Look, theres going to be no explaining where I have been. I have even noticed i lost a few readers, because, well, i guess ima bad blogger... a horrendous blogger...a INFECTED blogger...but Im so sorry, thats the problem with me - I am a feral being - kinda just like this lil' bunny warming up at the boy's watertank the other day-
bet he has some stories to tell his family after he gets done warming up by those peoples house - doesnt he look like he needs a little parka on? I have been tossing him a little pelleted feed here and there...hes smart though because he knows where the fresh water is...I might have Buttons knit him a hat... too bad he cant come in on account of that opposable thumbs thang' turning doorknobs though... and his furry paws would get in the way of the laptop keys so he cant tap out his blog stories either...
but i can blog a little. so i will now. really.
(cooommme baaack! pleaaaaase!)
SO just consider me that Feral, wayward, odd relative that occasionally dissappears once in a while but always shows up with weird gifts and interesting stories...however, One of the gifts I gave myself lately hasnt been too pleasant though -i think I may have an UTI from eating and drinking and eating and drinking and forgetting that water is necessary for a life force but alcohol and sugar and choc-col-late are not good life sustaining things but are wonderful opportunities to poison yourself over and over again at a holiday moment and enjoy every stinkin' moment of it - forgetting to wash it down with water...but dont these look good -
BTW its okay you tisk-tisk mom types out there - I will be calling the Doc tomorrow to get this taken care of before i have to give another body part away like a kidney...or an ureter...I like my kidneys, they are a pretty shape, make lovely colors and then my ureters match so i hate to break up accessories...
anyhow, let me backtrack so i can confuse you some more...
Christmas Day was a wonderful treat
- not only because the cat eventually pooped -
because these two showed up at 1:30 AM
they wanted to surprise me and they did...i was wondering why Mr. foresterman snapped at me at about midnight that night "why are you closing the curtains??!!" Im sure the look i gave him was one of "because...its nighttime??"...and i didnt think about it too much because well, he has his "stingy with electricity, why are all the lights turned on?" old man moments once in awhile, and i thought maybe this was his christmas gift to me - "you can waste electric heat!"... So when I was putting the finishing touches on a present for him in our bedroom, in the dark with one light on but curtains now not drawn because im thinking this is my "stingy with electricity, why are all the lights turned on?" old man christmas gift, in walks the youngest daughter, with a big "SURPRISE!" and then a concerned look on her face because i just stood there, shocked, wondering if I maybe had too much white wine and fresca, the drink of my peoples when we are in that stress mode of holiday must do's and now i was hallucinating holiday wishes bigtime. Once she realized I was okay, and i realized i was okay, we hugged forever and then I fed her and her Chris the rest of the lasagna i had made for Christmas eve dinner as we are ethnic that way though not Italian, and we stayed up until 4:30 am totally forgetting that the day was Christmas until it came time to open gifts and eat a belated turkey after a brief sleep, it was that wonderful...
anyhow heres the tree -
but hey, going on about building up that perfect storm for a holiday UTI - did you know that brandied eggnog and a plate full of gourmet mac and cheese w/real crabmeat is another wonderful holiday moment, especially at the Montana Brewery? i had two grownup eggnogs and i was feeling the holiday spirit so well, and meeting up with my oldest and her fiance David from Arizona along with the youngest and her Chris from exotic Grand Forks...well, having my daughters there with their honeybuns and my honeybun forester made it all even more special...so special that i totally forgot it was -10 f that night and i was wearing a fun little dress too that exposed my kidneys in all the wrong ways...but their eggnog was a body warmer for sure...too bad I forgot about that 'free water thing...and then the next day, at Old Chicago, drinking Stella beer and eating copious amounts of appetizers that leached out goodness of calories and scary things to doctors, watching the packers win, well, observing other people watch the packers win as we were busy chatting, with the occasional "YAY!!" omitting from us ladies when the place would light up at a touchdown...and of course me forgetting that water was available in Billings MT for free...
This UTI has been worth every stabbing pain I get now when nature calls,
all due to these girls pictured on either side of me -
can you tell I havent learned how to send pictures to my blog? and drink lots of water?
So then it was a sad bye bye on my part to my Girls and their Honeys,
But hey, we rang the new year during daylight hours with our neighborhood gang! and it was spectacular as it can get in Powder River county...although I did force neighbors to drink champagne with me, but thats okay because the shortest one in the bunch (who is not me in this case) gave a call to us to instigate this impromptu party "I wanna have a party at your house!" and i thought, "who can turn down an invite like that?" so I had to make sure when it finally happened that we toasted the whole wonderfulness of the idea...anyhow it was authentic Thai food, Red wine, fresh buns and we did chocolate, massive amounts of chocolate, along with fresh tapioca pudding and ANOTHER pumpkin pie made from scratch...my insides are still aching thinking about it...making sure our guests had water however forgetting that this same water could be available to me...anyhow, heres one of the gifts I gave Mr. Foresterman for Christmas -
can you tell that this man was up until 4:30 am
then got up a few hours later?
thats a big box of chocolate.
he needs help.
After I go to the Doc's for some drugs.
and drink lots of water.
lots of water.
HAPPY NEW Seasons to my Blogger friends and New friends!!!
ps I have so much to learn...Im only 50! Yay!
and i have free water!
psps- cat's still pooping fine. I would too if someone was feeding me the good canned stuff everyday and giving me kitty massages. Maybe she will make it to 16 years this autumn?
pspsps - which i wish i could do freely - also, reading other peoples blogs has been entertaining these last two weeks; however if i left weird messages, its because i was doing it from my phone that i do not know intimately yet, and I was in a total knocked up sugared state of mind. I apoligize. So does my kidneys and various accessories. We regret it. Really. But we still liked what you wrote on your blogs! and why yes, I am a trouble unto myself!