Where did January go? It doesn't seem like nearly two weeks have passed since I last posted. My dad used to tell me that the older you get, the faster time flies by. He was right. I wish I could say that I've gotten a lot done, but that isn't the case. Part of the time, I've dealt with a virus. And napped. I didn't feel much like reading due to some vertigo issues so I turned on the seldom used TV a few times.
One day I was looking for something to watch on Netflix and found a movie that turned out to be very good. It was about a dog named Hachi and starred Richard Gere. The movie is based on a true story and the original Hachi lived in Japan. Hachi is an Akita, a very beautiful dog who, by the end of the movie, had me wishing I had a dog again. I won't tell you what happens, but I will warn you that you'll need Kleenex if you watch it. But don't let that stop you, I could watch this movie again just to see the beautiful, smart and loving Hachi. Richard Gere wasn't hard to look at, either.
We've had some unseasonably warm weather the past several days. It rained last night, so Phil didn't get to see his shadow this morning. I won't complain if we have an early spring. The barren landscape is not all that appealing to me, but I will say we have been treated to some really beautiful sunsets this winter.
BG and I haven't been too far from home lately. We did motor down the interstate one weekend to meet our son for BBQ at a new place. I won't be ordering the sampler platter again, though. It was way more than I could eat although it was very good! It was a nice day trip and trying out new places to eat is always fun.
BG and I...well, mainly BG...need to get back to work on the rental house aka The Project. I'm sure our friends and neighbors think we're never going to get it finished. But we will! It's just a matter of getting started again and keeping at it. We tend to take too long of a break. Much like when I step away from blogging a few days and before I know it, a couple of weeks have gone by.
Our landline phone was out for several days. It was so nice not having those phone calls that bug us even though we've got our names on the no-call list. You know, the "hello! you've won a free cruise to the Bahamas" type calls. I have been dealing with my cell phone company, too. It's so frustrating when they tell you the manager will be calling you by the end of the day and then you never hear another word from them.
It's not unusual to look out just before sunset and see 4 or 5 deer in our Back 6 or in our back yard. They are looking for a full bird feeder so they can have a little snack. We also put out cat food for several feral cats that hang around and you might see a raccoon or possum eating as well. BG was saying that we might as well forget about trying to have a vegetable garden, as we can't keep the critters away from it. He shoots at them with a BB gun, but that doesn't seem to scare them away for long.
Our son came in Saturday evening and spent the night with us. We enjoyed a late supper and then Brett suggested we watch the first episode of The Blacklist as we'd never watched it. He and Lindsey had caught up with all the previous episodes on Netflix and really liked it and thought we would, too. BG quickly fell asleep on the couch, but Brett and I ended up watching 4 episodes. I'm hooked! Now I will have to stop saying I hardly ever turn on the TV. Do you watch this show starring James Spader? Tell me how you like it, but don't give anything away! I have got many episodes yet to go to catch up.
Sunday we all played a few card games after dinner. That photo above is one I snapped of Kim yakking on her phone and we're saying hurry up, we have a game to finish. We had fun especially since the girls beat the men 2 games to 1. Ha! The phone interruption was one of her teachers calling to say that she was still battling a strep throat and wouldn't be able to work the next day. There is a lot of sickness going around. Kim is now battling a bad cold herself and was going in to work late today.
There are many different viruses going around and while they are not fun to deal with, you know that they will pass and you'll eventually feel good again. Unfortunately, there are many friends in blogdom who are dealing with much more serious issues than a virus. A sweet friend, Gert, just recently lost her husband. Another blogger, Diana, is watching her husband battle cancer. Please pray for these dear blogging friends and many others who have needs as well.
The sun is coming out! Yay! I'm off now to go visiting...via the computer. :)