MY MINIONS

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday

I was slightly off kilter over the weekend and didn't do a damned thing because of my back again. So today, I'm making up for all that by doing some laundry this morning and cleaning. OY! How can just 2 people make so much laundry in one week. I have 4 loads to do today.
I did get something nice in the mail on Saturday. The Spider plants came. They were carefully wrapped in newspaper in 2-inch pots. They are really quite lush and leafy for plantlings. I was amazed at the wonderful condition they were in when I unwrapped them. The soil was moist and none of them were in shock. Cute little things. Well, I think they're cute. Some of the soil got loose when I put them on the kitchen window sill to sit in the light for a bit but otherwise they look perfectly fine. David ordered them to be expedited. They got here in 3 days time. Now to find nice hanging baskets for them. This calls for a trip to the local nursery. I will probably go tomorrow if I feel good enough.
Mango sprout
Also, on Saturday my mango seedling popped out of the soil. I planted the seed about a week ago and that thing sprouted like magick. I wasn't expecting it for another week. It looks like a dead parrot claw.

I'm going to grow another one as soon as I can go to the store to get mangos. I will be starting lemon seeds as soon as I get a few more. That way I can be sure to have at least 2 lemon plants growing.

Well, this house won't get cleaned by just talking about it. Got to go. Have a great day y'all.




Thursday, July 30, 2015

She's Not The Normal One


Strange shit happens in this town almost every day. If not here at home it's out on the street. To give you an idea there was an escapee from the North side of town this morning. Yes!! There was!
Well, let me tell ya. David called me and said he was getting his morning taco and was driving to work when he saw a chicken in the middle of the street. It was sitting there like it owned it. David said that it was probably a fugitive from one of the poultry trucks that drive down the street on their way to Tyson Foods where they process chickens. I could just imagine the police trying to catch that flappy bird. Sometimes I wonder why we have no real newspaper in this town with all the weird shit that happens.
David always comes home for lunch. No matter what, unless he has a meeting that runs overtime, he always comes home at lunch. Yesterday David was downloading Windows 10 on his computer at lunchtime and then left for work. It was like forever downloading that shit. About 4 hours later I gave up and stopped the so-called download and turned his computer off.

When he came home he decided to try again and this time the stupid thing downloaded without a hitch. I have to say Windows 10 is nice. It's got nothing in the way of problems like David thought it would. I will be downloading 10 this weekend when I can tend to it without interruptions. So far so good Microsoft. Let's see how this goes in the coming weeks.
Pebbles aka Squirt
Also yesterday David made a very strange but funny remark that got me laughing so hard I nearly fell out of my office chair. You see Pebbles is a very tiny dog. She's the chihuahua that we rescued from a puppy farm about 7 years ago. She was very shy, skittish, and just plain scared of us. She had no contact with humans whatsoever except when they fed her and cleaned her cage. Poor baby.

Anywho, she has this thing about staring off into "The Zone" as I call it. It's quite strange to watch her because when you snap your fingers she turns her head v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y towards you. It's like watching a horror movie about to unfold. She's a scary little shit. Well, she was staring me down while I was working on some stuff at my desk. I could feel her stare like little needles hitting the side of my neck and told her that it wasn't time yet.

What she was doing was trying to get me to give them their evening bone treats early. I have them set for 6 p.m. every night after dinner. I give them their mini bone treats as a dessert. Well, she makes herself look really small while she sits next to me staring until I notice her. Sometimes I think Lucy puts her up to it.

David happened to notice the staring going on and alerted me. I didn't turn to look because I knew it was the Squirt. But David kept calling me to make me look. I told him I knew what was going on, but he insisted that it wasn't Lucy, it was Pebbles. But the way he said it made me laugh. He said, "No, it's not the normal one."

