Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Catch Up

What have I been up to you ask ?

(Yes, you know you wanted to know. )

I've pre blogged a bit cause that's what I do.

Today, I will give you a what's up JC moment.

I just got back from grocery shopping. It's been so hot out that I didn't feel like melting with the crowds. Today is a bit cooler thus the venture out to the local food supply store ... aka .. Safeway.

I've unloaded the masses with the help of my two teenagers who knew the national code for .. help with the grocery bags ... also known as three honks after the garage door opens. Sometimes my sweet two do not know or hear this and thus I hide the special items I've bought. Today, due to their generous ways, I will show them everything fun that I purchased. Sharing just like I did in kindergarten.

Made a fresh cup of coffee and toasted a cinnamon & raisin bagel. Going to share it with the girls.

I have to say, the grocery store trip went well. I didn't get dizzy or have any of my .. right side belongs to someone else .. stuff go on. It was almost like I was normal again. Normal for me at least. Only one moment when I turned my head and felt a touch of ... I'm going to pass out ... but, that only lasted a few moments ... thus, I will not count it. It's my adventure and my rules.

I can't tell you the last time I went driving by myself, let alone shopping. Really I can't. That's how my world is. I need to have my son with me or Mr. Boatman drive me. Thus, this trip cost a bit ... got everything I could think of and more.

Speaking of Mr. Boatman, he's going on a trip today and a very long one next week and one after that. Maybe he should be known as Mr. Travelman since the boat is just a memory to him at this point. I'll think about that ... cause, I remembered he booked a boating date on Sunday. Yes, he is that busy ... he has to put things on the calendar. I know ... who lives like that ... I do. I'm used to it now but in the beginning ... think back a century or so ... I did get a bit annoyed at Mr. Boatman for what I considered ... abandonment ... imagine me and two young childlike units and no husband around to help.

Some told me to leave Mr. Boatman and his every busy arse but I didn't. He was my friend, my heart and he is funny when he's around. So, I raised my two childlike units basically on my own. With Mr Boatman stopping by when he had time. In between this flight or that meeting. We really have had maybe five dinners where we are all together ... really ... five. (During the week) OK, maybe seven but I'm not counting any higher than that.

Too much noise going on ... the baby American Goldfinch ... family ... is eating at my diner. Also, know as Riley's Bird TV. Only the babies who are chirping away look at bit like Mrs. Goldfinch was visiting the neighbor, Mr. Chickadee. Fluffy chubby yellow babies. Cute as can be but noisy. They were here yesterday too. I think they just left their nest cause the little ones are flapping their wings even while on a branch. Cute ... I know I said that but had to say it again.

It's cloudy and a bit muggy and I'm thinking about switching to long pants. I've been waiting for the skies to part and the heat to arrive. I just know as soon as I take off my brown shorts that it will warm up and I'll have to change again.

I watched Slumdog Millionaire last night with the family. Yes, Mr. Boatman got home early ... sevenish ... so, we watched a film together. I think I liked it but now I never want to go to India. Garbage and orphans everywhere. Who would want to visit there ? (just my opinion cause it's my blog )

Teenagers are watching a Harry Potter movie on the big tv in the family room. They want to take me to the new movie and maybe I will go with them. I don't like to go out when a movie is .. new new .. cause of the crowds and the possibility that I will fall ... not a good thing to be trampeled on ... on the way to getting a good seat ... not my cup of coffee ... I know Tea but I'm having coffee and it's my blog ...

That's about it on the update ... Cats and Dogs are quiet today. Riley is watching bird TV in the den and Ashton is watching in the living room. Maddy Jean and Bella are snoozing by my feet. Jasmine is upstairs sleeping in the closet and Al is on the bed.

Me, I'm going to get going on my list. I have things to do today.

I hope you all enjoyed my update.

Written on Thursday afternoon around 1:39 pm


The Creek Cats said...

It's great to get caught up on what you've been up to lately!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful shopping trip. Our temps. this morning are really nice. I have been out on my porch swing since about 8:00 am and just came in to eat a bite. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. We are going to a minor league ball game tonight....what fun!!

Noll's Nip said...

I'd love to see the new H.P. movie too but the one person in the world who I go to movies with (my daughter) is away at grad school. I'll probably buy the DVD when it comes out ;)

P.S. Loved your update (especially the times you said...."it's my blog....")

JC said...

Darlene ~ Did you say baseball ? I had so much fun at the game I went to.

Creek Cats ~ I hope you have a great weekend too !!

JC said...

Noll ~ My D is home for the Summer and she loves to see movies. She also has netflix so that's why I've added so many films to my 'list' ...

Sherri said...

Thanks for catching up! Have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

I sort of raised my two the same way. Husband gone most of the time. Now he is home everyday and I wish it would have been when our children were little and we could have played more.

I'm glad you are feeling better. I must have missed the post where you said what was wrong. Anyway, I hope nothing too serious!

Have a great weekend.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sending you good summer wishes.

JC said...

Nancy ~ Due to my coma, I get odd migraines that give me a weakness on my right side. When that goes on, I don't feel like I should drive too far ... this week has been really good and I've felt like I can drive anywhere. (I haven't driven freeway in a year or so)

KathyB. said...

Thank-you for signing up as a follower to my blog because it allowed me to find you! Love, love, love your blog!

Sounds like both our husbands could be called 'travel man',mine just got back from another whole week of being gone on business, and we too have to plan out and set dates for the special things we used to be able to do more frequently....

Look forward to reading more of your blog and your days!

Kritter Keeper said...

glad you got to spend time with the husband...we watched slumdog too...i am right there with you on your opinions...sis went over there a few years i got her first hand opinion too. your birdies sound precious! glad the teens are behaving! glad all the furry children are fine and healthy! way to go on your drive...

Natalie said...

Loved your update. Thanks for your support, JC. I hope you never fall down- you are too precious.xx♥

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals