Sunday, December 04, 2016

Oh What A Month


Photos taken the first day of December. We have more sky now but there are a few straggler leaves in the tree tops. Prince has used most of his spare time trying to clear the roof tops and around the houses since it has been so dry. But alas the Angels cried and a few heavenly tears soaked into the ground. I truly wish they would shed more tears on our dear Smokies in East side of our dear state. 
Physical Therapy has taken up most of my month and my upper back feels better and I do have a better range of motion but the pain in the lower back gets better then worse again and it seems to occur after PT. I was feeling almost human Friday and felt really good about the ordeal but then afterward the pain started building and today it is worse than it was a week ago. In my mind I hear Doctor Daniel Burris's words after my last back surgery. He said "I could send you to PT but I know I will see you back here as they get too aggressive" Also he said "If it hurts, don't do it." I think I need to adhere to his words. 
Then Thanksgiving rolled in and the family with dogs arrived. I usually cook everything but not this year. The other ladies of the family added to our feast.  
Prince was my right hand and back on Thanksgiving Day and my SIL was my prep chef for me to stir up the dressing the day before. 
At this point I am at nt saturation point with FOOTBALL and truly I look forward to the LAST game. The season is far toooooooo  long for my liking and should be over and done with by December and not head into the new year. But then again I think all sports are too long and should never overlap one another. Just the Kitty Justice in me. 
I have been unable to travel the distance to see my sister and I really need a SISTER FIX.
Maybe one day when Prince is off he will drive me up to see her. Of course he still has lots and lots of leaves to get down the hill and alas we have a desperate need to cut fire wood. 
As for me I take it one day at a time. My MIL will get her wish this year and I will not put out as much Christmas decorations. If I put it out,  yours truly has to put it away all by myself. I have put a few dribbles out so far but if it was gas it could not run a piss ant's motorcycle around a bee bee.  I will continue to take one or two things out daily but they will just have to rest in a stack afterward in order for me to take my time putting them away. 
I have been preparing to do my Christmas tree in blue lights and blue ornaments to honor our Policemen. No,  I do not know any personally but have great respect for them and what they had been put through the last year.  Once up I will post a photo. 
On another subject, Prince just sighted a flock of Cedar Waxwings, therefore the holly berries will become history in a weeks time. They must send out a scout to check the trees for berries. Next time I must trap him and hold him prisoner until I have enjoyed the color of the berries. 
Also on another left field note, I hate to turn on the TV these days because of the sore loser of the election. Get over it and pick a better candidate next time. If I could pick a song that everyone had to listen to daily it would be Tim McGraw's " Humble and Kind". If we could all practiced what that song says we would be a better America. 
The Kitty Justice is to enjoy every pain free moment you can as you do not know if it is your last. Spoken with profound knowledge. 

Sunday, November 06, 2016

First Sunday in November 2016

 Less than three weeks until Turkey day. Glad I do not have to kill and fix this old male bird. I most often just cook a turkey breast as the other parts of the turkey are not the favorite of the Hill Clan. 
 Well after this coming week the election will be over and I hope America has not hitched itself to the wrong wagon. If so, just as the path is rocky in the photo below, so will be the live of all Americans even if they voted for Change. I cannot wait until ALL the ads are pulled from the airways. This election season was way way way way tooooooo long. If we need election laws, the first one should be you can only take ONE year to run for a major office and only three months for state and local offices. 

My favorite photo of my Pa. This was my Mother's father and he was the FIRST MAN I EVER LOVED. At PT last week, I learn  Mr. Paint, my therapist had lost his Grandfather and it was the first close family member he had lost. Anyway, I told him about Monica's post and I may have paraphrased "Those of us Alive, are only Whispers in the Wind." Then I began to entertain him with wonderful memories of my Grandfather who was the first close family member I had lost. I do believe he enjoyed the stories but liked the one about my imagination as he laughed at my antics. Here goes the story and I may have told all of you before but it was when  I was small not even school age. My Grandmother who was very much OCD kept me while my mother worked in a shirt factory in Carthage. I did not care for dolls because they DID NOTHING BACK IN MY DAY so I played with all the little animals outside. To my Grandmother's horror, I was catching frogs and toads to play with on a daily basics. To discourage me from this kind of play she told me that if they peed on me I would get ugly warts. Not to give up my fun, I decided to put diapers on the frogs. When Grandmother was not looking I lifted some of her quilt pieces and a few straight pins. Thus I did not have to worry about warts but I now feel for those frogs who suffered my diapering because I am sure I poked them with the pins I used. Ouch. 
The Kitty Justice is the first close family member you loose to the wind will become the best memories of the past. 

