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Monday, April 27, 2015

A mouse in the house

My cat Cleo managed to sneak a mouse into the house last night.  She brings in lizards, too.  All so her little sister PB has something to play with.  PB isn't allowed outside since she only has the use of three of her legs.  At any rate, there was this poor little field mouse dashing hither, thither and yon with PB chasing it.  It finally ended up in the pantry, which the cats can't get into.  Although I opened the doors I couldn't see it for all the stuff stuffed on the floor.
If the mouse moved around during the night I didn't hear it. 'Course my hearing aids were out so....  But this morning I awoke to PB making a racket in my bathroom.  She was desperately trying to get behind the door which I keep open via a water filled jug and old iron.  I knew there was something behind there so got my handy-dandy flashlight (just in case I had to smash something).  And there it was....a tiny field mouse....trembling and almost paralyzed with fear.  So much so that I was able to reach down and take it in my hand.  I think PB thought I was going to give it to her.  No such luck, cat.  Instead I went downstairs, opened the front door, went out on the porch and let the mouse do a high dive into the grass below.  Not to worry.  When Cleo wanted out I went out to check and there was no sign of mouse.
This is not the first time Cleo has managed to sneak a mouse into the house.  I try to check every time I let her in but sometimes, well..........
Needless to say I had a talk with Cleo.  She pretty much just sat there and stared at me.  Her expression was such that I knew she was thinking I'm an idiot to believe she won't get another one past me.
Such is life in the country.  Wouldn't change it for the world.  Y'all have an interesting day.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The trip

The trip to FL was short but sweet.  I stayed with my brother and his wife.  They are great hosts and I shortened my stay by a day because I didn't want to wear out my welcome.  The visit with them was great.  Unfortunately D was not feeling up to par.  Apparently her ulcer is trying to come back so her appetite wasn't very good.  We had dinner with a nice couple who are golfing friends.  Neither D nor I could eat the ribs unfortunately.  They were quite fatty and neither of us were up for that.  I managed to do away with at least one, sticking to as much of the meaty part as possible.  I think one of the meds I'm on is making me not want to eat.  Will talk to Nurse Practitioner when I see her next week.  I also think I'm developing an allergy to the medicine I was put on post endoscopy.  I don't like that I am on so many meds.  Think I will talk to family doctor about that.  If I can go off at least one I'll be happy. 
The old friend I went to see in FL is doing better than I expected.  Although his short term memory is slipping he is well aware of it and trying to take steps to alleviate the problem.  His health issues are such that he needs to go hither, thither and yon for appointments.  He can no longer drive but is lucky enough to have transportation in the form of his wife (they've been separated for 40+ years, never divorced, but that's another story) who lives not far away.  He doesn't want to go into a home but realizes that he may have no choice.  He would much rather have someone come to his home.  If he has to go into a home he'll do so kicking and screaming.  We had some good times, he and I, and I will sorely miss him when he passes through the veil.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Yesterday was sunny and warm.  Last night there was a brief thunderstorm with great lightning.  April is "possible" tornado month here in GA.  The weather is pretty unpredictable.  We don't get tornados often but, when we do, they can be quite devastating.  I'm just glad it's April and spring is in the air. There are daffodils blooming and the hyacinths have already shown their color. The dogwoods are beginning to bud out and the grass is beginning to green up.
 I haven't started any seeds yet since I've seen it snow in April and last year we had a hard freeze late in the season that totally killed the fig tree.  Patience is not my strong point but, much as I'd like to get things going, I'll wait 'til the end of the month.
Y'all have a pretty day.