadsheet in addition to what's on my phone. Is Bryan making progress figuring out the phones? Poor Willie...while he won the lottery when he landed in your home, he definitely got dealt some rough cards with his start and the predisposition for dental issues. You guys will see him through though. I wanted to push the expense of the computer into next year so that's why I'm waiting until Tuesday to order the new system. I wanted something other than a Dell monitor so that's why I got started there earlier. I also thought I could use it with my current system but no such luck there. I wouldn't be surprised if the new computer shows up at the end of the following week after ordering on Tuesday. It's a nice system so I'll have a big happy. Those triple chocolate cookies sound pretty amazing. I'll have a busy and long day with the folks but this is something Mom will really enjoy and life hasn't been about her for a while now. I'm glad we can do this for her. I'll probably fall asleep during the games tonight but that's one of the reasons why I record them. ;^)

By Sylviag on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:09 AM

Good grief hope you can wade through all those misspellings "tarted"?? Meant to say "started to let that slide" Hey I love my built-in excuse for all my incomprehesnible vocal and written misses - I;m on meds dontcha know. Bryan will jsut say, "Can r go over that again?" ROFL

By Sylviag on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:05 AM

Mornin! ED Paws for some stuff and I told her to ED you for other stuff :) ooks like trouble on the puter and oven front - two essential items :) You do alo of grilling but also a lot of baking so need to get that squared away, New puter - but in stages? Or di you go ahead and order the rest of the techie stuff? We're having "fun" with our new smarticle phones - not LOL Getting used to it and I know we will like it. In the trnsfer from old hone, lost al our contats. And a good lesson for me. I used to make sure I had everything in my hard copy address bok and then tarted that life and rely solely on my phone for #s and street addies. Close family and friends are eay as they keep in touch but the net circle I will just have to wait until they contat me and then put then plug them into the new phone. I had to chuckle at the canoe image and your very funny description of your Mom just swaying and gtting dizy It will be a fun outing but a scramble to get all your bal games in, Wee Willie went in for dental surgery Thus am and he had to have a lot pulled. He is onky 3 years old but had a horrible start to life in a garage as a babty cat born to a semi-wild Mom who died and then he was left to try and et adult kibbles and wa pretty to death when he was dumped on us, And vet saidm just like peope, he is genetically predisosed to gumand teeth probs. They kept him overnight and we picked him up around 10 am yesterday. Pretty groggy. Have kept him in his own room until maybe noon today. I knew he would be OK when last night w mjxed his pain meds with some gushy ood and he gulped that right down and was looking for more :) Don't want him throwing up so no more food til this morning, The Wiz was Wonderful!!! But fell asleep before the show got to glenda the /good wtih but I needed the sllp more. Yesterday was a really fun day, Bryan dd all the outse lighting and I made another batch of cookie for all the chocolate lovers - the dough is chocolate, it has chocolate chippies in it and white chocolate chunks. Today we will goto MIL's and decorate her apartment, get take-out Chinese have lunch with her and then some necessary shopping. WIll be pooped after that but will be good to get out for something bsides medical carp. Will play here awhile this am. Keeping the LOL therapy going )

By beckysdad on Dec 3, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Yum! Macademia Butter sounds pretty scrumptious. Of course nearly anything with "butter" attached to it sounds pretty good. Laffs abound round these parts though they're not so plentiful when you're cheating on us with all those doctors. Get finished with them and come on back to play with us. I hope you enjoyed your cruise.

By Sylviag on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Cookie du jour is Macademia Butter. Anyone that loves a rich butter cokie and macademias will go on aut drool for this one. /you substitute one cup of fine ground nuts for 1 up f flour and of acourse 1/2 nut on the top. Now imma gonna cruise around and have some laffs.

By Sylviag on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:06 AM

Hai! Will pick up all the loving support LOLs later after some rest. xo

By beckysdad on Dec 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM

I believe in the power of pissed off docs. Combined with your own formidable powers I have no doubt that progress will be forthcoming. Dealing with crap like this doesn't lend itself to the energy you need now though. Let's hope this unfortunate incident will motivate some folks to have a tickler system for your stuff going forward. C'mon smart phone...a reasonably intuitive and easy interface would be a very nice thing. And you need some nice things about now. I'm counting on Bryan never having to deal with papery stuff so be a lamb and kick this things ass would ya, hon?