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A little OCD today

 Here are a couple of my new hats. I wore the black one at our last Art Ventures luncheon. However, the weather is still too warm for hats unless they are straw. I just cannot do straw hats after Labor Day nor wear white shoes or pants. I guess it is a true Southern thing. 
 Prince was told by his mother that I was decorating for fall so he came home with these adorable little turkeys for me. Prince is always surprising me with little gifts of love. I would rather have his surprises than to get a big item at any time. 
 I had misplaced my original copy of Mary Beth's photo(see photo above)  that she let me have to paint but now I have found it in to  reprint it so I might finish the large canvas I started . I had my small 8x10 painting of this subject displayed in the living room and was enjoying it before I give it away at Christmas BUT had to go buy another frame after the cleaner were here. I dusted this place for over 25 years and never in those years did I incur as much breakage as when they show up. I guess I need to start looking for someone else to clean if this breakage continues. I will make some photos of the paintings for y'all after I finish and put them on the blog. Thus comes the sad news, for almost 3 weeks I have been unable to paint as  my back was not up to par. I have given my therapist the nickname, Mr. Paint since his real name gives you the image of lots of different colors. I think it is poetic timing for an Artist to have a therapist whose name reminds you of lots of paint.  Anyway, I have been  going to PT to try and get the ole arm back to painting mode. The background story is I suffered for 3 days without pain pills, then I remembered I had some for arthritis   pain the  doctor had prescribe back in the Spring. I tried them for almost 2 weeks as I feared it was NERVE. After finally taking in my doctor's shingle, I went to the real doctor and he sent me on my way to the therapist advising it was a pulled muscle. Well I am off to do my exercises and y'all wish me luck because I cannot recharge my batteries without painting. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS I DO NOT EVEN NEED SHOES TO DO THE BACK EXERCISES. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

It may be Fall but---

 This is our next door neighbors Maple tree. Half of the leaves had fallen thus I took the pretty ones that had not fallen. 
 Golden Hickory at the bottom of the drive. Just took a couple of days for them to turn brown. 
 Looking down the driveway from the curve at the top. Note you cannot see the bottom of the drive. 
 Beech leave. We have 3 big trees on the left of the driveway going down the hill. 
 Old road going down to the white barn and pond. Prince has been busy with his saw blade on the weed eater to clear the sides of the road. 
 Prince has begun the power line clearing. Nashville Electric Service SHOULD do the clearing but they look at the hill and just shake their heads. 
 A closer view of his progress. Only about one third of the clearing has he gotten done. If something happens NES should thank us so their guys will not have to go through a jungle of trees and vines. The following is the Kitty Justice for the tree trimmer NES hired to clear the lines. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Who is gonna be on The Plane


JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE OR AT LEAST THE ONES I HAVE SPOKEN TO , WE ARE ALL TIRED OF THE CAMPAIGN. SOME ARE "WITH HER" AND OTHERS "WANT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

I HAVE VOTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF EARLY VOTING AND I ASKED MYSELF-DO I WISH FOR THINGS TO STAY THE SAME OR MAKE A CHANGE. IT TOOK 25 MINUTES WAITING IN LINE AND ONLY A FEW SECONDS TO VOTE.

I OFTEN THINK OF THE LITTLE OLD LADY'S LETTER THAT TALKED ABOUT IF YOUR HOUSE WAS INVADED BY RACCOONS AND THEY WERE DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOUSE WOULD IT REALLY MATTER - HOW THE PERSON LOOKED, TALKED ETC-AS LONG AS THEY GOT THE JOB DONE, WHO CARES IF THEY HAVE A D, R, OR I BESIDE THEIR NAMES. 

HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE A DYED IN THE WOOL DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT AND YOU CROSS OVER TO VOTE FOR THE OTHER PARTY, THEN TAKE DOWN YOU SIGN BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A TRUE DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN. ALSO, IF YOU LEFT THIS PART OF THE BALLOT BLANK, TURN AROUND SO I CAN GIVE YOU A SWIFT KICK IN THE _ _ _,

A MANS WORD IS HIS BOND OR AT LEAST THAT WAS HOW IT WAS DONE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN A RURAL AREA. MOST DEALS WERE BY WORD OR HANDSHAKE ONLY.  I LOOK AT THE FELLOWS WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE NOMINEE OF THEIR PARTY. THEN ACTED LIKE POOR LOSER AND SHOULD BE RUN OUT OF GOVERNMENT ENTIRELY. THEY MADE A PLEDGE BUT DID NOT HONOR IT. MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT ELSE THEY DO NOT HONOR. 

I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU PUT YOUR HAND ON A BIBLE AND SWEAR YOU WILL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION THAT IF YOU DO NOT YOU CAN BE REPLACED BY THE NEXT IN LINE. THAT MEANS JB SHOULD BE PRESIDENT NOW. 

ALSO EXECUTIVE ORDERS SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN TIMES OF WAR NOT PEACE. 

THOSE IN GOVERNMENT SHOULD LIVE BY THE SAME RULES AND HAVE THE SAME BENEFITS THAT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE. 

OKAY HERE IS THE QUESTION? DO YOU HAVE A BRAIN AND CAN YOU DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU OR WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE THE GOVERNMENT TELL YOU HOW TO THINK AND WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO?

ONCE I WAS ACCUSED OF BEING BRUTALLY HONEST THEREFORE THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN MY NAME IN THE BLANK SPACE INSTEAD OF CHECKING A BOX. THEN I COULD RIDE THE PLANE.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wondering Mind Post

 Prince gave me a new coffee cup to celebrate my progress with the outside cat, Cinnamon. I really have to watch where I walk outside because he has discovered he likes the Kitty Justice touch. I do believe I have petted him more than my illusive Lilly kitty. 
 Last week I took a photo of the beautiful sunrises we have been having. Seems as if photos and post have been neglected as the sands of time filter through the days of my life. Hehe I paraphrased a Soap Opera introduction. I have seen the intro but not the show. 
 See how green Tennessee was last week. A little fall color is visible if you take a closer look. Yesterday we tied a record high and today we are suppose to set a record. Where is the FALL weather. With rain and cooler temperature it should appear Thursday this week. I have used the pleasant weather to clean, prune and drag inside all the house plants. I have a mere 50 now to contend with. I have too much of my Mother and Grandpa in me to throw plants away and I have found that it gets harder to give plants away because no one wants the work. 
 Did any of y'all see the Vanderbilt-Georgia game at Georgia last weekend? Vandy won in Georgia by ONE point. My MIL who is a Vandy graduate of the forties really enjoyed the game. I have friends who are Georgia fans whom I am sure were heart broken. Bad enough to get beaten by Vandy but on your home field. OOPS the head coach may have to find another job. 
 This is the season for anything Pumpkin and I have been enjoying everything I can find that is Pumpkin to eat. Yummy. 
 This is an October 2015 photo but as you can tell we usually have wonderful photo opts at this time of year. Once upon a time I had planned to take a photo each morning from the hill but with life's obligations my idea got put aside for another time. 
Prince took this photo during Heart month as all the buildings were aglow in red. Nashville being the "IT" city the skyline is changing monthly. The powers that be like our growth but with all the extra folks we need to worry about traffic and services (firefighter, police, aging infrastructure and schools) The Kitty Justice is that a true native of Nashville or Tennessee is quite rare these days. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

To Curse or Not to Curse

This is Loop embroidery done by Bob Anson who was one of the bowlers on the team I was on back in the Seventies. Yikes. As we were bowling and I made a rather useless throw into the gutter, I yelled Cat Fuzzies. Bob and fellow bowlers thought it hilarious and the other gentleman on the team said "Someone needs to learn you how to cuss." I then told him the only thing worse for me was Cat Hairs and again all on the team rolled with laughter. 
Later Bob gave me this piece he had done especially in honor of my cussing. 
I have this in my bathroom to look at daily and remember that fun moment. 
The Kitty Justice is I knew how to curse but chose not to echo the words of my Dad in my youth.