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By Fauxpaws on Aug 2, 2015 at 7:35 AM

I guess it'll be tougher than I thought playing the Texans today. I didn't even think about the heat. Let's hope Leake does well. Still not sleeping all that well, but I am getting around 5 hours in. So with a nap I'm at least not stumbling around all day in a fog. Ah, the potassium. What a pain! I'm still getting some down him every day but not as much as I'd like. I started holding him by the scruff of his neck and that distracted him just long enough to get most of it on his paw, but now the second I touch a paw he flings it in the air, so if I try to get a decent amount on there, it flies off and lands in spots all over the carpet and I have to go around and try to wipe it all off. ACK! He is doing fine, however, and seems to be back to his old self.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 2, 2015 at 5:06 AM

Oh, and I forgot to congratulate you on 29 years! That is quite the accomplishment!!

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 2, 2015 at 5:04 AM

A mutant, eh? I resemble that remark! I'm really only half-mutant, since I do many things with my right hand, like eat, and other things I can do equally poorly with either hand. So the sheep wool just takes care of itself! How convenient! Too bad it doesn't unload itself too. Tight business skirts! LOL! I tell ya, that is one strange game. The Giants game was a long one but must have been fun to watch, for Giants fans at least. I see they have the Texans today. That shouldn't be too tough. Another nice morning here. I need to get back out there and finish my watering while it's still cool. I decided to give everybody a little time to eat their seeds before I finished. They won't get that luxury when the heat returns. My benevolence only goes so far.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Love the new lol, btw. Poor Max! Being a lefty myself, I can relate. I'll have to remember that excuse next time I screw up in the kitchen!

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Dreaming of rain. Hah! I used to dream of rain or running water, and wake up to find that I had to pee very badly. That used to happen back in my rowdy, single days when I partied alot and drank too much. I don't miss it, that's for sure - the drinking too much or the mad midnight dashes to the bathroom. So do you have to herd your sheep around or do they just graze all day by themselves? Seems like shearing them would take quite some time. Tho I have seen men shearing sheep on TV before and they did seem to just whip right through it. I'd probably lop an ear off or something. Have you met any hot babes in the villages yet? We had a lazy day. I got out and ran a couple of errands and Chuck took it easy all day. He deserved it, and more.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Oh, I got so involved in looking up that website on the house that I forgot to mention your thunder sprinkle! How amazing! Did it take a while to figure out that it was thunder you were hearing? Were neighbors running out into the streets in a panic, thinking the world was coming to an end? And just where were those news crews? That should be front page news! OK, enough sarcasm. How disappointing you only got a sprinkle of rain out of it. =( So how's the farming business these days? You herding sheep around now?

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 1, 2015 at 8:35 AM

It is exciting! The beginning of the end. Yeah, my memories of house buying match yours. It was insane, all right! The house pics are on line now. They did a good job with those. I'll find a site that shows them and email it to you if you're interested in looking at them. Another nice morning here - hope yours has been, too!

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 1, 2015 at 3:01 AM

Ah, you're right about the dentist one. He did ask me to forward the ribeye one to you tho. He'd ED'd our ribeye conversation. That guy's a tiny-dicked murderer, all right. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about bastards like that. I hope they extradite him and stick him in some hell hole for a long, long time. Oh, Chuck got another call about the house yesterday. Apparently it has been put on a central listing site where another realtor saw it and called to see if she could show it to a client of hers around 8:00. Chuck told her it was vacant and she could show it any time. This may just be "new listing" interest, but I hope it keeps up!

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Also - catsuberalles made a lol with you in mind. Actually, a couple of them you might like: http://cheezburger.com/8544164608 and http://cheezburger.com/8544317440. LOL!

