Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve

Himself is in hospital once again with pneumonia.   He was taken away by ambulance early Christmas Day.   It's been such a stressful year and continues to be so.   People tell me to be strong, stiff upper lip and all that crap and I'm trying but sometimes I feel like just letting go and have a good cry.   I'm feeling a bit morose and sorry for myself this morning.  

The weather has been dreadful.   So much snow and cold.   I think I've shoveled more so far this winter than I did all last winter.   Dreadfully cold, waking to minus 18 temperatures.    It's warmed up some this morning.  Only minus 8. 

I did get a chuckle when I got up this morning.   This is how the story goes.....A couple of weeks ago I saw a recipe, can't remember what it was but it called for bread dough so I figured I'd look for some frozen bread dough as I haven't the patience to knead it as long as necessary.   I found a pack of three loafs at the corner store, bought it and put it in the freezer.   Then forgot about it until yesterday.   I had a brilliant idea, I'd make a loaf of bread. There were no instructions on it so I googled and got info.   They said to leave it out for about three hours, it would rise then bake ya da ya da ya da.   This was in the afternoon.   I greased a bread pan and laid the sucker in it, covered with plastic wrap.   By bedtime it hadn't moved so I said to self,   bugger all, it's a waste of time.   This morning I got up, went in kitchen and this massive white blob was facing me on the counter, ahahahaha.   I managed to fit it in the oven and now have it baked.   I'm almost afraid to cut into it, ahahaha.   I guess because the temperature in the house warmed up over night it defrosted and rose.
The cats are a bit disgruntled with the weather.    Not wanting to go out and sleeping most of the days.   This is Stanley and Tommy looking out the window at the snow coming down yesterday.

Sorry I haven't been following your blogs as I should have been.   My mind has been unsettled for some time what with all that's been coming down.

So, my friends, here's a New Years wish for you:


Monday, December 09, 2013

A Few Updates.

It's been a while since I've blogged.   Not that I've been too busy to do so.  This past year has been a stressful one and I've lost interest in some things.  Hopefully this coming year will be better.   I feel that I'm getting back to normal and am looking forward to spring and getting out in the garden....a good sign.

First of all, about himself.   I may have mentioned this before....after finally getting out of the hospital in June, he had congestive heart failure three times.   They've adjusted his pills once again and he seems to be doing fine now.   His been in Spain for the month of November.   Flying against doctors orders but arrived without incident.   He's due back home soon.  Fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong.

About the little Imp!  Tommy is into everything.   Of all the cats I've had and there's been more than a few, he is the worse.   I had a China Doll plant that was about six feet high.   He stripped it bare, almost bare.   Just a few leaves left on top.   My daughter eventually took it to stay at her house.   I have a five foot croton which he swings on knocking my favorite lamp to the floor more than once.   I finally put that plant in the bedroom.  I decided to put the xmas tree up early as a surprise for himself when he got home.  Tommy would fly across the room and land midway up the tree.   He would also go up through the middle hauling lights and ornaments off.   I was so stressed out, yesterday I took the tree down and packed it away.   Alas, no tree this year.  This is just the tip of the iceberg, I'll not go into the rest.   Still, with all his badness, I love him to bits.  He's a soft cuddly baby.

Up in the woods with Stanley and me.

These early mornings are nippy to say the least.   We've had a few flurries now and then.   Dreading the winter!   I do have plans though, getting back into craft work for one.   I'd like to start sketching and painting again.   Lifes so very short and I have to get back at it!