Friday, May 26, 2017

Sick Men verses Sick Women

Hey I love the husband - he's a great guy but I noticed something about him, I never saw before. When he got that heart procedure, he milked it for 2 weeks!  I remember the Cardiologist telling me, 48 hours and then just take it easy for a day or so. NOT my husband. He chose to do absolutely nothing. The weather was rainy on and off during that time. We had some work done on our vehicles and meanwhile the grasses grew, the weeds grew and our yards became a jungle;

He did go to work after a week, but he was on "light-duty".

Last year, I started having some major pain in my gut. I used to call them my GERD attacks. One evening, I had such a bad attack, I threw up for 5 hours! It was so bad, I was throwing up stomach acid!  I did not go to emergency! One week later, I had another attack, and this time, I went to emergency and it was then, they determined my gallbladder was full of stones and needed to come out. I waited one month before I could get into surgery. I had 2 smaller attacks, that month - could not eat hardly anything. It really cramped my summer style last year!

After the surgery, I felt fantastic. We took a vacation 6 days later and I probably shouldn't have hiked so much, but I did. I was a real trouper.

Now, I realize a heart is much more important than a gallbladder. But they only gave him a local and he was awake through the whole procedure. Yes, he had a small incision near his groin. With me, they knocked me out and took out the gallbladder which burst upon removal. I had 3 small incisions on my stomach and 1 through my naval. Just saying...

So now we are playing catch up on the yards - when I go out to do errands and come back, he's done nothing - always making an excuse. He never was like that before. Of course, he's never been 60 years old before either. I get, that he needs to slow down, and I hate to be thinking negative but...
 is he milking this???? 

He just told me he needs to take a day, to do some hiking.

I'm nice- but I'm not dumb. I'm calling around to get some bids on a gardening service to come and do a one time, major yard clean up. It's gonna CO$T him.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How about Cher?


So young...weren't we all back then?

I first became a "Cher" fan back when I was a Teeny Bopper. To me, she was the bomb. I even saw her perform about 17 years ago. What an awesome performer she was (is). Cher is someone I tend to root for, all the time and I am pleased she is doing as well as she is, at age 71. I saw her the other night when I turned on the TV to watch HULU - she was singing and I just had to sit and watch her. Wow.


Okay, so some always point out that she has had plastic surgery, face lifts, blah blah blah.  So what! It's her business. Plus she has some good genes. I just think she's gorgeous. The younger ones, can't hold a candle to Cher. She really is timeless.  She brings up a time in me about 20 years ago, when I was divorced-single. I was in my 40's and I was having a good time after being married for 24 years! Some of those songs, in that time range, really takes me back.


I love her style - if I could only get by with it....

Now, do I want to do plastic surgery and all of that? Not really. I am content in my aging process. I've accepted it - plus I am not an entertainer. When you are in the public eye, the media won't allow you to just age gracefully and I think that is sad. Cher is still performing, so she has to keep up that rocker-image. I would think that one day, she may just not want to get up and do all of that anymore. That will be a sad day for her fans - could even be a really sad day for her if she is really into her looks and all.


Just as pretty without all the makeup

Meanwhile, I think she's fun to watch, and I will continue to root her on.  Looking good, Cher!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it? 

My father was a painting contractor and you would think we would have had these beautifully colored walls throughout our home - Nope! It was white walls - he did let my sister and I have one wallpapered wall and we got to paint our walls. I had pink, my sister had yellow.

I am prone to depression - after having darker colored walls, last year we decided to just go with white. It really helped this winter rainy season! I throw around color, in art, furniture, rugs, and accessories for pops of color. The main pop of color I am using these days is seafoam green. It is throughout my home. My kitchen is the only room painted. My walls are yellow, and my cabinets are beadboard painted seafoam green. I wanted my kitchen to be fun.

 2. What's something you'll NEVER do again? 

Have babies and breastfeed. It was a beautiful time in my life. I had great pregnancies and delivery was quick and easy for me. So yeah, I wanted more children. Divorce interrupted those dreams. It was hard enough, raising 3 adolescent boys alone let alone have a 4th child or more.

 3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don't. 

I like shabby chic! I do not have shabby chic in my home because I live with a man, who really doesn't like it. He has said, he would be okay with it, in our bedroom but I haven't done it yet. When I divorced nearly 20 years ago, one of the first things I did, was feminized my home. I put up lace Priscilla curtains in my dining room - and bought myself a couple of winged back chairs and a small sofa. I did some stenciling. I didn't overdo it - I still had 3 sons living at home.

My Handsome Dad

Maybe it's because I adored my dad - maybe it's because my dad took me to ball games, fishing, hiking and stuff. So, I like men. I like men as friends better than some women because I like military movies, crime dramas, westerns, and sci-fi. I don't like chick flicks! I like history. I like sports. I used to watch boxing with my dad.

When we lived down in the Silicon Valley, I was very techy. I used to be pretty good at building things.  At social functions, the woman all gather in the kitchen and talk women stuff and I tend to talk to the men. I find them interesting (and nice to look at) - all at the same time. :-) (okay, so that way, I am a girly girl)  I have some annoying guy tendencies; such as I don't like to ask for directions. So I've been lost a few times!

My politically incorrect photo of me hanging out with my dad and his friend on a Friday night.

You can tell in this photo, I loved being with my dad! And yes, I can shoot a gun, shotgun and a rifle.
My dad taught me.

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? Ever ridden a motorcycle? If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?

You bet! My mom and dad used to own Harleys, so I was brought up with them. They were in a motorcycle club and would go for long runs up and down the state of California. After my divorce, I dated a guy (who I am still friends with) who had a Harley and we had a blast! He always said, I only liked him for his motorcycle. The leather motorcycle chaps might of had something to do with that! :-o

I'd be happy with a scooter. My wish is to purchase a vintage Vespa.

 5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to? 

I'm all about the 12 steps of AA or Alanon. My first husband was an alcoholic. I started attending Alanon when my first born was about 1 years old (1978) Typical alcoholic - he didn't believe he had a problem. So to keep my sanity and to quit nagging him about his drink, I decided I needed to take care of myself and basically, "screw him." He did, finally at one point, stop drinking. He was sober for 10 years but he was a DRY DRUNK and sometimes, they are even worse than dealing with a drunk.

I wouldn't take it any longer, so I packed his bags and wouldn't let him back into the house. His drinking led to a sexual addiction and he dabbled in drugs. Nope, the man had to go.

Alanon saved me. Every January,  I start with Step One and take it each month as a refresher. It improves me and my life and how I deal with others.

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