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Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching Motive and Rookie Blue before going to bed around 10 PM, after a little lovin.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony out the door.  I had researched some stores that sell motorized scooters or chairs and started calling them at 9 AM.  Found a place in Cudahy and left the house around 10:30 AM to go to the store.  Learned a lot at the store and realized I would want a scooter rather than a motorized chair.  They are lighter and I like having a handle bar.  Found one I like for $1000.  Said they would hold it until Monday if I came back then.  Will have to make a decision over the weekend.  Got home in time to let the dogs out and then go have lunch with the guys.  Only five of us today but we had a good lunch.  The conversation was mostly on me and my feet problems.  Came home and took a short nap with the dogs.  Spent the last hour or so on the Internet and Craigslist.com looking for used scooters I can buy this weekend.  I honestly need one by next weekend since it will be Pridefest and a local block party we go to yearly.  I am not going to go all Summer not going to a festival.  Found a scooter like the one I almost bought on Craigslist for $500.  Emailed the seller a message and hope I hear from them.  The seller is pretty far away but to save $500 I would go there tomorrow to check it out and possibly buy it.  What the heck is a saving account or credit cards for if not for times like this.  Tony is finally coming around to the idea of a scooter and I already know where I would make ramps and stuff to get into the house.  It is also light enough to pick up by myself, but better if two picked it up to make it easier.  Folds up good to go in the trunk of the car.  So I hope I hear from the guy on Craigslist because I will buy it from him for $500.  Making left over spaghetti and salads for supper tonight.  No plans this weekend and will most likely spend a good chunk of the weekend just being at home, off my feet, and watching TV.  It was about 70 today in Milwaukee and cloudy.  Very humid, but nice breeze off the lake to cool us down and keep it from getting to warm.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Spent last night watching the movie Jack Reacher.  It was OK.  I am not a Tom Cruise fan but the movie was entertaining enough.  Went to bed around 10 PM.

Was up this morning by 6:30 AM, dripping wet.  Had cold chills and sweating like crazy.  Got up and fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Told Tony on his way out the door that I HATE MY FOOT.  Called and canceled my therapy appointment since I did not feel good.  Put shoes on today and got rid of the boot.  It is doing no good for my foot.  Spent the morning searching the web on information on Mortons Neuroma.  Nothing good and no good answers or remedies.  Shots and surgery are options but have little success.  Most just seem to say to buy new shoes that are wide and deal with it.  Read the shots are not just 'one shot' but a series of shots.  I am so scared of needles and the posts say it is very painful.  I am so damn depressed.   Spent the afternoon laying on the couch with the dogs listening to slow music and feeling sorry for myself.  Made a short video this afternoon on the computer since I can't do much walking.  Here it is.
video

Making spaghetti for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night massaging my foot and watching TV.  Still not feeling good and hope I am not getting a bug or something that is going around.  I have enough to deal with with the foot, I don't need to be sick on top of it.  Figure I am going to get through the weekend and if no improvement by Monday I am going to have to just call the doctor and schedule cortisone shots. 

I also added a link at the bottom of this page to our Holy Union from May 22, 1993.  I had to cut the first and last songs as well as the Communion to make the video small enough to upload.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching the HBO movie Behind The Candelabra.  It was a good movie but man was Liberace screwed up.  Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Read the morning newspaper and then showered to start the day.  Left the house a little before 10 AM to take Kali to the vet to have her anal glands cleaned.  Vet said it was a good thing we brought her in because she was 'full'.  Got breakfast at McDonald's on the way home.  Spent the rest of the day just doing things around the house and reading my mom's book she gave me.  Took a short nap with the dogs but had a hard time laying in bed with it being so nice outside.  It is sunny and 70 degrees today in Milwaukee.  In a half hour I leave for my 4 PM foot physical therapy.  Going to pick up some subs and soup at the store next to the therapy and bring them home for supper.  No cooking tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching another movie since there is very little on TV other than reruns.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon

Spent Friday night watching the movie No Night To Long.  It was a gay themed movie and was pretty good.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM after the news.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Read the morning newspaper and waited for Tony's employee to show up so 'they' could start the upstairs kitchen counter and sink project.  By 10 AM we started without him.  Tony could not get hold of him all day so we did the counter and sink without him.  Such loyal employees he has.  Finished by about 4 PM and it turned out OK.  We did make a cut too long on the sink when the saw slipped.  Thankfully it was Tony and not me who screwed up the counter.  Nothing a little caulk couldn't fix.  Ordered a Pizza delivered for supper and spent the night watching Any Day Now and Struck By Lightning.  Both were very good movies.  Went to bed around 11 PM.  Here is a picture of the kitchen counter and sink we installed today upstairs.
 
Sunday morning we were up again by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  After we read the morning newspaper we showered and then drove to the south side of town to have breakfast with Tony's mom.   Had a nice breakfast and took the lake front roads home.  By the time we got home Tony's employee had called and he met us at the house so him and Tony could work on the hot water in the shower upstairs.  They had the clog cleared in no time and just had to go to the hardware store for a washer and it was done.  They now have a good stream of hot water in their shower upstairs.  As they worked on the shower I road my bike with my boot two blocks down the street to buy the weekly lottery tickets.  Glided most of the way to the store.  Took a two hour nap finishing off the nap with a little lovin.  Made some steaks on the grill and spent the night watching the movie The Guilt Trip.  It was a good enough movie to rent but could have been much funnier.  Went to bed around 10 PM.
 
