Friday, November 30, 2012

O Woe is Me

Well,,,i've spent hours today, dealing with Verizon about my bill,,,that has an overcharge of about 150.00.  First thing,,hold,,finally a voice says how can i help you?,, then more hold,, and more hold,,,goes on for over 2 hours.  By then my ear is numb, my shoulder aching,,,,and i'm still not thru.  They finally tell me it has been corrected and that amount taken off, but won't show up til JAN!!!!,,,which means,,my draft will still have the overcharges on it!  Hey wait a minute,,,i can't do that!!

Soo,,now i call the bank and they ask if they can call me back in a minute,,i say yes.  HA!!! My minute and their minutes just don't mean the same....  I finally call back and am told,,o, we were just fixing to call you,,,yeah sure.  Then they tell me there will be a 30.00 charge for canceling this draft just one time.  I tell them NO WAY. 

So,,back i go to Verizon,,and in the holding,,again,,,time,,i look on my online account and see where it says de-enroll,,,,hmmmmm.  I finally get a person again,,who keeps leaving me to ask my questions to someone else,,,so i start clicking this online choices...  Maybe,,,just maybe i've done it.  Gotten out of that draft coming up in mid Dec.  Someone back there somewhere did tell me they would send me a paper bill, which i will NOT pay that amount, but pay what i actually owe.  Let them use my credit THEY gave me to correct it.  O boy.  The tech that i called first,,said,,,he felt for me, cause they had messed his own personal account up, and it took ages to correct,,,lolololol.

Yall tc, don't mess with Verizon,,,and


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


It was showing 30, earlier.  Guess i need to get the covers out for the outside faucets, even tho i've never had one freeze.  Gonna be a fantastic day ,,,,

lol Just set my waffles on the table and J called, asking if i wanted the B/taco.  I'm back on my waffles for a while,,,the taco is good sometimes tho.

Hey BB, i'm so surprised you haven't made any comments on RVSue, about the slabs.... lollololol.  Do you miss going there?  O yeah,,,you're catching those big bass, lolol, chasing golf balls, riding that billy bike,,,etc..having so much more fun,,,

Sometimes,,my head feels so strange, funny, like woozy.  It was doing that yesterday and i checked my b/sugar, b/pressure,,all ok.  Just don't know what it is, but it goes away.  Brought it up cause it just had a touch happen again. 

J is doing so good, and it's been almost a month now.  Not having the spasms as much.  It's amazing, when you think about it,,how fast he's healing.  He's just about quit wearing that brace that doesn't fit right, rubs on the spine where it shouldn't.  The doc even said,,don't wear it... On about the same surgery back in 2000, that doc didn't believe in them,,told him he had him screwed together enough he didn't need one,,, (those were the ones taken out).  He is also 1 3/4" taller,,,

We went out to the park yesterday,,he finally has seen the attraction i have for it,,,and watched all the different birds.  The geese, some big black ducks, sea gulls, a lot of white cranes, and one blue one.  He loves it too,,now.   Have to give my Mom credit for my love of nature and all it's creatures.  When i was a kid ,,, was fascinated with red ants, and bees.

Well, i'm just rattling on here, so yall tc, and


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Is it Monday?

Hmmm,,nope.  I went out to the park yesterday and waited for that front.  Sure enough,,it did cloud up, even thundered a little, and then the wind hit.  LOLOLOL,,had to move, those little oak tree leaves were like snow coming into my window.  It had been hot and still, til that wind hit.  I had done my little bit of walking before then, tho.  It did actually rain a little bit.  Not enough to measure,,,went by to the South and on to the West where they got good rains.  Didn't seem to bother those geese at all...

Haven't seen J since last Wed, but he called and is bringing a breakfast taco.  Sounded good today.  Mine are egg, bacon, potato, and cheese...His are made with chicken, onion, green pepper, cilantro, and are really good too, and filled so much he takes over half off and makes another one.

