Care package…

Well…you know, when I talked about a “care package” in the last one and still use it in conversation sometimes, I probably should explain what it is since it’s not common knowledge anymore…when I was a kid there was an organization called Care that sent out packages of food, medicine, and clothing to impoverished areas of the world…so whenever I get anything free, I call it a care package…and I got one today from Priority Health that had 2 facemasks, 2 temperature sensors, a band aid holder with band aids, and a deck of cards that have the biggest damn numbers on them I have ever seen…I wonder if they think I’m getting old? Still, it’s pretty cool anytime you get free stuff and I’ll use it….

This is funny…

Well…just sitting here checking out the care package the Priority Health sent me and remembered I hadn’t come back here today and I did have something to talk about that I think is pretty damn funny. I really do think that idiot boy trump truly believes that there has been voter fraud going on…he believes it so much that he spent 3 million bucks of his stupid followers money for a partial recount in the “urban” counties of Wisconsin…can you guess how that came out? Yeah, the funny part is that trump spent 3 million bucks to find 87 net votes for Joe….and this is idiot boy’s entire life…spend other people’s money that he doesn’t give a damn about losing since it is his superpower…losing money that is….he is so damn good at it that he even lost money running casinos…and he is the only person in history to do that…..I wonder what the next fundraising e-mail is going to be? “If we just spend a little more money, we can win”…..and he’ll hit the rubes up for more cash as he is ushered out the door….a day I just can’t wait for….geez…

November 29th

Well…that was better…my stomach was okay all night and didn’t wake me up once and I slept in all the way to 6:03 when the coffee maker signaled it was time to get up….I think I slept okay but had no dreams that I can remember and that is a little annoying with how many I have been having lately….I was really expecting my right shoulder to be screaming at me after raking the leaves yesterday but it doesn’t hurt at all today even with sleeping on it last night….it was probably a good idea to take some ibuprofen last night….I did get a ride in yesterday and will probably ride again today but that will wait until the afternoon since I just can’t get motivated right now and it is still dark…and the F1 race is on at 9 along with Man U so I am going to just ease into the day and have lots more coffee….I really do need to clean this place up today and continue to work on the kitchen after getting the oven done yesterday…and it’s about time to wrangle the dust again since there is a thin coating on everything…I do need to get some new furnace filters this week and I hope that helps with the dust but with how old this house is, it probably won’t….not much to do today…and this time, that is true….just going to watch some sports and fool around here some….more later….

Got a few things done…

Well…I think my experiment for today has proven that the turkey I cooked was off….had everything that I had yesterday except for turkey for lunch and my stomach is perfectly fine….so that is all going in the trash including the carcasses so no turkey soup this year….and I got a few things done today….got the last of the leaves moved behind the garage to compost, got the bird feeders put back together, up, and filled, and then washed the shifter on the bike since the 5-6 shift is still annoying me and I wanted to clean it again before I start adjusting it…oh, and I did laundry and left a paper towel in the sink which plugged the drain up and flooded the floor…luckily it just runs over the top of the sink and then down the floor drain so no big deal….oh, another thing I almost forgot…cleaned the oven today, too, so I did get a few things done after feeling crappy and being a total veg yesterday…but now it’s time to take it easy for a while and watch some soccer….

November 28th

Well…that was an ugly day….my stomach has been roiled up and I have been eating antacids like candy to keep the pain at bay and that hasn’t happened in a long time….and I’m not sure what it is that caused it…I do know that It woke me up all night and I feel pretty crappy right now….the only thing that I changed in my diet was the turkey and I have a suspicion that it may be bad since it had a smell to it when I took it out of the package and it shouldn’t smell at all…so, I’ll skip turkey today to see how that works…I did get out on the bike yesterday and got over 5,600 miles for the year but I have no goal left for the rest of the year…won’t get to 6,000 without doing doubles every day and I’m done with that….today is going to be a little later when I go out since it is in the 20′s right now and I want to see F1 qualifying at 9….I should clean some and I might take a whack at the oven since I spilled some stuff in it and I want to make sure it doesn’t bake on…and I cleaned the bird feeders yesterday and will probably put them up today…I wasn’t going to but I like watching the birds and they have been flitting around the awning like they are looking for it…and I have some leaves in the back yard I want to get in a pile so they will compost over the winter but I can work on that over the next few days….more later…

All that losing…

Well….have been trying to find a topic all day today and just can’t get motivated to do much…but, I did want to talk about the latest suit that idiot boy and his stupid minions have lost….last week after a district court in PA blew them out of the water with a scathing ruling, the chief lawyer idiot Rudy said it was all part of his master plan to get the case to the supreme court where trump’s toadies would bail him out and install him as president….so, just today, the appeals court that they appealed the ruling to blew them out of the water again saying that they didn’t present a case at all and had no evidence…and that opinions are not evidence. So, the master plan is working and they are losing and losing….but the one little problem is that with rulings like these, the SC won’t even take the case if it gets through the last court of appeals…and they are not going to overturn the votes of millions of people when there is no evidence of fraud…and Rudy is so stupid that his suit didn’t even object to enough votes to make trump the winner even if they won…it’s over Rudy…try to figure out another grift….

