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.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 21, 2016 at 1:36 PM
I don't blame you for wanting to keep those roses alive. We watched a little football, mainly just the first quarter of games to see how the starters are looking. Our draft will be a week from today at 4:00, so I'll need to get caught up this week on injuries and suspensions, and we'll pay more attention to this coming weeks' games. We watched the first half of the men's basketball game. Our guys picked it up after that first quarter, thank heavens. They looked out of sync there for a while. I was glad Brazil won the soccer game, since they hosted the games. I think that made it a little more important for them. Elf was able to sleep in his sunny window this morning for the first time in over a week. It must have energized him as he's been bouncing off the walls most of the day. He finally wore himself out about half an hour ago. Talked to sis today too. She's finally going in for a colonoscopy on Wednesday and I told her about Chuck's diabetes. I kidded her about sounding like two old ladies talking about all their health woes. Talk about boring! LOL
By Fauxpaws on Aug 21, 2016 at 8:23 AM
I seem to recall seeing a fireworks display taken from a drone. Maybe you emailed it to me. Seems like it could be a little dangerous for the drone. We'll stay mostly cloudy today so I don't expect things to dry out much today. Tomorrow at least I should be able to get some yard work done, tho with our yard as shady as it is it'll probably take a while before I can really get after it. I have a feeling Becky's nose let her know that blueberry scones probably weren't worth getting up for, tho she'd probably scarf one down if you offered it to her. I know I would! =)
By Fauxpaws on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Those videos are fantastic! I especially liked the whales. What an experience that must have been! Give me the aerial view any day, especially when it looks as good as that. Germany/Italy was gorgeous. I especially liked it when the drone swooped down over the field of yellow flowers. Drones can be such amazing tools. Too bad there are so many idiots out there who can't find better things to do than interfere with planes and peek in peoples' houses. 106 in Roseburg - whoa! At least it's a rarity. I'm not going to talk about the Giants. =( So it was time to get started on that subway system. A 25 minute cutback in commuter time would make anyone happy. Woke up at 2:30 to more rain this morning, but it cleared out and that should be all we see for at least a couple of days. It'll be a welcome break.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM
It is sucky news. Waiting around until Tuesday is sucky. In fact, this whole day is sucky. Rain rain rain. Tomorrow it should be gone finally, at least for a while. I'll sure be glad to see the sun again! The G-men won again yesterday. At least that's a bit of good news!
By Fauxpaws on Aug 19, 2016 at 2:33 PM
Yep, your mom knows best how to handle situations that arise in a way only she could handle them, just as your own way works best for you and him. Yay Giants, and yay Madbum! Now if they can only keep that up! Did you get anywhere with your zoning decisions? Sounds pretty serious. Chuck got a call from the doctor's office today and was told that yes, he has diabetes, but that was all the info the nurse or assistant or whoever it was on the phone would give him. He's got an appointment with the doc on Tuesday, so we'll see how bad things are then. And try not to worry about it too badly in the meantime. Congrats on the SBD FP! Musta been a doozy! =)
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