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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yesterday and Other Stuff

Wednesday morning I died. Oh yes, I fucking did. There was a nasty front in back of a line of rain that stretched from Big Bend here in Texas clear up through the U. S. of fucking A. The bad part is that the front was moving way too slow for my liking and in the middle of the fucking night. I was writhing in pain. My arthritis was kicking my spine's ass this way and that. I couldn't get any sleep.
When the front finally made it through my area it was nearly 5 a.m. I was so tired that I almost slept through the morning before I realized I had to post the cats edition of Wednesday's post. I was like a zombie the rest of the day. I didn't get anything done. Last night I slept all through the night, just like David. Yeah, he's a heavy sleeper. I wish I could sleep like him all the time
So this morning, I'm stuck doing all the lovely stuff I wanted to do yesterday. Cleaning and laundry. Yes!! The two most hated subjects on every person's list. Oh. Yes. They. Are. No matter if you're single or married you hate cleaning house and doing laundry. Especially if you'd rather be perusing through Pinterest and looking at vacation spots in the Caribbean, or wishing you had thought of that to do for your wedding, or a neat new recipe you just happened to see that you might try soon. Yeah, I'm a pinaholic too. But I'm trying to go to the Pinaholic People Anonymous but it's hard. But, hey, PPA is there for us.
Oh, there are a few things I wanted to share with all y'all. First, my new glasses Did you seriously think for a moment I would show you what they look like on my face?


The puppies new bark box. for this month. It was chock full of all things baseball. Spunky has claimed all the toys for himself, of course. This venture is turning out to be a good thing for the puppies. Sorry, the picture was dark but I had a splitting migraine that day and I closed all the blinds and drapes in the house. No way was I going to have the camera flash on either.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Starting Over

Answering your comments yesterday about live trapping. We really tried that several times, but they are much too fast and smart. We can't kill them because they are red tail squirrels. Texas has a law against that.

Yesterday, I started soaking new flower seeds for planting. I picked up some pretty four-o-clocks and I found some leftover seeds from my dwarf hollyhocks. This coming weekend, David is going to set up chicken wire to keep the squirrels from getting to any new seedlings that sprout. I really hope this works. He said that I can plant the seedlings and then close the chicken wire up to look like a giant onion over the pots when ready. He said it should keep squirrels out until the flowers bloom then I'll take the wire off. Until then, he said he is working on enclosing the courtyard. I really don't think that is necessary and besides, it will be a great expense to do so. I can live with giant onions, ahahahaa.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Damned Squirrels!!

I'm really pissed now! All my flower seedlings that I transplanted have been eaten . . . BY SQUIRRELS!! Yes, those cute little furry creatures that everyone loves. Those nasty little bastards have eaten all my plants. My hollyhocks, larkspurs, yarrow, and bachelor's buttons are all gone. They couldn't reach the tomatoes, peppers, green beans or peas, but that's just a matter of time before they figure out the chicken wire cage we made to protect them.
At first, I thought it might be insects feeding on my flowers. I never thought for one fucking second that squirrels would do that. But I saw it with my own eyes at 6 a.m. Saturday morning when I let the dogs outside. So, now David and I are wondering what we can do without killing them. We already tried firing plastic BB's to deter them but it did no good last year. The little fuckers ate all of the tomatoes and other veggies we had planted. All though, I did manage to can quite a bit of the veggies they didn't get to but, they still cleaned us out. I'm going crazy thinking of what to do without committing murder.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Funny

LOOK!!  Dumb and Dumber

A good ol' East Texas boy won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says, "What you gonna do with that? There ain't no water deep enough to float a boat within 100 miles of here."

He says, "I won it and I'm a-gonna keep it."

His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is.

She says, "He's out there in his bass boat," pointing to the field behind the house.

The brother heads out behind the house and sees his brother in the middle of a big field sitting in a bass boat with a fishing rod in his hand .
He yells out to him, "What are you doin'?"

His brother replies, "I'm fishin'. What does it look like I'm a doin'?"

His brother yells, "It's people like you that give people from East Texas a bad name, makin' everybody think we're stupid. If I could swim, I'd come out there and whip your ass!"

