Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Nothin like an early mornin blog! Four o'clock in the mornin to be exact! Mike and I love the grave yard shift! On the weather side of things,they are callin for thunderstorms for a few days. It was suppose to show up tonight,but no white plastic cigar tip. It has finally gotten warm. We are thinkin it's here to stay now. The lows have come into the 60's at night. Time ta get our tomato plants in the ground for summer goodness! Nothin can compete with home grown tomatos. The free Christmas cactus finally got repotted. It was so root bound,the roots itself looked like the real pot it was in. Not good in the plant world. Could have choked itself out. But all is ok now. It has taken up residence on the patio for the summer. Not in direct sunlight mind you. They can't handle that much light. Sits in the shade for the most part. We just have gotten a cutting of a year round cactus. Cut one of the teardrops off and planted it in our yard. The teardrop is as big as a grapefriut. So we're excited bout that! I got it in the ground this very evenin. Just in time for all the rain that is suppose to be headed this way. We'll keep an eye out to see if it really shows up.
A brisk walk in the park this afternoon as Mike is still tryin ta get his weight off. He's doin really good thus far. Has lost 120 lbs.! Only took him nine months ta do so. I guess bein 50 really agrees with him. Fabulously 50! He says his life has only just begun. What a shame he was sick for his birthday weekend! Took five days off to celebrate and was in bed with a bad cold the entire time. They say everything happens for a reason. I guess the universe has other plans for him. I'll keep ya posted just in case it does. Sometimes he does ramble on bout things that happened over his life. But he's 50 right? I stop him and tell him,dude!,I was there remember?
I was so sorry ta hear Bea Arthur passed away! Wow....only two Golden Girls left. How sad is that? Our dear sweet Bea was 86 at her passin. She had cancer. Mak'em laugh in heaven and rest in peace. We will always love you. Thank you for bein a friend. You will always live on in the re-runs. The Sock Drawer will truely miss her.
We got the grass mowed today. The front and the back. Only takes a few mintues this bein a town house. The yards are very small. Well...I say grass. Our yard really is nothin but weeds really. After ya cut it and if ya stand back and squint your eyes,it looks like it could be grass. What do ya expect for a rental. Not our problem. Packin up and movin on.
I have a pair of Robin Red Breast livin on our patio. They have built a nest on top of our electric box. I was gonna take it down,but there are baby birds inside. Even I'm not that mean. So for now,the nest stays. I guess ya could say thats goin green in a way. Savin wildlife. And so I did.
I guess that bout covers The Sock Drawer news for now! Have a great week! Bubba
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Good afternoon Thursday Possums! And welcome to The Sock Drawer! Socks are all washed,dried,fluffed and folded this afternoon. Nothing like sunshine dried socks on the clothes line! My human,Mike, has risen from the dead of sleep and he and I are sippin our coffee. He's on over night shifts for a while. He's always been a night owl.
The sun is shinin and it's warm today. We are still gettin down into the 40's at night. Had many thunderstorms this year. The weather has just been crazy this year. Hope you've enjoyed the weather channel blog.
Mike's cold is still hangin on even 8 days later. It just won't let go. He's tryin ta feel better. It's been some kind of nasty cold. We can send folks to the space station,up and down in a shuttle,but we can't cure the common cold. We can send machines ta Mars,but we can't cure the common cold. We can split atoms and create serious energy,but we can't cure the common cold. We have weapons of mass destruction,but can't cure the common cold. With all this technology,ya think we would have conquered the common cold by now. Not so much Possums. My human is livin proof of that. Sneezey,drippy,coughin and I don't know what all. Thank the good Lord I'm a Sock Monkey and can't catch the human condition. Poly-fil has it's good moments. It just goes ta show ya'll we aren't as advanced as we think we are. So we bundle up and sip hot chicken soup in hopes it will help.
Here's ta Thursday! Bubba
Monday, April 20, 2009
Since I missed the Easter blog,I'll go ahead and show ya'll the treats Mike made for the holiday. Cupcakes in the shape of chickens. They were very popular.
Here it is Monday afternoon and the weather is great. Warm in the 70's. The rain has come and gone. Mike's cold is tryin ta get better.
We're sittin here watchin Crank Yankers this afternoon. An adult puppet show. Pretty funny.
The Sock Monkey news of the day is....Mike has Sock Monkeys ta make for various friends. Three of his artistic friends are getting one each and there is no face features as of yet. They have to take them and make their faces themselves. Make it their own if ya will. Two Sock Monkeys have trips ta go on. One is goin ta Georgia and one is headed to Texas. Lots of Sock Monkey cheer ta spread around these days.
That's it for Monday afternoon. Bubba
Good mornin Possums! Sorry bout not bloggin in so long,but Photobucket has changed their format and we here in the Sock Drawer have been tryin ta figure out how ta get our photos here in my blog! It's certainly not been an easy task! I use to could copy and paste,but all that has changed now. I suppose its to protect other folks from usein your photos. Makes it hard on us folks that aren't usin others photos. I finally got this one into the blog,but don't know if I can add the others I had planned to use in my blog.
I trust ya'll all had a great Easter! I spent mine in the bakery with Mike makin all kinds of Easter treats to be served up by none other than the Easter Bunny. I was doin the back stroke in a rather large vat of chocolate icing! Just kiddin! The health department would have a stroke and I'm not talkin the back stroke either! Our Easter was a success and all treats sold out!
On a different note.....Mike turned 50 on Saturday the 18th of April! Had many festive things planned,but Mike came down with a really bad cold! He took five days off to celebrate and spent them in bed. Now that sucks Possums! He's happy ta be alive and looks forward to his future and the future of our blog here.
The knitted dog was a thrift store find. Love folkart that others produced themselves.
Hope ya'll have a great Monday! Bubba