Monday morning we were again up by 7 AM.  Saturday and Sunday were in the 60s and partly cloudy, today it was rain all day.  Made pancakes and bacon for breakfast.  My foot was killing me from going up and down the stairs so many times the prior days so we decided to do very little all day.  Tony was napping on the couch by 11 AM as we watched TV and listened to the rain fall.  Took a nap in the afternoon which again turned into a little lovin.  Spent the night watching the series final of Smash (will miss this show) and then started watching the movie Dark Skies.  Was a good scary movie.   Went to bed around 10 PM.
 
This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Read the morning newspaper and left the house to go to my 10 AM foot therapy appointment.  Told the therapist I hate my feet and if I could walk on my hands I would.   Bought some potato soup at the deli next door and came home.  After I ate the soup, which was very good, I took a two hour nap with the dogs.  It is warming up outside to the 70s but it rained all morning and more rain is coming this afternoon, tonight, and the next few days.  Making a Hormel beef roast, mashed potato and salad for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra since I downloaded it yesterday.

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching this weeks episodes of One Life To Live on Hulu.com.  The show is moving too slow and I can see why more people are not watching the web soap.  Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony out the door to work.  Read the morning paper and then I put another round of Just For Men Color in my hair and mustache.  I look ten years younger now.  LOL.  Now my head will itch for days from the color like it always does.  Showered and went to my 10 AM foot physical therapy appointment.  Got home and had enough time to let the dogs out and head back out the door to have lunch with the guys.  Had a good lunch.  One of the couple's is out of town so there were only five of us today.  Even so, the conversation and laughs never stop.  Came home and took a short nap with the dogs.  It might have gotten to 50 degrees today only, but the sun is out.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR and a movie I downloaded.  Spending the weekend working on the upstairs tenants apartment putting in a new kitchen sink and counter.  Hopefully also fixing their hot water flow in the shower.  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Tony was home before 5 PM.  After we fed the dogs he showered so we could go out for supper.  Had a great supper at one of our favorite Italian restaurants.  Even ordered the deep fried eggplant as an appetizer.  Got home by 7 PM and exchanged our cards.  I have learned in all the years with Tony that it is much easier and less of a disappointment on holidays to dates to celebrate, to just let him know in advance what I would like from him.  He is not good at surprises and puts little effort into any event if I don't let him know what I would want.  If I don't I am just disappointed and the day or night is ruined.  So this time I told him all I wanted was a card, but I want him to not just pick the first card he reads.  I told him I would like him to read at least FIVE cards and pick out the best one that is sentimental.   He did not pick a sentimental card, but it was just as good and I was happy.   The card was two cartoon figures and they were pictured in different scenarios.  It started out saying It's Our Anniversary.  'Things may have changed a bit since we got married', with a picture of the two at a drive thru saying 'no fries, honey?' and 'no, just a cheeseburger'.  It goes on 'We still go to dinner (but perhaps they're not quite as romantic'.  'And we still like to see a good movie (but not necessarily in a theater)'.  'We still like to write each other little notes (although the subject matter isn't always love)', with a pic of a refrigerator and post its of 'call the dentist', 'grocery list', 'toilet keeps running'.  'And we still like to stay up together (but maybe not as late as we used to)', with a picture of one of the two characters sleeping on the couch snoring.  'But one thing hasn't changed at all ... and that's the special way we feel about each other'.  With a pic of the two holding hands saying 'I love you'.  He did sign the card '20 yrs, wow, who woulda thought'.   'Tons of love Tony'.  So the card did fit us to a 'T' and I was happy.  We then watched last weeks episode season final of Grey's Anatomy, which really upset me.  I was not happy they had one of the two lesbians in the relationship on the show cheat on her spouse.  When they showed the two together we both looked at each other and at the same time said 'how could she do that with all they have been through together'.  I know it is just a scripted TV show and all but I feel it cheapens how people look at gay relationships.  We continued the discussion for a while how we wish the plot would not have been written like this because of all the shit that the two lesbians had been through, much less they got married and have a kid.  As we talked about this it was like we were talking to each other in hidden code.  It was like we were both saying to each other 'I would never do that because of all we have been through together'.  I think most know Tony had heart surgery years ago and he almost died.  I found out I was HIV four years ago.  We have said goodbye to 5 dogs we considered our kids.  And said goodbye to many friend and family including Tony's father.  So we have been through a lot together and been there for each other.   I also have said before how Tony has never looked me in the eye and accused me of how I got HIV.  It has always been like 'what is done is done'.  I have so appreciated that and don't think discussing the details would help in any way.  The past is past.  I honestly don't know how I got HIV, so assuming would be futile.  My point is, it was 'a moment' in our relationship where I felt this connection in what we were saying.  It was like we raised to a higher level in just that conversation.  After 24 years together it is nice to have those moments.  We went to bed around 10 PM and as we were cuddling Tony said to me 'I love you'.   Tony does not say it often but was the first to say it when we were dating.  So hearing it makes it seem with more meaning.  I told him I loved him also and after a little more cuddling it turned into a round of lovin.   No, he didn't say I Love You just to get some lovin.  I'm pretty easy in that department with out the I Love You first.