I got my Christmas shopping done over the weekend,,,lol,,,,Ordered them.  Got the three i buy for, the same thing.  An Admiral FitzRoy's storm glass.  Got this little catalog, called Bits and Pieces, and it has some of the neatest things in it.  A long time ago, i gave J this clock,,,had ball bearings that would roll down a chute each minute, then every hour, they would all fall and start over...,.,hahahahaha,,,Didn't take him long to move that thing out of his room,,,lolololol.  Never knew what happened to it,,just another thing that disappeared over the years.  WELL,,,for the first time since then,,there is one in this little catalog!!!  Gonna show him,,,when he gets here.  NOT gonna buy another one....

No plans for today, well, i will finish my book, don't have much and hated to put it down last nite.  I read during commercials,,lol.

Yall tc, and


Sunday, November 25, 2012

dum de dum dum

Gosh, just nothing going on around here.  Weather's great, ate my waffles, it's Sunday,,, that's all.   See what i mean?

Got the vcr set to record 2 movies, takes 1 each nite on weekends, so i'm ahead.  Got a good book to read,,,,got more little catalogs to go thru.  Kinda know what i'm buying for mine tho.  Will take a trip to Walmart. 

If you don't see me, don't worry, just nothing to put on here.  My life is so boring right now. 

Yall tc, and


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Got That New Faucet

Instead of blogging today, the guy came and put in my new faucet.  Well, no problem doing that part,,was getting the old one out!   It was done when i bought this house, maybe 12? years ago, and everything was new at that time.  But squeezed inside under it, then the tight place up under it,,made for a lot of slow work,, Was a snap putting the new one on....  Took him maybe 2 hours. 

Late yesterday my stomach started feeling yuck,,,then,,the diarrhea hit.  Have no idea where that came from.  I didn't eat supper, and then later i ate some peanut butter  crackers.  It's ok today.  N told me that G wasn't feeling good either and had gone to bed yesterday,,,now, for him, that is unusual.

Ok gonna eat my oatmeal now,,so yall tc, and


Friday, November 23, 2012

What a Day

Yep, 3 tables filled totally up with food, and another with desserts.  Had those BIG Styrofoam plates to eat on too.  With this many people, it's not formal.  It's buffet style.  I didn't even get a small sample of half the stuff.  I hated it that i got so full, i couldn't,...hahahaha.  I did bring home a small plate of small cuts of pies, later.  Pecan, choc, buttermilk, cheesecake.  Ate a little of that for supper,,,  My dotter had said if there was no ham, she was taking a ham sandwich,,,lolololol. But there was.  Turkey and ham, with so many side dishes, no way to get a taste of them all.

Came home and napped,,,lololol,,,went back later for poker.  The sheriff showed up to play too.  His stepson is married to my niece, and he nearly always comes over to play poker.  Her 3 kids have been like his own grandkids always.  I won a little,,,lol.  We just play nickel, dime, quarter.   Just for fun.  When we play moon, we used to play quarter loss, quarter hickey.  One day, bro B said,,let's do dollar, dollar,,and we all said OK,,,hahahahaha,,he didn't think anybody would agree.  Heck, used to play at the bar and they always said i won all their money,,, But when i went in the door, they would holler,,,come on!!! Need a player...

One time there was a new man playing at a table with 2 others, and i went over there and asked if i could join them,,2 said Yeahhh.  The new one frowned, scowled,,didn't like it...Til i set some moon bids,,Later he slid to a stop one day, just to tell my sis,,I could sure play moon!  He didn't know we ALL had all our life,,,hahahahaha.  I didn't like to play with women either,,,hehehehe,,,they almost always had their minds on other things,,wouldn't stay with the game.

Don't know what's going on, but the net is so slow today, taking forever to do anything.  And it's not my signal! 

Hope you all had a great day, yesterday,,,tc and


Thursday, November 22, 2012


I'm still sitting here, have been reading blogs,,,lololol.  But all i have to do is get dressed, and it's 9 AM.  Even have the dishes done.

I'm making my 2 waffles even tho we eat at noon. 

I think this parade is just no good any more.  It's all balloons!  Guess no one does floats any more.  So i turned it off....

J had a terrible muscle spasm yesterday when he woke up from a nap, what he calls lock up.  There didn't seem to be anything we could do.  He had missed his meds by an hour.  Slept thru it.  He just had to let them wear off.  Might be 2 months of this, before those muscles and ligaments heal.