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 31, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Thanks! I'll pass those congrats on to Chuck. One of the ladies called him this morning and said one of her friends saw the listing and was interested, so she's going to show it to her today. That may be more hype than anything, but hey, ya never know! It would be great if the pitcher they picked up works out. I have noticed those blockbuster trades can be a bust. The same thing happens in football. Great you got in another very pleasant early morning walk! All the chippies and my bunny all showed up bright and early here and I enjoyed sitting for a while on the front steps watching them goober around. Haven't been able to do that for a while.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 31, 2015 at 8:59 AM

I figured you'd like a good ribeye find. Chuck sure did. You're right about Syl & Bryan. I'm sure they're having a blast. Fall can't get here soon enough for me, either. This would be a really good time for the weather folks to be right about the El Nino. Enough is enough. We've had a nice morning here. Watering was actually enjoyable and I even opened up the house for several hours. Ma Nature teasing us. Chuck didn't mention the ladies suggesting any work be done. That will probably wait until someone likes the house enough to get an inspector to look at it. So, it should go on the market this weekend. YAY!

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:25 AM

That is waaay too long to be bothered by one tooth. Good news/bad news on the newly wedded dentist. Let's hope the honeymoon was all he could have hoped for and he's feeling generous. The grocery run wasn't a whole lot better weather-wise. A little less humid but still in the mid-90's. I did find a bargain on a couple of good looking ribeyes and they had everything else on my list, so that was a nice surprise. I can't remember exactly where Syl & Bryan were headed in northern Cali but I hope they're not baking. Or near one of the fires.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:34 AM

No prob with the snarky comment. It could very well have been true. I don't think either of us will ever think of her quite as fondly as we did before. Still, compared to his other two siblings... well, I'll leave that one alone. Geez, how long has this implant thing been going on - seems like years! I sense a whine coming on, based on my experiences with dentists. It sure would be nice if I was wrong, however. And I am frequently wrong. =) Not bad out this morning. The air feels a lot drier than it has in weeks. It's not cool enough to crank open the car windows but it will make my trip to the grocery store much nicer

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 30, 2015 at 5:08 AM

I used to love waffles when I was a kid, mainly because I could melt butter and then dribble syrup into each of the little pockets. I don't remember my mom ever telling me not to play with my food, oddly enough. I see you got off pretty easy on your chores yesterday! So bone in ribeyes and twice baked taters ruled the dinner menu! And you probably didn't even have to campaign for it. I can just see you rolling your eyes every time Denny's came up. It wasn't Dallas who wanted the pics but our tag team of the two real estate gals. They're ready to get the ball rolling - always a good sign. Dallas probably would have wanted a couple more days, as she's been mostly playing around lately and still had a mess of cleaning stuff laying around everywhere to be disposed of and tidying up to do inside.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Bacon and the DH hitter rule - LOL! I don't know that I'm a purist about anything. More of a waffler. I do understand where you're coming from, however. The fact that you were able to retire so young surely should have clued your mom in on your talents as a financial planner! Sheesh, Mom! I have a feeling you'll do fine with the grab bar, too. Well, I ended up going over to FIL's with Chuck. the Tag Team gals will be there tomorrow to take pics of the house and there was some additional yard work, mostly tidying up, to be done. I knew Dallas wouldn't help, delicate little flower that she is she didn't want to be outside in the heat and could only work inside. Like anybody can take this heat! Anyway, with me helping it didn't take too terribly long, despite the fact that we had to take a break about every 10 minutes and run inside to cool off. Got home, had a shower and feel almost human again.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2015 at 7:39 AM

Shudda known you'd be a bacon purist, tho honestly I didn't expect you to let that slide. Hee hee. Great suggestion about Netflix! I'll have to try and remember that little trick. What's on the agenda at your folks' place today, besides finishing the cleanup of chairs and tables from the "big" party last Saturday? I'm probably going to hide out inside for one more day. Should have a "cold front" pass through tonight and it will be low 90's with less humidity for a few days. I'll take anything I can get at this point.

