Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My New Year's Wish For You

Monday, December 30, 2013

Bye Bye 2013

I'd like to say good bye and good riddance to 2013.

Most years I could give you a list of some of the nice things that have happened over the past 12 months.

This year, I'm not sure I can.

Yes, there have been some great albums out, and great singles

I particularly loved Nick Lowe's Quality Street. It made Christmas brighter for me

I also adored Erasure's Snow Globe

Paul McCartney's album was good, and I still don't own Elvis Costello's latest.

Early in 2013 Justin Hayward treated us to a fantastic album...Here's a video from his Pittsburgh show, which I sadly couldn't attend....

As for TV...Doctor Who rocked my world...

The 50th Anniversary Special was amazing as was the movie An Adventure In Time & Space. The Christmas Special, The Time of The Doctor broke my heart.

In my reading world, there were some fantastic reads.

Adriana Trigiani's The Supreme Macaroni Company was a favorite as was The Bride Wore Size 12. But when you've read 200 books in a  year, it is hard to spotlight the best from the rest.

On a personal front, my dad's health is failing and as most of you know, he's on hospice care at home. It is sad to see a strong man brought so low. He needs anti anxiety meds most days. He fixates on one thing and lets it take over.

It is heartbreaking.

On a furbaby note..I lost 3 of my little ones this year...Bootsie, my sweet sweet invisicat, Blinky and Mucker (two of the kittens from Miss Itchy's litter last year)

So if asked how 2013 was..I'd have to say...it sucked!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Brilliant Thing I Found On The Internet Today

I think this speaks for itself!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cat Thursday!

Meet Eliza Dookittle! This is my little foster baby, who I'm loving until she can be spayed, and then she is moving in with my sister and her furry brood!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Mix 2013

I didn't think I would get to it, but I have.

I just couldn't go a year without a holiday mix CD

I'm hoping to have it completed in the morning. I'm still looking for a few songs.

You can never have too much Christmas music in my eyes.

I'll post the final tracklisting when I finish.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cat Thursday

A little winter kitty fun!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hump Day Hunks

I've decided..I want to bring back my hunks. Everyone should have something that brings joy in their life..and well...hunks it is!

Today I feature Doctor Who Hotties...from the classic years

Before he was on Who...Jon Pertwee was quite a dashing gent

And as the Doctor

Any of my Moody Blues friends think Mr. Pertwee and John Lodge might be related?

Then there's Peter Davison..who I fell in love with when I was in college watching reruns of All Creatures Great and Small

He's still dashing...almost as dashing as his son - in -law, David Tennant.

And lastly...how can you not drool over Paul McGann?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thinking About Dad

It was  a long hard weekend.

He's had some good moments and some bad.

We've found, he stays the most calm when there's music on, so we've put on the Christmas music station from Comcast.

Today wasn't much better.

Its very depressing at our house.

The only good thing, that's happened recently is someone finally came out to fix our plumbing. Woo hoo.

As I walked upstairs...I said.."Go to bed, Raymond," to my nephew. When he was younger, that's what my dad said as he went up to bed at the ungodly hour of 9 pm!

I love my daddy.....

If the Doctor could come in his TARDIS..I would go back in time to the day he had his first cigarette and I would smash it to pieces....

No one should have to go this way.....it is terrible...especially as my daddy has always been a strong man.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Dad had a very bad day today. He was medicated and out of it most of the day and his breathing wasn't good at all.

Everyone was upset and it didn't help matters that the house decided that it needed attention too, with a faucet that decided to give up the ghost.

Back in the day, these little problems were things my dad would fix.

Tim "The Toolman" Taylor was my dad's hero. (Only dad didn't blow things up...)

It made me think of all the things I'm going to miss out on with my dad.

He's never going to walk me down the aisle. (Not that there is anyone waiting do that)

He's never going to hold a grandbaby of mine. (unless you count all those kitties)

I regret so many things in my life, but if I had made changes...if I had "Turned Left" who is to say whether or not he'd still be with us.

