Friday, January 31, 2014

This Was the Month That Was (6WS)

oops lets just say I got over eager, lol.   TOMORROW is SATURDAY. YES IT IS. I knew that.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grisham Redux

In my journeys through John Grisham I find that his writing is much less even than I realized--and while  he is not of the 'brains on the wall" genre,  some of his books do have entirely too many torture scenes (probably the ones with screams in the first chapter are the worst) and those I now close down quietly and put to one side.

Trouble is, once you've encountered this sort of awfulness it makes you cautious about the next book of his you find.   Just finshed "The Broker" which promises gore and grue but, thank allah,  never delivers.  

As my mother in law once said about books like this, "I just read those parts with my eyes closed".  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ten suggestions for growing old gracefully (6WS)

1.  I shall not shuffle

2  Exercise, exercise, exercise

3.  I shall not wear green eyeshadow

4.  I will never agree  that 50 is synonymous with Senior anything

5.I will never allow anyone to make me wear a funny  hat

6. I will not go ON about ailments

7.  I will refrain from saying "when I was your age..."

8.  The doctor is not always right

9  What's 'best' for me  may not be 'right' for me.

10.  Turn up the radio and dance

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

official portrait -- Charlie at Rest

Now that he has settled down,  he is no longer a whirry fizz in the middle of the photo.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Only if I were starving" foods (6WS)

Feel free to hum along with your own list

1. Asparagus

2. Shell beans (baked, stuffed, scalloped, fried, chili'd)

3. Parsnips

4. Rhubarb (around here commonly called rootbarb)

5. Greens (mustard, dandelion, leafy, kale, collard, chard)

6. Squid

7. Coffee "flavored" anything (with the exception of Starbuck's ice cream)

8. Almond flavored coffee

9. Pea soup

10 Hummus

Thursday, January 16, 2014

How Time Flies When You're Not Watching the Clock

This has been two months (and counting) of doctor appointments, referrals,  exams, ultrasound this and xray that.  My calendar for December showed four empty week days.   It looks like January is shaping up much the same, after a slow start.  So far,  every referral has been a dead end , with no followups for Procedures.  Oh, yay.   The last time I had a spell like this was the year my mother died,  all major events--all the kind that those charts tell you are Life Changers and by rights you should come down with beri beri due to stress--this one is more a series of pings and maybes.   So far, so good.

Makes me wish I hadn't made fun of 5 Year Planners. Someone heard me.  She scorns 5 year planners?  We'll show her,  bwahahaha.  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It does happen

one bit  at a time  (70 days to the first day of spring)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Some Weeks Are Like This (6WS)

Everything is in a spin

 and a bit out of focus

I'm feeling a bit blurry around the edges myself