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2015 at 6:16 AM

That IS a great message! Got quite a few chuckles from me. Venn diagram - LOL! I feel really terrible about not putting any bacon in mine. I don't suppose you would consider including the Canadian bacon in my eggs Benedict, eh? And no, liver is definitely NAWT mainstream! Not in my book, anyway. Bleh. I was just thinking, I believe my sis has Netflix on line. Ooh! I hope to get down there to visit her some time this fall and maybe I'll get to watch at least whatever shows have already played. Then again, that would suck missing the rest of the season. I might have to rethink my visit. =)

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:33 AM

I was wondering about the ribs. I'm sure you could squeeze in a sampler plate somewhere. The hot pastrami on rye with fries is much more appealing to me but hey - it's your menu! I did throw in a Dove bar for dessert, just to have ice cream in there somewhere. I could always go for a dessert bar, however. Syl went all-out on her menu! Things I like there and things I could pass on, but it all sounds like Syl food! The trout sounds particularly enticing to me, but it's probably something you'd pass on. You two should have a cooking show on TV. Seriously! Between the two of you, you could cover a whole lot of ground. And you'd both have fantastic recipes. Boy, if you had a nice overnight rain every day, you really would have the perfect weather! I'm afraid Ma Nature never listens to me. Or anyone else for that matter. She has a permanent Do-Not-Disturb sign on her door. Beeyotch! Ah, Longmire! Chuck and I were just bitching about that the other night. We don't do Netflix (do you?) and probably won't start, so I'll have to hope it gets on regular TV some time in the future.

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By Sylviag on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Burrrp! Oh eggscuse, ate too much of both of your dream meals.and had to waddle over here and find a comfy digesting chair. Scoot over buddy. Hand me some more of those onion rings. Paws, I have heard of Chuck's gumbo before and I would totally like a huge tureen of that if you please - with crusty chunky sourdough. . Oookay. My brekkie would be a BLT (thick cut pepper bacon) with a fried egg (yolk broken so I don't dribble yolk all over myself) and some avocado slices on toasted sourdough bread.. With a side of Tuscan melon and field ripened strazzleberries ad a dollop of real whippity cream. Carrying on the bacon theme. I would use all that good leftover grease to fry up some butterlifed fresh trout rolled in cornmeal (not over 10" lenth on the trout, small ones taste better); wild and white rice mixed with minced onion and pecan chunks sauteed in butter with a handful of minced parsely thrown in at the end. I would start the meal with a msall salad of mixed baby greens with red onions and ripe mango chunks (the honey mangos) and a poppyseed dressing. A dry Riesling. Desert a sweet little slice of tiramisu. Being healthy fish I had tons of calories and fat to play with. Dinner. ah dinner, the denouement of our culinary day. I really have to go with my German roots and have a breaded and thin cut boneless fried pork schnitzle with a lemon butter sauce, my mom's potato pancakes (nobody, but nobody made them like her) with freshly made chunky applesauce and German red Cabbage (start with rendering bacon pieces - bacon again? You bet add sweet diced white onion, when translucent, add medium shreded red cabbage a handful at a time along with a little water and a little white vinegar, tsp sugar keep adding till it hits the flavor and softnes you want, towards the end one small chunked apple and salt, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste ) A big slice of German black forest cake. Dont like red so would opt for Pntor Grigio. Someone call 911, I just ODd! Paws, I wish you could sleep better - have you looked into some natural herbal tea or something like chamomile? Trailer hitched, frig on in and food stocked. Shower and shaved legs - after 5 days before a motel a minor 2d growth foret could sprout (that was for Paws beneift :) Gotta get our early as 8 hour drive to Eureka where we spend one night. Then only 1 hour to Garberville so we can roll in early and get a good spot. HUGZ t u bth

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By Fauxpaws on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Your day temp-wise sounds like a typical day in May for us. Still cool enough overnight to leave the house open for at least part of the day. That's not bad for the end of July. I still remember being in LA in late June for my nephew's wedding and thinking how absolutely perfect the weather was there each day. If weather was the only factor, I'd sure want to live there. I do love most seafood. You do love those onions! I'm afraid I'd have to pass on that lunch, but the dinner sounds great. I'd just skip on the sauteed onions and make my own sauteed mushrooms, or maybe make stuffed mushrooms as I've got a great recipe for 'em. Your wedge salad is perfect, too. LUV me some blue cheese and freshly made crispy bacon on a salad. And of course your cream puffs and cookies would no doubt be heavenly! Geez, I think I'm gaining weight just sitting here!

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