Friday, February 10, 2012

Night Off! - with update!

Between physical therapy, long hours and the knee, it's been a long week. I'm still having a little trouble maneuvering solo around the shower while standing and ended up getting out of the shower one morning with baby oil in my hair (don't ask), the knee extra sore and one of those shower scrubbies with a suction cup wall attachment stuck to my backside like a giant leech. Add to that, being stuck at a desk for three months instead of field work, and "I haven't had a long walk in days" ADDD (Attention Deficit Disorder Dog) and I'm ready for something fun.

I need a couple of days with friends. No posts this weekend other than the Ruger review I saved to come up. . A recipe may follow :-) Or at least a picture of an empty olive jar.

Off we go, Barkley in his special harness that hooks into the seatbelt, so he can't become The Amazing Projectile Dog in the event of a sudden stop, off to spend some time as well with some of the gang up north and Schmoo the female black lab. (No Barkley you're not wearing Brut. You got a bath at the groomers, that will do).

I'm glad I used some annual leave and left early, it was already starting to snow when I rolled in, the tractor ready out front if needed (don't worry Mr. B., the photo doesn't show the serial number :-).

The house is in order, Barkley doing his imitation of a demented air compressor when we rolled into the driveway and he recognized where we were at. It's Aunt MC's and Uncle B's! Where's EJ and Og and Mrs. Og? Old NFO called, wishing he could join us as he's off somewhere in the far reaches of the world again. But for now, we were here and safe and Barkley was one happy puppy.

Schmoo and Barkley are soon curled up snoozing. The cats, Socks and Tank, look as excited as ever to see me. Bob and Goldie the cats are missing. Goldie is mellowed out in the cat rack. Where's Bob, Huck the cat's doppelganger?

From behind the property the snow continues, the light fades. Soon creatures of fang and claw will be looking for prey, sneaking up on the unsuspecting. We're all safe inside. . .what's that noise behind me, up high?

Aghhhhhh! BOBCAT!

Ok, now that my blood pressure has returned to normal (for weighing about as much as a Shelby Mustang, that cat is tactical, I swear) it's time for some Yuengling, a call to another close friend who I hope will join us tomorrow and some bread to be baked with Midwest Chick after supper.

For now, waiting for everyone to get back from errands and work and 8 inches of snow forecast, it's looking like a nice night to stay in.

Cheers! - B.


  1. Baby oil in your hair and suction cups on your backside?
    THAT was from the shower!
    A likely story...

  2. Enjoy the evening! AND the weekend!!!

  3. I'm in need of a weekend like that.

    Enjoy yourself.

  4. Have a great weekend. Say hi to Og and the gang for me.

  5. So the suction thingy detached itself from the wall; flipped around 180 deg in mid air; and reattached itself to your bottom. I think you should take it outside, shoot it, and bury it deep.

    Island Bob


  7. I so know how you feel...sorry about the knee.

  8. Everyone deserves some time off...but ONLY if you have posts saved to come out later for us.

  9. 76 and no wind at the range today.

  10. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Just finished clearing some snow here. Thankfully, it did not arrive until after the drive home.

  11. Id have paid big dollars to have seen that shower scene for all sorts of reasons :D

    Enjoy the relaxing weekend.

  12. Speaking of recipes. . .

    I copied, pasted and printed the one you posted of the chicken marinated in buttermilk, garlic and onions and coated with crushed rice krispies and parmesan.

    Friday night, cold front (such as they are here) was moving through north Texas, and so I got all the ingredients together and made it.

    Superb. Absolutely superb.

    In fact, it's a bit after Sunday noon right now, and I just finished the last drumstick.

    Yes, it reheats very well.

    Good stuff, Brigid.


  13. Brigid, I have been reading your blog for some time now, and enjoying it tremendously. You have a talent with words. I don't know if I have ever posted any comment. I do have one question for you, where did you get that dish rack from? I want one too.Please tell me where I too, can get one.
    Thank you

  14. Just got home, will post some photos. It was a fun weekend! Thanks for all your well wishes.

    IslandBob - I think the whole shower caddy was possesed. When I lost my footing, I grabbed it and everything in it, and hanging from it got wedged between me and the back wall of the shower. fun fun.
    Next time, non skid shower mat.

    Selene - the dish rack came from Bed Bath and Beyond store. It was a mark down when one of the stores was closing. I don't know if they still carry them but they should have a website.

  15. Dang. I GOT to party with you folks!
    "I'm still having a little trouble maneuvering solo around the shower while standing and ended up getting out of the shower one morning with baby oil in my hair (don't ask), the knee extra sore and one of those shower scrubbies with a suction cup wall attachment stuck to my backside like a giant leech"


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