By Fauxpaws on Oct 8, 2015 at 7:22 AM
Yep, he's very glad. My turn next unfortunately. I'm in no hurry. Hah! I really need to have a physical and get my knee taken care of. I hope the book's narrative changes more to your liking too, or you might still be reading it a year from now. =) Glad your dad's feeling better! Geez, maybe I should get one of those phones! Sounds like they're right up my alley, tech-wise. Grocery shopping will probably be about it for my chores. It's window-washing time too, so I might start on that. That's a big "might", however!
By Fauxpaws on Oct 8, 2015 at 4:25 AM
Ah, the Disunion book, not the Lincoln book. There's obviously much more to it than just Lincoln, isn't there. It sounds like a tough read but you should learn a lot, if you live long enough to get through the whole thing. =) Yesterday went fine. The actual procedure was almost a non-event after the gruesome ordeal of the prep. The doc found 5 or 6 polyps, which is more than he would have liked, but he wasn't worried about them. He sent them off to pathology to be analyzed. He did suggest that Chuck have another procedure in 3 years instead of the usual 5, however. Oh yay. Needless to say, Chuck was starving when it was over so I made him some bacon, eggs and toast, then we both went back to sleep for a while. He didn't really want anything special for dinner but chose to munch on stuff we had here all day, so we just hung out here and I'll go grocery shopping today. So how is your dad doing? Is he all better now?
By Fauxpaws on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM
I doubt if Elf could ever manage to hit the on switch to the disposal again but I'm not taking any chances. He doesn't need to be roaming around in there while we're sleeping anyway. He might take a liking to my fridge magnets! He's batted one or two off before, just to get attention. I did go up to Susan's and we had a little lunch. I'm not sure what Chuck will feel like eating tomorrow but I've got to grocery shop in the afternoon so I can pick up whatever he's in the mood for. Have you read any more of the Lincoln book?
By Fauxpaws on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:44 AM
We don't leave foodstuffs out here either. Like all cats, Elf likes to sneak into the kitchen when we're not looking and snoop around on the counters. We can close the kitchen off but usually don't unless we're setting up for dinner or actually cooking, or at night so he can't turn on the disposal again! That's not a sound you want to wake up to in the middle of the night. You're just like me in thinking "if I just took a few minutes every day..." but it never lasts beyond a few days. I did sit on the balcony for a while but just put on some sweats instead of using a blankie. Nice sunrise and the air was invigorating. Chuck's already hungry, poor thing. It's gonna be a long day.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 6, 2015 at 3:00 AM
It was ugly all right. I'm glad Seattle pulled out a win but I felt bad for Detroit and especially CJ. They played their hearts out. Seattle's o-line needs work and Lynch needs to get back in the game. As we all know, I'm better at cleaning than cooking. And I'm not so hot at the cleaning either. LOL We get by tho. I would imagine it helps you that you have to leave Becky at home once in a while. Seems to me those are the times when you need to get your kitchen counters at least somewhat cleaned up to keep her away from temptation. Beautiful morning here. It's almost warm enough to open the house up already. I might have to throw a blanket on and have my coffee on the balcony. =)
By Sylviag on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:50 PM
Well, we stumbled and bumbled into a win :) Being the lowliest of football laypeeps, I got totally lost on the tehnicalities of the ref's last call and apparently a few others did also. But at least we are in the 500 club now. I see we play the Bsngals next game and they are 4-0. Poop, barf, wow such a scintillating conversation you and Paws engaged in LOL I can add to that. When we got to MI's she had had a serious accidental so I did the clean-up duty before the visiting NP came. Stuck around since I wasn't sure if MIL was up to it sine gastro wise all was not well. But they were really all pretty basic health questions and to make sure she was signed up with a prmary care doc. Really not sure what purpose that served but it was free. So that ate up most of the morning and then the usual elebenty errands. I swear, i wonder if other people run as many errands as we do. And it is all necessary stuff and we take a nice circular route with no backtracking so as to save time and gas. And now that we gson back I have to take a bit more care with dinner. I read about the foster dogs with great interest and I hope you can get more of that story. Really odd. Ummm, I can in no way see that slaves were ahead of the game compared with non-save owning whites (who could pick up and go anywhere anytime they wanted.) Guess the author doesn't view freedom as important as living in a one room shanty, with barely enough food and 12 hour days in the field. Wow is all I can say. hey are calling it the 1000 year flood. Somehow over the past decade more and more weather events are in the cataclysmic arena because of the extremes. We better get used to it because that is the future and likely will only get worse. But no, there is no climate change :) Uh yeah, "deck" - both in planters on the deck and hanging Tomorrow I am going with son's gal pal to lunch. This was planned before gson moved back in so not an attempt to get me out and grill me :) I do not know what she will bring up but i will adhere to our Suisse neutrality. Bryan is helping son with a consruction project and will follow the same plan unles it looks like son wants Byan's help in negotiating a true of some kind. Sigh Wed he has a crown prep which will eat up a couple of hours. Have you had any more teeth issues? I did see where you manned up and cleaned the kitchen :) You get a tie dyed chefs toque for that effort..
