Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Good Morning!
It's a balmy 37 degrees and might hit 40 today.  Probably our warmest day for the rest of the week.  
The snow is gone.  Was too cold to melt.  I think it blew away or evaporated in the wind.  
Dagan ran over to pick up Leah's drill on Sunday and he messed with my computer a bit.  I've had this Shockwave Flash problem making McLap super slow and freezing up.  Apparently Chrome comes automatically with Shockwave Flash and it can compete with other flash plug-ins or something like that.  So Dagan tried deleting my Adobe Flash and it seems to be working a lot better.  Pages are opening faster and it isn't freezing up constantly telling me Shockwave Flash has crashed.  
But I still have gotten the boxes telling me a page is not responding--do you want to wait or kill it?  If you "kill it" you can lose everything you were doing.  Computers.  Been a real headache over here for the past six months or so.  I never had any bugs or viruses, so it appears to be a software issue.  *sigh*  Things are better than they were now, though.  I was about ready to keep a deck of cards nearby to play solitaire while pages loaded like I did in the very old days when I got my first computer--LOL!
Anyways, then Leah came over later on Sunday and we worked on Christmas cards.  Well, mostly Leah did--LOL!  We sure do love the new MISTI!  But we have discovered that if you have to print more than once with pigment ink it doesn't dry well and will smear days later!  :(  So we'll be using dye inks in the future.
Leah made a trip to the store for me, too.  Now you don't have to worry about me having poster tack in my mouth--LOL!  She got me this wax you use for braces.  It works great and is actually meant to be in somebody's mouth--LOL!  
She brought me more cold medicines, too.  So I am all set.
Leah's got the tail end of the cough but is doing better in general than I am.  I caught this when I was at such a physical low-low that it is just taking me a long time to get over it.   From what I've heard this stuff loves to cling to you as long as possible...weeks.  So--just waiting it out.  (Hasn't gone into my chest--whew!)  And, thanks to Leah, we can start working on getting Christmas cards ready.  Yes!  They're done!  
I still wake up sounding like a frog, but I think that's because I'm breathing through my mouth all night--LOL!  I am just thrilled to be sleeping better most nights.  But I do need the cold meds to be able to sleep...and they immediately gave me diarrhea.  I know--TMI.  But that is why I am not going to be able to make it to the dentist until I am well again...both ends--ROFL!  No point in calling yet.  Thank goodness the tooth doesn't hurt.  :)
Good Lord!  You never know what I might be talking about when you come to visit, eh?  ;)  LOL!
I have even been too sedentary for too long for Miss Karma.  I know.  Impossible to believe.  But I haven't had her string toys out for weeks...or brushed her, for that matter...as I was walking past the chair in the kitchen she took a swipe at me.  You know how cats love to attack each other?  Well, she wanted me to play with her and I am still too much of a zombie-woman to play.  Karma was not happy with me, as you can see.  She's not always sweet, I tell you.
This morning she was walking around complaining for some reason.  She's been going over and pawing at Ian's cloth containers in his shelves lately.  It got very quiet.   Caught her just sitting up there in the sun half dozing.  Silly girl.
She's been extra cranky lately.  Goes off and sleeps in the bedroom.  Old age?  Sometimes I think she still wants to go "home".  It was the only home she knew all her 10 1/2 years.  But she does love the new power recliner, I tell you.  More room for her to sleep on the footrest and she has learned to wait until it is half the way down before she jumps off so she doesn't have to jump as far.  (She has been rather stiff-legged the last couple years.)
Well, that's about it from here.  Caroline was sick last week so she is coming to clean this afternoon.  I will close with a picture of my end table for the T Stands For Tuesday group over at Elizabeth's.  
No clue whether I will be able to make it around to visit the group this week or not.  I hope so, but no promises can be made in good faith.  As for me--right now I have to go refill the humidifiers and my water bottle...and then make me some more pour-over coffee.  I hope everybody is having a good week.  Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  :)
I think I may have posted this quote before, but I do love it.
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset."
Crowfoot, Leader of the Blackfoot Nation


Valerie-Jael said...

Your post today made me smile, you are sure going through a lot just now. Karma seems to need some entertainment....I hope you will soon be feeling better from Allen's and sides, take care of yourself, hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

It's taking too damn long for you to get better!!

Linda Kunsman said...

What a lovely quote Rita. Sorry to hear you are still battling your illness. It appears tis' the season and much of this upper respiratory stuff is going around-even here as hubby just yesterday came down with it. Good for you to be getting cards done despite not feeling well. Haven't really thought about mine yet...poor Karma does look a bit miffed, and perhaps one of her toys is in with Ian's clothes? Wishing you well, a happy T day and a happy Thanksgiving too!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Good to see you are feeling good enough to blog! Yes all your snow came this way but today it is melting. I am off to the couch and Netflix...you will get a charge out of How To Get Away With Murder! :)

TexWisGirl said...

hoping you and cranky kitty cat both get back to 'normal' soon.

Carol said...

So glad you are feeling better. I know form experience how this thing can hang on forever. It was very warm here today a whole 63° which had me outside trying to finish up the garden coverup work I was doing when I got sick. It's almost completely done now. I just need a few more big cardboard boxes. :)

DJan said...

I think Karma wants something to happen that she can watch or complain about. We all get like that once in awhile. Feel better, Rita. That's an order! :-)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a beautiful quote, Rita. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you are soon feeling better. Our weather is warm one day, freezing the next which makes it really hard to stay healthy, but so far I have avoided it. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hope you are feeling well by Thanksgiving. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you to be well by then.

I can relate to the slow internet. The other night it took me FIVE hours to load my photos. Just barely made it in time. I kept getting pop-up boxes, too. Mine were bad script and/or plug-in problems. It's a daily occurrence, especially when I visit others or try to add photos to my blog.

Boy, do I know that ears-back look on Karma. And the swipes. Not from Bleubeard, but from Squiggles. There are days I could strangle him and his hatefulness.

Here's to your feeling better. Thanks for sharing your mug, Karma, and week with us for T this Tuesday. Happy Thanksgiving, too.

Deb J. in Utah said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Rita. Please email me your new address so I can keep you on my Christmas Card list! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get better soon!

Divers and Sundry said...

You talk about your weather, and I shiver lol. Our high today was in the low 60sF (61, maybe?), and I wore a jacket. I'm glad you're feeling better :)

Halle said...

I don't think I've ever seen a straight on face shot of Karma before. She certainly did look crabby. :) Gracie gets very demanding of attention at times too...usually when you least want to give that attention.
Hope you are the mend soon. I had food poisoning last Friday night...or maybe that would be early Saturday morning. AGH! That was awful.I haven't thrown up that much in ages. Luckily it was a short lived episode.

Darla said...

Beautiful quote. I don't think I've mentioned it but I always look forward to the quote you post at the end of your messages. Hope you feel better soon.

Linda said...

I hope both yourself and your sweet kitty feel better very soon! Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

Jenny Woolf said...

That is a wonderful quote.
I'm glad you are on the mend but sorry that you're stil not back to normal. But it's good that you've got the cards done and are progressing. Maybe Karma would like to chase a bit of string around. That never failed with our cats :)

Ariel said...

I hope you get well soon Rita. Would love to see the Christmas cards you are making.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your dear ones

Serena Lewis said...

It sounds like Karma thinks your sickness has gone on long enough. Good that you are feeling a little better though.

It is probably wise to actually use the gum putty actually meant for your mouth. hehe

Lovely quote.

Enjoy the rest of your week. xo

Anonymous said...

That first photo is lovely!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Feral Turtle said...

Awe poor Karma. Although I am sure she is happy in her new home!! Darn colds. I caught one too right in the middle of our renos. Unfortunately no rest here as we have to keep going. Hope you can shake it Rita. Cheers to a happy Thanksgiving for you and your family!!

Hilary said...

My goodness this has been lingering for you. I hope you shake it off completely and soon. I empathize with your computer woes. I have downloaded but hesitate at instill my newest update for Mac. It tells me outright that a couple of my much needed applications will not work.. so I need to upgrade them first.. lest I lose out. Ugh!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hope you are feeling much better and that you had a very happy Thanksgiving. Now forward to Christmas....

Intense Guy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Flash woes on McLap or not, you have a lot to be thankful for!


carol l mckenna said...

Do hope you continue to feel better and that Karma gets the attention she is asking for ~ our fur persons don't quite know what to do when we don't feel well ~ Glad you have some Xmas spirit ~ mine is gradually surfacing ~ Be Well

Wishing you a magical week,
artmusedog and carol