By Fauxpaws on Aug 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM
Mike's got an excellent point. I'd imagine he's had another tough summer. About 20 Arkansas firefighters are out on the west coast helping out. Sure have to admire all of those folks. I can see why your mom wouldn't be too thrilled about an alarm going off every morning when your dad got the paper, but I suppose it might just come to that. I had to chuckle about her not knowing how to set the alarm clock. I'm not much better. The few times I do set it I have to look up the instructions, and then I worry half the night that I didn't do it right. I love the beeba usage! TOO funny! I've never heard that term before. Seems appropriate for your dad and his flannel shirts. No skeeter bites, tho they were sure around.
By jennybookseller on Aug 24, 2016 at 6:01 AM
Thanks! And 50 is the new 30, right? No timeline for swallowing normalcy. Everyone is different. Mine improves daily, so I'm not too concerned. I couldn't swallow half a pill at the start without three cups of water and an applesauce chaser. Then almost two weeks of soup and yogurt and similar. Now I'm eating more normal foods, just need to drink a lot with each bite. No complaints, really. And my hand numbness is vastly improved. My legs work fine. Fewer body cramps by far. My surgeon said that the two areas on my spinal cord that were being pinched were being pinched pretty badly, so it was a darned good thing Pat told me not to ignore my symptoms any longer.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 24, 2016 at 4:36 AM
Aw, poor jasmine, looking so dorky. Since mine are in pots I'm able to use those Miracle Gro plant food spikes. They really make a difference. Plus the hotter and wetter it is here, the more they bloom, and it's been hot and wet most of the summer. Poor timing on the street cleaning! It would have saved you all that sweeping. Gosh - your dad! What a scary thing for your mom! Thank god he didn't wander off down the street, or worse fall and hurt himself. Has he done that before? Have you had a chance to talk to her about the door alarms, or will you do that today? And what the hell is a 'beeba'? =) I have to do a little more watering today as the flower pots are getting dry and the hydrangea are already starting to droop. It shouldn't take long at least, tho I will have to douse myself in bug spray. The skeets are out in droves. Chuck finally got a chance to see Mister Bunny yesterday for the first time. He'd started calling him Harvey, since he's never been up early enough to catch a glimpse of him and so teases me about making him up. He'll have to come up with a new name now. All he had to say was "Wow, that is one huge rabbit!"
By catsuberalles on Aug 24, 2016 at 4:08 AM
*shrug* MB used to cool off the hottest lineups. For all that I should be enjoying the collapse, to the extent the Dodgers win the division by default only makes their postseason collapse more inevitable. It's a long time since '88...color me skeptical. *** (By beckysdad on Aug 24, 2016 at 3:28 AM * I had hopes with MadBum on the mound but the middle of your lineup is red hot right now. It's been pretty depressing (for me anyhow) since the All-Star break.)
By jennybookseller on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:13 PM
Hi. Today is my 50th birthday, so Pat and I went for a drive and did some rare book hunting and such. Got teriyaki chicken for dinner, but ended up taking it out to the van to eat it since swallowing is such a laborious thing yet. Thanks for checking in! Doing well overall for a chick who's officially over the hill.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 23, 2016 at 2:26 PM
Jasmine gone wild! I'll bet it smells like heaven, doesn't it? My two jasmine pots on the balcony have bloomed steadily all summer. Usually they take a rest in between blooming periods. It's been great. So did you get everything done, before and/or after brekkie? Things did go fairly well at the doc's. Chuck has just this year crossed the borderline into diabetes, so it's not too serious. Once you cross over, tho, you have it forever. I just wish the doctor had said something before he hit the critical point so he might have been able to do something to keep it from getting there. I guess they don't usually do that tho, for whatever reason. Anyway, he's now on 3 prescriptions - one for his blood sugar, one for high BP and one for his cholesterol. Plus a baby aspirin and vitamin D3 every day. Welcome to the pill popping crowd, hubs! I picked up his scripts this afternoon and bought one of those 7-day pill containers to go along with mine. =) He also has to see a dietician, lose a few pounds and is supposed to exercise. That will be the most difficult thing, I think, as his arthritic knees are so bad. We'll figure out something tho. All in all, you were right. It could have been a lot worse. As it is, a little maintenance starting now should keep it from becoming a serious problem.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 23, 2016 at 4:19 AM
Hey! A FF player's gotta do what a FF player's gotta do! It'll never happen anyway. Glad you got a good report from the dentist! I always wear a pair of Croc-like shoes when I work in the yard, rubbery things but without all the holes, so you can wash them off and they're dry in no time. I won't be playing in the mud this morning anyway, as we're going to the doctor's to hear all the jolly news about diabetes. Plus the humidity has already come roaring back, so even tho the temps won't be quite as bad as they've been, it'll still be miserable outside. I'll check for critters and probably water a couple of hydrangeas and that'll be it for yard stuff.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:31 PM
Eh, no problem with the graphic. "It" happens. =) Okay, that's enough. Well, as for the Cowgirls, I wouldn't be averse to taking Ezekiel Elliott, their new rookie RB. He'll be their starter this year and looks good, plus he'll still have plenty of opportunities to do well if 'Little Romeo' goes down with another injury. I guess I'd take Dez Bryant again too, if I had to. I'd rather not, tho. Population 220k by bedtime? Wow! What's it up to today? Are you having any luck figuring out the zoning? I'm glad you found some good things about the game last night. I just saw the score this morning and thought "well phooey!" I managed to avoid getting stuck in the mud, tho I had to take my shoes off and rinse them off before I came in.I was tossing some of the bigger limbs down the hill when I saw bunny out front near the street, so I stopped to toss some bird seed his way and somehow never got back to my cleanup. =)
By Fauxpaws on Aug 22, 2016 at 5:37 AM
No, we didn't go into gory details on the health issues. Yuk. Mostly I just sympathized with her having to go through that prep. We draft 7th out of 14, which is a good place to start. We should be able to get 3 really good players before we have to start scrambling. Your citizenship is really growing! I'd imagine the problems are, too. Good thing you've got lots of money to work with. I guess the game last night was not very entertaining, to say the least. It's 70 and sunny out this morning - feels like heaven! I'll be headed out soon to do a little cleanup and I'm actually looking forward to it for a change.
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