a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-07-16 06:04 am

Of a typical morning


Clyde

Of a typical morning




MauMau

Of a typical morning




It's interesting. Over the past year Clyde has taught MauMau that kitty interaction needn't be dire defensive/offensive hostility, the way it was with Mu Ch'i for all those years. In the above pics, they are maybe 18 inches apart; something that would absolutely never happen with Mau and Mooch. And, Clyde can romp about and lunge and retreat playfully for a little while before Mau screams and runs to her safe spot. They eat inches apart. She's now, for the first time ever, head butting against me. I never saw that this transformation was possible. It makes life much more pleasant for all of us.


I was eating wings yesterday afternoon while watching a Mariners game at home and bit down wrong and cracked off part of my front tooth. Good god. My smile will now be closed until something can be done about it.


I spoke to Larry on the phone last night. He has a friend with a medical card, and Thursday will be getting something to help with discomfort and appetite. He knows things are winding down. No illusions about it. Me? I keep thinking that things will improve with treatment and allow him several more years. This is not going to happen, as I realized last night with our parting words. We always say, talk to you soon, love you, bye. Last night he paused and said, I love you very much. I hung up the phone and sobbed. My sis called shortly after and we had a comforting conversation. She is well versed with impending loss and coming to terms with it, and the aftermath.



I picked up the guitar yesterday afternoon for the first time in over four months. I've got the bug to learn the Go Go's song, Our Lips Are Sealed. Learn it good and smooth and sweet, and play it for the boys and have them join in if we ever play music together again. It's been that four months long.


I keep thinking I am going to get better at life, but I never do.


I guess that's alright, in the end.
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-07-09 05:56 am

Mississippi


Street Fair, 2017

Mississippi street fair

all the way down to Fremont



Sis and me, hee

Mississippi street fair




Ear worm for days, now

You Keep Me Hangin' On

With their Supemes cover of
You Keep Me Hangin' On



Was a staple for me and my friends, '67 & '68. So, you have to feed an ear worm, and YouTube to the rescue with the longer studio album version, plus a live shorter vid from 1968. :D

And, YouTube to the rescue again with a video of how to remove the turntable from an old Zenith am fm stereo, very similar to the one I'm getting soon of my mom's. The turntable needs servicing. It's very sluggish and needs encouragement to turn at all. I might be able to pull it off. The am/fm radio part of it works and sounds fabulous. I'm quite excited about it.
a_muse_d: (sunshine :D)
2017-07-07 04:16 am

More fourth


Spin and my sis, Elle

Sis and Spin




Elle and our Daddy

Sis and Dad

We are very lucky 🍀
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-07-04 05:53 am

4th of July, 2017


4th of July, 1983 (or '82?)

Happy 4th

Larry Frogge, Phoenix, Arizona





July 3rd afternoon/evening

Happy 4th


why I oughta...

Happy 4th











Larry, still in Arizona


He had an uncomfortable lump in his left armpit, pressing against a nerve, now I don't remember when...last summer? Fall? Later? And eventually had it removed. Malignant. Stage 4? Time passes, courses of action discussed, and another grows in its place. No surgery, as he would in all likelihood lose the use of his left arm. Our monthly/bimonthly phone conversations increase to almost daily as he prepares for, and begins, radiation treatments. Aggressively. Too much. Knocks him on his ass. His housemate says she can't get him to eat or leave the bed, refuses to continue the treatments, can I help? He gets them to back off on intensity, and he continues, with better results, though still weak. Last week they start a drip of a newer and successful drug, not chemo, and continue radiation.

Roomie answers the phone for him last night, passes it to him. He's exhausted, weak, taking two oxys for pain instead of the usual one. He never takes stuff. I say please don't give up, keep striving for eventually feeling better. He just wants to get back to his old self, but figures he's most likely done. He'll keep going for treatments, keep trying to eat, just keep living for as long as he can.




Me? Just fucking distraught as all hell. What are ya gonna do.
a_muse_d: (sunshine :D)
2017-07-02 06:45 am

Hi there


day Lilly?

Hi there

Brian says
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-06-25 06:49 am

No sale


today

Plus three bedrooms full...mom's estate sale.

I'm keeping this one




All xmas stuff

Plus three bedrooms full...mom's estate sale.



and so much more than this

Plus three bedrooms full...mom's estate sale.

Three bedrooms of stuff, 46 years of it

Plus three bedrooms full...mom's estate sale.



Maybe I'll put words here later
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-06-18 07:35 am

Out


and about

Untitled


Mc Menamin's first pub, Barley Mill, on Hawthorne, celebrates Jerry Garcia's birthday, with live music and people spilling out onto the sidewalk.





telephone pole street art, not here

Untitled
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-06-17 07:09 am

Back


Spin be back in town, bitches

Spin be back in town, bitches
a_muse_d: (sunshine :D)
2017-06-13 04:30 am

Wave



Wave


Um, it's a video
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-06-06 03:46 am

Yard work


Yard work


Some semblance of getting a handle on stuff last Saturday. Filled yard debris container, probably have to fill it two more times.

Rough day yesterday. My mom's birthday.



I don't know what to do with myself. Motor on.
a_muse_d: (omgwtf!?)
2017-05-20 05:21 am

Office work



Office work


Office work







I'm still here, but sometimes I go days without checking in and reading. I seem to have lost the spark. Or maybe I just feel overwhelmed with life and it's all too much. Something. Anyway, hi, and happy Saturday.
a_muse_d: (bottle baby)
2017-05-14 07:43 am

Happy Mother's Day


2011

Mother's Day 2011













This one's a bitch
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-05-07 07:00 am

Derby day


at Portland Meadows

Derby day


Derby day


Derby day


Derby day


Derby day


Derby day



I didn't get many or very satisfying pics this year, but at least I went, even if alone. It is so much more fun when Spin is in town and we make a fine day of it. I left before the big race with a container of awesome BBQ for dinner. I placed a small wager but my horses didn't come in. I really barely knew what I was doing or how to make the bet. I just sort of remembered words from Spin. That is his wheelhouse.

Later, I watched five episodes of Master of None. Aziz Ansari, season one. It was getting late so I stopped there.
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-05-01 04:40 am

Mayday


Happy birthday little brother

Happy birthday little brother

May 1, 1954 - November 18, 1998
a_muse_d: (sunshine :D)
2017-04-28 04:46 am

DMV


DMV




So I bought/am buying my mom's Subaru Crosstrek XV from the family. Subie Too is now my daily driver. Tori's Mustang sits in the garage, waiting for a warm sunny day.

Ants appeared on my kitchen counter when I got home from work the other day. Terro to the rescue. Disgusting.

I hauled rock all day yesterday on a different job; no dirt or mud for me yay. Back to Nike today. Dirt for sure, but no rain yay.

TGIFFF
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-04-26 04:01 am

Not fubar


Rebar at Nike

Rebar @ Nike carefully!

very slowly and carefully
a_muse_d: (rock the hula)
2017-04-22 07:29 am

Light


happy earth day, earth

IMG_2034

I must consider washing my windows





I've been crossposting for years. This practice will continue as far as I can see.