He was headed home later to make his famous pecan pies...  Said he's spent about 20.00 on pecans for 2, and could have bought them for 4.99 each.

Well, too early for any news around here, but i do have LOTS to be thankful for.  So yall tc, and


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

You Do What You Gotta Do



When you need laundry done,,,you wear whatever works,,,lolololol.  I think he might want to stay this way,,,already told him  I will NOT be seen in public with him like this.  He went out to his car, even with me saying NOOOO,,,I got neighbors!!!

The guy that’s gonna put me in a new kitchen faucet, called and is ready.  So maybe today I can get it.

The weather is gonna stay great at least thru tomorrow,,,will cool off a little starting Friday. 

Anyway, yall all have a great Thanksgiving, and tc,,,



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Got a Dilemma

Well, woke up way too early today and could NOT go back to sleep.... So later, i won't be able to keep my eyes open,,have to nap.  Haven't had breakfast yet, and since today is delivery day for my drugs,,lol,,, do i dare get in the shower? 

You know, i just dread holidays now.  I'm expected to take something for dinner,,,like everybody else, but,,,this year, i just don't know what.  Can't be on my feet much, so it has to be something quick and easy.  Maybe my 3 bean salad.  Maybe HJs firecrackers (everybody loves em).  Maybe just pick up some potato salad at the store...We all go to bro Gs house, and it's small and really crowded.  Little kids drive me nuts.  See what i mean?  The weather is going to be beautiful, so maybe the kids will stay outside mostly.

J is driving against everybody's better judgement.  At least he got into an automatic yesterday.  O gosh, think i said this yesterday,,,, never mind...

I've GOT to get some Christmas shopping done... never been this late!  Normally, it's all done by now.  I'm not doing much, just for immediate family.  I shop online so i have a big stack of these little catalogs laying here.

Gosh, just seems i have nothing to put here, any more.  Yall tc, and


Monday, November 19, 2012

Have to Laugh

My phone rang a bit ago, and the only phone working in the house, is in the back bed room,,,lololol.  I had already called the verizon tech that worked so long on the internet connection, and it's still the same, and now, i had to call him again, about the phones......lolololol.   He called right after 8 this morning, i had just gotten up, and said he was gonna try some other stuff.  Poor guy.

It was J calling, saying he was picking up some breakfast tacos.  I was just fixing to do my waffles, so i'm waiting.,,,Starving,,,lololol.

He's driving against all my warnings, but did say he was gonna get into an automatic, the standard was killing him.  They, he and his dad, have a used car lot.  Lots of  He loves that Kia, cause of the 47MPH.  OOOO,,,,on the trip to SA, i got 28.3!!!! In my Taurus.  Never got that before.  I drove around 65 mph, using cruise control...have to do that, my foot gets too heavy.

I just can't believe that F1 race wasn't on tv yesterday!! Well, not on my cable. 

Looking at the week's weather report,,,upper 70s!,,,lol,,,love this.

That's all folks,,,tc and


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Just a Little Today

Nite before last, i woke up about 1;30 to go to the b'room, and heard the tones go off for the Kingsland Fire Dept.  A call in about a house fully engulfed.  People had moved out about 2 months ago, they said.  Of course it burned to the ground.  Same ol Same ol,, this has been an ongoing thing for a long time.  And yeah, it's arson fires.  This made about 7 or so houses, and i think i read there were 11 grass fires that were arson, too.  They arrested one 17 year old, but ,,,,.  This is horrible.  The residents in K'land are really putting the pressure on to get this stopped.   Sure hope they get em all, send em off permanently.  Had this happen here years ago, and it turned out to be the fire chiefs son doing it.  He got sent off for years.  Then got out, and got sent back.
Those F1 races on that new track have been going strong.  Unreal.  And it's just down the road,,,lol.  Here that means about 75 miles away.   Austin has been having stuff going on all weekend.  For being the 1st time, it has gone soooo good.  Read somewhere, that having that kind of race in Austin, was like having ??? in Mayberry,,,,lololol.  I don't know how they got it all done in time.

Don't know why Sundays are so long and boring.  I even did some mopping,,,lololol.

