Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are We There Yet?

April I mean.  How many more days?

I hate March.  It's the needless month of grey and brown.

I am ready for April.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dancing With the Stars Delayed Reaction

There will be delayed reactions to this season's episodes of Dancing With the Stars.  Because of The Husband's schedule, there is DVRing and delayed watching.  Yes, he still watches this show with me.

My two sentence reaction:

Ralph Macchio was the delightful surprise of the night.



You go Kirstie...............we're pulling for you!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Springtime in the Rockies

Finally we are at the beginning of the beginning of Spring 2011.  My blog buddy, GDazz over at her place, is showing off what spring looks like in Texas. Click the link and go see..........she's a great photographer/artist.

Here At Altitude, March 20, 2011 is still mostly brown and grey.  It's a delayed gratification test.......spring comes slowly and March is often our snowiest month of the year.  This winter has been a very mild one.  Plenty of snow in the mountains, but here in the plains we are far below the norm.  Still a strong possibility of snow to come............even a big one.  Let's just hope it's soon and not after the trees have leafed.

Thing HAVE begun to change, if only so slightly.  So I took a few sad photos today, just to prove to myself that the first signs of warmer days to come are here.

The honeysuckle bushes...................




The lilac bush............



And best of all, tiny little columbine leaves, pushing their way up..............



Okay, it's a beginning!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Boston Rob for President


Not my idea.  Stole it right out of the mouth of......................................wait for it............................... Dennis Miller.

So if you don't know who Boston Rob is, you may as well stop reading this post.  Or, if you're not a fan, you may throw things at the computer screen.  But after last night's episode, it's clear Rob is ruling the roost at his camp. 

As I'm driving into the office this morning, fellow Survivor Fan, Dennis Miller is the one who suggested that Rob should just run for president as he certainly knows how to get the job done.  On a side note, it always makes me feel less guilty about loving Survivor, every time Dennis Miller talks about being a fan.  If nothing else, Rob is a master manipulator of people...........and they smile while he's doing it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Torn Distal Bicep - Post Op - Day 14

So we're making progress each day...................the wound appears to be healing nicely.



On the down side, it's amazing how much his arm has shrunk from so little use.  Out side of doing stretching excercises each day, no weight or resistance until after he sees the surgeon at the end of the month.  The Husband says that it hurts the most in the morning (or actually in this case..........late afternoon) when he wakes up.    In order to stay on light duty, he's working an overnight graveyard shift at work.

Sigh...................we are exhausted.  Him from trying to sleep in the middle of the day, and me from waking up with a start because I'm alone...............we haven't had this shift in YEARS and its NO FUN.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort

It's a great day when Bruce Cockburn releases a new album, and today is one of those days. 



From the previews I've heard its going to be a great one............I'll update it here after I've had a few days to live with it, and let you know.  In the meantime, since there's no new stuff from him on youtube.............here's an oldy but goody, from the Breakfast in New Orleans Dinner in Timbuktu, a favorite album of mine.  "If this were the last night of the world, what would I do?"


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Great Expectations - The Review

Whew...............I'm proud of myself.  Finally finished Great Expectations.  My first Dickens book.  Took some time and I almost quit.  But now I can add it to the list of classics I assigned to myself to read.  This assignment stems from the fact that I was never once........... asked to read any of the classics during my 1970's public education.  We discussed Simon and Garfunkel lyrics (and some Beatles too).  So we were getting American AND British band lyrics..............but the classics?  Nah.  I'd also like to point out that I began reading this long BEFORE Oprah said I should.  But I probably will also add A Tale of Two Cities to my "To Be Read" list.

It's a hard read.  I could pretend that it wasn't,  but there were points at which I did want to set it aside.  I did not expect this book to be filled with so many plot twists.  Those seemed to happen in the last third of the book as Dickens started tying all the ends together.  I understand there are two endings to the book, the edition I read has the second ending.  It would be easy to blame the difficulty of reading this book on the time frame it was written, but I'm also reading Jane Austen, written even earlier,  and I find her novels far more readable and easier to follow.

Wish I could say that I enjoyed the book, wish I could recommend that YOU read it...........but I can't.  There is satisfaction in the completion, as if it had really been assigned to me.............but it was not an enjoyable read.  However, cultural literacy is important to me and I've known I should read at least one Dickens book.  Perhaps I should have started with A Christmas Carol.

Day Four - Post Op

Amazingly, The Husband's cast came off yesterday.  He can move his arm around.................no weight or resistance yet, but we're on our way back to normalcy.  The wound itself is small and I just know you want to see it...............I'll make the pic small so you can click on it only if you want.................

Not so bad, is it?

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