Friday, August 18, 2006


After typing an entire page of perfect and profound prose this morning, I hit the "publish" button only to have the entire thing vanish into polluted air. Now, since the day has worn on and the three brain cells are no longer in top form, this will be composed in a rather slip-shod manner. Let's see, what was I grousing about this morning? Could it have been that I woke up looking like the poster woman for W.E.A.V.E.? Left eye; black. Corner of the left side of the mouth; purple. Face swollen. Upper lip swollen. Fortunately, all this was due to recent oral surgery. I've cashed in my ancient dentures and partial plate for a brand spankin' new set of perfect, white falsies. AS IN TEETH! So, if my current dreadful appearance is the worst thing that ever happens to me then I am blessed indeed. However, I am trying not to go out in public. Hate to frighten the little children you know. "Mommy, isn't it early for Halloween?" Can happily report that 5# did fall off my frame between the last visit to the oral surgeon and this one..about a month's time. It is possible that even more lardage will melt away...unless I decide that soft ice cream is better than soft smashed potatoes. I'm going to the state fair next Friday! What ever shall I eat? Cotton candy! Ice cream! um, more cotton candy, more ice cream...

While I have been foolishly spending money on the Tooth Fairy, my kids have been busy doing odd things. My daughter-in-law has climbed to the top of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Adams, and the South sister; all "humps and bumps" in the Cascade range. She has also given me acute vertigo by sending me photos taken from atop the rocks at Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. Meanwhile, my son-her-husband, has ridden the 100 mile LiveStrong Challenge (Is that what its called?) in Oregon and even managed to keep up with Lance Armstrong for a few of those miles. We have the photos to prove it! Last week he "only" rode 70 miles in elevations up to 1,100'. I do not know where he got the masochist gene from. My daughter has spent a good portion of the summer camping with her friend. (she finally sent photos..he is CUTE!)

Peabody the Peahen tried to raise a kid this year but managed to squash every chick (Bantum) as it hatched. She is still trying to take the only chick from the two banty hens who are raising it. (there were 2 chicks..I don't know what took the other one in the middle of the night) Peabody needs to go live at the zoo. Poor dear. I had no idea what a miracle bably last year's chick was!

the deer are still eating the potted plants by the house. MY house, not theirs. There is more to tell about the deer but I am going to attempt to publish this before it vanishes. Please excuse the spelling. Bl;ame it on the Darvocet and the Ibuprofen!

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