Yall tc, and


Saturday, November 17, 2012

What a Great Day,,,Yesterday

J was here, then my dotter and partner came by and stayed for hours,,, We laughed so much, i'm sore,,,lololol.  They all left about 3 so i went to the park for a while since daylight is short these days.  Had to stop at the library too, 1 book left and 1/2 way thru with it.  I'm reading Harlan Coben now,,great books.  Part of his books are based on one man, but i like the others better.  So i'm reading those first, and will get to the others, later.

I was amazed that one of my readers, Goldie, was in SA too.  That was probably my last trip.  His check ups will be in F'burg.

Actually, i don't have much to write about.  I have finally adjusted to the time change, i think,,,lol.  Not losing that hour now.

Had a man show up yesterday to fix my slow ISP.  lololol.  Had to call him later and tell him it was still doing the same thing, after he had spent so much time on it.  I know what happened.  Since my connection fluctuates on the speed, when he tested it, he was catching it on the top end.  There is this thingy that shows bars and when they're all white, i'm GOOD.  But, when green ones start showing i'm getting slow.  Right now, i have 1 green and it can go to 3, then all go back to the white again.  He moved my modem, changed out a line to it, and when he checked, it showed good on his machine...Hated to call him later.  I kinda think it's the modem.

That's all i've got, so yall tc, and


Thursday, November 15, 2012

SA Again Today

Staple pulling time today.  2PM apt, so we'll be leaving about 11:30.  With all our "rest" stops, we allow a little extra time.

He's shaving, and says he's gonna lie down for a bit...There are pillows in the car, back seat, so he can if he wants.  We need to make a stop at Walmart later to get more of the bandages that work so good under the brace,,,no one has em here.  They  are more padded and with the holes left from those 23 staples, he'll need that.  Also need some more of that saline wash.

Took these yesterday at the park...  There were so many different birds there late yesterday., makes it really interesting.  There was a big group of white ones sitting on the dam, and we weren't sure what they were.  We think maybe egrets... But,, we know what egrets look like and these just weren't quite the same.  They were too far to  get a good look.  We tried binoculars, but the sun shining on them,,well,,just not sure.
Got a good nite's sleep, ready to drive.  It's cloudy and i sure like to drive like that.  The apt. is at 2 so there won't be traffic problems.  It's NEVER as bad as Austin any time.  Besides, it's right close to the first loop, 1604, don't have to go into the worse parts.
Yall tc, and

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Maybe Later

Haven't had a chance to do any posts.  Will get back when i can.  Yall tc, and


PS  Forgot to mention,,J and i saw a whooping crane flying over the Llano River bridge right here in town, about 5 PM yesterday,,,It was following the river, and i had just read about them in an article in the Statesman, and asked to let him know if any one saw one.  I emailed him and told him.  (Mike Leggett)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gonna Get Cold

Somewhere back about a week ago, we musta had a little frost, cause the leaves are finally falling.  The front due in any minute will finish them off the next few days.  Hey,,no more mowing til Jan...hahahaha,,,

My internet is slow, and has been doing this a couple of weeks.  I can reset the router and make it ok, but,,,guess i'm gonna have to call, much as i hate that thot.  Where the lines show it,,it's just one line off, but, that makes it slow. 

J told me a couple of weeks ago that he wanted some pecans and did i know where he could get any.  I had seen signs but didn't remember where.  WELL!! Just across the road and down about a block from him,,,there is a big sign,,PECANS....hahahahaha,,,It's just before the city park, and i remember when that pecan orchard was planted there.  And yep, they had shelled pecans.  We went by and i whipped back around and he got a pound.  $8.  He's gonna make pies, and said he had won the award for pies, 4 years in a row...He makes those little, what? 4" ones?   Little ones anyway.    I think our squirrel population had doubled in the park this year,, so much for them to eat.

I just read Gypsy's blog today, and i had totally missed it about her being in the hospital.  Glad she is home now.  That pneumonia is a BAD thing to have.  I was never the same after my bad bout of it, almost 5 years ago, but one thing good, was, i never had another cigarette.