Monday, April 18, 2016

It's Raining Here

OY!! It's a floodin down here in Texas! So I've heard. Ain't seen it yet but I heard about it. I did ask David if he finished that ark yet. Ya know, just in case we need it. Nope, not yet, but he's workin on it. We did have a pretty bad storm this morning with a butt load of rain. It scared the puppies and they ended up in bed with me. After it stopped I got dressed and made coffee. David said that the office lost phones, so if I needed to call him that I should call his cell but that email would work better. 
In other news My back, as usual, has been giving me fits of pain. It's the wet weather here. I can't seem to figure out what to do lately because nothing is working for the pain. I do see my pain doctor next month so maybe he might set me up for more injections that won't do anything for me. It's arthritis and there is nothing in this world that can solve this problem.
This past weekend David had to dig up my little Gardenia bushes near the front steps. They were some of the plants that died when he failed to water everything during my recovery time. I don't blame him because he was going to work,coming home and having to feed the puppies and then taking care of me and them and himself and do minor housework. He was just too tired to go outside and set up a sprinkler. So I understand. Well, the man went crazy and bought me 2 red Knockout rose bushes and 2 red Geraniums to put in the place of the Gardenias. I just love that man to pieces. He planted them this past weekend and surprised me. I really didn't think he would go out and buy flowers for me like that. 
Last week Friday I finally got the call for my glasses. It was only 7 days wait time. Better than I expected. I went this morning to get them. They feel weird because they're not full frames, they are frameless or should I say half frames so they feel lighter than my old ones.  But they are so nice. I can actually see again 

Friday, April 8, 2016

It's Friday.

We're supposed to be getting a butt-load of rain in the next few days starting tomorrow. Believe me, when I say that I can feel it coming, it's a comin. In fact, I've been feeling it creeping our way since yesterday. Yeah, it's my back as usual. But as soon as the rain leaves I'll be fine so I'm not so upset. Besides, we need rain no matter what.

I've been busy planting more seeds for my flower gardens and the veggie garden. I have so many pots that I actually ran out of potting soil. So, David is taking a half day today at work and we are going to hit the nursery to get a pick-up truck load of potting soil and compost mix. I plan on looking at some citrus trees too. I also want to go out to Gonzalez to hit the antique shops that have old rusted farm stuff. I want to see if I can find an old wheelbarrow to plant some flowers in. I saw a place on our way to Austin that has water troughs, halved wine barrels, and old rusted wheelbarrows. Really all kinds of things to turn into quaint planters for the garden and courtyard. So we have our work cut out for us.

Y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I Can See Clearly

Yesterday I had an appointment with my optometrist. He's a cool ol' guy. His office is near downtown so it's like a 3-minute drive for me. Before I left for my appointment David said that we only have $400.00 left on our Conexis card. We use it to pay doctor bills; basically, anything medical gets paid by the card. It's part of our insurance. About 3 weeks ago, David had gotten his new glasses and it cost him like $380. I was like, maybe I should just cancel the appointment and have the money for other important medical stuff. But David wouldn't let me.
Anywho, the last time I went to pay for an eye check-up and glasses was when I first got here in 2002. I needed new glasses. I paid for them out of my own money because I was working back then. They were metal frames and the fuckers cost me $600 with no VSP insurance. Well, I was a little worried since I broke my last pair(also metal frames) and I really needed to get new ones. I'm using a pair of really old glasses right now from 1998. So I went to my appointment.
Well, I think the Goddess was looking out for me because I bought new and really pretty half frames + eye exam + scratch guard coating + bifocal lenses for a total of only $72. YES!! I FUCKING KID YOU NOT!! I was so surprised when they totaled that shit up and it only came to $72 that I called David while driving home. He was very pleased, but also amazed as to how I did it because his glasses cost him $280.
I told him how I did it. First, I asked what are the frame styles that are covered 100% with VSP. The young lady showed me and I chose a pair that I liked. They're really cute too.Then I asked what can I get under my insurance nearly free of charge. She showed me and I made my choices wisely. Thus the $72. Easy as that. Just kept it real simple.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

OMG!! There Is History On The History Channel!

You won't believe what is on the History Channel right now. Today, this very fucking minute. Actual HISTORY is on the History Channel. YES!! I KID YOU FUCKING NOT!! ACTUAL HISTORY!!
I sometimes tune into the History Channel in the early morning  hours, after 5a.m. to see something of a story on history. Sometimes I'm lucky and then sometimes or should I say more times than ever it's something stupid like a scripted reality show or something about aliens. That crap should be condemned. Shunned by society. But there are just too many people out there with an IQ of less than 70 that watch them and believe that they are the real deal, real history. I'm guessing they are the same people that think Donny Drumpf is their GOD and should be POTUS.
Okay, now on to more shit. Y'all know I am a Walking Dead, Dead Head, right? Yeah, well, The Walking Dead is over for their 6th season and will be starting filming Season 7 soon. But it was a pretty good ending. Not great but good.  We won't find out who got to say hello to Lucille until October. In the meantime, Fear The Walking Dead is starting its second season next Sunday. So the Zombie Apocolypse continues.

