Friday, June 23, 2006

When the cat's away...

During the creation and editing of this entry, only the third picture shows up; we'll see what happens when I actually click "save".  If you only see red "X's" on two pictures, it's an AOL problem of some sort, no doubt.

Wednesday morning, Cliff went off on a road trip with his brother in his classic car.  Somewhere in Minnesota there's a huge car show, and that's where they are now.  Tomorrow they'll arrive home... I hope.  They've been working on the car in the motel parking lot, with the help of some other classic-car owners. 

It's been strange, after having Cliff so close at hand for ten weeks (yes, it's been that long since his surgery), not seeing him for days.  This is probably good for both of us, but it feels uncomfortable, having him away. 

He's found out there's not much way to eat heart-healthy, low-sodium stuff when you're eating out; the best thing he can do is limit his intake in general, and he's trying to do that, he told me on the phone last night.  At least he took plenty of good stuff in a cooler, for snacks.

Meanwhile, I've been eating junk while he's away.  Not snacking between meals, mind you.  Just eating the stuff I usually don't.  Popcorn for supper, grilled cheese sandwiches... oh, and the granddaughters and I had biscuits and gravy this morning for breakfast.  It's a good thing I don't drive, or I'd  be going to Pizza Hut's noon buffet.  I'll be very surprised if I show a weight loss this week.

We got over an inch of rain yesterday, for which I'm very grateful.  Our Dish-TV dish has been installed, so we now have wonderful reception (and yes, Joanna, Grissom does look even better).  I can call the rinky-dink cable company July 7, when our contract is up, and be rid of them.  From now on, I'll pay for TV, phone, and Internet as one bill, at Sprint.  We've had both Direct TV and Dish before, and I realize there's the drawback of losing television during storms.  It's worth it to have a sharp, clear picture. 

That's about all the odds and ends I have today.

12 comments:

mutualaide said...

Beautiful car and in spite of the difficulties, I'm sure they are enjoying their trip!  Hard to believe it's been ten weeks since Cliff's surgery.  Time sure goes fast!

marainey1 said...

We've had so much rain that flood warnings are up all over the place.  The rivers are flooded and lots of roads are closed.  More rain yet today.  I'm wondering how much weight you are still planning to loose? You are already at an ideal weight to me...I'm wishing I had your will power . I eat whatever I feel like - all the time.  'On Ya' - ma

deslily said...

oh wow!! great looking car!... when i was married I had a 1955 Ford Victoria (not a crown though darn it)  the only thing i DIDN'T like about it was the windshield wiperss which if you put your foot on the gas.. they slowed down.. release your foot off of the gas and they went like hell! hahaha... not a good way to travel in a rain storm though lol lol..

cyandfayedavis said...

Time flies, doesn't it.  Your yard is becoming as familier to me as my own.  It's a good thing!!

sugarsweet056 said...

Just stopping in to say hello & wish you a nice upcoming weekend.
:) Sugar

lanurseprn said...

That's a beautiful car!!  I hope they have a safe and enjoyable trip!  Can't believe it's been 10 weeks already!!! WOW!
Pamela

jspiker said...

Beautiful car....quite a classic !!
Time to get the 'ol Gibson out and play a few tunes !!
Hope everyone is doing well

madcobug said...

The car is beautiful. All the pictures show up. Time has really flown by. It doesn't seem like it has been 10 weeks since Cliff's surgery. I know it probably does to you though. Hope they make it safely home. Helen

msecz said...

Our cable company is a good one... it is a co owner of aol so I get broadband for the same price as plain aol which is nice but boy does it cost a lot just for the cable we want and we don't get hbo either....Just about everything else though and our picture is very clear. Glad you found a good one for you too. Hope you and Cliff are enjoying your vacation  :)  I'm sure you will be so happy to see him come back up tht drive way though. Sandra

am4039 said...

I got all of pictures without any red x's. I hope Cliff has a good time. LOL enjoy the junk food while he is gone.

bnanajm said...

:o)

sunnyside46 said...

back when we had satelite dish (said with my hand reverently over my heart) we never  lost the picture during storms.
Marti