By Fauxpaws on Oct 5, 2015 at 6:54 PM
Yes, the conversation is delightful this evening, isn't it? LOL Kitchens can turn into a mess faster than any other room in the house. I'm good at keeping things in their place in ours because it's so small. I'm not as good at actual scrubbing of counters, fridge, floor, etc. I do have to keep up with the stove, as Chuck tends to make quite a mess when he cooks. Not that I'm complaining, mind you! Are you watching the game? Wilson has made some good plays but Detroit is getting after them pretty well. The Hawks will get 'em tho.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Aw, that must have been an adorable meeting! I would imagine the little one heard you two coming. I think if Becky smelled that strong you would have noticed. I would hope so anyway. =) Nice that the gal slowed down so you two could catch up. There had been hints that Philbin might lose his job if this last game went poorly. They didn't even have another solid coach lined up to take his place but are going with their tight end coach. Looks like they might have stepped from the frying pan right into the fire. I don't know if I mentioned that Chuck is having a colonoscopy done Wed morning. Man, the prep for that is a royal pain! He can't eat anything all day tomorrow but can only drink "clear liquids". Plus, in the evening he has drink "bowel prep", which is 6 oz of medicine mixed with 10 oz of water AND drink another 32 oz of water within the hour. And then he has to get up at 4:00 in the morning and do that all over again. OohWEE! He's going to be one grumpy dude tomorrow. I think I'll spend the day at Susan's. I'm sure not going to eat anything in front of him. You'd think they'd come up with an easier way to do the whole thing.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Yeah, losing next week won't be nearly as painful at this point. Besides, the bubble was bound to burst eventually. Wow, those puppies do sound adorable and it's great that people are fostering them but you bring up a valid point about importing puppies from other countries. I would think servicemen would have something to do with them getting here. If that's the case, I wish they would take it a step further and have homes already waiting for them when they got here. We don't need to tax our shelters any more than they already are. I hope you can find out more. I'd be interested to hear what's going on, too.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 5, 2015 at 6:02 AM
I hope Stanford holds up against the competition. We have to give you somebody to root for during football season! The Niners always seem to play Green Bay really well, defensively at least. I hope the defense is trending in the right direction. Their offense sure isn't. We've won our match in one league and our opponent has Jimmy Graham going in the other. He would have to score an outrageous number of points for them to beat us however, so I'm not real worried. We'll be 4-0 in that league but we'll probably lose next week's match up as both Adrian Peterson and Chris Ivory will be off. Boo hiss.
By Sylviag on Oct 5, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Happy Mainday. Well, oldest gson is back with us. He came over around noon. At this point I think they need a separation. It was a big blow-up I guess and he didn't even remember his toothbrush but did bring his backpack for college and did his homework last night like a good lad :) Dinner went very well with BIL and nephew. The crock pot pork loin recipe is a keeper. I had enough leftover to send them both home with a car epackage for another dinner, We watched a movieafterwards and I was in bed before 11. This morning we have to run to MILs before 9. Her health insurance offers a free wellness visit by a Nurse Practitioner and I had all the arrangements made for a visit someitme between 9 and 11. When I reminded MIL yesterday shesaid he ca't find her heath insurance card whch they need to see So I made a copy of it and will have to run it to her. WIll run a few errands after that. Dang, I see 49rs lost tonight :( The mos successful slave revoluton was Haiti where they won heir independece. I think the small size of the country helped a lot. In the South, if there were a small scale successful revolution say on a pantation or small town, you know it would not be long before ever other plantation owner and militia would have come done on them nd like you said, where the heck would they go. And it would be difficult to get the slaves who worked in the "relative" comfort of the house as opposed to the fields to join in. Hoo boy, bad flooding in SC. Sad about the 7 deaths. Having experienced floods, I do not know why some people insist on driving around or not getting out when told to. Whats on your agenda today? After we get home I plan to get rid of ll the eck baskets. It was near freeing this am. But the rest of the week is still supposed to be mid 70s but cloudy.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:25 PM
You're sure right about a wild year in college ball! I'm glad to see Stanford did well. We've had a rough day with our players but lucky for us our opponents had an even rougher day. We've got one match all but won and a good shot at winning the other. Go Saints! There's a change in the air here, too. It looked and felt like Fall all day. It did warm up enough to open the house but I'll probably have to turn the heater on again tomorrow morning. Either that or dig out a blanket and where it around the house like you. =) Time for dindin...
