It's been busy and a bit frustrating here lately, juggling tenants who don't pay their rent on time so we have to juggle who's getting paid what, when.
I unloaded Dr. Drug #1 and signed on with Dr. Drug #2 who happens to be a very peaceful and compassionate person unlike DD#1 who could be best described as a dictator.
Dr Drug #2 removed me from a drug that DD#1 had put me on and instead put me on Abilify instead. I just started taking it Tuesday and the change is absolutely incredible. No I am not bi-polar nor am I schizophrenic instead I'm one of these people.
Colin is still growing and has become friends with Ted the cat. If Ted is sitting some place and Colin walks by they always exchange greetings. Ted has made in quite clear that linking his entire face is not acceptable, ears are ok. After Colin licks Ted's ears Ted will stand up and rub his head under Colin's chin. Ted used to do this with Max, but Max was QUITE a bit shorter than Colin so Ted would just stand on his hind legs to reach Max's Chin.
If I hadn't broken my camera I could show you some adorable pictures.
We had a few brief days of summer, like 107 degrees, 100 degrees and 98 degrees. I keep telling myself it's good for my tomatoes, they're 5 ft tall, loaded with blossoms bit only a very few tomatoes. It's supposed to be in the 90's this weekend, God I hate hot weather, so that may help.
Grammar screed ( completely stolen from MFAMAMA) along with her comments I added a few of my own pet peeves, up given percentage and more. Excuse me if it's up to a 34% it can't be more. For free, no it's just free, as in we're giving this away free, not we're giving this away for free. Spelling!!! Come on people we have spell check and we have dictionaries please use them. Talking so you cannot be understood. I hear some many mumbling athletes on ESPN I can't stand it. For better or worse you are a role model, behave like one.
I've read some great books but I can't remember what I listed and am too lazy to go find the link. One of these days I'll find the list and update it.
Movies, much to my amazement the Blind Side was wonderful as was Walk the Line, The Stoning of Soyrara M., Up in the Air, Shut up and Sing and last but not least Best in Show.
Politics. Apparently we're supposed to be THANKING Shrub for what he did for our country during his 8 years in office. Um, let's see - lying, more lying and still more lying, 2 illegal wars, thousands of our troops killed and many more thousands injured which on occasion resulted in divorce because the defense department redeploying the same troops over and over again. An energy policy drafted by big oil, Thank you very much Cheney. I hold you personally responsible for the BP disaster in the Gulf. Blowing a surplus to give his chums, you know those people in the top 1% who can barely hold on the their billions. Fostered greed and corruption as a way of business. Blew the wonderful outpouring from the world we garnered on 9/11 by being an asshole. Driving us into a deficit with the aid of the Republican Congress who are now whining that we can't add anymore to the federal debt. So it's ok that they did it but the Democrats can't.
Oh and how can I forget John of Orange Boehner? He has apparently decided that the Rebups are going to reclaim the House and the Senate so he's prepping himself to be new Speaker of the House. God help us all if some of the nutcases that have been nominated really win. It will be a very sad day for people that can acutally use their brains for thinking rather than listening to the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.
And all politics is local. We finally got rid of Paul Kelly who will be leaving the Board of Supervisors in January. His replacement is a man who lives in the 21st century Mike McQuire. Mike was on the Healdsburg City Council so he resigned. Now we're having or I should say the people who live in the City of Healdsburg are voting on a new council. My friend Susan Jones, formerly Chief of Police for the City of Healdsburg, is running. As I told her I can't vote for you but I can campaign for you.
Then we have are Neighborhood Watch group which is coming together nicely. Word had spread about the first meeing and a number of other people along the road showed up to become part of the group. We had Community Services officers from the Sonoma Co. Sheriffs office at our last meeting. I'm in charge of contacting CDF, California Department of Forestry, to come to our next meeting. We all live in heavy forest on a dead end road. We need to develop a plan of evacuation in case of fire.
My adorable niece is back at Chico State as a Sophmore, her cousin Eric is back at UNR as a junior and Christopher, well I'm not exactly sure where Christopher is. Well I know where he is physically but not school wise. For some reason he has developed a devotion to accounting. This is a kid that HATES math, has been using a computer since he was 2 and at 8 was getting paid to repair other people's computers.
As for me I've decided to take the big leap and be a survivor model at Catwalk this year.
I think that's enough for now. I got a bit long winded there : )