Lacey is a rotund, old girl who doesn't play or show interest in toys. But on a whim, I purchased a catnip-infused fishy thingie. She did make a bit of a fuss over it – at least for a day or two. When not actively playing, she would often lie near it for those few days. I am guessing that the catnip soon lost its potency, for she lost her interest. It did make us both happy for awhile.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sue made a roast this week.
It was scrumptious.
The meat was tender, and the roasted potatoes were excellent, as was the gravy.
The carrots too.
They were roasted to perfection, which means that there was some blackening.
At this stage they don't even taste like carrots, which is why I like them, and the only way that I like carrots.
Carrots must not taste like carrots according to my weird little taste buds.
Oddly enough, raw is the only way that my grandson will eat them, so if we have him over for a meal like this, Sue gives his weird, little taste buds a side dish of uncooked carrots.
Of course, this ↓ is how they should look although a little blacker would also be fine.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
As many of you may recall, we have a trail not far from here, beginning only two or three blocks from our place. It winds beside the river for a fair way. That sounds nicer than it actually is because you can't see the river along much of the route, particularly at our end. The other drawback is that it is very scrubby alongside much of the trail, so much so that I wouldn't want to call them woods. But the trail still calls to us from time to time, so we went for a wee stroll on Monday afternoon.
Houses back onto the trail in some areas on the side opposite the river. I liked the light hitting the branches on the other side of a fence.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
I am an odd duck who is slightly quackers.
This photo ↓ proves it, or it will once I supply the background info. Be patient, dear fellow blogger, and all will be revealed.
With both Sue and me falling prey to certain bodily issues, we have been having probiotic yogurt at least once a day. This is in addition to having a probiotic pill.
I frequently have blueberries, yogurt and granola for breakfast with all three ingredients mixed together in the dish. But I don't want to do this with grapes as you can see in the photo. And I especially don't want them sliced in half first, which is what Sue does. But whether sliced or whole, grapes in that dish put me off for some strange reason.
My solution is to keep them separate as you see in the photo. I then put some of the mix on the spoon and place a grape on top. Surely it's all the same as mixing the grapes right into the dish, but I just don't like to see the grapes mixed in like that. Blueberries yes, grapes no.
One night, we had peaches instead of grapes. Sue thought I would want the peaches on the side. Well no! I want the peaches in the mixture, just as with blueberries. But not those grapes. No siree, Bob!
Yes, I am an odd duck. Quite quackers.
I have another odd food aversion, but I'll write about it some other time.
I don't suppose that any of you have any odd food quirks like this?
Monday, September 25, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023
The lady and I went for a little walk in the park. The great majority of trees were not yet turning. This one was partway there. I like it when trees are two-toned like this.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The invisible man syndrome struck again yesterday.
I have posted from time to time that I seem to get lost in the shuffle of life. My operation in June is a recent example. You remember, don’t you, that there was no hospital bed for me? After lying on the narrow gurney for hours, constrained by a catheter and an IV drip, I chose to have the surgery and convalesce at home.
Now, having just finished a subsequent course of antibiotics for prostatitis, I called the surgeon, as previously directed, to let hm know that, after three weeks, I still seemed to have the infection. He ordered lab tests. So far so good.
That was on Tuesday, but I only heard back from urology minutes before the lab was to close, so I went in the next morning, yesterday.
But of course, they had no record of the referral.
I called the urologist. Yes, they sent it but would send it again.
I waited. It didn’t appear.
The Lab: “Sometimes, it takes awhile to work through the system.”
Me: “I have stuff to do, so I’ll call back.”
Two calls later, it hadn’t appeared. So, I called Urology once again, and suggested that might try sending the requisition to the other lab in town.
Glory be! It got there in relatively short order, and now we await results.
But I do wonder why this seems to keep happening to me. I look in the mirror and see that I am really there. I am not tiny, and I am not completely unobtrusive, and I swear that I don’t put on an invisibility cloak before I venture forth in this world.
Sometimes, it sure seems like it though.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
I wasn't planning on posting today, but as autumn approaches, I have been perusing some previous photos. They would have all been posted here at some point, but I think that a little repetition is acceptable.
The first two are individual trees in the park by the river. They are both from last year.
Also from last year are two photos from a road just a very short way out of town. I seem to return to this spot every year because it is both pretty and accessible.
If we drive for even less than an hour, we find ourselves in the very rural highlands.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Yesterday, I mentioned that I might post my DSLR Blakeney photos, so here we are. There was not much space from which to take different compositions, and there was also not a ton of colour over there, so the views were limited, and you will see that the three images are similar.
By the way, Blakeney is a little conservation area just about twenty minutes north of us. It is on the edge of the Canadian [Precambrian] Shield, and those are very, very old rocks that you are seeing. The ancient bedrock is very close to and even right at the surface here, as is usual on the Shield.
Monday, September 18, 2023
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
You know that Sue is away, but so is Shauna, so I have been tasked with visiting Sabine. I go over at 8, right after I have my morning pill, and I stay for a little more than an hour.
The cat loves her loving, but it's hard to get pictures because she is very active, constantly rolling about.