I can only sit here and type and wish with all my heart that he makes it to Christmas and that he can have one last merry one with everyone that loves him so much.

I'm so upset ....

I don't want my daddy to go...

My biggest regret....

Not having enough time

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cat Thursday

Yay, Cat Thursday. I'm sorry I've been absent for the last few weeks because my father's health has been deteriorating :( Things are more stable, but it is a matter of time now.

I'm in a very Doctor Who mood..so that's my theme this week..

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Random Stuff

Let's go by subject shall we...


I'm loving The Goldbergs, The Middle, & Super Fun Night...totally meh about 2 Broke Girls this season and Mike and Molly just plain sucks with the new format.

I really want more Doctor Who...not ready to say goodbye to Matt Smith, yet I'm so excited to see Peter Capaldi in the role. I can't believe we won't get a full series until next summer.

I'm pleasantly surprised at Kirstie...the show is actually funny, which is more than I can say for Hot In Cleveland. (The Exes is my favorite TVLand Sitcom)

I need to buy the complete That 70s Show DVD all the stations that were airing the show have taken it off or put it on at 4 a.m.! (And I still haven't seen all the episodes)


I'm not doing a Christmas mix this year. I just don't have the time. I can't believe I am even typing that.

Really pissed off that our PBS station didn't broadcast Chris Mann's holiday special. His voice is too die for and his version of O Holy Night is better than Michael Crawford's.

Erasure's Snow Globe = Much Happy


I've read 193 books so far this year! I may make 200 by Dec 31!

If you love cozy mysteries...you have to check out the cozy mysteries by Henery Press, plus they have the cutest covers.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Yay For Cable

I got my cable internet hooked up today.

Now all I have to do is call Comcast to let them know I have my own modem, so they don't charge me for a rental and call Earthlink and tell em buh bye.

I also have to figure out how to set up my comcast email, because so far every time I follow the instructions on the site, I get nowhere.

I guess I should be happy with fast speeds and no lost connections.

It is better than nothing, right?

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Changes Coming

I have been absent, more because my DSL connection SUCKS ASS than anything else.

Tomorrow we are switching to cable internet, a little more costly, but we all hope, more reliable. I really can't deal with DSL that thinks it is Dial Up!

No joke!

My connection drops whenever the phone rings or someone calls out, and it isn't a router issue.

I figure it has something to do with the phone lines into our house, so we're giving DSL the boot, since we can't afford to fiddle with the indoor lines.

Such fun!

So here's hoping I'll be a more active blogger in the next couple of days!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Getting Back To Normal

I think things are starting to settle down on the home front. Dad's condition is stable for the time being. He's full of it and eating cookies like there is no tomorrow.

I finally have a small Christmas tree up and the cats are doing their best to make a meal of it.

Such fun.

I'm actually scared of baking this year, because he may eat my cookies before the holiday...not that I'd stop him.

It is all so frustrating.

I'm tired most of the time, any time I sit down with a book after 6 o'clock, my eyes start going shut. I feel old and miserable...and I'm pretty sure at 39, I shouldn't be feeling this way.

I'm hoping I can get back to more regular blogging, at least I hope so. Wish me luck

Sunday, December 01, 2013

It's All Too Much

As I've mentioned before, Dad is home from the hospital but on hospice care. That in itself is depressing. Watching his health decline is more so.

He started out doing pretty well.

I can hear the change in his breathing more so now than ever and it is killing me.

We aren't telling him the nurses coming are hospice, because he knows what that is, and if he knew that, he'd give up fighting and he still has fight in him.

It is just damn depressing.

Everything is depressing and I feel beyond powerless.

I've got our tiny 4 ft tree up, so that he can enjoy the pretty lights (assuming our cats don't kill it) I want him to enjoy the holiday as much as he can.