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Was hard to get out of bed.  I felt so tired today.  Of course the rain and cloudiness didn't help.  I swear on these med on cloudy days my mind just doesn't fire up in the morning.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony out the door for work with left overs for lunch from last night.  Read a little of the morning newspaper and then went back to bed around 8:30 AM.  Slept until 11 AM.  Saw the sun was trying to come out so I got up.  Can't sleep the day away even though I feel like it now.   Had another cup of coffee and started doing things around the house.  Sewed on a button and sewed a pocket that had a hole in it in one of the leather jackets.  Got a load of laundry going and vacuumed the house.   Showered and then sat back and read two chapters of the book I started last week called After Life that my mom gave me.  Was nice to read that our pets will be in heaven.  I honestly would see no reason to go to heaven if my dogs were not going to be there to greet me.  The sun is out but it has only warmed us to 45 degrees as I post this.  Coldest day of the week and suppose to warm up from here forward.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR.  Just making a frozen pizza and salad for supper tonight since we had a big supper last night and we both had left overs for lunch today.   Thanks for all your comments.  I do appreciate them and read them all.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Tony got home last night from work around 5:45 PM.  After he ate and showered we did the lovin thing so that we were not too tired to do it later.  Spent the rest of the night watching the Dancing Results and we very happy who won.  Went to bed around 10:20 PM after watching the local news.

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Was a bit cold this morning in Milwaukee.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and said goodbye for the day to Tony.  Read a little of the newspaper and then showered to go to my foot physical therapy at 9 AM.  Had a good therapy but was told to stop wearing shoes and continue with the boot or I will be pushing my recovery backwards.  OK, back to the boot when I go places.  Stopped off at Pick N Save on my way home and did the weekly grocery shopping.  Bought mostly fruit and produce.  Got home and did things around the house.  Tony come home around 1:30 PM with flowers for our anniversary.  Twenty years ago today we had a Holy Union.  Was a great time.  Ceremony at the church, drove to the dinner in our convertible with cans and streamers as well as Just Married.  Had a big sit down dinner with about 80 people and DJ played music until midnight.  We both wore white tux and looked so good back then.  Time has not been kind.  We were a little before our time since 20 years ago not many 'straight' people knew what a Holy Union of two guys even was.  Funny how many people came up to us at the reception telling us it was 'just like a real wedding'.  DUH  !  That was the plan.  My best man was my ex and Tony's best man was his ex.  We started on opposite sides of the back of the church and when the wedding march started we walked towards each other and then hand in hand up the aisle to the front of the church, were our best men were already with the pastor.   Have to pull out the photo album tonight when we are sitting watching TV.  Took a nice two hour nap with the dogs and soon Tony will be home so we can go out for supper and celebrate the anniversary.  Will most likely go to a restaurant we had our first supper together at even though it has been remodeled and under a different name.  The menu is Italian and I always have the crusted chicken Parmesan.  Will most likely be home early and spend the rest of the night watching TV with the dogs.  Rained all day today and was only in the low 60s.   Warm enough for me but the rain was a bummer.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon

This morning I was up by 6 AM.  The windows were open and the birds were so loud there was no way I could stay in bed any longer.  Got up and fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Soon Tony was saying goodbye to go to work.  Read the morning newspaper.  Was mad the Business Section was missing.  Should have called for another paper and would have if it was any other section missing.  I do read the Business Section, but toss the Sports Section off to the side never to be read.  Left the house around 9:30 AM to go to Kohl's to return the two pairs of shoes.  Ended up just exchanging them for larger sizes when I found two pair that fit great.  I am actually wearing a pair I bought today and no boot on.  They are comfortable enough but would not want to walk around Disney Land with them.  My feet would be killing me in no time.  Got home around 11 AM.  Stopped at McDonald's for breakfast on my way home.  Spent the day doing things around the house.  It was close to 80 degrees today and partly cloudy in Milwaukee today.   It would have been too hot and the air conditioning would have to be turned on if it were not for the lake breeze.  The dogs are just laying round in the heat panting so any hotter and I will have to turn on the air.   The trees are getting all their leaves finally and the Lilac tree has white flowers on it.  The yard is looking good.  Will most likely hit Tony up for some lovin after he gets out of the shower tonight, before the final of Dancing With The Stars starts at 8 PM.  Tired of the excuse he is too tired or sleeping.  Been way too long since we did 'it'.  Better to hit him up for it before we even lay back and watch TV for the night.  Tomorrow is our 20th Anniversary of our Holy Union.  Where has all the time gone?

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Spent Friday night watching the movies The Haunting In Connecticut 1 and 2.  The first one was better than the second.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

Saturday morning we were up by 7:30 AM.  Tony went to work around 10 AM and I left the house right after him to stop off at two rummage sales on my way to Kohl's to buy shoes.  Spent over an hour and a half picking out two pairs of shoes at Kohl's.  Even brought my inserts to make sure the shoes fit with them OK on my feet.  Came home around 12:30 PM.  Tony was home from work so we went to another rummage sale at his old high school.  Last year we got a ton of crap at the rummage sale and this year was not much different.  Walked out with all we could carry for $40.  Got some big blankets and holiday decorations along with a bunch of other ................. crap.  I kept telling Tony 'I don't want to find any of this in the basement a month from now'.  Came home and spent a couple hours at home late in the afternoon.  Got my new shoes out and tried them both on again only to not like either one.  They were now too tight.  They fit Tony perfectly but I didn't by $110 worth of shoes for him to wear to work and ruin in a day.  Was pretty mad because now I was back to not having any shoes to wear because not one of my pairs seems to fit and feels so tight and hard to walk.  Just easier to walk with the boot and the one shoe I still have that fits.  Figure I need to go up a size.  I was always a size 9 shoe but now I think I am a 10 size for some reason.  Do feet keep growing?  Even at 52?  Fed the dogs supper and then went out to Tracks restaurant down the street for some hamburgers.  Spent the night watching the weeks worth of One Life To Live on Hulu.com.  The plot sucks, it is so slow, and I have a feeling this show is not going to go on for long on Hulu.com.  Kinda sad since I watched it for over 30 years on TV never missing an episode.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM.  Tony was asleep by 9 PM on the couch and I had to wake him to go to bed.

