Contentment

Contentment is lying in bed, social networking on my laptop, listening to my wife and daughter "fight"/tease each other in the other room, while I've got the cat cuddled up on my left and two out of three pugs cuddled up on my right.

Diary – 2 July 2012

It almost rained today.  I know, exciting.  Apparently, it did rain pretty hard in some places, but not here on "the south side."  Hopefully, by this time next week it will have rained several times.  The possibility is in the forecast, anyway.  Just trying to keep my "crops" healthy. As Mark Twain said, "Everybody talks about the …

Diary – 30 June 2012

It's supposed to be record heat again today.  Yesterday was 109F, which is unheard of in Nashville.  Today is supposed to be 107F.  I've already watered my fruit trees and vegetable garden in the backyard this morning.  Yesterday when I came home from work, the garden was literally wilted from the heat.  I have never …

Chandler

Chandler’s a good dog. He’s been through a lot in this life and will probably never fully recover.  Never fully trust anyone again.  I know the feeling.  Maybe that’s what we have in common.  Whatever it is, I just love the heck out of that dog. And now he’s getting old, like me.  Blind in …

A visit to Wal-Mart

I hate Wal-Mart.  It’s a slimy company frequented by the lowest class of people.  I always feel the need for a shower afterward.  But, this morning it made more sense to go there because they were the closest place that I thought would sell Frontline flea and tick treatment. I was wrong.  I ended up …

Thought for the day

According to Richard Skinner, Acting Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, TSA is no better at keeping airlines safe than the screeners in use before 9-11. Think about that as you travel this summer.  And here's a news item about one of their own recently-arrested perverts.

Kite flying

Today, it turned out, was a good day for kite flying.  Elizabeth, 6, had been bugging me about flying her new kite since returning from the vet this morning.  We had brought all three pugs in to see Dr. Paula:  Daisy due to recurrent painful skin irritations, which magically disappeared by the time Dr. Paula …