September 30th

Well…I remembered to come here this morning! If you’ve been here on Sunday morning, you know that it is quite unusual for me to get here before 8 or so but today I remembered after I read the paper and before the F1 race….slept okay last night and feel okay this morning and part of that is eating enough…or close to enough…the venison roast that I made in the instant pot yesterday came out great and I’ll have that for leftovers for the next few days but I need second meals so I need to get some of the boneless skinless chicken cooked for sandwiches….I do think the coughing I’ve had for weeks now is from allergies at this point but I am still not going to take anything for it…I may try some of the generic zyrtec that my daughter gave me just to see how it works…the side effect list is a little long and that is a concern, though, so I may have to think about it…not much to do today…lots of sports on and I am going to try to get a bike ride in after it warms up and if it stops raining but that is for later….I need more coffee and to catch up on the news…more later…

It’s been a day…

Well…it has been a little bit of a strange day…not really strange but there were a few strange things in it…and it all started with my last water stop up in the park this morning…just sitting there taking in the scenery and I looked down at the play toys where a little blond toddler was running across the grass heading for¬† what I thought was a group of geese and that is not a good thing since geese can be pretty frickin mean…when I looked closer, the birds were actually turkeys and I couldn’t figure out whey they didn’t take off running like they always do when I ride by them…I’m not sure if they didn’t think the little girl was a threat or not but they just moved a little when she got to them and kept that up until her father got there and put her on the toys to play…one of the weirder things I’ve seen this year…oh, and one little strange thing rounded out the day…for the first time since I got my BP machine, I had all of the readings under 120/75 for the entire day…not sure if it’s something I’m doing or not but it was still pretty cool…

September 29th

Well…it’s been a weird morning with the fuse blowing in the microwave and having to go over to Miejers to get a new one…I knew I had a fuse in the junk drawer and couldn’t find it…so I got a new package of high amp ones…but, damn…got back here and found the fuses I was looking for on the counter…3 bucks down the drain…I did get the counter cleaned under it so I guess that was okay….slept a little crappy last night and had to put the heat on for the first time and that will take some getting used to…had an okay day yesterday but didn’t get much done but I am going to clean a little today after F1 qualifying and Man U playing…but, they are both on at the same time so there will be some flipping back and forth…and then I have to get on the bike before football starts…and I am going to make the venison roast that Tom gave me in the instant pot but that will be for lunch…going to try making gravy with cornstarch for the first time and I still have lots of leftover rice to have, too…2 cups goes a long way…more later….

We now know why Mitchell disappeared…

Well…if you watched the rotten, craven spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s “testimony” to the senate yesterday, I’m sure you came away with one clear fact, that Kavanaugh is not fit to sit on any court…his raging about conspiracy theories and the underlying elite privilege that he oozed while under “questioning” would be disqualifying in any other day or age…but not with a senate run by partisan hacks that are desperate to take every right away from women in this country…there is one little detail that has flown under the radar since yesterday that needs to be exposed. I’m sure you noticed that the outside prosecutor did not come back after a hastily called break in the proceedings…and the reason for that is being widely reported today and is so damn disturbing that I can’t fathom it…during his testimony, Kavanaugh committed another felony by lying to the senate and Mitchell was going to stop the proceedings and read Kavanaugh his rights as is her responsibility to her oath in Arizona…but, when she told Graham, Hatch, and the rest of the senators, they immediately started to cover up the fact that Kavanaugh had broken the law and made sure she wouldn’t ask another question….taking over for her and turning the rest of the hearing into a love fest for Kavanaugh even though he is an accused rapist that 5 women have now come forward to tell their stories about…and who are ignored as always by the repubs. After yesterday’s debacle, the ABA has withdrawn their recommendation that Kavanaugh be confirmed and called for a full FBI investigation into the allegations…but, the repubs plow on putting this unqualified, entitle little shit on the SC…one bit of good news is that the dems have already started to build the case for impeachment in their private talks with their caucus…we just need to take back the house and senate…and now, women and young people it is up to you…you MUST turn out to vote so we can get rid of the repubs for good…impeach…

September 28th

Well…it’s 6:32 and I have been up for a while trying to get moving…it should be easier with being good for a long time now but it isn’t so I guess it’s just from getting old…and I don’t like that at all…slept okay but a little more broken than it has been lately but still better than normal so I’ll still take it…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but cooking on the new toy again…made some brown rice to go with the chicken and it was probably the best rice I’ve ever made but now I have leftovers so I won’t have to cook again until tomorrow…still may do that venison roast but I have so much chicken that I may have to do some of that to start clearing out the freezer again….I may make a run out to Kohl’s today to see if I can get some clearance summer stuff…I do need some new shorts for next summer and 70% off would be a good deal….other than that, not much to do today….and that is true today…might clean a little but I’m not motivated right now….need coffee and the news to jump start the day….more later….

