"Oh my,where are the malamutes when you need them?"
My, oh my, [also]
I never dreamed I'd see 2012...
That's as scary as when my husband and I and another couple went to see " 2001 Space Odyssey". We exited the theater a very quite group...two Air Line Pilots and their wives....half way down the block I asked my husband if he could tell me how the movie ended? He tired to act cool and rib me a bit about being a little "drifty", as he liked to call me, when he was being cute,he knew better than to really say what he was thinking...lol...but I picked up on a real hesitancy. Then the other man and woman kicked in and we all started giving what we thought the movie was about and what happened at the end? In short none of us had a clue That is the way I feel today as we all enter 2012....What a crazy world I live in....and if I only KNEW THE HALF OF IT, I'd probably grab my heart and keel over.
The New Year always brings about the dualism in my personality... [notice how I made that sound so much better than schizophrenic ?]Many on the Vine think I am a bonified nut job, but hay ! , they can bark at the moon....I like being a little off center..makes me unique, keeps folks on their toes, [ they never know if I may play a Vine version of Misty for them], which is only their neurosis ,not mine.. and as my friend Forest Gump says, "that's all I have to say about that"..
This last year sucked for me, I've had much better . Since I am a Dragon in this Chinese Year, I am hoping for a vast improvement in my fortunes . I also wish each and every ONE of you, who might read this, all the very best for the coming year. Esp. my Ramen Friends should they still be writing on the Vine. I am hoping we can add shrimp and expensive condiments to our favorite food. Stepping up our Ramen with butter and garlic...I wonder if PatN who was OD'ing at the last post on this subject ,has had an intervention? I do still think of all of you when I boil up my favorite snack...hopefully this year I will move it to the side of a meat Entree.
Last night , my Bella fell off her side of the bed, in her sleep and she hit the floor so hard I had to put on the light and look over her side of the bed, where she is still laying, with a puzzled look on her face...day one of the New Year. What more can I say? She appears to NOT have re-injured herself, but that still is a day to day thing. She must have been chasing the Ratus, "Louie" who came to visit for the holidays, with my daughter and her family.. Even my cat Pearl has settled a bit from the trauma of forced co-hab with the rat. She has smelled him for two weeks and her cat nose has been very disjointed. As he was leaving for home, his cage got placed about 2 feet from where she was laying on the couch....she had the evilest look on her face..she needed no human words to tell me what she thought of this situation, even though she respected his intrusion, evil looks were as far as she went...anybody who tells me that they do not know what their dog or cat is thinking [and saying] , I laugh and I tell them to listen harder. Every-time we went ' out and about' we made sure the bedroom door where he was residing, was closed ...very tightly. I still had visions of a "Tom and Jerry" going on back at the house. Pearl, with her cat carpentry tools, Louie, laying on the bed eating "cheese and crackers with a little champagne".
I have given serious thought to a diet. I'd voluntarily sign up for a "Fat Rehab" if my Insurance would pay for it. I actually think it is discriminatory for Insurance to pay for drugs and alcohol abuse and NOT pay for food abuse. I actually do not so much abuse food, as I can do very little activity , with my arthritis. Combined, Food and arthritis , it is a lethal combo. I know whine,whine whine....I should put on Jim Fixx's running shoes and end it all. If I am successful in the least I will send up flares on the Vine...Maybe someone out there in Vine-ville has a suggestion to help. NO ONE needs to suggest for me to cut off 10 lbs, starting with my head...lol
So many have left the vine this year. It is a double edged sword. For the most part a huge majority were the folks who made the Vine a ugly and dangerous place to be. One could be battered verbally, to death, at the drop of a hat....so that part is good. The remaining folks that left had various agendas...some found the Vine was boring without all the blood and mayhem. Most of the finer minds have stayed ,but seldom write anymore. I miss some of the articles that bi-pass the political nonsense. I am hoping for some new ideas and stories to sweep us along and re-energize the lethargic lumps we have become of late..."we", includes me of course....I do rack my brain to think of interesting material..I was thinking immediately of a recipe round robin...but there I go FOOD....oh, maybe diet recipes..that might be fun...everyone can stand to loose a lb. or two.....RIGHT? LOLROTF.........
If any read this and might like to start a recipe sharing.... of good tasting, low cal, secret diet tips, I would love to hear from you.
For any of you wanting a update on Bellas condition. She is much better, but she is still very limited in what she can and cannot do. It appears what ever she did to herself [and NO ONE knows what that is] really has not healed. She gets to a point where the limp is marginal and she is feeling "UP" and runs about , but then the next day she is down, in pain, and limping very badly. What ever is wrong is driving me nuts. I thought by now[6 months] she would have healed. No such luck. I cannot afford the $1800.00 MRI and none of the Vets have a clue what to MRI. Anywhere from her neck vertebra, to her shoulder, to a broken pastern. But, the good news is no putting to sleep, no cutting off of leg and she is in relatively minor pain , at this point.
So to all of you Friends out there I wish you all a Bountiful New Year ......