By Fauxpaws on Oct 4, 2015 at 4:03 AM
Ah, from MASH the movie. Also a classic! Becky is a rare dog indeed if she's willing to give up a bone with no fuss. I'm sure a lot of people were surprised at how poorly UGA played and probably equally surprised that Arkansas beat Tennessee. I know I was. I had to turn the heat on this morning when I woke up. It was 52 out. Now, that's probably shorts and maybe a sweatshirt for you, but I'm a wuss. What can I say? =)
By Sylviag on Oct 3, 2015 at 8:12 PM
Is the cute new avatar Becky chewing the bone? Prolly just a tempory burn-out as he grills even in the cold of winter here. With the sun room he can just open the slider and put the little propane grill right outside the door. He liked the crock pot recipe I found so I'll go with it but add some garlic to it. Especially for big dogs, keeping them at the optimum weight is the very best because of the back issues they can develop. Cts are better off at a lower weight (than ours are sigh :) But only one, Brodie, is overweight and if he were an ony cat we could conrol his intake very easily. ED you had a pretty casual, realxing day. Your convo about slave revolts intrigued me considering who greatly they outnumbered white. I foudn this article. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/did-african-american-slaves-rebel/ Needless to say none were successful and resulted in the execution of participants. The treatment of Nat Turner's body after execution was particulary gruesome. While they may have outnumbered, access to firearms and a way to coordinate other plantation slaves was pretty limited and the South was just too large. In your our house designs, do you ever have a pool? I would love to have one but impractial here for many reasons, cost, not a large enough back yard, not a long enough pool season. So you play the Packers tomorrow who alerady beat us. We lay Mon night against the ions. I always want to do well on Mon night football :) Have to ask Paws what our chang=ces are. Had a very lay day playing here messing with KSO and BF and even did a few LOLs. The only produtive thing I did was a load of laundry and of course kitty litter cleaning. Deends on the eatehr what I will do tomorrow. More of the same for you tomorrow?
By Fauxpaws on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM
Team Bishop scoops up as many Cowgirls as he can every year and he rarely even makes the playoffs. You'd think he would branch out one of these times but nooo. I think that's why he gets invited back each year. =) I loved MASH but I sure don't remember the Pros from Dover. My loss (of memory!) Sounds like you and Becky had a most pleasant afternoon. Is your new profile pic from today? Becky's really enjoying that bone! I'd imagine your patio designing will take a bit of time. It's another area you'll want to get just right. I guess nobody told UGA they had a big game today because they sure didn't show up! Arkansas is doing much better than I expected. They'll probably find a way to lose in the end. O ye of little faith. Go Stanford! Another nice day today but it stayed cool and the wind never let up. It felt better inside with the house opened up than outside.
By Fauxpaws on Oct 3, 2015 at 1:01 PM
Yep, it's still a pain all right. We'll just have to see how it goes. Either way, Chuck's hopefully through messing with repairs. Oh, let's see. In one league our opponent this week is Team Bishop, the big Cowboys fans. Needless to say, his best players are out, including Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. We're favored in that match up by about 90 points (234 to 124) so we're not worried about them. In the other league our opponents best players include Derrik Carr, Jamaal Charles, Latavius Murray and Brandon Marshall, so take your pick. =) We're not too hopeful about beating that lineup, but you never know. The Pros from Dover? Not quite getting that. Anyway, if the braces do help it will most likely take several months if he wears them constantly, which he is doing so far. We'll have to wait until his appt in Nov to see what the surgery entails. If he doesn't see any improvement from the braces by then, at least he'll be more inclined to have the surgery, especially if it's out-patient. What are you up to this afternoon?
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