Weekend Open Mic

Weather:  Summer is here with a vengeance.  Hot and humid with a chance of showers much of the week ahead.

My week: The swelling in my foot went down a bit last weekend but it’s still somewhat swollen and painful but I can walk around without a limp being noticeable.  I had an x-ray that showed some arthritis in my big toe joint and a small heel spur, neither of which is my problem, yet. I had bloodwork done and found out that my triglycerides were 392 which is still more than double what they should be but better than the 900+ I scored on my previous blood test. My uric acid was 7.8 and 8.0 is considered gout level, so the doctor thinks that might be the problem so I’m now on new gout and triglyceride meds.  I have an ultrasound test scheduled this coming Wednesday to look for blood clots or anything else.

Gus: His eating habits are changing.  He’s not eating nearly as much as he used to.  He’ll be 14 in August and Westies generally live from 12-16 years.  He’s pretty much deaf these days.  Every now and then he has these momentary spurts of energy where he’ll run around but they don’t last long. Most of the time he’s very slow and calm. I’m just beginning to think he’s not gonna be around forever.  🙁
Wild-child Trixie, on the other hand, is completely back to normal after losing 24 teeth from gum disease.  She pretty much eats anything except hard treats and bones.  She has all the energy Gus lacks.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Hot and humid and lots of chances for thunderstorms. That pretty much sums it up.

Aches and pains…  Every day is a little bit like Christmas morning for me.  I go to bed at night not knowing what pain I’ll be having when I get up the next morning.  In the last week or two, I’ve been down in my back for a few days then my knee was giving me trouble for a couple of days and for several days this week my left foot has been swollen and hurting.  This same thing happened with my foot a few weeks ago.  After a few days it went away and felt better. It seemed worse this time so I called my doctor on Friday and went in to see him.  After examining me he sent me to get an x-ray and scheduled me for an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot.  The x-ray showed arthritis in my big toe joint and a small heel spur but nothing that might cause my current problems. I’m also getting blood workup done this weekend to see if it might be gout. They’ll also do my regular bloodwork to see if I’m eating better like I told him I was in order to get my triglyceride levels back to a more normal range.
Getting old is just so much fun.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a record high month of May it will cool off a few degrees to start June here in the St. Louis area.

The weekend: I discovered how out of shape I am on Thursday as I helped my son move into a new home.  I took Friday off to recuperate (and he had to work) but I’ll be helping again on Saturday Sunday with a few friends. Hopefully, we’ll get everything out of the trucks, trailers and storage containers and into the house so he can start going through all the boxes and try to resume a normal life in a new location.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but it’s been summer here ever since winter abruptly stopped about a month ago.  Spring must be on spring break as it barely visited the Midwest. 

My week: I had a fun couple of days.  I was 5 minutes into cutting my grass on Wednesday when the engine on my John Deere riding mower exploded. Something blew a hole in the side of the engine and blew the starter off.  The mower was about 10 years old. Fortunately, John Deere had the new mower I wanted on sale.  I had to call a couple of places to find one in stock and I picked it up on Thursday. I even got it for $100 less than the sale price.  It’s quite a bit nicer than the old one. Thursday was Pat’s birthday, so guess who got a new riding mower for her birthday?

The week ahead: Sunday we’ll be going to an all-day pignic with friends.  I’m planning on flying the drone while there.  With the temperatures being as hot as they’ve been I think the pool will be pretty busy.
My son David is moving later this week and I think I’ll be helping him on Thursday. 

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather:  Looks like we’re continuing with summer weather when it should be springtime weather.  Temperatures are about 15 degrees above normal.

The week ahead: Not much going on this weekend or during the week ahead.  I kind of like it that way.  I’d like to go see the movie Deadpool 2 in the next few days. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one.

Trixie: My sweet girl is doing really well.  Her mouth is healing well and she is starting to pick up and play with her toys once again.  She finished her antibiotics Friday night.

Liking Like:  The like button on posts and comments will hit 40,000 likes this weekend.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: We pretty much skipped right over spring and went straight to summer.

The weekend:  I’m going to a blogging conference in St. Louis this weekend. That will take up most of Saturday and half of Sunday. Then we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with family on Sunday afternoon.

Trixie Update:  Trixie is such a remarkable dog.  She’s off her pain meds and is on antibiotics for 4 or 5 more days.  She seems just about normal and is eating (soft food) well.  Meanwhile, Gus is Gus.

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B&P Weekend Open Mic

Weather:  After 12 days of absolutely beautiful weather on the gulf coast of Florida I’m heading back to St. Louis on Saturday morning.  The week ahead doesn’t look too bad at home either.

The week ahead:  After being greeted by a couple of friendly canines I don’t have many plans… yet.  I’m told there will be dinner and a movie this weekend. On Tuesday, Trixie is scheduled to go in for some dental work.  So, I’ll be close to her as she recuperates from anesthesia Tuesday evening. I’ll also be editing some video I took getting used to flying the drone in Florida.  Lots of places I went were within five miles of airports so my flying was somewhat limited. But I am getting more used to how it flies and don’t feel as “scared” to fly it as I used to be.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: After a beautiful week with highs in the low 80’s it’s going to get warmer and more humid here in the Fort Myers Florida area in the coming week.

And meanwhile, back at home…

Florida musings: I’ve had a very relaxing week so far. Afternoon naps on the veranda are a daily thing. The gentle breeze and great view are enticing and before you know it you drift off for a while. Really haven’t done much or traveled far from home base except for a jaunt over to Naples to watch the sunset over the gulf and enjoy a great burger at Brooks Gourmet Burgers and Dogs.  We went to a baseball game Friday night at Gulf Coast University located nearby. 

I’ve flown the drone a couple of times and plan to do more before putting a video together.  I’ll be here for another week.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. Fort Myers Florida. What’s going on in your world?
Note:  So far I’ve been keeping up with posts and comments, but my access to computer time could become limited due to sudden plans or the chaise lounge beckoning me from the veranda.
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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: It’s starting to warm up and act a little bit more like springtime around these parts. 

The weekend: I’m going to be working at a club I belong to this weekend doing spring cleanup.  Will also be helping an old friend who no longer drives run some errands.

Rest and relaxation:  On Monday, I’ll be heading down to Ft. Myers Florida to spend about 12 days with my brother.  He rents a condo there and has invited me once again to join him.  Looking forward to warmer weather and naps on the veranda. I’m taking my new drone (sold the old one) and looking forward to doing some filming while there.  I’ll be returning on May 5.
     Note: There may be fewer posts daily while I’m away.

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Weekend Open Mic

Weather: It finally warmed up on Thursday (86°F),  then a cool front is moving in over the weekend. I did a little work outside on Thursday, and yes, I was complaining about how hot it was. The coming week doesn’t look too bad. At least the temperatures are moderating compared to the last few weeks of spring (read winter).

The weekend: Going to help an elderly friend who’s needing some assistance on Saturday.  On Sunday we’re having family over to celebrate April birthdays.

Binging:  We finished the third season of Death In Paradise (Netflix) and watched a few episodes of Schitt’s Creek (Netflix) and are a couple episodes in on the second season of Jessica Jones (Netflix).

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