Oh Monday! I like Mondays every week but this one is especially welcome for I’ve been trying to race away from Friday as fast as I can. I got the worst news- which I’m unable to even process never mind share- and each day that takes me away from Friday is a slightly better one indeed.
I’m also still a little stunned by something I spent hours binge watching on Netflix:
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. This was my face when the whole thing was done – 😳😧😳 – I want to say watch it but I also want to say don’t watch it. It was …. yeah. It was. An important note about one of the folks in the show. Saff was mis gendered as She. Saff goes by He. So please keep that in mind, if you do end up watching. It took my mind off my bad news but left me with a whole new sense of horror and the need for a long, hot shower.
I’ve got five library books left! Eeek! I don’t know how long our library will be closed so they are like precious jewels. Most books are anyway.
I don’t know who this belongs t0 -if you do, please educate me- I find it oddly comforting:
I’m losing and finding all sorts of things these days…
Something else that brings me comfort is this: Every day as the chaos of the world rages on, the sun still rises. The birds still sing. The clouds still move across the sky. Someday soon the snow will EFF OFF, the trees will bud, the bees will buzz and all will be well once again.
COVID 19. Isn’t this a thing? People are acting like it’s end of days. Oh my, the panic. And it’s the panic that’s causing the problems at the moment. The risk in Alberta is still low. The province is taking aggressive measures to flatten the curve which is pretty smart, knowing what we know about these things!
Are you sick yet? So far so good on this end. I had the Grands last week and they didn’t give me the ick. Check out this link, if you’re in ALberta, are feeling ill and need more information.
My only concerns at this moment are the huge amounts of misinformation out there and mass panic. Otherwise, it’s all good in my neighbourhood at the moment.
How are toilet paper stocks in your world? ( Pro tip, install a bum gun and you won’t need TP!)
Ours were still ok at the store last week at but a person can’t find hand sanitizer anywhere. That’s OK. I have soap. Which is what a person should be using first ANYWAY. The hand sanitizer is only good 3 times and then you still need to wash your hands. Still, it’d be nice to have right at the front door or when one is out and about.
Not that I go anywhere, ha! To the library and the grocery store most weeks. That’s Winter for ya! I am a fair weather human 😉 My home range is small as it is anyway!
This is what the TP and bleach wipes sections looked like this week:
Fucking hoarders…I get that people are scared. These are scary times. This is a scary thing. But you only need enough stuff to last you TWO weeks. Not two years. People are getting into fights over toilet paper. There is even a separate line at Costco to deal with the crowds….I’m trying to be sympathetic to people because fear and panic are real things and they don’t feel good but come on.
Other things were starting to be cleaned out too. Things like rice, cans of beans, macaroni and cheese…I saw a dude with a cart full of milk! Yes, milk! His cart was overflowing with 4 litre jugs….ggrr. The guy in line behind him was giving him the gears about it -nicely- but still…I hope he felt embarrassed. Mums are even starting to worry about things like baby formula and medicine…not cool. Every single person at the check outs had some sort of cleaning product too, lol. I managed to grab a bottle of bleach. One, because I’m not an asshole and there was hardly anything left of THAT either.
Hubs says if things get REALLY bad the hoarders will be the first to go when people find them out anyhow, so there’s some small, spiteful comfort in that, ha!
How are you all doing? Has your health authority taken any preventative measures? How are you all feeling about this?
I find it all endlessly fascinating. We’re watching this thing unfold in real time and I feel like I’m in the middle of this huge social experiment.
There is still lots of good out there in the world too. Don’t forget about that. People are still singing in Italy.
Clean and sterile hugs and kisses to you. And remember:
The days are really going to start flying now! I’m SO HAPPY to see March again. I don’t have anything super planned, expect for SPRING! And technically I have nothing to do with that, but it has everything to do with me!
I come ALIVE in Spring. ALIVE I tell you!
Expect things to get quirkier around here. 😉
This always gives me a good giggle:
Who ARE the people who make these things up? I’d love to meet their silly selves ❤
Remember that song?
I’ll pass, thanks! But I appreciate the thought, ha!
If you live in my part of the world -North America- you may be feeling tired this morning. Yesterday we set our clocks back -one hour- to Standard Time and that awful practice has a way of messing with ones body, big time!
It takes me about a week to start to feel closer to normal so today I am dragging my ass.
On top of that, I was woken up out of a dead sleep at 2am with intense uterine pain and had to get up and take Advil AND THEN, the melatonin I took at bedtime kicked in and gave me all sorts of strange dreams- wrestling a cobra while the owner sat by and watched it bite me and refused to help. Listening to ” hard jazz” in a seedy bar. Hanging out with an ex boyfriend and experiencing ex boyfriend behavior over and over and over again!- I woke up sluggish and weirded out, ugh.
But my coffee was ready for me and it was delicious. I chatted with my daughter first thing this AM and I’m anticipating some delicious homemade soup for lunch. Go me! 🙂
Did you have a good weekend?
I had Miss. Sassafras and we went for a short hike to feed chickadees:
And then we went to visit this little guy:
And I got to enjoy both my favourite littles at the same time.
This movie scared the hell out of me as a kid!
Ugh! This is a trick that would work on me, ha ha.
Speaking of tricks (and treats) we had a good Halloween. 22 kids came! That’s a new record! I was happy with the turn out. It was busy-ish for about 45 min and it all died off before 8pm. Now that’s my kind of fun, ha!
Luke seems like a smart guy. I wonder if we can convince the others? This is how I knew I was “older”. I cant tolerate noise anymore. It’s a real thing! I’m not just being crotchety, loud noises just set my teeth on edge and put a cold steel rod in my spine.
