Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Have any of you noticed Christmas decor is on display in stores and Halloween isn't even here yet? Yeah. It's so upsetting. By the time Christmas gets here we'll be so bored with it.
David and I went to Home Desperate Sunday after lunch and the first thing you see are Christmas trees. Lots and lots of Christmas trees lit up and lots and lots of Christmas lights and decorations and shit. We finally saw the Halloween decorations way near the middle front area, all kinds of cool Halloween stuff. I was like a little kid having fun activating all the animation figures. There was a huge werewolf that howled and skeletons that laughed. I was in child heaven. I found a couple of really big fuzzy spiders that I wanted to buy but David said no.
I just wanted to scare the living shit out of the ankle biters. Is that too much to ask for? David said it would be a waste of money to buy Halloween decorations and candy for trick or treaters because their moms drag them to the local churches that evening and they celebrate it there. Nobody goes house to house around here. Ain't that a crying bitch! Kids will never know the fun in running from house to house yelling "trick or treat" and getting free candy. Then later, pouring out all the cool candy and taking inventory of the good stuff on their bed thinking they have more than enough candy to last the year until Easter. Kids are missing out on a part of a great childhood. It's a terrible shame.
Posted by Leeanna Henderson at 9:36:00 AM
Monday, October 15, 2018
It is cold and rainy outside this morning. I had to bring in my lemon trees, pineapple, and hanging baskets of bougainvilleas and petunias. It's 47 degrees right now and it will be in the 40's and 50's for a while this week. If David had built that greenhouse I wanted, all these plants would be out inside the greenhouse instead of in my pantry/laundry room with a grow light. I'm pissed. I'm thinking this will only be a temporary temperature drop because we usually have warm weather after the cold spell and then our usual cold weather kicks in around December. So, because of the cold and rain, I'm making my favorite potato corn chowder. David wants tomato soup so he's having that. Anywho the potatoes are simmering right now and the bacon has been crisped up. When the potatoes are done I'll add the creamed corn, canned milk, minced celery leaves, bacon, and onion and let that simmer for a little while longer. I'm making enough for freezing for later this week.
You know how they say pain lets you know you are still alive. Well, I have never felt so alive as I have this past week. I was in a world of hurt for the past 4 days until the cold front passed this morning around 2 am. I hate the fact that my back hurts so much before a front comes through that it makes my legs feel like they're going to pop off my body. The pain travels down my legs and because of that I lose sleep until I get relief which is very rare. Even painkillers don't work for me. It might be getting near time for another radiofrequency ablation. That procedure kills my pain anywhere from 2 months to 2 years. It's a crapshoot because sometimes it might not work at all. What's really bad is that it is the only thing out there that works for my back. So right now I'm still in pain, just not as bad as the past 4 days.
Yesterday David and I went up to San Marcos to have a wonderful lunch with his daughter and new husband. We went to Saltgrass Steak House and had an awesome time. They presented us both with birthday cards and Visa prepaid cards worth $100 each. I gave David mine as an "I'm sorry" gesture. You see, I forgot his birthday last week so I was in the doghouse. He's happy now and I'm out of the doghouse for a while.
Posted by Leeanna Henderson at 11:35:00 AM