Sunday morning we were up again by 7:30 AM.  After I read the newspaper I made breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon and toast.  Got the ladder out and fixed a siding panel that is falling on the back of the house.  Showered and left the house by 11:30 AM to go to a car show on the south side of town.  Wore my boot and padded up the other foot's shoe good.  Took a cane with me to help take some pressure off the foot.   Never thought I would be walking around in a boot and cane.  Stopped at Kmart after the car show to see what they might have in shoes.  Actually bought a pair of size 10 wide tennis shoes and a pair of size 10 leather slippers.  Both fit great with my inserts.  I am so happy.  I have shoes.  Not the best of shoes, but shoes that fit that I can wear outside the house when I take off the boot.  Drove through the park and took the long way home along the lake front.  Got home and spent the rest of the afternoon with the dogs doing things around the house.  I was doing things, Tony watched TV.  I was just about to make supper at 5:30 PM when the across the alley neighbor called to say some girl from the block south was in the alley crying because two kids came into her 6 foot high fenced in yard and stole her white Pit Bull.  Got outside an heard her story and soon Tony and I were in the car weaving the streets looking for the kids.  So damn sad because you know this dog will now be in a Sunday night dog fight.  We spend almost an hour looking for the dog with no luck.  Made some peanut butter and honey sandwiches for supper which Tony called 'unacceptable as a supper'.   Too bad.  Told him he was more than able to make anything else if he was still hungry.  Around 7 PM I took a walk down the alley to see if I could find the girl with the stolen dog and did find her and talked with her.  She thinks she knows where abouts the dog might be but the neighbors are not talking.  Nobody wants to be the snitch.  I will look for her again tonight.  I gave her my email and phone and told her I would love to hear a happy ending to this story.  I would be going nuts if someone stole my dog and I didn't know what they were doing to him or her.  I would go absolutely crazy.   Spent the night watching the music awards and went to bed around 10 PM.   Tried to get some lovin out of Tony but he was 'to tired'.  Was a dry weekend in the loving department this past weekend.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony out the door for work.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and doing all the dogs blankets and our bedding of laundry.  Four loads of laundry in all.  Went to my 11 AM foot therapy appointment.  Had a different guy but he gave me a great foot massage.  Worth the therapy just for the foot massage.  Stopped at McDonald's for a $1 double and came home.  It is close to 80 degrees today in Milwaukee and I had to go for a walk along the river.  Got my feet all ready, boot and shoes padded and headed out the door.  Figured I would walk what I could and always could take a short cut if the feet started hurting.  Walks slow and made it around the river on my 'short' usual walk.  Felt good and was so happy to sit and watch nature around me for a while.  All the windows are open and soon I have to start making supper.  Making sweet and sour chicken and rice with a salad.  Will spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars Final.  I hope Kelly Pickler and Derik win.

