A place where I can come to unwind and let it all out. I'm a very quiet person and hold a lot in. This is my personal, but hardly private place to voice my opinions.
Three Johns, Andy, Sig, and a George
Concert ticket buying is in full swing. I just wish we could see them all. We saw Elton John just a week ago tonight and had a great time.
My next favorite John (Hillstrand) is coming with his brother Andy and Sig Hanson (from Deadliest Catch) in July for The Captain's Tour. I am kind of disappointed that they've gotten so popular that they now have to charge for their appearances. But.....that doesn't mean that I don't want to go! When my daughter and I saw the Hillstrands three years ago, it was for a book signing. All we had to do was buy a book and stand in line for a couple of hours. It was well worth the wait. This particular show will have the Captains telling stories, showing clips that have never been seen before and a Q&A session. Tickets went on sale this morning and since I had to work I left hubby in charge. Yikes! He did fine though and we got some pretty good seats.
I had no idea my other favorite Jonny Lang would be coming back to town so soon. We saw him last summer and I just adore this guy. Unfortunately we will be on vacation and not get home until the next day. If it was easy to do, I would consider changing our vacation but I know that's not possible. So maybe another time.
Now, just someone I would love to see is George Thorogood. He is a classic and I still listen to him. His music never gets old. But I think we'll have to pass on this one too. Our daughter isn't interested and she'd have to stay home alone and she's scared to be at home by herself once it gets dark. It's also a weeknight and I have to work the next morning. For some reason sleep has gotten to be important to me. Maybe George will come back some day.
A Very Merry post Christmas to you all!
The Kid had her Wisdom teeth removed a few weeks ago. It was easy extraction, so they say. I don't have any embarrassing video, just one chuckle-worthy shot of her after we put her coat on. She had her arms sticking straight out and I said she could put them down. She only got them as far as her face and has no recollection of this. They waste no time in getting them out the door; basically just wheeled her out and put her in the car. She was out until we got to the drugstore to pick up her meds. She got the usual anti-biotics as well as a course of Prednisone. For pain they prescribed Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. That seemed a bit extreme to me so thankfully all she needed was the Hydro. When she finished the anti-biotics, she got a rash from them. It doesn't bother her but she looks like she's got measles, even on her palms!
Christmas Eve was spent at my Mom's with brothers and their wives, nephew and wife, and us in attendance. …
I don't do politically charged posts, but sometimes you just have to do it and get it off your chest. Humor helps a lot to deal with the disbelief, anger, frustration, and sadness. This is just a sampling of the funnies I have seen the last few weeks.
We only have one tree to deal with as far as raking. A big old Oak that reaps us about 10 bags. Our neighbor's Maple trees contribute some but only if the wind is blowing the right way. Then ours blow in the street, so it's about even. Every Veterans Day the high school sends out different groups to rake leaves up in the neighborhood. It took us a long time to remember not to do it ourselves and wait for them. The weather held up and stayed dry and our leaves were raked in less than an hour.
We don't send ours to the dump, rather mulch them up for our compost bin. In the spring, my husband dumps the bags on the lawn and runs the lawn mower over them several times. It's a lot of work and I was trying to find something to make it easier for him. Plus it's pretty hard on a mower and dulls the blade quickly. I did a lot of research and found a nice little chipper/shredder. It will take small branches and leaves of course.