By Sylviag on Dec 1, 2015 at 2:50 AM

C&P of what I sent to cua. "Mornin' Quick peek inbetween naps :) Will let you know how the appt with the Oncologist goes today. I do believe that with 2 other pissed off docs now involved, the Blue Cross snafu will get fixed very soon. I've never been turned down for anything by Blue Cross and they have literally spent over a million on me in the past 8 years. They want to keep their investment alive I am sure LOL I have had 3 PET scans in the past so the problem is not with Blue Cross. Still need to deal with the new smarticle phones - at least being able to talk and text. Nothing like puttig to much on our plates at once, but Bryan's phone was failing and it was time to make the big switch Bryan has been using the audio Help feature (never get instruction manuals anymore for anything) and then can show me stuff. Being the first of the month, this am have to show Bryan how to pay bills on line in case he ever has to. Not one of his designated chores :) He ony cares that he has a VISA and Debit card and can use them unless say we've run out of money LOL So only one appt today and rest of the time can spend at home. With new med kicking in to ease nerve pain issues working with the reguar pain med, hopefully, hopefully can start spending some time here and to go through emails."

By beckysdad on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Already emailed back. Egg salad, eh? If that's what will get you through then I'm all for it. I prefer bacon with my eggs but when your health is getting screwed with then appetite does some odd things.

By Sylviag on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Email. But I never answered this one. No, can eat whatever I want, but the high power pain killers easily cause constipation - a very mundane, but to be avoided issue :) But it is true I have very little appetite and Bryan is constantly coaxing me to eat. I have been drinking an Instant Breakfast in the am to get necessry protein etc. For some reason I have redisovered egg salad and have been making sammies. Eggs are a great all purpose food.

By beckysdad on Nov 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Are you faced with significant dietary restrictions at this point? I know when people aren't feeling right that appetite often goes by the wayside and food doesn't have the same appeal. I'm glad that Game Hen breast is sounding good to you. Bryan probably appreciated having a manly project to work on...something that affords him more control. How's he doing?

By Sylviag on Nov 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

WIll have to do some more later. Bryan just came home from helping son and his BFF with enclosing the 4 car open car port. He wants to hear about my scintiliating day :) I know he is wanting to pump me up about what I actually did manage to accomplish today. Today is my "liquid diet day" but he is grilling a Cornish Game Hen and I will at least have a breast of that

By beckysdad on Nov 22, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Naps are a wonderful tonic...particularly when regular sleep seems elusive. I hope those were easy things on your to do list. I'd hate for Bryan to have to sit on you. I see the Seahawks are getting well on the Niners today. I stopped caring long ago. I'm so POd at the front office I can't bring myself to root for the team. I'm having much more fun with the Warriors these days anyway. If we win today we'll have started the season 15-0 and will have tied the NBA record for the best start. Then it would be the Lakers on Tuesday to set a new record. YAY! I can't tell you how good it is to see you leaving little pawprints all over my dashboard.

By Sylviag on Nov 22, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Two inspring words are "Please", "Hope" and I'll add "Thanks" Took a nice nap, treadmill and kocked off a few things on my abbrviated To Do list and now seeing some of these wonderfully inspiring LOLs for the first time

By beckysdad on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:52 AM

I look forward to it.

By Sylviag on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:40 AM

We haz a plant! Gonna rest for a bit now - BBL.

By beckysdad on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:30 AM

I'm thinking a beach day in Carmel followed by big bbq at Casa de Becky. I'm counting on it. Carrot and skritches to follow our dawn walkies...which means I gotta lace em' up right now. TTYL huggies

By Sylviag on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:27 AM

ED BD - economy of thought and motion is in order today. Ya see, gotta stick aroud for awhue yet cuz my bucket list includes a trip all the way down the West Coast next summer to visit friends. So be preared for a little cook off next summer xo and ear skritches to Lady Becky (and a carrot or two)

By beckysdad on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:35 AM

Hey buddy...great to see you!!!!

By beckysdad on Nov 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Thinking of you, friend.