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Tony out the door to work.  Spent the early morning reading the newspapers and doing my usual movie downloads.  It rained all morning so I thought it a perfect time to start a new book.  Got a book called After Life from my mom and started reading it.  Got though the first two chapters before I had to leave the house at 11:30 AM to have lunch with the guys.  Had a great lunch as usual.  Came home and left about 15 minutes later for my 2 PM physical therapy appointment.  Was at the therapy for about an hour and a half.  Took my history, massaged my foot and then did the ultra sound and electric therapy on the foot.  Made appointments for three times a week.  Will make some salads and a pot pie for Tony for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR and maybe a movie I downloaded.  No plans this weekend except a couple rummage sales around the neighborhood.  Will most likely spend most of the weekend off my feet since my other foot is now getting the same thing as the left foot.  Would love to buy a new pair a shoes since I have ruined two right foot shoes wearing the boot on my left foot all day.  Not a good time to get new shoes with only needing one so I hope I find a pair of shoes at one of the rummage sales.  If not I will end up at Kohl's for some shoes.  Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony went out the door to go to work.  Showered and was out the door by 8:30 AM for my 8:45 AM foot doctor appointment.  The doctor looked over my foot and the new problem happening on the third toe.   I asked him if he has ever seen this problem and corrected this problem before and he told me he had many times.  I finally found out what is wrong and when I look it up on the Internet it fits to a T.  I have Morton's Neuroma on my left foot.  Basically that means "an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain.  It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes".    The doctor suggested a cortisone shot and after we talked about how I would rather not have a needle or shot he said we can do physical therapy first.  So I start physical therapy tomorrow afternoon to have them do ultra sound and electric current therapy on my foot.  If that don't work then it will be a shot and or surgery to fix the foot.  So I am hoping the physical therapy works because surgery doesn't sound good on a foot.  The house would fall apart if I had to stay off my feet for any length of time.  I also have to continue wearing the boot which is giving me as of today, the same problem now in my right foot.  Hate my feet and walking.  No pain to speak of, just very uncomfortable like walking around with a marble or jelly bean in your ball of your foot behind your toes.  A person could never walk in high heels with this condition.  Thankfully I have never and don't anticipate walking in high heels.  After I left the doctor I went to the therapy place a block away and set up the appointment for tomorrow to start the therapy.  Twice a week.  Came home and left the house again at 11:30 AM to go to my board meeting with ARCW.  Had a speaker today on Street Drugs and HIV.  Was very informative.   Picked up my monthly food at the pantry and came home.  Making a pizza and salads for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR like we did last night.  Watched last weeks Bates Motel.  Love this show.  And a few others.  Was sunny and almost 70 degrees today before the wind shifted and dropped us to the low 60s.  Can feel the breeze off the lake and smell the lake air.   Feeling very tired from the long day and going to the couch to watch Judge Judy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Can you believe it is the middle of May already?  Days just fly by.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  Showered and went to McDonald's for breakfast on my way to Pick N Save to do the weekly grocery shopping.  Got home by 11 AM and started some laundry and little projects around the house.  Laid on the deck with the dogs for an hour before I decided to pad up my shoes and boot and go for a walk.  Went for a short walk to the top off the bluff over looking the river.  Walked about 2 blocks on top of the bluff stopping every once in a while to just look at the nature.  I sure miss my walks and it killed me not to be down by the river.  Took an anti inflammatory and pain pill prior to the walk which was a good thing because my foot was hurting by the time I got home.  Not easy to walk in a boot and you use a lot more energy and hip action just to try to walk.  Was nice to get out of the house and back to the paths / trails.  Hope soon I can go for a full walk down by the river.  I do go back to the foot doctor tomorrow so I will know more then.  Making some chicken cordon blue and rice with a salad for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR.  It was in the 70s and sunny today in Milwaukee.  Very nice day with a breeze off the lake.  Love this weather.  Remind me of this in the middle of the Summer when I complain about the heat.  Soon we will start going to car shows again for supper as the weather gets better.  Will be nice to get a break from cooking.  So many times I look into the full freezer and just don't know what to make for supper.  Congratulations to Minnesota for allowing gay marriage.  I still can not believe there are now 12 states that allow gay marriage.  Who would have thought in our lifetime's.  I still dream some day Tony and I will be able to legally get married.  With Scott Walker as our Governor it will never happen.  He is too deep in the tea party pockets.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his Insulin shot and soon Tony was out the door to go to work.  I read one of the newspapers and then was out in the front porch by 8 AM to continue painting.  Spent all day painting the ceiling, window frames and trim.  Got done by 2 PM which gave me an hour to clean up and get things looking nice in the room.  Happy with the color and the way it looks.  The paint in the front porch was the only original paint in the house since we bought it 22 years ago.  I am tired, beat, and the pain is setting in from bending and stretching to paint.  It was very nice out today.  I think it was in the 70s and sunny most of the day.  The wind shifted about an hour ago and we have dropped about 10 degrees since.  Made some salads and will make some steaks on the grill tonight with baked potatoes.  Will most likely spend the night watching NCIS, Dancing Results and Body Of Proof before going to bed.  Still mad ABC canceled Body Of Proof.  Just as mad about Smash, Rules Of Engagement, Malibu Country and NCIS NY being canceled also.  One of my nature cameras is in a bird wren nest.  The eggs hatched and there are two babies that I can see.  The camera looks directly into the nest and you can see the babies stretching out with mouths open wanting more food.  Too cute.  I fear my Mourning Dove has lost it's partner since it would have been on the nest by now and I only see the one.  I used to see them always together. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Spent Friday night watching TV from the DVR.  Went to bed around 10 PM for some lovin before we went to sleep.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and watching home improvement TV shows.  Tony went to work from 10 Am to noon.  When he got home I made soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.  Took a nap with the dogs for a couple hours.  Tony then had to go back to the shop from 3 - 4 PM to deliver a car.  I kept busy all day doing thing around the house.  After he got home and we fed the dogs we went up the block for supper and had a great BBQ bacon cheese burger.  Spent the night watching more TV from the DVR.  Honestly we record so much I couldn't begin to tell you all the shows we watched before going to bed, much less do I remember.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