You see, to him, Lucy is the normal one of the 3 dogs we have. Well, I lost it right then and couldn't stop laughing. Pebbles just calmly sat there, the poor little thing, and watched her momma lose her mind. I really almost tipped my chair laughing so hard. So now she's referred to as "not the normal one." Poor baby has no fucking idea.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Give Satan Back His Weather Already

Spider plant

I found out last night that my sweet husband, David, ordered me 3 spider plants online on Saturday evening. That lovable stinker. He does things like that out of the blue. So now I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the mailman to deliver them sometime at the end of next week.
The weather is miserably hot here. We haven't hit triple digits yet, but it might be sometime this weekend that we will. They are predicting 30% chance of rain this Friday into Saturday. Yeah right. Like when donkeys fly. 
Lucy balancing on the arm of my desk chair with her head
looking over my shoulder. She's trying to get my attention again.
The puppies are going stir crazy and it's beginning to bother me.  They are cooped up in the house all day because of the heat. Spunky, the blind oldest, wants to play ball all day, Lucy is constantly underfoot or on the arm of my chair. I think she's part monkey. Pebbles is the only one that leaves me alone except for when she sees a cat, then she's all over me wanting to go out to chase it. When they do go out, it's like slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am. They run out of the house like it was on fire. I think now I can have peace for a while. Hell no! They are on the back porch barking and jumping at the glass door wanting to be let in again. Then they go lay all over the tile floor, turning themselves every so often to get cooled down in front of the A/C. Poor hot babies.
Hopefully, this weather won't last too much longer. August will be over before it begins and September starts up the cooler mornings and that means COFFEE time and sitting out on the porch with the puppies for me again. The kids in the neighborhood will be going back to school and quiet  time will be mine.(I'm the only person at home in the Hood - sigh). I can't wait.


Monday, July 27, 2015

This Is Such A Boring Post

This past week has had too many lows to count, but I won't go into them. I just know that when I become very depressed I can't remember my dreams. That's usually my first warning sign.

Well, David decided to grab me up Saturday and go for a drive in the country. He didn't tell me where until I saw we were headed north of town. It felt so good to get out and about. It changed my whole outlook.

We went looking for a new spider plant because mine died when David was in charge. Many of my houseplants bit the dust and my beloved spider plant was what made me the maddest when I found out. But I eventually just let all this go even though I was heartbroken over it.

Anywho, we hit all the local plant nurseries and nothing. I was a little down but not ready to give up. We went to lunch and then started looking some more. Why we didn't look closer to home I'll never know. But my favorite place to shop had them. All my plants that I wanted. Only thing is I was too tired to get out of the car to go looking around anymore. We gave up. But we will be going back to the Plant Place to find my perfect spider plant and a couple more things.

Yesterday I felt like doing a couple of loads of laundry and I vacuumed and mopped the whole house. I was tired of dirty puppy prints on the windows so I cleaned the back glass door and the front living room windows. Crap! I got so tired after that. David came looking for me and found me lying down with the puppies. He wanted to tell me that he was so pissed that the DVR only taped 2 minutes and 11 seconds of Sharknado 3. Like I care. Inside I was dancing. Yes! The Goddess heard my screams. BWAAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAAAA!

Anywho, this morning I got up early and made coffee, which I never do unless it's a bit cool in the morning. I just felt like it. Spunky was barking in his sleep when I passed his bed. When he howls in his sleep it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand straight up. Wicked feeling. I need to do a few things outside this morning before it gets hot. We haven't hit 100 yet but August is almost here and we might just hit it yet.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Funny

A Bad Day

There I was sitting at a bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.
"Well, whatcha gonna do about it?" he says menacingly, as I burst into tears.
"Come on man," the biker says, " I didn't think you'd cry. I can't stand to see a man crying."

"This is the worst day of my life," I say. "I'm a complete failure. I was late for a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have insurance. I left my wallet in the cab that I took. I found my old lady in bed with the gardener and then my dog bit me. So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then you, you jackass, show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how's your day going?"
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