Monday, October 23, 2023


 Hello, friends!  Hope you are all having a wonderful day.  It is cold here today.  And tomorrow morning it is supposed to be in the 30s (F).  I am not looking forward to that.  But after all it is the end of October so we have been blessed with nice weather and warm temperatures for far longer than we usually are.

Looking back over my posts I realized that I never told you about our new kitten, George.  We got a phone call from one the guys in the Veterans group across the street from us asking if we knew anyone who wanted a kitten.  This little gray kitten had wandered into the building soaking wet from the rain and was laying in a corner.  The guy who called was going to throw him out on the street again, but the wife of one of the other members was there and started yelling at him about it.  So he called us.  Joe said he thought he could find a home for him and took him in.  

But... we couldn't find anyone to take him.  So we decided to keep him for a bit until we could find someone.  The poor thing was sick and had gummy eyes.  He was sneezing and was red hot to the touch.  We got an appointment with the vet and took him over.  They gave him medication and checked him all out.  (Unfortunately now Jack is also sneezing.)

I was surprised that the two cats got along.  And they still do.  Of course there are times when they are at each other, but most of the time they just curl up together and sleep.  That has never happened before when we had two cats.

I named the kitten George.  Why?  I don't know.  It just sounded right.  Jack and George.  He is starting to learn his name.  And as you might have guessed, Joe is in love with him and we are keeping him.  He sleeps on Joe's tummy and gives him kisses when he wakes up.  Not so much with me.  Of course being a kitten he is into everything.

But now Jack is sick.  We found out that he has thyroid disease and have been giving him medication.  But now he was diagnosed with asthma.  He is a poor sick baby.

These cats are going to put me into the poor house with all their doctor bills!

I have a couple of pictures of George that I thought I would show to you.  He is so little and soft.

And here is Jack.  My boy.

They both love Joe's recliner and are going to be disappointed the end of this week when it goes out in the trash.  It is falling apart (literally).  Joe has bought a rocking chair (like a Cracker Barrel one, but not theirs).  I told him I would put it together for him.  He loves rocking chairs.

Lunch is here.  We called out.  So I need to get off of here.  See you all soon.


Saturday, October 21, 2023



Hello, friends.  I've been meaning to write a post for several days now, but just haven't gotten to it.  It is very early in the morning and I haven't been to bed yet, so let me write a short and quick post for you.

A couple of weeks ago Joe took me out on a date.  We went to Yamato's, one of my favorite places.  This is before I had my tooth extracted and I told him I wanted to go to a restaurant while I could still eat!

There was work being done on I-95 so we had to take the back streets.  Still, it is not that far away so we got there rather quickly.  And we got seated quickly also since it was pretty empty.  Well, it was around 3:30 p.m. so the lunch crowd was gone and the dinner crowd hadn't come in yet.

We got pork fried gyoza to begin with.  They are dumplings and so delicious!  So is the dipping sauce that goes with them.

Joe had miso soup come with his meal.  He likes it, but I don't.

Joe got a hibachi chicken bento box.  It comes with sashimi, sushi, and rice.

I got chicken yaki soba.  I couldn't eat it all and took enough home that I had it for lunch the next day.

It was so fun to go out together.  We don't do that enough.

After we ate Joe ran into Rite Aid to get a few things and then it was home.  We have decided to go out once a month even if it is just to the pizza shop a few blocks away.  It's important to spend time with each other.

Hope you all are having a good time too.  Sorry this is short, but it's after midnight and I need to go to bed.  See you all soon.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023



Hello friends.  Hope you are all having a great day.  Well, the day is almost over now.

I have spent a lot of the afternoon on the computer.  For some reason my computer refuses to download pictures from my SD card.  I have tried everything.  It doesn't even recognize that there is a drive there.  So Joe gave me his computer that he never uses and I have spent time getting my pictures off of my camera and making two videos for my YouTube channel.  People think because the video is 5 minutes long that it doesn't take much to make it.  Not so.  I just spent 90 minutes putting together that 5 minute video.  I also had to repurchase the program I use to make them.  Another $100.  But all is good now.

Yesterday I finally had my tooth pulled.  I went to the hospital to have it done rather than a dentist's office.  I had two dentists turn me down when I went to them to have it pulled.  And now I know why.  I was in the chair for over 30 minutes because when they went to pull the tooth, it shattered into little pieces and they had to dig and drill the pieces out of my gum.  I told Joe that I am so very grateful that God arranged for me to be in the hospital where there was the equipment and personnel to help me.

I bled quite a bit.  For about two hours.  But now I am doing pretty good.  I am in a lot less pain than I expected to be.  As long as I keep up with the Extra Strength Tylenol they gave me, I'm OK.  They would have given me something stronger, but I'm allergic to everything.  But this is doing fine.  An added bonus is it is also helping the pain in my knees.

Last week I saw my GI doctor.  Everything is going good.  He does want me to have another barium swallow test to get a look at my esophagus because I still have spasms, but that's not a big deal.

When I left his office, I noticed that the trees in the medical center were starting to change colors.  These were the first colorful trees I have seen this year.  I took some pictures of them to show you.

And we no longer have the 90 degree sunny and hot days.  Weather is cool around here.  Especially in the mornings.  I guess it really is fall.

I'm going to end for now and get something to eat.  I can't wait until tomorrow when I can start eating solid foods again.  But for tonight it's mashed potatoes and ice cream.

Have a good night everyone and I will talk to you soon.