Sunday we were up again by 7 AM and did the morning routine with the dogs.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  Tony called his mom around 9 AM to see what she wanted to do for Mother's Day.  I had for the second year in a row given up going to my mom's house, since I have a father and we see them on Father's Day, only to have her tell us again, for a second year in a row, that she is not feeling well and will take a rain check.  I figured I had things I wanted to pick up at Steins Garden on her side of town so we decided to go out for breakfast where we usually do with her, without her, then went to Steins, and then stopped at her house and dropped off some flowers and chicken noodle soup from the restaurant.  Wasn't going to let the day go by without doing something for one of our moms.  Thankfully I sent my mom flowers in a vase with a picture of her parents from a long time ago when they were alive.  Only stayed for a second at her house since I didn't want to get sick if she was.  Stopped off at a market where I knew they sold licorice snaps and bought 3 containers of them.  Guess I will have licorice snaps now for a while.  Picked up some ham and rolls to eat for supper later in the day.  Got lottery tickets and came home.  After we were home for a while I simply couldn't just lay around watching TV, so I got Tony to go a couple blocks down the street to a hardware store to pick out a paint color and paint for the front porch, my next project.  Took a little persuading but got him to go with me.  I went right to the paint samples, he went to the clearance rack.  I picked out a couple samples and he walked over with a can of pain already mixed for someone, on sale for $7, which was pretty close to the colors I had picked.  Bought the paint and saved ourselves about $20 because a can of paint there was about $25 mixed.  Spent the rest of the day watching more TV from the DVR.  Had ham and rolls and a salad for supper and spent the night watching the season final of Revenge.  Was so sad they killed off the kid I like on this show also.  They really didn't show him dead, so in TV shows who knows for sure until next season.  Did the lovin thing and went to sleep around 10:30 PM.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and Tony a kiss as he walked out the door to go to work.  Read the newspaper and was out in the front porch by 9 AM taping things off and eventually spending the day painting the walls with the paint we bought Sunday.  Took my until around 3:30 PM in the afternoon to put two coats of paint on and do some touch up.  I LOVE the color and couldn't have picked a better color from the samples if I had picked the paint myself.  Times like this I realize how important Tony can be because even though I can build or make just about anything, I have horrible fashion or color sense.  No gay decorator gene in me.  Creative, but a good decorator would laugh at my work.  I don't have a problem with that in any way.  Showered and soon I will make supper.  Making salads and a chicken parm pasta for supper.  Will spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle before we go to bed.  My body aches from painting today but it feels good to be alive and feel the pain to be honest.  Just wish my foot would get better.  I go back to the foot doctor on Thursday.  I get around pretty good with the boot and it really doesn't stop me from doing what I want to do.  Figure the doctor is going to tell me I have to stay off my foot for a while so I have to get as much done as possible before then.  It got to 49 degrees today and sunny.  Warmer the next couple days and back to Spring type temperatures thankfully.  We had a frost this morning it got so cold over night.

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV from the DVR.  Watched last weeks Bates Motel and a couple other shows before we went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and gave Tony a kiss as he walked out the door.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper.  Had a conference call at 10 AM for the board I am on to talk about next weeks meeting.  After the call I went quickly to Pick N Save to buy some milk, lettuce and grapes for the weekend.  Met the guys for lunch and had a great lunch as usual.  Love my Friday lunches with the guys.  Around 2:30 PM Tony showed up with 7 guys and delivered the back end of the 1962 Cadillac for the front yard.  Here is two pictures of the car part and the entire front yard.
I think it looks nice but I would have rather put it on the right side of the yard facing North.
Met an past tenant at his house around 4 PM to help screen the people to possibly rent his house.  It is the first time he is renting his house and asked for my help finding and screening people since I have done it before and continue to do for our upper apartment.
It was a cloudy day today in the 40s.  Suppose to get better as the days go by and next week Tuesday we might hit 80 degrees.  No plans this weekend but to take Tony's mom out for a Mother's Day breakfast or lunch.  I sent my mom a vase with a picture of my grandparents and flowers for the vase.  Ordered it online and I think she liked it a lot.  She got it yesterday.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Tony got home from work around 5:15 PM last night without a car for the front yard.  He was having problems finding 8 people at the same time to help carry it into place from the flat bed.  It was a good thing because we went outside and looked again where it would go.  Tony started cutting the pine tree branches and making room.  He then started digging which with the pine trees we have in the front, turned out to be futile.  I made him stop because I said I am not going to kill our pine trees for a front yard car ornament digging up the tree roots.   Simply put, he will have to cut more off the car so it sits on the ground and does not go into the ground at all.  Ate supper and spent the night watching TV from the DVR.  Watched a couple episodes of How I Met Your Mother and NCIS LA.  Went to bed around 9:30 PM for some lovin before sleep.

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper and doing things around the house.  Took Bo to the vet at 11:30 AM to get his nails trimmed.  Stopped off at McDonald's for a $1 double and french fries for the dogs.  After lunch I went through some of the cans of paint we brought home from the shop.  Someone had given Tony about 25 cans of paint at one time.  Stirred them all up and not one was really a color I want to paint the front porch.  Took a two hour nap with the dogs.  I have a bad rash on my forehead from the sun.  I get this every year and will have to put on sun screen or wear a hat from this point forward when I work outside.  Itches like crazy.  Making spaghetti and salads for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night watching more TV from the DVR.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching Splash and Dancing Results just as planned.  As we started watching Body Of Proof the phone rang and it was the neighbor across the alley.  She told me the neighbors dogs got one of the cat we saw earlier in the day.  She said it was horrible and I should come outside.  I put on my sweat shirt and told Tony to get outside.  The neighbor said the two Pitbulls next door cornered the black cat in corner of the fence and it was a big fight before the neighbor got out and pulled his dogs off the cat.  She then said the neighbors just went inside and she watched the cat try to drag it's body down the sidewalk.  I came outside with flashlight and soon we found the cat hiding under their back porch, bloody, torn and in pain.   The neighbors with the Pits wanted nothing to do with the situation since their dogs attacked another dog last Summer in the alley.  We called the Milwaukee Animal Control and they arrived in about 45 minutes.  Nice guy and did a good job of getting the cat out without causing to much pain.  I actually walked away from the porch and into the alley as the Animal Control guy tried to get the cat because I thought the sounds would be too horrible to sleep with tonight.  Makes me so damn mad that people leave their cats to run the neighborhood.  I don't let my dogs run the neighborhood.  Poor cat.  I am sure it has bad injuries and a broken leg from what animal control told us as they had the cat in the cage.  Blood everywhere.  So damn sad.  What really makes me uneasy is the fact that yesterday afternoon after I had heard there were two cats in our yards, as I tried to take a nap, I had this awful thought about the dogs across the alley getting one of the cats.  I even said to myself to remind them again later that night to look for the cats before they let their dogs out.  I honestly had a hard time getting this thought out of my head while I tried to nap and now am shaking my head as to why I had this vision 7 hours before it happened.  I would rather have animal control help the cat than have it slowly die in pain.  So damn sad.  Life is so hard for nature.

