Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Quiet Thanksgiving

Today was indeed a quiet Thanksgiving. It was just me and the Mrs. We have had the nest all to ourselves the past 4 years, the child lives on the West coast with her spouse, so we scale it down accordingly. We did eat turkey of course,which I of course cooked, as I have been doing all the cooking for the past 30 years or so. We have an arrangement in this house, and it works happily for us, so we are thankful for that much this day. I also worked outside today, blew some leaves around while the turkey cooked. I called my brother who is in the hospital at least until Monday following an attack of diverticulitus. Hopefully he won't need surgery. The boy has had enough to contend with lately what with dealing with prostate cancer. He'll see no turkey today as he is on a liquid diet. I told him I'd save him some of our Turkey and trimmings for when he gets home, but there's no guarantee he'll be allowed to eat it. I am thankful all things considered that I still have a brother. All this mess has brought us closer together and I'm thankful for that today also.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

No Apologies

I hereby swear that from this point in time forward I will no longer be issuing apologies for the lack of posts. I owe this to my many readers and all of my faithful responder(s). Now that I have that behind me (whew) here is what's new. My wife left for California on the 14th of October for 2 weeks to visit the daughter. I was instructed to sieve the cat litter daily, this task became less of a chore as one of our two cats died. My brother had surgery on November 4 for prostate cancer, he is recovering very well. His pathology reports look very good, so that is encouraging. I caught a very bad cold from my wife who caught it in California, and am just now recovering. Nothing much good comes out of California, some nice wines perhaps, and maybe Ronald Reagan. The election is over and Thank God! It's pretty much amounted to a coronation for Obama. No surprise. Now I can start worrying in earnest. I've taken a huge beating in the stock market, and finally bailed out altogether. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I'll manage. Here in the swamp, life can be good when things dry up. I still have one cat.