Hey just got dark, maybe we will get a little rain.  And that south wind just went still, think that front is right at my front door. lol.    Don't know if it will hit like a blast or kinda sneak in...

There was a new food trailer set up last week end and i was giving my signal for Sonic, and went by it, saw the sign, pulled pork,,and just went right on thru that Sonic drive way, back to the pulled pork,,,,Gosh, love that stuff.  And of course i want slaw on it!  WELL, got my appetite back up for another one, went back and it's GONE!  Well, it was back yesterday, so about 5;30 here i went again,,,mouth watering, and $%*%*&*_)&^(*%&,,,,,it was closed!!!  This is before dark, when the hunters would have been in hunting food.  So now, i'm lost.  Heck, maybe he ran out early or something,,,

Just had my waffles and here i'm thinking about that pulled pork bun!  Think i'm gonna go check it out...  so yall tc, and


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

I've had a great day, with both my kids and the g/kid too.  We had lunch at a Mexican food place, and my dotter and i had their shrimp,,lol.  We shared an order.  Then someone told someone it was my birthday, so i got the song sung for me, with all the loud clapping,,,lolololol.  It has just been a good day, and i'm tired, so yall tc, and


Friday, November 9, 2012

Hooray for BB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great to know he's still around,,huh?  AND ,,,catching some fish,,,if we can believe that.   All well and good, but, there have been a few of us that never returned,,,and it could happen you know.

Windy, kinda hot today.  When it gets this way i'm always glad for a good front to show up, like will be here Sunday nite.  We finally got down low enough for some leaves to start falling.  And it will finish them  about on Mon. nite.

We've been going out to the park, and J has discovered how enjoyable those geese are.  He has lived here all his life, and had never done that.  He had even told me that that bread wasn't good for them,,now it's,, Mom, do you have anything to feed the geese?  lololol.  It's just peaceful out there and the other birds are showing back up.  Big ducks,little ducks,,white cranes, blue cranes,,,etc.

My neighbor did move out last week.  A big truck even showed up a few days ago and loaded his storage room on and took it away.  This morning, someone was walking around taking pics and J asked them what they were doing.  It was someone from his mortgage company.  We just told them they had left about 2 weeks ago, that's all.

I got this huge flower arrangement this morning.  My birthday is tomorrow, which i keep forgetting.  Now i can remember while i'm smelling these.  Something smells good.

Hey, yall tc, and


Thursday, November 8, 2012


Looked on BBs profile and there was his son's blog.  Left a comment and hopefully he will see it and let us know something.  THIS IS NOT GOOD!!  I  fussed at DD once ,,, about being missing and he understood and didn't do it any more.  Just let us know.  And BB did and for a while it has been ok, but 10 days is too long for nothing.

Js doing great!  I take him back next week on Thurs to get the staples out.  Have to go to SA to do it,,the doc just goes to F'burg every other week, and the timing was off.

The brace is rubbing on the top of the surgical opening, and was making it red, so he's not wearing it when he's in the house.  Looking lots better today.  After the back surgery in 2000, his doc told him NOT to wear one, didn't need it, he had screwed him together enough was no way it would come apart.

Well, my bro G showed up, so i'm just gonna close this now, yall tc, and


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'm Early, Just One Thing

Does any one still have BBs son on their blog list?  I don't, but maybe one of you do.  Need to know what's going on,,,really concerned now.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Need a Few Screws?


The top ones came out back in 2000, during another back spine surgery.  The bottom ones were taken out on this one, but twice as much put back in,,2 fusions.  I couldn’t believe the size!!  How could anyone have these in their back?  Lots do,,, tho.


Not much,,but it’s late now, and I’m really tired, so,,,GN, and


Monday, November 5, 2012

Memory Must Be Going,,,

Kinda getting concerned about BB,,,been 6 days with no communication.  In fact, thot he was gonna go to the coast.  Anybody know anything?

Just flat missed doing a blog yesterday,,,without even realizing it.  Gotta get back in the habit.

