Nothing new really to post about so this may be random this n thats. Yea, I know I do a lot of them.
I’m back in to playing Evony again. Kauper got me in a great alliance and I’m building, building and building more and more troops to get troop count where it should be. I’m also having to rebuild wall defenses in both cities since I got attacked the other day. Thank goodness Kauper, Bean and Money look out for me and are willing to help. I’d be lost without their guidance, so much has changed especially the battle and defense rules. They are using more rams and catapults than we did way back when and now we have to have rolling logs and trebuchets (falling rocks) on our walls where before we never messed with them. I have to constantly attack level 10 NPCs (non player cities aka barbarian cities) just to keep troops fed. The NPCs have a lot of food but it never seems like it’s enough. I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what anyone in Evony says… my troops are not people type troops, they are total pigs.
The Dystonia gives me a little trouble now without the Benztropine. Trying to shampoo my hair can come close to triggering a spasm in the shoulder blade area, those are hard to get heat to. The heat in my recliner died so that’s no great help just glad I’m not having so many back spasms now. I get them in my feet more often, those hurt. They hurt when I try to stand and they hurt when I’m sitting, just no way to get comfy when they hit. Hopefully Tuesday I can pick my refill up and be good to go for awhile longer.
As far as my chair goes, to me it’s totally useless now. I’d rather get rid of it and just get a regular chair that doesn’t swivel! The dogs have a field day with the swivel part, I can’t count how many times they have hit it just right and spun me completely around. I think a regular chair would take up a little less space too and space in our living room is at a premium with that huge couch. I’d like to get rid of that and just get a love seat but it seems Harley and Hershey have claimed that for their bed. Question is… do I continue to spoil them or get what I want?
Sofie has been a temperamental little girl today. I told her she needs to go back to sleep and get up on the right side of her doggy bed. She’s sleeping now, without her Squeak or Bully Bear. She loses her toys when she doesn’t behave. You’d think she’d get it but she doesn’t. Poor little Scruffy has taken to hiding under my desk because of Sofie’s temper. Apparently the other dogs are not supposed to be in here with me.
The Diabetes is doing good. I’m not poking myself everyday. My body lets me know when I’m in trouble with it and I can take steps to correct it. I always keep some kind of snack on hand for that. The cataracts in the left eye are worse. I have to use a magnifying glass to read a book so I don’t do much of that. Hopefully I can have eye surgery after the beginning of the year. It would be NICE TO SEE AGAIN!
We got a letter from the County Tax Assessor, they want us to pay taxes on this property as far back as 2009. WE didn’t OWN this property then! February will only be our 2nd year here. I guess come Tuesday we will have to go have a talk with them. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to go to court on the lawsuit with our former landlords, they’re dragging their feet. Wish we could get that settled, done, over with.
As far as my Baylor Bears are concerned, they’ve won every game so far. Yesterday’s game had me on the edge of my seat but they pulled it off. A great coach makes a great team, a great team makes a great coach. It works both ways. We’re not sure if we’re going to get to go to the Baylor-Tech game this year. I hope so, but if we do Craig says we’re driving. He doesn’t like it when the plane takes off… being in the air and landing doesn’t bother him but the take offs almost trigger his anxiety. We were really lucky to sit in the front row and have such sweet flight attendants. They talked to him and tried to help keep him calm. I did better than I thought I would. It seems I have a love/hate relationship with flying. I love it but with the Lockerbie incident and 9/11 it scares the crap out of me.
Staley is 6 weeks away from having baby Kora, I can’t wait. I know she and Jeff are so excited too. I know they will be great parents they’ve had such good examples in their own parents. We sent up a cute little outfit, Staley seemed to like it. I’d love to see a picture of the baby wearing it. I bet she’ll look adorable. I can’t wait to see the baby, she’s going to be beautiful!
We need to go to Mammie’s soon. She’s got a dead tree she wants us to cut down and chop up. We have to share the wood with John and Celinda but that’s fine. It will be some wood for our fireplace for the winter and that does save a bit on the heating bill, sometimes even the cooking bill since I make hobo dinners in the fireplace. In case you don’t know what a hobo dinner is: you get, in our case, 2 squares of foil big enough to hold a pork chop, sliced potato. a slice of onion and a couple of spoonfuls of green beans or peas.. in Craig’s case probably carrots or extra potatoes. Put a dab of butter and some salt and pepper and wrap it up. Toss it on the coals and let it cook till the pork chop and potatoes are cooked done. I usually spray the foil with Pam to keep everything from sticking. Have that with a quick green salad and some bread toasted in the fireplace and you’ve got a complete meal with very little cleanup afterwords.
Tonight we’re having chicken breasts with a Balsamic Vinegar and honey reduction, sounds fancy right? So simple and good tho. Not sure what veggies we’ll have. Craig will probably want my rice dish, easy enough to make and only takes about 25 minutes. I do have some frozen stir fry veggies so I can steam them and top them with a little bit of butter and that will be good.
Ok now I’m getting hungry so I’m off for a snack. Until next time be good and have fun. :)