By Fauxpaws on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM
I'd have to agree that Becky and Elf both have very good lives. Our deck and the wooden walks out front all are in need of refinishing. I need to see about hiring someone to do them, as neither of us has the least bit of motivation to do all ourselves. Finding a good time to do it is a problem around here, as spring and fall are so rainy and summer so hot. But it's overdue. Ah yeah, your dad has surgery on Thursday. I'm glad he's getting it done, and that it's most likely only one night in the hospital. My ajuga is hanging in there, but looks pretty rough with more than a few yellow leaves. The roots are strong tho, so I expect it will make a comeback. I'll need to buy more of that, and my usual impatiens, and a couple of larger bushes to cover up some of the barer spots that used to have trees or at least branches covering them. Most of them will get more sun now so I'll have to look for something different from what I'm used to putting out there. Got a few ideas kicking around but need to check out the garden center in the next few weeks.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Sometimes I worry about you too. =) As for Elf, I think I overindulge him in so many other ways that I don't feel so bad about holding back on the gushy food. He sure does love it tho, and makes no bones about letting me know. WAHWAHWAH! I'm sure I don't know what's going on with that missing plane! The whole thing is bizarre. Why did it take over a week to find those last radar "pings" that now define the possible route they ended up taking? And why did Malasia wait a week before checking out the pilots' residences? I suppose they'll find the wreckage somewhere on the bottom the ocean one of these days. Then again, maybe not. That's a lot of water to cover. Weird. The rain is picking up and the wind is starting to kick into high gear. Gonna be a lovely day today! Nawt!
By Sylviag on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:26 AM
Mornin. Totally forgot we have youngest gson for the weekend starting yesterday as no school and son and gal pal in Portland to visit friends. We all visited MIL and did needed grocery shopping. Watched some movies last night. Today is all day volleyball for gdau and her friend so we'll go see part of that. Gdau spending the night and possibly her BFF and youngest gson's BFF. Tomorrow I'll bring a big corned beef dinner to their house but we don't have to spend the night as oldest gson will see them off to school and son coming home Mon. Back in the grandparent groove :) Do you like corned beef? I love it and Reuban sammies. Still planning the same for Yosemite and looking forward to it. So happy to see Betsy as feautred user :) ED about the walker and hopefully it doesn't last long. I would imagine you like your reoutine and use that time to comune with yourself nd Becky and to have tomake a lot of small talk the whole way would be annoying. I think I will make fajitas tonight as whomever will be here likes those and they're rasonably easy to make. Have a a great Caturday.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:04 AM
Oh, no, we're like you and like to eat around 6 or 7. I was just kidding around about the times. We really were planning to get to the restaurant around 5:30 at the latest but we just weren't very hungry yet. Elf is just like Becky. He'd love to have his canned food once every hour if I'd dish it up for him and I just know that even if he wasn't all that hungry, he'd eat every last bite. My last cat was a butterball tho, and I'm determined not to have another chubbo. Happy walkies this morning, you two! And Bon Appetit, Becky!
By Fauxpaws on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:56 AM
Well, it wasn't 4:00 when we ate (very funny!), more like 7:00. We got there around 6:30 and just managed to beat the rush. The steaks were tasty and we had a great time. Glad to hear you weren't ambushed! I hope that continues to be the case. I was really glad to see Betsy as featured user! They make good choices there, and the interviews are always fun to read.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:32 PM
I don't remember you mentioning the soon-to-be grandmother. I can see why having her along for walks on a consistent basis would be just a tad annoying. I'm sure she's a very nice woman but it was a bit presumptuous of her to think you would naturally want her to come along. Oh well - like you said, it probably won't last long. I think we're going to The Butcher Shop for steaks tonight. They did a really good job last time we were there, serving up some fine cuts of meat and cooking them just the way we ordered. Of course, it's Friday and they'll be busy, but we'll go a little early like the old farts that we are and hopefully avoid the rush. =)
By Fauxpaws on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:40 AM
So you're always striving to get the best out of your photography and your cooking - that's a very good quality! Susan will always have pins and rods and god knows what else in her leg and I suppose it will always bother her some, but she'll deal with it with her usual good spirits. I don't have anywhere to go today so yep, I'll be outside working on those leaves again and enjoying the day. The rain's not supposed to get here until late tomorrow afternoon or evening and then out of here pretty fairly early on Sunday, so the weekend shouldn't be a total washout at least.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:12 AM
Yep, I'm looking forward to dinner! I did talk to Susan and she got a lighter and smaller cast and is much more comfortable. She started using crutches and that will be easier now. Still, crutches are a royal pain. They figure the new cast will be on for probably a month or so, and even after that she'll have to keep on with the crutches for a while. I know she's ready for it to be OVER! I reminded her that at least it didn't happen in the summer. All that heat and humidity would really increase the misery level. I can see where the scene jerks a little with those camera shots, but really, once I started watching I didn't even notice it any more. By the time September comes, you'll have it down!
