It is icky and rainy today. But, I just download some pictures I took last week….
Here’s to remembering the nice weather of one day last week:
That is my view a lot of the time if it is nice out. It’s also the view out my kitchen window (except for my feet).
My hubby built this goldfish pond for me with his own two hands. I’m a fortunate girl to have a hubby that makes me beautiful things to enjoy:
An Oklahoman grizzly bear… Just kidding. That’s my dog Belty Boo:
Nicki and Belty on morning patrol, checking to see if there were intruders during the night:
Lazy bunnies Cadbury and Miss Hudson:
First water lily bud of Spring:
The same flower a few days later, newly blossomed:
My goldfish were spawning this morning. I can’t get too close or they stop.
This is the best video I can get under the circumstances. Itsy bitsy baby fish coming soon….
The other plants besides the round water lily pads are the parrots feather that the fish lay their eggs in.
Every fall I pull it out because it gets hard and icky in the winter, then in the spring it starts growing back from little bits of roots that are left:
Thanks for reading this far down….
My hubby is at the grocery store right now. He is shopping for vegetables. And guess what? He HATES vegetables! He came across a recipe for vegetable soup that he thought that I would like, and ran right off to the store to buy the ingredients!
My hubby is a carnivore — a meat and potatoes man — and I do not eat animals. We are sort of an odd couple in that respect. I love vegetables, and my hubby loves me, so my hubby planted a vegetable garden for me this season and he is going to make me vegetable soup and zucchini pancakes.
“Zucchini pancakes? That sounds gross”. Yep, that’s what my hubby said…. Take an egg and beat it. Shred a zucchini and stir it up with the beaten egg. Put in salt and pepper to taste and drop it in a frying pan about four pancakes per pan-load. Flip them over and eat them up. Mmmmm.
For non-carnivores it makes a yummy side dish. I have not thought of zucchini pancakes for years, but my hubby is buying zucchini for my vegetable soup and there will be enough left over for pancakes. Yummy.
Sweetie, like the title of this post says, I have the best husband in the world!
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I am really angry with my oxygen hose. There, I said it and I’m glad. The frustrating thing is that I need the dang thing attached to me at all times.
At all times includes all night long, too. To get a feel for what a good night sleep is for me, put two pencils up your nose, one in each nostril … I’ll wait. Now, lay on your pillow … I’ll wait again ….
Comfy? Me neither. But, that is how I must (try to) sleep.
Besides the two pencils, OK, they are not really pencils. It is a “Nasal cannula”.
Besides the two pencils, err nasal cannula, I have a fifty foot oxygen hose that hooks to a snoring rhinoceros, err, I mean oxygen concentrator.
Not only do I have to trip over the ding dong hose all day, I have to hear the rhinoceros snore all day (and all night). Some fun.
I wrote recently about a new toy I got, a portable oxygen tank that I could hang on my shoulder:
I have a new toy – Really this is a health update, but I might as well roll with it…
That works pretty well. I just can’t get used to the feeling of having something like a gallon of milk hanging off my spine. Ouch. I only use it when I go out. (Like to the doctor — oh joy).
Ahhh. I feel better now. I just needed a rant.
It’s lunch time. I think I’ll try to maneuver myself (and my hose) into the kitchen and warm up a big mug full of potato corn chowder. Yum. (thank you Sweetie for making me potato corn chowder!)
One of my favorite movies of all time is "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" I loved it as a kid, and now that I’m a grownup I’m still fond of it. It is from a story by Dr. Seuss.
I was just reminiscing fondly of a particular song, and found that it was on Youtube:
Also, I have a crush on Hans Conreid (who is getting dressed) of this time period. He used to host a TV show called "Fractured Flickers" that you fellow middle agers might remember….
It was from the "Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" people. It had the same voices, and they dubbed silent movies with dialog and made a new story.
The only one I can remember is “The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Boy Cheerleader”. He hung from the bell chanting:
“One two three four
who are we for”
in Dudley Do-Right’s voice.
Hans Conreid also played Uncle Tonoose on the Danny Thomas show.
Last night, Rufus’ favorite singer was Tim Urban. (Personally, I like Crystal Bowersox the best – every week)
Rufus actually has particular songs he likes and does not like. He dances to the ones he likes. Last night, he liked Tim Urban’s song.
I have songs that he likes in his own iTunes list. Among them are his all time favorite: Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman”.
So, why aren’t I posting a video of him dancing to Tim Urban’s song? Rufus is a smart bird, and he is camera shy. He can tell I’m trying to record him, and he stops what he is doing.
Here’s the last time I tried to record him. This video is entitled:
“My African grey parrot, Rufus, dancing to rock and roll – until he sees the camera”
(My hubby is Rufus’ dancing fan you can hear in the background.)