Saturday, April 28, 2007
But when it greets you with a nicker, nuzzles your chest, and regards you with a large liquid eye, the question of where you want to be and what you want to do has been answered."
~Albert Borgmann~Crossing the Postmodern Divide
Now that I am through freaking out about my journal messing up and wearing these glasses....
Susie is moving her babies everywhere.After moving them from the box she moved them beside the dresser. Next they went into the bathroom next to laundry basket and bathtub. Now theey are under the sink and she opens a drawer to get to them. If she fit under the closet door I have no doubt that she would move them there.
Last night Brook had another demo. This time it was at the school before the black belt test. She did good except that she did not get to break all her boards. The boy that was holding for her kept moving so that she could not get a good kick in. I got a few good shots though!
I love watching the blackbelt tests. The tea ceremony at the end is so touching.
Sorry this is kind of short. I need to get busy so Pat and I can do something today. Not sure what it is but I will take pictures!
Friday, April 27, 2007
I am sorry for the same entry 3 times. I clicked save and never saw it. It seems that somehow my journal is all messed up.
What do you see when you look at it? Where is my profile and where is this entry?
"I am an Optician, what your experiencing could be adaptation problems but your optician should be able to do some adjustments to the glasses that could make the adaptation easeir to bear. Sometimes just changing the angle of the glasses will aleviate alot of what you are experiencing. Sometimes new bifocal wearers cannot handle the full prescirption and need to ease into it. If it does not get better for you in a week then ask your eye doctor to recheck you and maybe your presciption can be altered to make your new glasses more wearable
Today has been a day I have been dreading for a long time. Today I went and picked up my new glasses. My new contacts are not in yet.
I can see clearer that is for sure. Theses are bifocals so that in itself is something I have to get used to. What is hard is my depth perception is off. That will straighten out with time. What will not straighten out is everything is curved like I am looking thru a fisheye lens. Another thing that will not change is the size of things. Nothing looks the same, everything is smaller. It is not actually smaller. Something that looks like it is 6 inches long is really closer to 8. I have zero peripheral My computer screen is smaller and curved. I do not know if I will be able to do this. I have not choice, it is learn to live with it or go blind sooner.
I was walking thru the store and I just wanted to cry. I never thought that I would have to see things this way again. I had forgotten.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
- Best thing you’ve seen in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve heard in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve eaten (or not, for dieters) in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve learned in the past week.
- Best place you’ve been in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve accomplished in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve said (or not) in the past week.
- Best thing you’ve read in the past week.
- Most touching moment in the past week.
- Biggest dragon you’ve slain in the past week.
- The best thing I have seen this week was blessed rain. We are in a drought situation and we really need it.
- The best thing I have heard was Brook telling me how happy she was to be here with me.
- I know this may sound strange, but the best thing I ate this week was a hot dog cooked on the grill outside. I love when it gets a bit burnt.
- Best thing I learned this week is to shut up when Pat gets unreasonable.
- Best place I have been this week was outside, riding the tractor.
- The best thing I have accomplished this week was getting my garden tilled
- Best thing I have said was" Go see your mother"
- Best thing I have read this week was a Mother's Day card from my daughter
- Most touching moment was when Susie decided to lick the baby that was not hers instead of biting it.
- I am not sure that I have actually slain any dragons this week.
I got this from a journal Coming to Terms. Every week I will try to post something using the template above. How about joining me and posting 10 good things in your own blog.
This has been a week that has been spent on the farm working. Ithas been beautiful all week and I have been busy outside. I have been doing a lot of cutting on the fields. I would like to say I am done but alas I cannot do that. This morning while cutting, the battery went dead on the tractor. I tested the alternator ( it has been replaced several times) but that was not the problem. (Yes I do know how to do that and several other things.... It is called survival because I had hubbies that knew Jack). I suppose it is a broken wire somewhere. that will take more testing. Hopefully I can get Pat to fix it soon so I can finish my work. I did get the front field, the barn field, and the field next to the garden finished.
LOL I got my garden all tilled up! It usually takes me a month to get it done but not this time! I finished it in 1 day! I am thrilled! Yesterday evening Brook and I planted 48 tomato plants and 23 bell pepper plants. I also have a dozen jalapeno plants to plant. I was hoping to get my seed in this morning before the rain hit but I missed on that. Maybe tomorrow. It rained all morning. It was a good rain, the kind that waters plants real good. The garden was so dry that it will probably be plantable tomorrow. I think I will run the tiller again on it. It should go in deeper now that the ground is not so hard! The picture is not the best. It was taken with my phone. that is it for now. Got to get busy with laundry again. It sure piles up fast!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This is a mirror of my blogger entry.
