Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Twang and BenGay

I awoke and went to make a mug of coffee; the coffee maker did it's job and I went over to fix the mug with my pleasantries and snap something below my shoulder blades ( on my backside armpit high ) snapped on both sides simultaneously. Muscle pull very uncomfortable. This always reminds me why I just type what comes to mind and not scurry outside to dig a hole.
Amazing; I do know my limits, I guess I could be bitter for not being able to garden or fix the yard and pool as I please. I have a hand/life that I can enjoy and I will do the best I can with what I have.
Mentally I am fine and I do preach the gospel according to Tomas; yes I am entitled to do so.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Good morning,
I am sore this morning from exorcise but it the pulled muscle type sore and that is not good for me. Hopefully it will get better.
The is going to be some work done on the yard this more; one is weed eating and the other is brush and tree removal. I am in the process of simplifying or clearing up the yard to make it simple to mow around and generally make it look nice around here and not so cluttered.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Standing in the Space Provided

Good Morning,

As much as I would like to promise you a pleasant day I keep forgetting that age and personal property damage (your body) could effect your point of view. Anyway I do think you can start a day pleasantly by just remembering and seeing where you are in the place provided.
I watched the Kentucky game last night and I think that a lot of folks went to the ER with palpitation of the heart this morning. The game was very emotional for the fans of the game.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Oats and Flax

Good Morning,
Well I did not learn anything yesterday because my morning, this morning was just as bad as yesterday. Maybe some sound thinking and some proper dieting is in order. It is very painful to sit and wait and for the world to turn bright blue. I must say that is normal for some folks but for me it is new.
Mentally I am fine. My blood pressure may be up but this body handles that nicely with no problems.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Good Morning,

I am not in a good mood this morning; I am home bound today and will not travel out into the world.
Feeling better, time will tell how I feel tonight. I saw the University of Kentucky Basketball game last night and I was surprised at the outcome. You never know how the teams match up, sometimes it is a tough victory, sometimes it is a just like practice and sometimes it is, "What Happened?" last night it was a what happened game, you just never know.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ah Ha

Good Morning,
We have a quiet and pleasant morning here in Western Kentucky. I think ISIS or whatever anarchy is available decide to throw out the 10 Commandments and declared war on the United States. I must say that our government taught our children to fight using computers ( grants to the gaming industry in the 1980'-90's). Today we have the Internet which can seek into your child's room and ask them to revolt and blow up the powers that be. They skipped us, the parents and grandparents.
I asked the planet to read my posts on my website;   http://laurelrose.com/TOMASMUSEE.HTM
 I think it is better stuff than what ISIS promises.
Laurel and I just went to town to buy some stuff we needed and we also ate lunch at out local Mexican Restaurant. Laurel ate shrimp and I had a tamale; very good food.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Good Morning,
Spring makes me feel good; winter was hard with the heavy snow and Laurel with her back surgery was very difficult for her. My back has good days and days that surprise me in not so pleasant of ways.Laurel is on a mend and PT has sure helped her. Right now she is suffering from a stomach virus. I am not sure if it passed yesterday or is today another round. She is sleeping at the moment.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cat Door

Good Morning,
It is spring here in Western Kentucky and the grass is growing; yesterday I had a twang in my back and I doubted I could mow with all the jarring. But I thought better by afternoon and I said to myself I could wear the back belt to support my back when mowing.
Since we lost all our Tom Cats I opened the cat door and it seems to work well. The cats seem to want me to open the door (training) but I show them the cat door. Some are stubborn and do not want to use it but seeing other cats use it kind of breaks the stubborn part of their feelings. They use it.
Laurel seems to be under the weather today; she says it is a stomach virus.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Resetting My Computer

I am using my tablet to post here as I am re installing my operating system on my laptop. It is a little harder using the tablet visual keyboard but it will do as my laptop is moving forward in time.
I have all Indeed back up in the cloud. and on my backup external drive.


Good Morning,
I awoke this morning with a very stiff back; I do not know what happened but stiff it is.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cat in a Hat

Good morning,
I'm not sure what the temperature is I think it's about 40 something; it rained last night. Yesterday we went to PT and I put up a mailbox.
I am tired, sore; I think this is normal for my age, it is tough being 73 I remember being sore in my 30s when I worked outside very hard digging and running carrying lifting.
Laurel is staying sore; physical therapy is hard but very good. The folks are very professional at physical therapy.
I have the box that the new mailbox came in; it is sitting on the couch and guess what, we have cats in the box.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Good morning,
This morning I am using Dragon naturally speaking to blog. Today it is raining outside at this time. Yesterday our daughter came by because my red truck needed an oil change. After the oil change we all came home; I worked on NARFE and my daughter visited mom. Laurel has physical therapy three times a week.
We just got home from PT; mom is cooking hamburgers and I am watching the NCAA tournament. While she was at PT, I put up a new mailbox as our old one had just rusted in two.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Springtime in Kentucky.