This morning I was up at 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony had mentioned last night that the new addition to the front yard might get delivered today.  He has been working on the back end of another Cadillac to put in the front yard.  We went outside before he left for work and planned where it will go and cut back some of the bushes.  He left for work.  I then read a little of the newspaper, showered, and headed out the door for McDonald's and Pick N Save.  Got home around 10:30 AM and started cleaning the windows in the front porch.  These windows probably haven't been cleaned in 20 years to be honest on the front porch.  We never use the porch and hardly use our front door that enters into it.  It took me all day to clean the windows inside and out.  The window frames are over a 100 years old so you have to be careful they don't fall apart as your cleaning them.  It is a little after 4 PM and Tony has yet to show up with the car for the front yard.  Making salads and pizza for supper tonight.  Was in the 60s and beautiful all day today in Milwaukee.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013 Tuesday Afternoon

This morning I was up at 7 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Tony a kiss on the way out to work.  Read the morning newspaper and showered to get on with the day.   Dragged the water hose to the front yard and sprinkled weed and feed on the little grass we have between the road and sidewalk.  I hate dandelions.  Hopefully I got them before they even think of growing in my grass. Went to Home Depot in the morning to buy some flowers for the flower pots and around the fence area.  Bought only a few plants and some other items.  Stopped off at Tony's shop on the way home and grabbed 14 more brake car disc parts for under the remaining path lights in the side yard.  Spent the afternoon planting the flowers and putting the brake discs under the path lights.  Was about 65 degrees and sunny today in Milwaukee, PERFECT!   I would give anything for it to be 65 all year long.  It is warm enough to wear shorts during the day and cool enough to sleep at night with the window cracked open a bit.  Making a Hormel dinner, mashed potato and corn to go with the salads I have already made.  I did pick Tony and I up a double $1 burger at McDonald's on my way from Home Depot to his shop so I am not hungry yet.  Will most likely spend the night watching Splash, Dance Results and Body Of Proof before we go to bed tonight.  I've got the yard looking so nice and soon it will be almost done and I will just have to spend the summer maintaining it all.  Took a picture of the sign I put in front of the Cadillac to shame the person who took the tail light.  A new one did arrive today in the mail and I just ordered it Sunday.  Thankfully I didn't pay for faster shipping since it got here in 2 days anyway.  Here is the picture of the shaming sign.
 
Here is a picture of the brake discs under the front path lights. It keeps the lights from moving from people kicking them or the squirrels knocking them over.


Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013 Monday Afternoon

Spent Friday night watching an episode of Smash and Grey's Anatomy from the previous week.  Went to bed around 10:30 after a round of lovin.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony had said he needed to work the afternoon so I got him to help me return the 2 extra roof panels and some other stuff we bought for the project at Menard's.  Tony went to work around noon and I went there a short time later to look for more car parts to put around the path lights and around the yard.  Loaded up my car with what I wanted and spent the afternoon working in the front yard.  As I was working in the front yard I notice one of the four red tail lights on the Cadillac missing.  Makes me so made when people steal stuff off the cars in our front yard and ruin the art.  Ordered another online later in the day for $21 which should get here in a week.  Went out to eat up the street at an Italian restaurant and had ................... spaghetti.  In fact we both did.  Spent the night watching TV from the DVR like Undercover Boss, Criminal Minds and Hawaii Five O before we watched a gay themed movie called K-11.  It was a prison movie and not very good.  Very hard to follow and outrageous plot.  Went to bed around 11 PM.

Sunday morning we were up again by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and such.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper and watching TV from the DVR.  Made eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast.  I worked outside in the yard again in the afternoon in between watching TV with Tony.  Did the lovin thing as we watching TV in the living room sometime in the afternoon.  Yes, we close the curtains.  I did get Tony to walk up the block with me for lottery tickets with Bo.  Spent the later afternoon watching a couple episodes of Smash (was so mad they killed off the gay kid who wrote the play Hit List.  He was the only moral trustworthy person on the show),  a couple episodes of Glee, and a couple episodes of NCIS.  Spent the rest of the night watching Amazing Race and Mentalist before going to bed. 

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Was out the door a little after 9 AM to get a different boot.  The side strap support had ripped loose and the boot was now defective.  Had to drive to the south side of town.  Got a new boot since it was less than a month old.  Doctor wanted to give me a different boot but I didn't like how it felt and decided to keep the style I had.  Have had a taste for licorice snaps of all things lately.   Can't find them any where.  Stopped off at Target and a Dollar Store with no luck.  Drove home and stopped off at two other stores and no luck.  Ended up at Walgreen's buying the ones they sell that I really don't care for as much because the are too chewy.  The ones you find in bulk are harder and I like them better.  Will have to hit a car show or something where someone is selling candy at a booth and stock up next time  I see them.  Spent the afternoon working around the yard and then I put the two lounge cushions side by side on the deck in the shade and laid on the floor with the dogs listening to the birds and machinery across the street.  They are digging and making noise today.  Going to be a noisy Summer with the construction across the street.  The dogs loved laying on the deck with me and Vito and Bo took turns licking and licking my face to thank me.  Washed my face since then.  Made some salads and will heat up last nights left over pizza.  I pan fry reheat pizza and it makes it just as crispy as when you got it delivered.  A little Olive oil and low heat makes the crust crispy.  Will spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed.  Was in the 50s most of the weekend.  Today we got to 60 degrees and it felt so good.  I love 60s.  Had the windows open and got the pond wires for the lighting all buried in the rocks this afternoon in the beautiful weather while I listened to Madonna.  Yah, sometimes it feels good to throw on an afternoon of Madonna.

Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching CSI and Law And Order from last week, before we started watching this weeks episodes of One Life To Live on Hulu.com.   I had watched OLTL for over 35 years before ABC canceled the show last year.  I missed my OLTL characters and was so happy to see so many of them return for the Internet series.   The new shows plots started basically four years after we left them a year ago.  Was really kind of cool how they could swear and do things now on the Internet that the show could not do when on ABC.  To hear them say the words 'shit' and 'shitty' and 'asshole' on an Internet show that used to be on TV was weird and made the show more real.  I looked at Tony several times and said 'they wouldn't have been able to talk like that when they were on ABC'.  Watched all four episodes from this week on the Internet before going to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper, starting my usual Friday download of movies from the newspaper, and watching TV.   Showered and headed out the door at 11:30 AM to stop at the local hardware store for some light bulbs for the bathroom mirror and living room ceiling fan light.  Bought the bathroom bulb but they didn't have the kind I needed for the living room light.  Met the guys for lunch and had a great lunch as usual.  After lunch I decided to go back to Walmart for my refund the clerk didn't give me yesterday and see if they had the light bulbs I still needed.  Got the light bulbs and the refund from the prior days coupon the clerk didn't scan.  Came home and after I put in the light bulbs I went outside and quickly straightened up the garage.  We had quickly moved things around last week to get a bigger car in the garage and things needed to be put back in a better order or place in the garage.  Only took about a half hour so I then laid down with the dogs on the bed and took a nap for an hour.  It has rained all day here in Milwaukee and only been about 42 degrees.  Cold, winder, cloudy and damp rain.   A bunch of piping was delivered to the across the street construction site today.  Looks like Monday might be the day they start digging the sewers and power lines since they left a couple big shovel machines in the fenced in area with all the piping.  Making salads and some left overs for supper tonight.  Will most likely spend the night and weekend watching a lot of TV from the DVR.  Not suppose to be nice again outside until Monday so it will be nice to stay in for the weekend dry and warm.  We have no plans but you never know what the weekend might bring.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013 Thursday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV from the DVR.  Watched a couple episodes of Operation Repo, Revenge and The Following before going to bed around 10 PM.  Was not happy with The Followings final show.  Heck, they killed everyone off we cared about and watched all season.  Not sure where the show will go from here next season.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  Showered and headed out the door by 9 AM to get breakfast at McDonald's and then go to Walmart.  I do not like going to Walmart and only go every couple months to buy Insulin and needles for Vito.  While I am there I stock up on needed household items to last a couple months.  Ended up spending over $300.  Of course the Insulin and needles were $80 of the total, but I still could not believe when I was told how much my cart of stuff would cost.  Was mad when I got home and looked at the receipt to see the clerk did not put my $2 coupon for canned dog food I bought.  The only reason I bought the damn food was because I had the coupon.  Not much I can do now.  Would have paid for the two breakfast burritos I had at McDonald's.  Got home by 11 AM and unpacked all the bags.  Spent the afternoon listening to music, taking a short nap with the dogs on the bed, and making a mix CD of my favorite songs to play in the car.  Making a Hormel beef roast, beef rice and salads for supper tonight.  I am sure we will again spend the night watching TV from the DVR since the DVR recorded shows all night last night while we watched what was already recorded.  There are over 55 shows on the DVR right now so we have a lot to watch to get caught up.  It was 80 degrees yesterday at noon.  Today at noon it was 42 degrees.  Quite a change and I am not to happy.  It is windy, cold, cloudy and rain is coming.   Not much change the next few days.  Guess we had Spring the past two days and it's over?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013 Wednesday Afternoon

Went out to eat last night and had a large margarita with my taco and rice and beans.  Came home and spent the night watching the ABC TV line up.  Went to sleep around 10:30 PM after the local news.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work.  Read the morning newspaper and then left the house around 9:30 AM to get breakfast at McDonald's and then go to Pick N Save to do the weekly grocery shopping.  Got home around 10:30 AM and spent the rest of the morning doing things around the house outside in the 80 degree weather again today.  Took a short nap with the dogs, couldn't sleep with the windows open and the birds making so much noise.  Trimmed and cleaned up Bo some more with a hair cut.  I got him much better looking and no hair hanging longer than an inch or so.  He looks so cute and puppy like with his hair cut.  Of course he freaks out from the feeling of not having hair, running around the house like a crazy dog.  The cold front is coming and the temperature has already dropped 10 degrees to the 70s.  We are suppose to get to only 50 degrees the next few days.  Making hamburgers, baked beans and a salad for supper tonight.  Will most likely watch TV from the DVR since there are over 54 shows on the DVR now from the past week.  Hopefully we can get caught up on Bates Motel and a couple shows tonight before we go to bed.

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