Js here with me today,,been 5 days now.  He's doing just fine, pushing it like he always does.  He won't listen to me,,,lol

Changed the dressing today,,,took a quick shot ,,,not bad huh?  This is the 5th day.  23 staples there, but they are small ones this time.  Normally they are 1/2" wide.
Went out to the park yesterday, just watching the bird life, reading, etc.  This man and his 13 year old dotter showed up, walking along the bank, casting along the way.  They went on past me a bit and i heard the girl yell,,,,and she had caught a small bass, which they threw back.  I moved to another place and in a bit the dad walked by carrying this BIG one,,, which he put in an ice chest with water.  I didn't stay much longer, but i think they had just started biting.  He said she had gotten 2 bucks Saturday, then 2 more.  (Using his tags),,,So yall,,,there are fish out there in that park!  You hearing me, BB?  Didn't think about taking a pic til later, still kicking myself.
Well, so late here now,,,gonna close up, yall tc, and

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Raining While I'm Writing

Still seems a little strange not to be doing the countdown for Js surgery.  I talked to him about an hour ago, and they were about an hour away.  He said they took that drain out about 4 this morning, and it's a 100% better.  It was making his back hurt to lay on it, or to wear the brace.  No problem now, he said.

There was a 64 year old lady next door, had the same exact thing done.  I had talked to her husband when he was waiting on her to get back from the surgery.  Her second one.  Hope J visited with her.

I was supposed to go out to Ns house for a get-together for her birthday and her dotter's, but,,,just too darned tired.   Took the gifts to B to take with him,,hopefully he remembers,,,lolololol. 

WOW!!! It's raining....Love it.  This is ahead of a front that's gonna cool us down a little.  Gosh, i'm ready.  Slept with the ac on last nite.  When i got home Thursday, my yard had been mowed,,,couldn't figure that out.  Then this morning my mower man came by and yep, he had done it.  Still hoping it's the last one for the, but i remember mowing in Feb. and fussing about that...

Getting a good little shower. 

Yall tc, and


Friday, November 2, 2012

Catching Up Today

Been trying to catch up on blogs.  Hey BB,,,, where are you????  I know, i know,,no internet there, but,,,,

Talked to J about an hour and a half ago, he still hasn't seen the doc, and was in a terrible mood wanting some pain med.  Was gonna get up and walk, so not to lay there hurting, he said.  I DON'T WANT HIM HOME LIKE THIS,,,,,  A nurse had told him they might have to keep him tonight.  I went over to his house and made his bed up, so it's ready.  It's a hospital bed his dad got him a long time ago after one of the other back surgeries.  That key he gave me came in handy,, lol.  It's to his Dad's house too. 

I just kinda piddled around on my way back yesterday.  I stopped once to fill up the car, and once for a milk shake.  Then, just 15 miles down the road i passed a good looking mexican food restaurant, turned right around and went back.  Got a plate of cheese enchiladas with the fixings, ate a little and brought the rest home.  Got it for later today.  Gonna make some oatmeal for lunch, here in a bit.

Monday nite, out at the lake area, was hearing about a man going around his house with guns in his hands, having a flash back.  His mom was on the phone with 911, trying to calm him down, but she would, then he would turn right back around uncontrollable again.  It went on for about 2 hours and i went to bed.  The DPS had shown up.  Well, they ended up shooting and killing him.  Told him to drop his weapons,,and he raised them to fire.  I just read his obit today, and the family was asking for a change on how these situations are handled here in TX.  He was a 20 year vet, and had an impressive career and life.  This is wrong!!!  I totally agree with the family.

I am so glad to be home,,,that was my last trip staying away like that.  No rest, total exhaustion.  Just can't do that now.  Got a good nite's sleep last nite, feel better, but gonna spend the next few days doing nothing. 

Yall tc, and


Thursday, November 1, 2012

I'm Backkkkkk

Just got home a while ago, and i'm so tired, exhausted, etc, just gonna be a line or 2.  The 4 hour surgery went fine, he's doing great, and his g/f is staying there with him, soooo,,,i came home.  Not even 24 hours after the surgery he has everything unhooked, going to the potty on his own, can manage to turn himself mostly alone.  It ended about 4 yesterday, and the first 3 hours were BAD, but he was getting a little better when i went back to the motel, then when i called about 9, he had his mouth full of a turkey sandwich!!!  Anyway, just wanted yall to know.  So tc, and