Wednesday, February 21, 2018


If you're interested . . .

Top weight:  220.9 lbs  (February 2, 2018)

Current weight:  207.7 lbs  (February 21, 2018)

Along with my weight being down, so is my blood pressure, right at the edge of low blood pressure.

Conferred with nurses at my doctor's office yesterday.

They said to drink more water, keep a b.p. log and check with them in a week.

Might need to back off some on my Carvedilol (blood pressure drug).

TBU (To Be Updated).

Also if you're interested, the new banner picture above is of Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon, northern Arizona.

I wonder why they named it that.  (wink-wink, nudge-nudge)

Monday, February 19, 2018


The famed Prescott Valley wind is blowing like a wild beast tangled in a net today.

(I found that simile on the World Wide Web . . I'm not nearly that poetical.)

I had read yesterday that it was coming but this is the strongest it has blown since we have lived here.

When I woke this morning I first heard it.

Then a bit later as I chatted up SWMBO she told me to look out at the patio.

This is what I saw.

Yes, the wind had picked up one corner of that outdoor astroturf and flipped it along with a metal bowl of rocks that were meant to hold it down.

So, yes, the wind is blowing and it's forecast to continue all day until around 5 this afternoon.

I have since picked up all the spilled stones, replaced them in the bowl and parked it on one of the patio chairs at the corner of the carpet.

We'll see how long that lasts.

Meantime, the whirligig is getting a workout.

Friday, February 16, 2018


Here I was, Gentle Readers, sitting at my desk, in front of my computer keyboard, trying fiercely to think of something to blog about today when suddenly (!!!!!) I remembered what day it is.

Saved by the . . . . bear!

So let us join hands, form a circle, look each other in the eye . . . and laugh a little!

First, there's the inevitable pie chart.

Then a message from our friends to the North.

And finally, an old favorite.

I know I've used it before but it still makes me laugh.

How about you?

All right, Gentle Readers, let those wonderful heartfelt thoughts lead you into a jolly weekend, filled with all that makes you happy and helps you to KEEP LAUGHING!

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

(oh, no . . .)

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Gentle Readers and others have read of my big black cat and how he follows me around the house like a puppydog.

I was just surfing through my photofiles and found this short video from 2010, which shows that he apparently bonded with me from the beginning.

That's my Blackwell.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Happy Valentine's Day, Gentle Readers.

I can't get through this day every year without bringing up the memory of a gentle genius who could not resist the lure of heroin.

In the end it killed him.

But before he left us he made Valentine's Day his.

Chet Baker.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Day 12.

Down 10 pounds.

My goal . . .

(Don't hold your breath, ladies.)

Monday, February 12, 2018


Speaking of getting old and sensible . . .