Thursday Morning


The Physician’s Assistant that works with my Neurologist wants me to give up coffee.  Completely.  As in ‘None”.  “Nada”.  “Do without”.  Understand?  After picking myself up off the floor from laughing my ass off, I told him I’d give it some thought.  He then proceeded to give me a list of foods and beverages that I’m supposed to give up or avoid.  Oh gee.  I love lists.  They’re fun to look at.

So let’s see some of what’s on this list …

  • Coffee.  Yeh right!
  • Artificial sweeteners.  No problem since I don’t use them anywho.
  • Chocolate.  Who wrote this list?  A communist?
  • Lima beans.  That’s an easy one.
  • Herring.  Ditto.
  • Pizza.  Pizza? F **k off list!
  • Nanners. Hey now!  I’m getting older.  Nanners help me .. well, you know.
  • Citrus fruit.  No oranges?  How am I to drink screwdrivers without OJ?
  • Sour cream.  Shaaaa!  That means no baked potatoes which obviously goes with steak.

OK, I’ll cut down on my coffee cuz I do like it blonde and sweet … well, really sweet actually.  Besides, I kinda sorta hit another brick wall with offloading this excess weight that I’m carrying around and cutting back may help break that logjam.  Give it up completely???

Sure, when I can fill my cup with Grey Goose instead.



I’m hanging on to summer even if it is raining a lot lately which i kind of a signal that the seasons are starting to change around these parts.  That and I took a look at my green beans in my garden and they’re starting to play out as well.  It’s too late to plant a second crop so we’ll hafta wait until they’re just plain done before I pull them for the year.  I don’t think it’s gonna be too long from now seeings how a couple of them are turning brown and drying out already.

I think Saturday morning will be a corn stand day to check out their sweet corn before we buy mass quantities for canning.  It’s too bad I don’t have a hobby farm with a few head of calves to feed.  They love the corn husks and cooked cobs.  It’s like candy for them.



I’ve watched this little bunny grow ever since I first laid eyes on it on June 19th.  Yeh, there’s a post and a photo of it for that day.  It’s grown quite a bit and appears very healthy.  It’s funny watching it run around my yard.  It sure is a skittish little thing.  I suppose that’s what has kept it alive so far.  Hopefully it will be one of my visitors to the bunny feed dish over the winter.  It will be nice to look out the back window to watch them feeding.  It would be nice to be able to get a pic of them feeding while I’m at it.

Random Thoughts for Monday Morning


It was nice to go out for a short walk last nite at twilight.  There was a light rain but a nice one none the less.  I liked the orange-gold glow of the street light on wet pavement.  I’ll have to use a better lens next time.  I heard a couple groups of geese flying and one passed overhead not much higher than the rooftops of my neighbor’s houses.  It’s a nice sight but an ominous sign of things to come.

I hopped on the scale this morning and my weight is moving downward once again.  I just gotta keep at it and watch what I eat and how much I eat.

The plan for the week is to fine a sweet corn stand so I can buy around 8 dozen ears of corn.  Canning it for winter will keep me busy, off the streets and out of bars for a while.  I can’t let you think I’m some sorta hooligan like my brother.

My oldest thinks that Dad should have a walking cane when he’s out walking.  I must have given her one helluva look because she came back with a “What???

I’ve been thinking about my two new additions to my yard and how young they are.  I’ve been wondering how I can get u a small brush and tree branch pile by the lilacs and evergreen to maybe provide some extra shelter.  I’ll hafta put some more thought into it.

OK, time to act like I’m working.  Feel free to comment.   🙂

Sunday Morning


We’re starting a week of grey skies and wet weather here in central Minnesota.  It’s typical for this time of year.  I’ve learned to take it as a clue from Mother Nature that the seasons are about to change here once again.  I look forward to that about as much as one looks forward to root canal work by their dentist.

Don’t get me wrong because I like the autumn weather around these parts just like anyone else.  What I don’t like is how short autumn is here in central Minnesota.  The trees are denuded of leaves rather quickly so the changing of colours happens rather quickly and it goes even faster if it rains and blows during that time.  It makes for a rather short period of time where you can take pictures of the trees in the autumn coat.

It also means that college football will be starting soon.  With it comes all of the ribbing that I get from the Goofer fans considering I bleed Iowa black and gold.  They really hate it when they lose the pig to what they view as their country cousins.  We got even one year by knocking down their goal posts in their dome.  They also hated the tee shirts which showed their dome as “Kinnick North“.  College football fans can get a little miffed when you mess with their home turf.

So this week reminds me to tend to my garden beds and nurture what I can out of them during these last weeks of the growing season.  I need to make a list of outdoor chores to get done over the next 6 weeks.  Time goes by way too quickly sometimes around this neck of the Hundred Acre Wood.

Look close


Look close and then look closer.  You can make out the eye and then an ear.  And when you get it all and get the complete picture in your mind then you realize you have a little ball of fur which will be another mouth to feed this coming winter,  There’s always room for one more around the table and there’s no exception even if you are a ball of fur.  I’ll make sure the feed dish is found back and fill the feed bucket come October.