“what gets my goat.” A favorite expression of my grandfather’s. As a child I knew my grandparents didn’t have goats — or livestock of any kind — so it always amused me to hear grandfather referring to his goat. Whatever that meant …
Cats like to nap. They like it so much, they do it for hours at a time. Like 18-20 hours. And yet when we say “cat nap,” we don’t mean a sleep-a-thon. So how did the phrase “cat nap” come to mean a brief refreshing nap?
It’s time for this stuff to go. Family treasures, of no import to anyone but myself. Surely someone can list them on eBay, but it won’t be
“For the convenience of our customers,” the notice read, “We will be closing on Saturdays.” Wait — what?? This is going to make my banking more convenient how? “We are adjusting our hours,” the notice went on, “and will stay open an extra hour on Wednesdays and Fridays, closing at 6:00 p.m.” So wait — you’re saying that I need to rush to the bank after work, hoping I get out of work on time and there isn’t too much traffic. and if I don’t make it on Wednesday, I can give it another shot on Friday. How is this convenient for me? It’s not. Not one bit. And with the Covid thing, the markets and other stores have instituted “senior shopping hour,” which means getting there at 7 or 8 a.m. I realize they are trying to do something nice for us (and themselves), but why do stores assume… Read More »
Okay, this pet thing — I had never intended this to be an on-going blog, but just have to add this. I’m wondering once again why I put up with them. Let’s start with the food. the 3 trays of cat food — the shreds, the pate and fish. Just for a change-up, I got them fish. I put some in their dishes. Yes! fish! They were tired of chicken and happy with fish. For three days. No? You don’t like fish anymore? Okay, let’s try the shreds. But once the gravy has been licked off, the rest is left to dry out. How about the pate? No? You don’t like that either? Well then, how about NOTHING?? How about I stop giving you food altogether? How about I just let you STARVE!! Yeah, you think you’d like that? Do you know how much all this costs? No, you don’t.… Read More »