Sunday, April 27, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Thug :: Brute
Slurp :: ee
Alley :: Dingy, drab
Sweater vest :: warm
Targeted :: Chosen
Snazzy :: Sharp
Oy! :: Vey!
Jury duty :: citizen's responsibility
Low fat :: diet
Responsibility :: adult behaviour

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

They're on their way

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Have to get my feeders out. They are at Susan's, heading this way.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Birthday, Julie!

I believe I'm a day early here, but should be just about time for your bday over on the other side of the world!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Been awhile since we did a quiz

Found at kwizgivers:

What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You

You are sweet, mellow, and easily satisfied.

You don't like anything too intense and dramatic.

Deep down, you're a kid at heart... and you're nostalgic for the past.

You are passionate and full of life.

You fall in love easily, and you tend to have whirlwind relationships.

Your passion sometimes does get the better of you. You have a crazy temper!

You love being around people. Friendships are important to you.

You feel lost when you're by yourself... so you tend to avoid being alone.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Questioning :: Searching
Immunity :: Survivor, Idol
Online dating :: the wave of the future
Calcium :: Milk
Dressing :: Salad
Bucket :: Brigade
Stain :: Laundry
Advanced :: Mathematics
Dramatic :: my nieces. Ah teenagers
Self-medication :: Vodka

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Truly is Here

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

The woodchucks are out.
The spring peepers are peeping.
Saw the first convertible . . . with its TOP DOWN!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I wish . . .

that Jimtown artwork could be purchased at a store. Beautiful work!

not just a bunch of stones

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

oh the joys of spring! Last year I transplanted peonies from my mom's house. They acted like they didn't like the transplant very well. I watered and watered, but wasn't sure they would survive.

Well, they did! They are those little red buds!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So now reality hits. I've been faithfully exercising and going to PT. I've been off the "arthur-itis" medicine for a couple of weeks. But yesterday, I had to think everything was back to normal. I ventured up into our company's archives, in the back of the upstairs of the warehouse, accessible only by a long column of steps, steep steps. And my knee didn't care for that treatment. It has protested, and I'm back on the meds. At least now I do know the meds work, but I'm really having to accept a reality here that distresses me no end. Thanks for listening.

On the bright side: Last Friday I had a couple of growths removed from my face. There's always a slight chance those things can be problematic, but I got the lab reports today and all is well.

There's always a bright side.


hollihock copy
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

oh wow! I'm beginning to understand the rush gardeners get. Last year I transplanted some hollyhock from my mother's garden to my place.

This year they are coming up again. Success!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

a baby's skin

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

almond frost
pink flare
brandy rose
clam shell
dust storm
dust storm
clam shell
clam shell
cavern pink
oriental pink

Colors from

Sunday, April 13, 2008

what did they give that baby to drink

what did they give that baby to drink
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Unconscious Mutterings

Week 271

I say ... and you think ... ?

Silence :: is golden. Sounds of Silence.
Wall :: Great Wall of China. Garden Wall.
Killed :: snakes last sunday.
Wishful :: Thinking
Poodle :: Skirt. A relic from the past
Sullen :: Pouty
Do not disturb :: Hotel
Philadelphia :: Rocky!!!!
Anticipation :: Ketchup
Sidewalk :: Sale

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

The hummingbirds are coming!!!

Have you seen any yet?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

PT report

Last month I started Physical therapy on my right knee for "arthur-itis". The goal is to build up the leg muscles both above and below the knee so that they support the knee and keep it from shifting too much. I PT three times a week, and do home exercises. Things are going well! I haven't had any "arthur-itis" medicine since last Wednesday, and I spent two hours in the yard Saturday and two on Sunday doing work. When I went to the doctor it was almost too painful to walk to the mailbox, let alone haul rocks from the field for my stone pile. I am grateful.

The one part of PT I'm not sure about is the EMS treatment. The VMO muscle is hard to exercise, so a current is run through part of the leg, stimulating that muscle. That was started last Friday, and yesterday's session left me in pain for most of the day, which I think is a bit excessive. I need to say something to the PT tomorrow, doncha think?

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

Week 270
I say ... and you think ... ?

Nutritious :: Breakfast, healthy
Graduate :: Hannah
Tonight! :: Tonight, won't be just any night! Leonard Bernstein. West Side Story.
Located :: Situated
Weapon :: Armament
Jumper :: Cables
Collectibles :: Antiques
Dennis :: the Menace
Hostile :: Angry, dangerous
Vivid :: Colorful

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Spring! I think maybe!

There are signs, oh yes there are!

  • Signs of Green?!! Grass.
  • Robins.
  • Red-wing Blackbirds.
  • Crocus.
  • Motorcycles. (Though that may just be the high price of gas.)
  • Potholes. (Remind me to tell you my sad April Fools pothole story.)
  • Home Shows.
  • And the best and most promising: six day forecast of temperatures reaching highs in the 50's and 60's! YES!

Friday, April 04, 2008