Too raw to watch…

Well…was going to watch the Kavanaugh hearing this morning but after a few minutes of Dr. Ford’s testimony, I just can’t watch it anymore knowing that this brave woman is going to be smeared by the repubs in the senate in any way they can…but, reading of it online, it is stunning how most of the people watching, even fox news call her testimony heart wrenching and credible…so what do you do now, repubs? And what do you do with the 4 other women who have come forward to tell their stories of the same kind of abuse at the hands of Kavanaugh and his buddies? We are seeing a true patriot in Doctor Ford…coming forward with nothing to gain and everything to lose…sitting there alone against the entire repub establishment and her bravery is on display for all to see. How does Kavanaugh go on after her and continue to try to lie his way onto the SC? Withdraw now, Brett…and try to atone for your nasty, entitled life…impeach…

September 27th

Well…running about on time for a Thursday and already have the grocery run done and the real paper read…and a half a cup of coffee so far and that is a good start to the day…slept really well last night…when was the last time you heard me say that? Feel pretty good this morning but slept on my right shoulder and it hurts like crazy but I’ll take that all day if I can sleep….had a nice day yesterday with having lunch with T…haven’t seen her in almost a month and we had a nice talk and lots of laughs…and, I got the first meal done in my instant pot…yeah, you’re going to hear me talk about that a lot until I get bored with it…reading the booklets that came with it, I found out it’s a slow cooker, too, so I guess my slow cooker will be retired…already moved it on top of the fridge where appliances go to die….oh, the first meal…made some chicken thighs and potatoes and it only took 13 minutes to cook them perfectly…even made gravy in the bottom of the cooker…very yummy…didn’t get anything else done yesterday but I have a few errands to run today after I get the bike ride in…I did sneak through the barriers to ride the trail that has been blocked off all summer and I think I’ll try that again today…it is nice to stay off the roads and away from cars again….more later….

That was quick…

Well…as you read this morning, I had a little saga of trying to find an 8 quart instant pot that was on sale at Target but was out of stock at both of them here in the south end of GR….after I then ordered one from Target online, for the same sale price, I got a scheduled delivery day of Thursday of this week but, to my surprise, it just showed up here only a day after I ordered it…and I am now going through the test run with just water to make sure everything works…and it appears it does so far…I can now see how Target is competing with the online giants and I will check their prices before ordering stuff from Amazon…after all,¬†Target’s price was 30 bucks less than Amazon…and delivery was free, and fast! Yay!!

It gets worse for Kavanaugh…

Well…if it wasn’t bad enough that the supposed “family man” Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of attempted rape and other sexual assaults before today, the latest should be the final nail in his coffin that will send him scurrying back under the rocks that he inhabited before the repubs tried to foist this smug little asshole on the country and the SC. Today, Michael Avenatti, yep, THAT Michael Avenatti came forward with a sworn statement from another of Kavanaugh’s victims that alleges that Kavanaugh and his entitled buddies drugged this woman and gang raped her at a college house party…part of a pattern of abuse that started with these cretins in high school and continued right through their time at Yale…yep, that’s right, a candidate for the SC put up for the stolen Merrick Garland seat is accused by at least three women of sexual assault including gang rape and the repubs don’t see any problem with that…in fact, for many of the women haters that infest the repub party, it is a badge of honor to see how badly they can treat women…and how women are objects to them, not people…resign…

September 26th

Well…up early again today and I am going to consider this the new normal…even went to bed early last night and it didn’t make any difference on when I got up…had an okay day yesterday with lots of running around in the morning trying to find the instant pot that was on sale at Target but none of the stores around here had one so I had to order it online from them for the same price…and, with free shipping…should be here tomorrow so I can use if for making some chicken Friday…and I have lots of chicken…got 16 pounds of chicken yesterday for 9 bucks so the freezer is filled again and I think Tom is going to get some next Monday….other than that, I didn’t get a lot done but the normal stuff yesterday and today looks the same…not sure why I feel so sluggish when I get up even with being good but I hope it passes soon….maybe more coffee? More later…