By beckysdad on Nov 9, 2015 at 6:09 AM

You're the only friend I have that makes me wonder if they're still up or have risen early when I get a note at 5am. I'm glad this was after at least some sleep. Rassafratz on the rogue leg. A taser comparison? I would have never thought of that. Is there something in your past that you're not sharing with me? I love the MIL update. She sounds like a gal filled with whimsy. I'm trying to imagine my mom with red hair and a flower adorned buggy...struggling with that but very entertained. Dad and I found a watch that we're both happy with and it wasn't as painful as I feared. Now we'll see if it passes the Mom test. When it comes to gifts from Dad these days she grades on a pretty easy scale so I think we'll be fine. Glad dinner went well last night. Chicken and taters n gravy are a crowd pleaser. I actually tried a new butternut squash recipe last night that turned out well. It is that time of year again. I plan to play with all the winter squashes in the coming weeks. They're a pretty easy platform to work with. Papa Murphy is my go to for pizza when I don't make it myself. While his execution might have been flawed, the inspiration for his sunroom pampering was most excellent. You might consider a contract extension for him. He seems to be a keeper.

By Sylviag on Nov 9, 2015 at 4:45 AM

Mornin' My left leg went rogue on me this weekend and feels like low level tasering from hip to two:) Definitely need to hit that nerve with something :) Oh what a beautiful story about the pic and your parents. Gibbed me a sniffle especially Dad's wishes for when he makes that journey we all will someday. Hope you two hapless men got a watch with a fairly large easy to read face :) Did manage a visit with MIL Sat. She loves her new electric wheelchair and has it all pimped out with a strand of plastic flowers -half of which were scattwerred on the floor and a small stuffed tiger tied onto the back She had her hair done and the latest color is a rather startling shade of red. LOL Yesterday afternoon we went to Sunriver and I made old school shake and bake chicken, mashed taters and gravy, vegies, salad and some semi home made brownies thanks to Betty Crocker and some added chopped pecans, Invited our nephew over and oldest gson's girlfriend came. It was a really nice evening Got through all that with the help of a pain med. Since my leg was still bleaghhhh left for home at 8. Today will be busy as I have to pick up a new pain meds scrip at the clinic and get that filled and a couple other errands. At 1 is that meeting I emailed you about but can't stay past 3 as PT 3:30. Bryan will drop me off at PT, go pick up youngest gson after school, come pick me up and we take him to tutoring downtown. We will just pick up some Papa Murphy's pizza and head back to Sunriver to feed the kidlets. Oldest gson has everything under control thank goodness. Son called yesterday and they are having a great time in Kaui. Gotta share a man story with you. Sat was a pretty, but cold day and Bryan decided to fix me up in the afternoon in the sunroom with a lawn chair and cushy blanky and turned on the heater in there, set up a little side table for my stuff and told me to relax and take a much needed nap. What a guy - until he decided this would also be a great day to wash the sunroom windows inside and out and he promised to be quiet. How quiet can he be when he is hauling ladders in and out, moving stuff, clomping around ROFL But I enjoyed just twatching and chatting with him and did actually fall asleep despite all the domestic action. Gotta love that man. Cheers,have a great Mon and hope to fell better and get on herelater tonight. Off to the couch again and see if I can catch a couple more hours sleep after I checkinwith Paws.

By beckysdad on Nov 7, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Oh, forgot to mention about the cyanide capsule. It captured my thoughts so well it could have been mine. Shaking my head and chuckling...

By beckysdad on Nov 7, 2015 at 4:32 AM

pt 2 The challenge then was for two hapless men to select a women's watch. In the end I think we did well. We went with something simple and classy that works well as an every day watch and yet would be very at home in a more dressy situation. Dad was thrilled and I think Mom will love it. Gifts are beyond Dad at this point but the place he excels is selecting cards for Mom. It's the one place he express his gratitude and love. I have an idea that may or may not work to take advantage of this. It would have been better if I'd started this a couple years back. There is a photo of them taken in Yosemite that we all love. It kills me that my niece's hubbie took the shot rather than me but I tip my cap to him for having the vision. It's in black and white and it's a simple shot taken from behind of the two of them walking hand in hand. It's a perfect photo. It hangs on the wall of Dad's office and he and I were talking about how much we love it. He mentioned to me that he'd love to have a copy of that tucked in his breast pocket when we bury him. I was able to choke out a "done" in reply. God, I love those two. In any case, I want to use that image to create some cards with no writing inside. Dad can still write out a note to express his feelings though it's tougher now...and thus why I wish I'd started this sooner. Dad can then use that card with that image and scratch out a note to Mom for all occasions going forward. That would mean more to her (and him) than any other gift he could get her. Okay, I'm done being sappy now. I'll spend my day today watching football, scratching and spitting and trying to restore my testosterone level to a more manly level. So now I'll close with %*#$$...$#(%&*%$ and ptooey. I'm starting to feel better already.