Bitter cold plus other stuff

Bitter cold plus other stuff

First of all - the Sunday before Xmas Mom came down with a "cold." She came to our house the Thurs. evening before Xmas and coughed a whole lot. On the 23rd, Kevin was suddenly sick with her "cold." I did my best to keep my distance, and we didn't do any celebrating at all on Christmas day, and then the Wednesday after Xmas, the 27th, the cold struck me. The next night Afib started and it was not going away and then it turned into tachycardia, rapid heartbeat, and it wouldn't go down. I called a telenurse who had me try a couple exercise to bring it down which didn't work and she said I...

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The State Fair, Part One

The State Fair, Part One

I went a few times this year, and its amazing that the fair weather, which can be so awfully hot and sticky, was pretty much great. First, I went the first Sunday, August 13th. They've been working...

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Goodbye, Sweet Little Marley

Goodbye, Sweet Little Marley

Sweet and very tiny little Marley left us yesterday morning at 5:25. She'd been losing weight for a couple of weeks; she was only four pounds to begin with, and she got so thin that I could feel the...

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Different August Things

Different August Things

For one thing, I was looking at my site and it suddenly dawned on me that the banner currently reads "Spring 2023." Oh boy. Slightly falling behind in literally all things... So I fixed that. Yay,...

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Paddle Boarding Fun

Paddle Boarding Fun

Our friend Amy has a very cool paddle board, and we store it under our deck for her. Isn't it cool? I've seen some paddle boards around the lake but they're usually just boring and one single color....

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Boating Adventures

Boating Adventures

One of my most favorite things is to go out on my pontoon boat. I haven't been out this summer as much as I'd have liked...it was too hot, it was raining, I was too busy pulling weeds and taking...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!

Well, happy belated birthday - it was Aug. 4th and we did quite a bit of celebrating. We went to dinner at the Yacht Club and Kevin enjoyed a delicious piece of carrot cake for dessert. It was a...

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Hot Heat

Hot Heat

That's how hot it is now. Hot hot heat. Yesterday the heat index said it felt like 122. I mean, c'mon. I kept going outside and my glasses kept fogging up. Good grief. When I got home from the...

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July,

July,

as the summer marches on...first, July 1st when the power was out, Pumpkin was thoroughly enjoying the cat grass that Kevin planted. Such a happy boy! Later that day a family of raccoons showed up....

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Kitties and smoke in June

Kitties and smoke in June

Here's Lester, always so happy to pose for a photo. Lovey and Riley. Poor Lovey has been pulling out her hair because she's allergic to something. I can't comfort her because she continues to be...

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