Wednesday, November 27, 2013


~ Dad is home from the hospital, on hospice care, but he is doing surprisingly well, so let's keep our fingers crossed here.

~ The Day Of The Doctor = Awesomesauce....that's all I can say.

~ I need about 48 hours of sleep...that's not happening though.

~ I need rehab from Facebook games...STAT

~ DSL is no longer working well for me..thinking of switching to cable internet, but the cost is making me a bit nauseous. As I typed this..LAST NIGHT the connection went crazy and I don't know what is causing it, but it is more crazy when it rains.

~ Still loving the Mika and Arianna Grande version of Popular Song.

~ Have read a bunch of not so great books, that really makes me question the time I've wasted with them. I hate reading bad books. Blech.

~ I'm pretty sure my cat Gumdrop is trying to kill me. She's been sleeping on MY NECK!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 artists/bands you would like to thank for their music.

1. The Moody Blues

2. Elvis Costello

3. Mika

4. The Monkees

5. Gordon Lightfoot

I chose these 5 because there music has meant the most to me in the course of my life.  The Beatles should be in there too, but I imagine everyone wants to thank The Beatles for their contribution to music.

Without these 5 artists and countless others, my life would be so boring.

What artists are you giving thanks for this year?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cat Thursday

I love Cat Thursday.

First I want to share a link to an article about a little island in Japan known as Cat Heaven Island

Now some silly kitties

Monday, November 18, 2013


Nothing to laugh about right now..except maybe this

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Dad is better, physically, but for some reason this hospital stay has taken his dementia, which was very mild to something very scary.

I saw him yesterday and he was mostly calm, but some work related issues cropped up and it made him agitated and now he's worse again.

They have been giving him Valium to make him sleep and that puts him in LALA Land.

I don't know if we are going to be able to bring him home and if we do if we will be able to handle him. I'm so scared and worried now and I feel completely powerless.

I don't want to separate my parents if at all possible. My mom wouldn't be able to visit with him ever, if he were in a skilled care facility.

I'm so upset right if this blog goes a little quiet for awhile, it isn't because I don't want to blog anymore, it is because I'm too upset to blog.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Just a short note to say my dad is back in the hospital.

Not much to report, except that his dementia seems to be progressing..and that isn't good.


It has been a lousy year.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I Am Annoyed

Have you seen this commercial for Google Nexus?

How is selling a product through the demise of someone's beloved pet the right way to go in advertising?

I mean, what genius thought that this is a brilliant ad?

It annoys and disgusts me.

And yes, the ad works, because it makes me talk about the product, but no, it doesn't make me want to buy it. It makes me want to send nasty letters to the company about how terrible this ad is.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 recent new releases

Paul McCartney - New

Elvis Costello - Wise Up Ghost (This album also gets the award for the MOST BORING ALBUM COVER EVER!)

Nick Lowe - Quality Street

Elton John - The Diving Board

Alison Moyet - The Minutes

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Cat Thursday

Its time for some kitty cat silliness!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Did You Vote?

Today was election day here in the US. Not many big races in my neck of the woods, mostly mayors etc.

Voter turnout was low.

And yet our government has the lowest approval rate by the people that supposedly elect them.

Voting takes minutes.

At my poling station I was number 20 on the machine.


And I voted after work!

It is no wonder why our towns/cities/states and country are run by idiots.

We don't care.

Every voice counts...regardless of your party.

You have no right to complain, if you didn't cast a ballot.

Monday, November 04, 2013

48 Minutes Of Heaven

Found this wonderful video of Elvis Costello at Glastonbury. I would love to see a concert again.

On a silly note..I'm still pondering why I was doing laundry with him a few days ago in a dream, because he so obviously needs a dry cleaner more than anything!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Retail Therapy!

I went shopping today.

No, not grocery shopping, my friends, I went shopping, shopping.

You know for clothes and stuff. Fun stuff.

Woo hoo!

And I actually got quite a haul.

At Peebles I got two pairs of shoes, a pair of sketchers and a pair of easy spirit walking shoes! I also got 2 tops! And when I did my shopping I ended up with a coupon for 40% of one item from my next purchase!

Then I headed over to KMart. I got a pair of NORMAL jeans! You know jeans without an elastic waist band! I also got 3 sweaters and another top and I bought my dad 2 pairs of jeans!

Woo hoo.

Oh and on the cooking Aldi..I got a crazy awesome grater!

Yes, I did some shopping and it felt good.

I even had a peppermint mocha from Starbucks!