My day was boogered when we received the call asking for help with BuelahLady’s Mother (who has recently broke her hip). I had to stay here with BuelahGirl, but didn’t get to go to the rally (which I understand was good).
I took a few pics of a few of the “different” items we planted:
There was one other pumpkin on this massive plant (two vines that were over 25′ long each). My mother, BuelahMeMe (don’t ask) took it upon herself to pick the “squash” when it was the size of a baseball. This plant is supposed to bear 400# pumpkins and she cut it off at 1#. I will admit that it tasted superb.
We also have another friend near the garden that we have been watching for a couple months. She likes the old kids toys we have junked in the back yard and finds dinner there. One of these pics was as she was dining (hard to tell from the back):
Celebrate? For what, you ask?
Arguably, there is little to celebrate when it comes to the Real State of The Union (or the World, for that matter). So, I take ‘em where I can get ‘em.
Monday was BuelahGirl’s fifth birthday. We had a small get together with family and are going to plan an excursion to the bowling alley with her little friends next weekend.
Then Tuesday was Buelahlady’s and my 19th anniversary. We celebrated with BuelahGirl since all the babysitters are sick and I must say that I spent $75 on a meal that I could have made at least 10 times better (for a fraction of the price). I knew I should have cooked for my baby (BuelahLady) instead of going out. At least the Rum and Coke was good.
BTW: I am the chief chef and bottle Washer around here, as well. I would challenge virtually anyone to a “steak off” (or ribs, chops, anything on the grill). I have never eaten a better steak than I can cook myself. Period.
On another note, my birthday is the 31st. We are supposed to go to my hometown to visit with my mom who has recently been diagnosed with Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. These conditions are debilitating, especially if not treated.
So, how well has her healthcare been? Her Primary doctor never did figure it out and said it was a reaction to Fosamax. However, after 2 MONTHS, they finally got her a visit with a specialist in Huntsville, AL (a 2hour drive one way) who diagnosed her issue and gave her Prednisone (which has already begun to ease her pain).
The point is that healthcare sucks in the SE USA and I suspect that either the rest of the country has good care or you are all a bunch of fools defending a fucked up system.
On top of all of this, my new job has me very busy trying to sell, so I have limited time to post my normal atrocious bleh. So put up with this until I get back from my first Single Payer rally I am attending today in Jackson, TN (I have been asked to speak, but not so sure I will actually get to a mike… but by God, if I do…)
I’ll update later.
PS: to Dawg, Kelso and LoveBabz
Sorry I missed the show the other night. We didn’t get back until much later than I expected. I did listen to it yesterday and wished I could have made it during airing.