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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

And I thought I'd be bored.

Although I now move in sloth-time, it seems that I seldom get to lounge around.  I left the house for a couple of hours last Thursday and, when I oozed through the front door, I found that Peanut had broken into the utility room and (with the help of his faithful sidekick, Lovey) had gotten into the kibble.  He resembled a fully stuffed bratwurst (emphasis on the brat).  After he had pooped his body weight twice (TMI?), I started the vigil to see how badly he had upset his system.  It's been a week of special diet (as in, I get up at 4A to poach chicken and cook rice) but I think we are making progress.  At least Lovey had the decency to look contrite, although that tends to be her normal expression.

I'm gearing up for the "Big One" this evening and into tomorrow.  I do hope the snow (10+") is as dry, light and fluffy as they predict because I can handle dry and fluffy.  I cannot handle wet and heavy.  Thank goodness I was able to shuffle around and get the interior of the carport organized, so that I could slide my car in.  She's zipped in, nice and snug.  The chickens have water and feed, the sheep and llama have a full, heated water bucket and plenty of hay.  Good thing, as it will take me a long while to make my way to either coop or barn in the morning.  Neighbor No. 1 is lined up for deck clearing and roof raking.  Neighbor No. 2 will plow the drive.  I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow.  Hurrah!

When I am not providing hand servant service to dogs and cat, I have been furiously working on some holiday knitting.  To entertain myself, I have been watching an old series starring Boris Karloff as James Lee Wong, detective.  It is so bizarre that I can't stop watching it.  Who, on god's green earth, thought Boris Karloff would make an excellent Chinese detective?  It looks as if he is wearing an oiled, rubber toupee.  At least he doesn't deliver his lines in the stereotypical bad English (chop-chop) of the Charlie Chan era.  He sounds just like Boris Karloff.  You really have to see it to believe it.  The supporting cast is cringe-worthy.  It's as fascinating as a train wreck.

I got through my annual dermatology check-up with relative ease.  There was one dodgy bit that she sent off for a biopsy, but everything else was okeydokey.  And the dodgy bit was on the opposite side to my surgery.  Apparently, this is a big deal.  My doctor is 12 and I do love the nurses and medical staff at the center.  The nurse that picked me up from the examining room to take me to the procedure room (they've gotten so fancy), was warbling away and swung the door open to discover the previous patient - an elderly man - was still in the process of getting dressed.  Luckily for all of us, all he had left were his socks and shoes.  As he looked up, startled, and the nurse gasped in horror, I said, "Well, now that I have seen your bare feet, I suppose we are engaged."  Sometimes I have no idea where these things come from.  At least he had a sense of humor, and we all had a good laugh.  I was sent to the ultraviolet room to wait.  I contemplated an upright suntan.

I'll check back, apres storm...

15 comments:

Susan said...

You crack me up. I'm always terrified someone will come into the examing room before I am suitably arranged. Some staff fly back in so quickly and others leave you for months. I have one dog who will eat anything she can get her paws on, of course she is the one with the delicate stomach. The diva has iron clad innards but she would never risk looking uncouth by scarfing anything.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I think we are being missed by this storm that's coming your way. Good thing you are all ready for it. Sometimes I think I'm a bit like your dog - pigging out on treats and paying for it afterward! -Jenn

Deb said...

I recently discovered your blog through another, Coffee On the Porch With Me. You have me laughing out loud with this one!Thank you for the chuckles.
Deb

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an adventure-filled week you've had, LOL!

Michelle said...

Oh my; you had me laughing out loud! I think getting to retire has restored your excellent comedic sense . . . or is it getting a resolution on the political train wreck? Regardless, I've missed it, and thank you for the humor. Trust me, I NEED it here....

Mama Pea said...

Oh, Susan, Susan, Susan! You get more done shuffling around (as you say) with one functioning hip joint than I get done in a day zipping around as I tend to do. You are a wonder. And bless your little humor-filled heart to have handled barging in on the naked (okay, only foot naked) gentleman in the examining room. Where would we all be these days without humor? And your humor is THE BEST medicine anyone could ask for.

Kristina said...

I heard about all that snow going your way. We got some, but it's falling light and maybe a few inches. I do however had to brush the snow off the coop ramp and crawl my tall self inside without slipping. Thank goodness for spikes on my boots. Had to laugh at the last paragraph. Oh so funny.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Wow, Boris Karloff as James Lee Wong, detective? I think I saw that as a kid!!! He was great with all of his masks, etc, werewolf, Frankenstein, etc :) Hoping snow's not too bad for you, raining here....

Steve Reed said...

Well that quip was quick thinking! I've never heard of the Boris Karloff show, but it sounds cringe-worthy (as so many old TV shows are, sometimes in wonderful ways and sometimes in horrible ones). Hope you handled the snow OK. I've been reading about it in the papers!

Joanne Noragon said...

Not great about the kibble break in. I guess if there is trouble to be found, a couple of dogs will find it.

Goatldi said...

Nancy forgive me if I find what you saw as a kid happened on my TV when I was substantially older.

I am so glad you are Susan at a point in life where the comments that come out of your mouth are a total surprise. However you will learn that most will look at you and smile. This is a cover for thinking you are a old woman who has no clue. What they don’t realize is we have a clue but we don’t care. That makes us infinitely more dangerous. 😊

Rosalea said...

Love your 'way with words'! Thanks for the visuals! I hope you didn't get inundated too badly! We've seen some pics from NY state..wow. Send some of it our way!

ellen abbott said...

I feel like I'm busier now than I was before I retired.

Debby said...

LOL. You had me crumpled over in laughter. Are we all invited to the wedding?

Theresa Y said...

Merry Christmas to you susan and all your four-legged beasties and your winged family as well.