Last week on the 15th Susie gave me 3 beautiful kittens. The white one is getting points now. It has been awhile since she has given birth to one with dark points. Their eyes are starting to open now and they are moving about. She moved them out of the box and placed them beside the dresser.She lays up on the bed and keeps a watchful eye on all 4 of her babies. Wait did I say 4? Yes I did. Little Bit, one of the barn cats dropped her kittens on Saturday. I really mean she dropped them. Saturday, before leaving for Brook's Tae Kwon Do demonstration for the talent competition. I put a cat out the back door and saw a tiny black kitten laying on the porch. It was not moving. I picked it up and it was so cold that I thought it was dead. It moved as it felt the warmth of my hands. I was so angry. I knew she had abandoned this baby. I took it into where Susie was and placed it under her nose. She looked at the baby and looked at me. After a few times of this she licked the baby on the head. I then placed it on the floor with her. She started licking it and warming it up. I was not sure of what was going to become of this baby. Later that day after the show, I checked on the baby and it was nursing! I was so proud of Susie. She took on this baby and made it her own. It is smaller than the others but catching up rapidly. There is a week's age difference so it should be smaller.
I now nominate Susie for Mother of the Year.
Monday, April 23, 2007
I went to the mall Saturday and did not like it. I do not do good in a crowd of people anymore. At least not inside places. I did not panic but I did not like it. Maybe I will try again on a weekday and explore the shops when there is not so many people there.
The kids were great! Click the album above for bigger pictures. They had spent the last 2 months getting their routine down to 5 minutes. They were almost finished with it when they called time on them. Said that it was 3 minutes and that was it. This made me really mad because their was a boy that sang and he song lasted almost 8 minutes! Did not seem quite fair to me. I hate to say it but race may have come into the picture here. In the past it has never seemed to matter at these shows, time was called on anybody(@5 minutes). But after the Imus mess anything is possible. The MCs were white ass old people )according to SnoopDog) and the singer was a young black boy. He sure could sing(and not rap!)
Anyway enough on the rant. The kids were good and it appears as if the judge liked them. Between the dates of May 7th -13th I will be asking everybody to vote! This year they are having a people's choice award and we will need all my friends help! We will not learn until May 20th if they make it into the finals. They will be picking 10 of the best from each mall search and then narrow it down from that.
Got out and worked in the garden. I bought a new tiller! It is great! No more walking behind a tiller, this one can be pulled by the lawnmower or the tractor(if it was a lower tractor) Pat will have to make an extention bar for the tractor for it to work behind it. I will be borrowing a 4 wheeler to finish doing the garden. I will still be using the walk behind tiller. I just will not have to till up the whole garden with it!
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
I am tired today and will take it easy, maybe. LOL
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Today is a big day. 3 years ago I started my journal. 3 years ago, Buddy was born. And today Susie gave me 3 babies. April the 15th will always be special for me! April the 15th is the day that I discovered blogs and that they were a place to find friends. Friends that I treasure in my heart.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Brook is taking the largest antibiotic capsule I have ever seen a human take! It is an inch and half long! So far I have seen no effect on the lump in her neck. I will be keeping an eye on it.
I went to the eye doctor yesterday. It was past time for me to get my eyes checked. The news was not so good. I am suffering from
Corneal neovascularisation is the ingrowth of abnormal blood vessel into the cornea from the limbus (junction of cornea and eye-white).The cornea normally has no blood vessels. Contact lens wear slightly reduce the oxygen deliver to the cornea, when lens wear is prolonged for days at a time or a lens that significantly limit the oxygen supply to the cornea, the cornea responds to this chronic oxygen deprivation by growing new abnormal blood vessels.
Further progression involves ingrowth of larger vessels accompanied by increasing amount of connective tissue into the transparent cornea. This fibrovascular scar is called Pannus, if unchecked it can grow over the pupil region of the cornea.
The occurrence of neovascularisation requires immediate lens change to allow sufficient oxygen supply to the cornea, by using of higher oxygen transmissibility lens material and stop extended wearing schedule.
Not pretty is it? I will still be wearing contact as I need them in order to be able to pass eye exam for license to drive. The new thing is , I will be wearing glasses too, bifocals at that! I will have to change my contact lens wearing time. I do not want to lose my eyesight any sooner than I may. Contacts are not a vanity for me. I have extreme nearsightedness and astigmatism. Anybody that has extreme bad eyesight can tell you that when wearing glasses you lose a lot of vision. Instead of turning your eyes to look at something you have to turn your whole head. There is no such thing as a sideways glance out of the corner of your eye. Peripheral vision is gone for me with glasses. Even with the ultra thin lens you may not be able to see my eyes with my glasses on, they will be small. I have to take care of my eyes. I use them to hear with. I lip read. I am lost without my eyes. I descend into a world that consists of lights and shapes and squeaky noises. All I can do is smile and nod because I have no idea what you just said.
