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Archive for November, 2008

Are Ya Ready?

Thanksgiving is this week.

However, every store we visited is displaying Christmas items. This twists my panties in a bunch because I want to enjoy Thanksgiving first.

Discussion of Thanksgiving has been minuscule around our house. Today Michael brought up baking Cornish game hens for the holiday. This sounds pretty good to me. I’m thinking about making the green bean casserole. Let’s just keep this simple shall we?

Other years, Michael and I have gone all out with the turkey and all the fixings. With just the two of us the dining has been slimming down. So we will add a salad, green bean casserole and either ice cream or pie; maybe ice cream and pie! Oh, the choices are limitless.

For fun last week, Michael and I drove up to Fresno to celebrate our m-i-l’s 85th birthday with other members of the family. I was anxious about leaving home and the change in my routine but with the aid of my medications I didn’t freak out.

It was fun to hear the stories of the different family members. It was nice to have a face with a name. The grand- and great-grand children were adorable and very well behaved.

The weather was good with fog on Sunday morning.

The birthday party was held at the Fort Washington Country Club. Wow, this was an opulent establishment and golf course. Michael and I without talking about it were both wearing black with accents of red. Michael’s red was on his toe tips of his cowboy boots and mine was fingernail polish, lipstick and a red purse.

When it was time for us to leave, it was hard. We had such a good time and we don’t know when we see everyone again.

The drive home was easy and it was good to get home. The cats were ecstatic with our return. Michael and I unpacked with the kitties under feet. Then I went into cat mode with the cleaning the litter boxes, fresh water, full feed bowls and a good brushing and Bailey’s medication. By then, we were ready to sit down and take it easy.

As much fun as we had, I am glad to be home.

mz. em

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Quote of the Day:

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.”

J. M. Barrie

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Currently Reading:

The Tao of Meow” by Waldo Japussy

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach

New American Standard Bible

Alcoholics Anonymous – Fourth Edition by Alcoholics Anonymous

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There She Blows

For the last three days the wind has been blowing. Which I wish the wind had blown the skies clear last night. It did rain though and it was a nice sound on the roof. We do have clear skies today. I can hear wind chimes from each side of the house. When I stand outside on the upper deck I can hear the leaves talking and the ocean off in the distance.

It is a quiet day around here. Michael is drooling over motorcycle parts and pieces. He’s looking for his bike, the Road Glide, to trick it out. Plus he is looking for a new solo seat for mine and forward foot controls. It is good to see him excited about the bikes. This is a wonderful change instead of being down with health issues. Granted we have to wait until our finances improve but it is fun to look. I feel it gets the juices flowing and brings the money to you for what you want to purchase.

Last night I began reading “The Tao of Meow.” I’m only a few pages into to it but I’m enjoying it. I would liken it to “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” This is about living with cats. Since I have two fur children, I have learned many things from them. There is the art of napping, the art of stretching, time to play, time to sit in the window and watch the world outside. All these things show me how to slow down and relax. Meow.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

mz. em

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Quote of the Day:

“Anybody can observe the Sabbath but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.”

Alice Walker

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Currently Reading:

The Tao of Meow” by Waldo Japussy

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach

New American Standard Bible

Alcoholics Anonymous – Fourth Edition by Alcoholics Anonymous

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I am in heaven. Michael treated me to coffee ice cream; I ate the whole container (pint). My next surprise was two Hershey’s Special Dark candy bars. I had one bar this morning. Ooooooh, both were enjoyable. Michael so good to me, I never know when he’s going to bring home little goodies for me.

Finally, the elections are over. I’m glad to be able to watch television without several political ads spaced between me and my viewing pleasure. I’m not unhappy with the results, some of my votes went the right way and other’s hit the back 40. Now it’s time to watch and see how the elected officials do their jobs from here on out. The best news, Dubya is leaving the building and his little dog too!

There was some excitement around here yesterday. We have a party to go to on November 22. I had ordered a dress from The Pyramid Collection. The said dress arrived yesterday and right a way I knew something was wrong. I don’t remember the spaghetti straps on the dress I ordered; it wasn’t the right color either. I made one phone call and became so flustered, I botched the call and then hung up. Looking through the catalog I did find the dress they sent me and its catalog number was one digit wrong: My number 741 – the number of the dress sent was 714. Michael, being my prince charming, assisted me in correcting this snafu by making another call for me and smoozing the Pyramid rep and reordered the dress and added on two-day express mail. I should have the dress I originally ordered in my hands by Tuesday or Wednesday. Yea!!!!

The kitties are doing great. Bailey is a calmer cat with taking the medication the vet prescribed. They still play but Bailey isn’t as aggressive with Max. This makes Max friskier and he hangs out with us more than he used to. We like that everyone is happy now.

I had two coincidences this week. On Tuesday after hearing that Obama had won the election for president; I had expected a call from my Lil Sis. I wrote about this in my journal and said something to Michael about it. I had no sooner spoken then the phone rang. Sure enough it was my sister. Mind you, there is a two-hour time difference between us which made it about 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. when she called. I could here whooping, hollering and cars horns honking. She was all happy and should be because she held and participated in several phone parties for Obama.

The other coincident that occurred was I had planned to call Mz. M this weekend. Well, guess who called me on Wednesday? Mz. M. I guess she must have felt my vibes. We chatted awhile and got caught up on our lives.

That’s it for today.

mz. em

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Quote of the Day:

“Mothering myself has become a way of listening to my deepest needs, and of responding to them while I respond to my inner child. “

Melinda Burns

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Currently Reading:

The Tao of Meow” by Waldo Japussy

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach

New American Standard Bible

Alcoholics Anonymous – Fourth Edition by Alcoholics Anonymous

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It’s Not Long Now

Is everyone up for voting this Tuesday?

Michael and I have already voted. To avoid the masses, we use absentee ballots and mail them in. The only draw back I see is the new information that is sent out on the propositions. This information might give me new insights and I would vote differently than I did.

Now one drawback to elections is all the signs posted in yards, fields and anywhere else the candidates have permission to place their signs. The downside is that once the election is over, the candidates’ staffs take their time to remove the posters and signs down. In prior years, I’ve seen the campaigns signs still up well past spring.

My opinion is that once the election is done, the signs need to be removed immediately. I consider these posters and signs litter. I feel that for every day the election “litter” is still up, the candidate should be fined a sum of money for leaving them up. As I said at the beginning of this paragraph, this is only my opinion.

And another thing, tomorrow daylight savings time ends. Hruuuumph. This is my twice yearly griping about the changing of time. I hate it. However, I shall change our clocks back an hour and it will take me a couple of weeks or more to adjust to the change of daylight. I still feel Michael and I should move to Arizona.

The big treat today is that Michael and I went to the bakery for a donut (I had two) and coffee. We haven’t done this in ages and boy was it good. I feel we have the best bakery in the county. My favorite donut is glazed and even late in the day, the donuts still taste very good.

We made a stop at the post office and then the grocery store for some provisions. Once we arrived home and settled down, I remembered our original intention for going out was to visit the library and not the bakery. This means we will go to the library on Tuesday.

Michael went to his doctor’s appointment on Friday and all is well. He is feeling better and his appetite is coming back. He won’t need to see the doctor for another six months. This is a good thing.

As for weather, rain came later in the evening last night and the same tonight. It was gray today and muggy but it felt good to be out. The weather is predicted that it should rain heavily Sunday but who can tell until tomorrow arrives.

mz. em

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Quote of the Day:

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”

Robert Lewis Stevenson

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Currently Reading:

The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach

New American Standard Bible

Alcoholics Anonymous – Fourth Edition by Alcoholics Anonymous

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