This doesn’t though:
This feels like a nice reminder ❤
It’s supposed to snow today so I’m off for my last (most likely) snow free walk of the season.It’s going to be a while before I’m comfortable walking in the snow because of my balance issue so I intend to make it a good one! What do you have planned today? Tell me all about it!
We had a family dinner yesterday -the third one in two weeks- and it was a hoot! Lots of laughs, silly dancing and singing, kids and dogs -well, DOG- racing around my teeny tiny house, and of course delicious food! I’m still enjoying the whipped cream my daughter in law brought over!
I take my coffee with whipped cream from now on, ha!
Have you tried Coconut Whipped Cream? It comes in a can like the regular ready whipped stuff and it’s DAMN GOOD!
I’ve got troubling news 😦
My old boy, Mooshum is starting to have major mobility problems. Now he’s always been hitchy. We think he was hit by a car when he was younger and the injury healed screwy because he most likely didn’t get veterinary care. (He’s from an under funded community originally and was a free range dog) Plus, he’s part Golden and Goldens are known for their hip dysplasia and such. So there’s that. He’s also 14 years old or so. So there’s that too! But the other day things really went down hill for him after our walk.
He lost the ability to rise up and when he did finally get his legs under him, his limp was pronounced. It was obvious he was struggling and in pain. Gah! We actually had to lift him up to standing a few times. I’ve massaged him and laid my hands on him and given him some emergency meds. It’s all helped and he seems stable for now. BUT I think the time has come to talk to the vet about maintenance pain meds for my boy.
Then after that…well, we’re one step closer to his death, me thinks. I wont let him suffer. He’s one tough MOFO, that’s for sure but there will come a day…and that day is coming soon. 😦
Grief is the price we pay for love.
If there ever was a dog who deserves to die in his sleep, its this boy. I don’t pray but every night I ask the Universe to take him from us gently in the night over anything else. It is my fondest wish at the moment ❤
The big freeze is on its way. We’ve still got some leaves on our trees but soon they’ll be gone! Anything after Halloween is weather that means business, but the weather has been most lovely these past weeks! I hope it continues. I want to take my granddaughter to this trail I found this weekend. We were stalked by hungry chickadees who had no problem landing on our outstretched hands. Squee! I’m coming back with seeds -or else! Have you ever been bit by a chickadee? I have, ha ha it was hilarious but I’ve learned my lesson!
Ha! More like 8 years. Although I’m in the uphill climb now.
My personal circus and monkeys have calmed their shit. THANK YOU GODDESS! It’s still a challenge to live in this world but it’s a challenge for most people. So there’s that 😉 We’re all in this together right?!
I hope you breathtaking people have the most amazing week!
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything fun? Tell me all about it!
Mine started off with a bang! Well, actually mine started off with a baby and a friend. I met my pal for coffee and got to meet (and cuddle) her new baby boy. He is the sweetest little guy and while I’m not interested in having any more of my own body, biology had me aching for him. I miss him still, lol. Give me all the babies!
Saturday had me shopping for home security stuff because on Thursday evening, two young people broke into the neighbours house. They walked up to the front door boldly like they owned the place. I dashed out quickly to investigate but they got themselves into the house lickety split! Another neighbour took over from there and they were caught but still…UGH! So the Hubs and I did some stuff to our doors and my house is now near impossible to get into -without making a huge racket- I feel slightly better about it and am grateful the assholes inspired us to upgrade some things but still…it makes me SO mad. Over the next couple of paydays we’re going to light this place up and get a few cameras. Just try and get in here…just try it! It sure does feel satisfying when I lock my doors now, ha! “Ker-chunk” go the deadbolts. I love it!
II made this lovely thing:
Parmesan Zucchini Bread. You can get the recipe HERE. It turned out pretty good! I was so proud of how pretty I made it. We were supposed to have it with Chicken Corn Chowder for dinner but we ended up having A&W at 3pm SO I couldn’t bring myself to make the soup after all! The Gouda Buddy Burger was technically my second lunch so yeah…you’ve gotta draw a line somewhere! I did have a slice of bread, slathered thickly with butter for an evening snack though. Yum! My brain is going crazy with all the cool combinations I could do using this recipe as a base. I seem to get really creative in the kitchen this time of year. I made Peanut Butter Banana Brownies the other day….
Seriously, that’ll do it! Will swoon for food.
The weather is still most lovely here! I think it’s supposed to be 16C today and the leaves are still their colourful, gorgeous selves on all the trees..It looks like this is the last real day of awesome weather so I’ll be spending today finishing up the garden stuff.
I hope your Monday is AMAZING and please, enjoy the heck out of your week ❤
Happy Monday! And Happy Mid- Autumn! While the rest of those in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating the start of Fall, those of us in the know and anyone paying attention, realize today is actually, truly, really the middle of the season. More on this in another post!
The dying light is having its usual effect on my brain but I’m doing pretty good all things considering. How are you doing?
I’ve got some Halloween decorations up and that’s really helping my mood. I ADORE Halloween. We don’t get many kids but still, I want to keep the tradition alive for the ones who want it. Plus, Halloween decorations match my home décor, so it’s like I’m giving my house a whole refresh too!
What? You don’t keep up your owls, spiders and tombstones year round?
I’m all excited because the Hubs- who has been home ALL LAST WEEK- is back off to work. It was nice to operate at a slower pace but it’s also nice to go back to my usual routine. I did somehow score a HUGE win out of things; he’s onboard with trying snowshoeing this Winter. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART! This man hates hiking and while in the spirit of honesty I pointed out that snowshoeing was really just hiking on extra equipment he’s pshawed me away and said he’s “in” so…yeah, I’m holding him to that!