I got Brook's school pictures today. I am hoping to scan one and post it. She is a beauty in it! I believe it is one of the best pictures she has ever had taken! Someone made a comment to me today that I should not post pictures of her. Maybe not.
Pat's sister called yesterday and told him that he needs to go osee his mama nad that her something to eat. Turns out that she(the sister)has been in the hospital for a few days. I am totally mad about that. Why did she wait 3 days to call? I made her some potato soup yesterday and today I sent beans and ham with cornbread and a couple of sausage bisquits. Pat said she looks bad. She is finally realizing that J is the reason no one comes around. But that won't make any difference. Pat did not even get in the house the last time he went over there. J came out in the yard and told him that his mama was asleep. I feel sorry for Pat because I know how much he loves his mother but he does not want to go thru hell everytime he goes there. It will hurt him when she dies. He will feel guilty. I know, I have been there myself. I fell guilty everytime I think of the times when I should have gone to see my mama and I did not.
That's all for now. Good night yall.
I got this meme from Russ of Inner and Outer Demons
What is the longest shift you have ever worked? 120 hours. It was during the blizzaed of 1993. I was working in a small hospital and was not able togo home for 5 days. No one could come in and relieve me either so I was on the clock the whole time.
Do you have Life Insurance and a current Will? Yes. I think everybody needs them. I also have a living will.
How many times have you been married? I have been married by law 3 times, in my heart once so that makes 4. I do not recommend doing it that mant times!
How old were you last time someone asked for your ID while you were buying alcohol or cigarettes? I was 47! I was shocked!
How much was your last electric bill? My last bill was $123
Do you know your cholesterol level? 217 not good I know.
Ever been fired from a job? No, but I've been "laid off" twice.
Have you ever owned an 8-Track player? Yes! It was in my first car! Jealous?
What did it cost to go to a rock concert when you were a teenager? I think I paid 8 bucks for my first concert ticket.
What was the first concert you attended? BTO Bachman Turner Overdrive
Have you been tested for HIV? Yes. I have been needle stuck at work. I also lived with 2 gay men that had AIDS.
What is the furthest you have lived from where you were? Southern California and I hated it there.
When is the last time you went to a kegger? Have no memory of the last time
Remember when MTV began? (You know, back when they played music?) I remember commericals
What time do you get up when you are "sleeping late"? 8am
|What Your Hands Say About You|
Flexible and broad minded, you can fit in to any situation. There's no telling where your life will take you.
Consistent and reliable, you like to count on structure and routine in your life.
Your emotions tend to be nervous and potent. Your energy - both positive and negative - deeply impacts your life.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I took Brook to the doctor yesterday. She believes that it is a lymph node that is swollen. She was pressing on Brook's neck and turned to me and asked does she have a high pain threshold? I had to answer yes. This child did not cry when she had 2 broken arms. She cried when she saw her papaw though! LOL. So she placed her on antibiotics and wants to see her again in 10 days instead of the customary 2 weeks. She said that it may not go all the way down but it should reduce in size. She said it could be the body's response to the tick bites on her head. I hope so. If it does not go down in size then we take the next step, whatever that is. I will not allow them to push it aside and treat it minor! I found out that her biological grandfather died on lymphoma and so has 2 other members of his family(Candy's father that died last month).
Scampi had to go to the doctor yesterday also. He has not eaten anything since Friday and he was one sick puppy! When I got him in he had a temp of 103.8! that is pretty darn high! The vet said that he had some type of infection that was causing him to react like we do if we have the flu. He could hardly walk! He gave him a shot which caused him to start perking up within a few hours. He is not happy with the meds I have to give him though! He is feeling so much better today! Back to trying to steal the cat's food as I write!
The horses are staying in for now. Crystal is out of heat now but there is next monthh and we have to go thru it again! Precious has already thrown 2 shoes. That makes me a bit mad! She has only had them for 2 weeks! We rode the horses for a bit yesterday. It was not long enough. It never seems like it is. Pat said that I am doing so much better riding. I feel more confident in myself. Precious balked one time and I got her back on track with only 1 try! I am proud of me! That horse has got to lose weight. We both need to walk more and eat less!
Easter was a beautiful day. We had a dozen people here with 5 kids. They had a ball hunting eggs after lunch. It was a good day.
