Posted on | November 3, 2013 | Comments Off
With this crazy weather we have lately, the pumpkins that we bought and carved for the Halloween holiday have totally rotted and are full of mold. I had to throw one in the trash on Thursday morning just to get rid of the damn thing on trash day and not have it lit on Halloween night.
Turns out we didn’t even have a Halloween on Thursday night, because we had storms, hail, tornadoes and all hell broke loose around here. So Halloween was postponed until Friday. By then both pumpkins had rotted so horribly that I had to toss the second one in the garbage, too. Our porch was bare for the trick or treaters, but I know all those little fuckers wanted was the free candy. I’m pretty sure they didn’t give a fuck if we had pumpkins lit or rotted ones.
Posted on | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off
The past couple of weeks have been so hectic that I’ve been eating on the run and it is starting to catch up with me. I have indigestion a lot and I feel bloated and fat form all the fast food. I need to cut back on burgers and get back to real dinners and real lunches with vegetables and less carbs.
Yesterday I picked up a couple of tacos from Taco Bell. I started burping and feeling bloated within minutes. I had to take some gas reliever pills to just get through the night. That’s ridiculous – and a clear sign that I am eating too much fast food.
Tomorrow I go grocery shopping and get some fresh fruits and vegetables. I know the summer growing season is over, but with today’s shipping all over the world, I know I can count on some variety in the produce section, starting with bananas and maybe some fresh citrus of some sort.
Posted on | September 22, 2013 | Comments Off
This weekend I had to do a lot of yard chores and get ready for the colder weather. After all, today is the first day of Autumn, and the summer growing season is about done.
The good part is that I won’t have to be pulling any more fucking weeds now that the temperatures are dropping. I decided to take the last of the vegetables that could be harvested, even if they were small, and then just pull up the plants. Then I mixed some fresh compost into the beds and covered them with a dark tarp.
Thankfully I have not had to start raking any leaves yet, but I did have to trim all the shrubs and I power washed the house exterior. I cannot stand mold and fungus, and that is a huge problem around here for siding and roofs, as well as plants.
I dug up some of the mulch and tossed it, so I need to get to the hardware store and buy a few new bags of mulch to replace that. And after all this hard labor, I’m going to need a nice long soak in the tub to help ease the muscle pain that I know is creeping up on me. Right before the bath I toss down 2 advil and run the water as hot as I can stand it. Then I soak for 20 minutes and just let the heat do its job.
Posted on | August 6, 2013 | Comments Off
Most nights I don’t even think about watching TV or what shows are on. I’m not a dedicated fan of anything except maybe Monday Night football. But some of my buddies who were into Dungeons and Dragons with me when we were kids have been watching this TV show on Cable called Game of Thrones. They make a point of being at home, parked on the couch in front of the TV every week when the newest episode comes on.
For some reason, I missed out on the memo because I have not seen any of the shows. But that series was the talk of Comicon this year. all the actors were there signing autographs, people were showing up in medieval costumes, and my friends filled me in. I found a few episodes on Comcast “On Demand” and watched some, not knowing the background and storyline. But they were pretty good and have totally got my attention now.
I think i’ll order the DVD sets from Amazon and watch the whole series, from start to finish and be caught up for the fourth season – whenever that will start.
Posted on | January 2, 2013 | Comments Off
This week is my second week of vacation and even though I didn’t go out of town I have enjoyed the time off to be home and enjoy the holidays. Today it is warm enough outside to pull on a jacket and do some yard work. Who would have thought that i could be raking leaves in January?
We didn’t have a white Christmas, but it has snowed three or four times since Christmas, never really amounting to much. My problem has been with the cold temperatures. I don’t like being outside in the cold air. It makes my glasses fog up so I can’t see, it makes my nose run, and when my feet get cold my whole body feels cold. I’m just not a fan of cold weather at all and if it never went below 50 degrees I would be perfectly happy.
So today it is pushing 60 degrees and the sun is shining, so I’m heading out with the rake and a barrel to get up the burr balls that have been dropping off these fucking gum trees in my neighbor’s yard. I already hate raking up the fucking sticky balls from my own trees in my backyard, but it really bites my ass to rake up all the balls in the front yard from her fucking trees, too.keep looking »