David will be home for lunch soon and I'm still watching real history on the history channel. Y'all have a magical day.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mother Nature Gone Crazy, BarkBox, and The Walking Dead

Shit! Mother Nature is the greatest prankster out there. She's playing all kinds of bad April Fools jokes on us today. Rain, snow, high winds, freezing temperatures. I could go on but I won't. Oh hell, why not.
Just when I thought we were going to have spring temperatures forever, fall temps hit us. We will be into the high 30's to mid 40's for the next two days. I already planted my hollyhocks, larkspurs, yarrow, petunias and all the other flower seeds. I don't want them to die. Yes! I got a whole shit load of seeds in the mail last week from one of my Seed Porn catalogs. Swallowtail Garden Seeds  has great prices and great customer service. I'm buying from them again next year.

The puppies received their second BarkBox in the mail two wee ks ago on Saturday. They were so happy when I told them they had mail. Lucy was going crazy. Spunky is totally blind but he could smell the toy because that's what he went for the minute I opened the box and set it on the floor so they could check out their goodies. Lucy went for the treat bags. She knows what they are now. I opened the bag of Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookies and gave one each because I didn't want them ruining their dinner. Spunky was having too much fun with the Sherlock Holmes squeaky hat.  They also sent them a saucer shaped treat maze toy. You put treats in the top and bottom of the toy and the dogs bat it around to get the treats out. Spunky heard me demonstrating it to Lucy and Pebbles and came over and started batting it around. Lucy got wise and stayed next to Spunky as he unknowingly hit the saucer and released a treat. She would quickly scarf the treat up before anyone was the wiser. Smart little shit. I think I'll renew for a year in September when this subscription is up. They deserve it and the BarkBox is really worth every penny.
They have great stuff for all Dead Heads at this store
Mkay! All y'all know that I am a Walking Dead fan. I mean WE are the ultimate TWD fans, David and I live for Zombie Apocolypse shit. We even watch the reruns every year when they run them on the AMC channel before the start of the new season in October. We share emails with each other throughout the day with pictures of the ultimate weapons, shelters, or vehicles to fight the Zombies aka Walkers. I even have a Zombie Killer license plate cover on my car. Yeah, we're Dead Heads(not the Greatful Dead kind).

Well, this coming Sunday night is the last of The Walking Dead season six. It is said that it will be the most powerful season-ending yet. I thought Glen's pseudo death was bad enough. Viewers rioted and took over Twitter and Facebook with that episode. Some viewers even went on strike. Yes! They refused to watch the next episodes until they brought Glen back. You would have to watch the series in order to understand what I'm talking about.


Turn back now and don't read any further if you haven't seen up to Sunday's episode.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
What I heard was that Negan pronounced Nee-gan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)  will make the biggest entrance on TWD ever. Morgan has been on other TV shows and movies, most noted as Jason Crouse on The Good Wife, Denny Duquette on Grey's Anatomy, and John Winchester on Supernatural. 

Negan is supposed to be meaner and nastier than any bad guy on TWD to date. He has a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it that he calls Lucille. I don't know for sure who will get their head bashed in but it will happen to one of the major characters. There is a reference from someone on the web that said this will happen in the last minutes of the finale and then the screen will fade to black. But that's only what I heard.

People are talking all over the web about who's head will meet up with Lucille. Some are speculating that it will be Sasha, Rosita or Abraham. Daryl, Rick or Michonne would mean an end to the series itself if they are killed off. Glen would bring the comic books (Yes, there is a comic book for TWD online) into the story line up to date and also bring on another riot from the fans. If they kill off Maggie then that would bring an end to the baby she's carrying and I don't think the director and producers of the show want to even go there because the fans would go apeshit crazy. The fans want to see the baby and they also want Glen to be there for the birth. My bet is going to be on Sasha. We will actually find out maybe in October starting on Season 7 or this Sunday. Who knows. I'm a little apprehensive in wanting to watch the finale of this season. At any rate, David is taping it on the DVR.

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