It is still a bit nippy here. They say another cold front is coming thru and of course more rain. I am not sure at how much of my garden survived the hard freeze we had. they are cool weather plants but it got downright cold! I hope I do not have to replant. If I do, then I do. Time to get busy. I have lots to do and I want to get my spring cleaning down in the spring!
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Winter is back again. This weekend the temperatures are supposed to get down into the lower 20's! Once again I will not get any peaches from my peach trees. They are covered with pea sized peaches. They cannot tolerate the freezes. Warm weather is not expected back until sometime next week. All week I have had the windows open and the fan on, now windows have to be shut and the heat turned on! It has finally reached 39 degrees. It is supposed to get to 50 today. The wind is really blowing and that is making it so much colder!
Yesterday was carpet cleaning day. I cleaned the carpet in the hallway . It seems to get a lot of dirt tracked thru there. Also my old cat had a few accidents that needed deep cleanup. I hate that part. He goes outside but sometimes he does not make it. He will not use a litter box. He developed a UTI once and has refused to use one since.
I need to find a place for Susie to have her babies. She explored a drawer on my dresser last night. That is not where I want them born! Of course any place I pick will not suit her. She will have them anywhere she pleases!
Brook has been here with me all week. She is on Spring break from school. She is not testing for her second red belt this month. Master Lee told her she needed to work on her kicking. She is training hard for another talent show coming up on the 21st. She and the other members of the demo team are going to try out in a talent search. Depending on how they place determines how far they go. They can go on to the national competition and/or perform at the Riverbend this year or get eliminated right away.
Horses in heat are not nice animals! Crystal has been a pain in the butt lately! there is a stud up the road and she knows it! Well she went into heat and tore thru the fence and headed up there. She did not get caught by the stud yet!. I had to do fence repair with lots of weed whacking and briar removal and replaced all the fence on the back line where she went thru. Precious followed of course. She does not allow Crystal to go anywhere without her. Oh yea, the goat went too. We did not even know the horses were out. We were on our way into town to run an errand when I saw a new horse in my neighbor field. Right away I noticed a goat following behind. What went thru my mind was , oh they got a new horse and a goat too. The a lightbulb exploded and I reached over and popped Pat on the arm. I told him that that was our horse! He stopped and backed up and sure enough there they were! We head back home and get the halters and ropes and went back to get them. We managed to catch them with no problem then Pat started leading them back home. Precious was hollering the whole time and Crystal was trying to pull loose. Not sure if Precious was saying come on big boy and I will kick your butt or if it was actually bringing her into heat! She has not cycled in quite a few years. pat walked them halfway and then I walked them the rest of the way. We locked Crystal up in the barn and headed to town where I bought some more wire for fencing. We expected Crystal to have knocked the barn down but luckily she stayed in her stall. There has been no more incidents since that happened on Tuesday. I think I will have to let Crystal breed next cycle. Pat is wanting another baby from her. That stud is beautiful. He is a blue roan and gentle with the mares. We have watched him perform.
Hump day is over and the countdown to Sunday has begun. Dinner for 10 at my house and I am the cook! LOL There may be 12 for dinner so I have to plan accordingly. Anyone else coming? It is at 1:30 so come on and bring a dish!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Saturday was a good day. Pat and I decided to take a ride on the bike and ended not going very far from home. Now I know that that part does not sound good but it was.
For the past week or so I have been seeing tepees erected all over town. It was advertising something , I was not sure what because the writing was to small for me to read. Saturday we found out what it was all about.
This year the 26th Annual Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous was/is being held right here in my little town of Lafayette, Georgia. It is sponsored by the NMRLA, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. This is where Pat and I ended up at. this was the first time for either one of us to go see something like this. I pretty much knew what to expect but Pat did not. It amazed me as to how much time effort and money people put into these things. I was talking to one man and he was telling me how he would be able to always live like this and how he would be entirely self sufficient. He told me how he bought a muzzle loader that morning for $700 cash. Shortly before that he had mentioned that his wife was a graphic designer. Somehow I doubt that this man would be able to do it. He was soft, his tepee was store bought and so were his skins. There were many of people there that could do it, I am sure. You could tell the ones that were really into the lifestyle and the ones that were just....well....wanna bes. The only Indian that I ran into was a bowmaker. He was a really, really good looking man even with the bones in his ears and nose. I wanted to take his picture but he said $5 and he was serious! Forget that! There were many flags and tents and different areas representing different periods of time. No way to visit them all.
Enjoy the pictures
One young couple just starting out
This man is 70 something. He was making the fox hat on his head as we approached him.
Some of the tents set up.
Some of the many flags.
Sunday, April 1, 2007