By Sylviag on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Well crap, lost my whole novella to you somehow - obviously I have forgotten how to ICHC :) Anyhoo, you really do plan down to the last ribeye :) The menu sounded very good for a steak lover. I don't like game but I could do the strip with the mushrooms, I'm a big shroom fan. Read about your Yosemite adventure (and the wrong road misadventure :) How cool on the coyote! You really took a lot of pics. Love the digital cameras for that. So nice to be able to trash a bunch right away, then some more at home, til one gets it pared down to those worth keeping. Will have to watch the vid tomorrow after I finish email and msg catch-up. Had to chuckle on your Mom's "gamblng vice." Bet she doesn't spend over $20. You can ED Paws for part of our trip. In Lincoln City, about 20 mins North of where we were staying there is a casino and we spent a couple of fun hours losing, winning, and eventually, and inevtiably, losing our allotted $25. We made all our dinners in but went out for breakfast and lunch a couple of days Lunch was all fishy stuff of course :) We had also brought a smaller cooler and on the way home stopped and picked up a couple of fresh cooked Dungeness crab and a pound of clams and they gave us a bunch of ice for the cooler. Had those for dinner last night. Took tons of pictures and had great fun playing with my not so new now camera. You can see the pics in my pics or the comixes I did for friends. I like to take the scenics but love the more unusual ones. But one has to have patience for those or just happen on the right thing. I must have taken 40 shots of the sun as it as setting, some just seconds apart, and what a difference a few seconds can make. My favorites are the setting sun, the liquid silver waves and the silky texture of a big piece of driftwood. We extended our stay by a day because it was so beautiful and we were feeling so relaxed. When we got home of course tons of laundry between getting one pair of jeans totally muddy at some water logged DG courses around Eugene. Another whole set of clothes got smoked out from our last night hot dog roast on the beach. The wind was swirling around so no place was safe from the smoke. We bagged those up right after our showers and threw them in the trunk compartment of the Honda :) Gson did a grat job taking are of the house and kitties. Always good to get back home and back tomy friends here.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM
Probably about 50-50 on the surprise factor, tho you're hardly an "old guy". Yeah, I thought the coyote looked pretty darn good. I liked the shot of him crossing the road. You caught the crow really well, too. A nice day here, and we'll have another one tomorrow before rain sets in for the weekend. I went to the store and piddled around in the yard, while Chuck went to the track with a couple of friends. They show races from other tracks there on big screen TVs and Chuck was looking at one from Gulf Stream Park down in Florida when he got a wild hair and made a little trifecta bet "boxing" 3 horses for $6 using my lucky b-day numbers of 4, 1 and 6. When you box them, they can come in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order - 4,1,6 say, or 6,1,4. (Don't know if you knew that or not). Anyhoo, they did come in and paid him $1,000! Can you believe that? He's taking me to dinner tomorrow night! Heh heh!
By Fauxpaws on Mar 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM
Still working on those pictures? 250 is alot to go through and edit! I figured there was no swimming for Becky. Too bad there's no way to explain it to her. I'm glad there was no swimming for you and your 'fat butt', however! LOL! The dentist was a breeze, thank the gods. All that brushing and flossing is paying off. No balcony sitting today, it's even more windy than usual and it's a cold north wind blowing down on us. Boo hiss.
By Fauxpaws on Mar 12, 2014 at 9:27 AM
First off, just let me say that I'm glad you hit "post" instead of "submit" when you sent those messages! lol! Sounds like an excellent day overall and a lot of learning was had with your camera. Good thing you pulled over and took that nap, especially considering how the rest of the ride home went! Bummer about the video, and it sounds like renting that extra long lens might just be the way to go. Wow, a coyote that close! And Becky that calm! She really is an amazing girl and I'm not surprised people fall in love with her. Did she ever get to do some swimming, or is that a no-no there? You're lucky YOU didn't do some swimming, jumping around on those boulders like that! Yesterday was great. We did some tootling around and some balcony sitting while I gave a quick thought to raking more leaves and then immediately forgot about it. The soreness went away but I just wasn't in the mood to ruin a perfect day!
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