Good Morning,
It is nice outside this morning. The birds are singing that makes me feel good. Springtime in Kentucky.
I worked on NARFE stuff all morning then mom went to PT and I waited and read my book. At about 1500 we ate lunch then did some shopping.
I am now back working on NARFE stuff. Getting ready for Spring Sprint.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Good Morning,
I think it is about 38 degrees outside this morning. I normally check blogs in the morning to see if someone in the family has something to say. Blogs are good that way because emotions can go someplace on a blog; with Facebook you say something but nobody looks at it. On the blog folks take time to read what is on your mind.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Color Boundaries

Good Morning,
I am up early. There is no remarkable word to describe a morning on the planet. Across this planet there are ways to wake up. Here there is only one. No handcuffs, no chains, no religious leader, no dictator; just you, the air you breathe and the thought what will I do. There are no color boundaries unless you want them there. I prefer not to have them.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pot holes

Good Evening,
Mom had a busy day, the doctor told her get rid of the back brace and she said her walker too. I didn't hear about the walker but we carry it wherever we go  just in case. She is exhausted but the doctor said that is good. She is going to PT next week.
Rising Rivers, melting snow, constant rain and potholes are here. Grass and flowers are in sight.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Good evening,
I have been working on NARFE material and fixing links on websites.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Home Sweet Home

Good Evening,
We are back home from a trip to Clarksville TN. Laurel saw her back doctor and he said it was time for Physical Therapy to strengthen her back and stomach muscles. Oh boy we know what PT can do. Good things but painful things.

The Federal Gas Tax

River Rising

Good Morning,
I feel good this morning; our home is a mess and smells of decay, old cats, old people, old wood and dampness.
To the compost we will go.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wet and Muddy

Good Morning,
47 degrees, raining and muddy; the snow went into the ground and it is slowly draining away into the streams, creeks and rivers. The rivers are rising.
I moved the van yesterday for the first time in about a week.  I had to cruise around town to charge the battery; it has been some time and the battery needs to be charged.
I guess age holds my soreness to normal. When I worked I had soreness all the time in the mornings but I worked it out. Today working it out takes more time and care as muscles pull a lot easier now. I can pretty much assume now that muscles have been pulled away from places they should be. I remember that when they fixed my ankle ( (it would bend 90 degrees in the wrong way) the doctor said, "Huumuh!)). He fixed it by drilling a hole in my foot bone and putting the tendon through the hole; pulling it tight and sewed it back into itself (like a tight rope splice) So at my age I have a lot of loose tendons.

My ankle would bend 90 degrees without any pain; the tendons were pulled way out of shape.

It was not hard to trip myself if I was not careful and when I did the tendon would stretch more out of shape; the doctor said, "Huumuh that is loose!"

Monday, March 9, 2015

We've had Cats

Good Morning,
Most of our Tom's have been to lazy and wild, got into fights and died. No Tom cats at present. We have two female cats that are cats and not pets. One is getting old with bald spots and really too tired to hunt anymore. Most of her life she ate outdoors and ignored our pet foods. It is only a fondness to stay around us that she decided to eat canned food. Dolly her niece does go out, becomes a cat, her hair stands on end and her senses are of a cat; she is aware of the dangers outside. All the rest of the cats like the indoor environment. Maybe when the birds start singing the cats will go out and lay in the grass.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Tablet, TV and Rocker

Sun Day Morning,

Today I rest; I dug the van out yesterday, I am tired and sore. I am always sore but today marks a good day to rest. Common sense gave the citizens of the planet a day of rest. Those that dwell on greed want the planet to work for their pleasures.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Good Morning,
Early this morning on our stoop it was 6 below zero; it is now 2 degrees. In the back deck it is 10 degrees.
Morterest are stuck on our highway coming from Nashville.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Rain, Sleet and Snow

Good Morning,
We had a lot of rain yesterday (2 inches), then sleet (1/2 inch of sleet), then it snowed about a foot here in Marion.
The Ohio River will rise because of the warm rain (it melted the last snow). Now we will get a foot of snow here.

I dug out a little, the van is still stuck in place with no place to go. It is deep around the van. Two foot deep drifts of wet snow. This stuff will make great snowmen and snowballs.
It is going to warm up and next week this will be a memory.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This is Jack and Sara Rose; Laurel Rose's parents

Good Morning,
I feel good this morning. Laurel found a photo of her parents in their store
 where they were mending their window; something had broken it.
This is Jack and Sara Rose; Laurel Rose's parents.