Well, how is everyone, blog pals?
So much has happened in the last 6-7 months here in Cowsnot, it might be difficult to remember it all. But here goes:
To start with, I am going to be an auntie again. Niece Jethrene and husband Briney are gonna have a baby. Everyone is thrilled but at the same time think they are nuts. They each have children from previous marriages (Briney has a 13 year old daughter and of course Jethrene has Daisy May,11 going on 30, and Jethro, 10). The baby, whom ultrasound has determined is a boy,) is due right around Thanksgiving. I think she will go sooner because she's really preggers now and has three months to go. They had the 3-D ultrasound and we got to see his little face. He's all wrinkled and pruney but he's the cutest baby ever. Looks just like me...... hee hee. Anyhoo, they said they wanted to have a child together to sort of bind the two blended families which I 'aspose is a noble goal. We shall see. I've been scoping out cute baby clothes at Wally World, of course.
It's raining here in Cowsnot as I write this. This has been a strange summer. Hotter than a whore house on nickle night one day, colder than a witches tit the next. Lots of respiratory problems here a Shady Pines amoung the elderly. I've been o.k. save for the usual fatigue, arthritis, etc. What a drag it is getting old, as Sir Michael Jaggar sez.
Saw the Academy Award winning film "The Revenant". It was o.k. Action packed with some tear jerking momemts and DiCapprio did a good job but I didn't see anything that cried out major film award. Guess that's why I am not a member of the Academy as I apparently have no judgement as far as fine films are concerned. Am now trying to read the book. I'll let ya know.
We find ourselves once again in the midst of the Silly Season, i.e. the presidential election. How in God's name did we get into this fix? Can we not find any better candidates than these two creeps? Jesus Christ Awmighty!! A Nazi and a slimeball. They should have elected me when I was running. We wouldn't be in this mess. I would've been re-elected and re-elected and that would have been that.
The stupid olympics are finally over (wait....the Stupid Olympics are here..its called the Presidential Elections. See above paragraph). I get so sick of those. Speaking of sports, my Dodgers are in first place in the NL West, 2 games ahead of the (yuk, pitoo) Giants. Yay!! Hopefully, they will not choke in the playoffs as they often do, leaving us diehard fans heartbroken yet again.
My baseball card collection is taking shape. I have purchases several vintage cards (i.e. a '68 Don Drysdale, a '74 Bob Gibson, etc.), and several rookies including Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones, Barry Bonds etc. I really do enjoy this and have been watching various Youtube videos learning about grading, value and so forth.
I've been binge watching Downton Abbey, Walking Dead, Homeland, and the various incarnations of CSI. Also found the original Dark Shadows and I'm getting into that again. That brings back memories of rushing home from school to watch this in the afternoon when I was a kid. Yes, they did have television then. hee hee.
Well, I guess that's enough for now. Sorry its been so long but I do think of you all daily. I wish I wasn't such a slacker.
Have a good rest of the week everyone.
yer yes, still around pal