November 27th

Well…that was weird….didn’t get out of bed until 7:47 this morning…thanks, Tom….and I slept right through the night which just never happens and I hope that will make me feel better later…had an okay day yesterday and the turkey came out great but it didn’t have a lot of flavor and that is also weird…going to try some of the dark meat for lunch today and see if that is better…even the gravy didn’t taste like much so I wonder if I’m losing my sense of taste….that would be a shame…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but cooking and cleaning up and taking a run out to Tom’s for a few minutes and it was nice to get out of here even for a little while….but it was the same old crap with the Lions losing and if they don’t fire the coach after this year, the people running the team are just stupid….they need to clean house from top to bottom and start over for the 40th time since I have been following them…..not much to do today…I am going to get out on the bike here in a few minutes but that will probably be all I am going to do today…still feel a little slow and just need to take it easy after I have lots and lots more coffee….more later…

I guess my right to live is now trumped by religion…

Well…as we all knew when the unqualified right winger Amy Barrett was appointed to the supreme court, she would be a reliable vote for all of the right wing wishlist that has been kept at bay over the past few years…but yesterday, we see the damage that she is going wreak on this country when she joined the other right wing justices to put religious people’s right above everyone else’s in a case in New York where, for public health purposes, the governor put a limit on the number of people who could attend religious service since there maskless services have been the cause of many, many superspreader events that actually killed people. But this supreme court hack basically said that religion is more important than everyone else’s right to liveĀ  when striking the order down…and we know where this is heading…the only thing you have to scream is religion and you get a free pass to discriminate and hate anyone you want…and you know what’s next? The rights of the LGBTQ community will be gone by spring…since religion trumps everything and if religious people don’t want the icky gays to marry, that’s going to be just peachy with these haters. This is why we need to win both senate seats in Georgia, to put a brake on these assholes who want to drag us back to the 1800′s…this is just the start…

November 26th

Well…another 5:24 morning that turned into a 6:23 morning after I was a little successful in getting back to sleep but it doesn’t appear to have helped much since I still feel exhausted this morning…cripes, it’s starting to look like I’m always going to feel exhausted or crappy and I know I don’t like that much…it’s a pain in the butt to get old…oh, well….and I just turned the turkey in the brine and spilled it everywhere and that’s just what I needed first thing out of bed….but I am looking forward to cooking today and having a huge meal that will probably make me uncomfortable the rest of the day….but that comes with t-day and I don’t have much to do so I can just melt into the couch….I am going to get out on the bike this morning since it is already over 40 but I am going to wear my stocking cap since I damn near froze my ears off in the rain yesterday…everything looks like it has dried from yesterday but I need to shake the sand and grit off my wind pants in the tub since they are covered in dirt…and I should wash the bike before I go since the dirt was jamming up the shifter and I could barely get the 5-6 shift to work…but that will wait until it’s light out there and I get some coffee in me….just need to get the ride in and back here before 10 so I can get the bird done for lunch….didn’t get a pie this year since I’m not such a dessert person and I’d feel guilty letting it spoil….more later…

Probably not a good idea…

Well….where was I? Oh, I think I may have eaten some bad chicken for lunch…it tasted okay but as soon as I was done, my stomach went into spasms and I have been nauseous and that is still with me three hours later…an antacid helped some but it is still twisted into knots and I’m pretty uncomfortable….and I am just getting warm again after 5 hours under a blanket…it probably wasn’t such a good idea to go out on the bike and get soaked in 41 degree weather…by the time I got back here my leather gloves were even soaked through along with my shoes…and the way I have been feeling a little off lately, adding this to it tipped me over the edge and I feel pretty crappy…not virus crappy but a little crappy and I think cutting back on food to get ready for t-day hasn’t helped…I do need more than 1,000 calories a day even when I don’t ride and I have been down around there the past few days….I sure hope I feel like eating turkey tomorrow…I mean brineing it with brown sugar, rosemary, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme, and sage smells so damn good just in the pan that it would be a shame to not be able to eat….and I’m going to slather theĀ  breast under the skin with a compound rosemary butter and then use the rest of the stick of butter and rosemary to coat the entire skin so it will be crispy….and putting carrots, celery, bay leaves, and maybe two slices of smoked sausage in the cavity as it cooks is going to make great gravy for the mashed potatoes,too, so I am going to be pissed if I’m not hungry….it still makes me laugh that I have a 16 pound turkey just for me….that’s bigger than the ones I used to make when I hosted the “orphans thanksgiving” many years back…I miss those days…

What you never want to be….