Sep 162014
 

sir stuffington

as pirate captains go

I’VE GOT THE BEST ! ! !

.

he’s kind of like a marine.

” see the hill.  take the hill. “

.

he found the problem and my site is already back up and running

just like jesse!

.

i presume that means cause jesse james ran from the law.

LOL.

.

the picture of the pirate cat above is for real.

that is

sir stuffington.

.

he’s a one eyed rescued kitty.

.

they make the very best pirates.

.

he was homeless.

covered with fleas.

hurt.

one eyed.

and left for dead.

.

he’s now rescued.

 in a happy home.

loved.

treasured actually.

.

just thought you’d like to know.

.

and to my

real life

male human

MAN SIZED

pirate captain fritter . . .

THANK YOU ! ! !

SO MUCH ! ! !

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

Sep 162014
 

AWWW . . .

sick little peanut.

.

sick peanut

.

all of a sudden

the captain is getting messages

that the peanut has no more room.

.

he says there is plenty of room

and he’s thinking something else might be wrong.

he’ll take it down this afternoon for awhile.

or

longer if it takes longer to fix it.

.

he’s on top of it.

and it’s coming at a very busy time for him.

.

this is just a friendly site monitored by him

because he is my friend.

it’s not one of his money making projects.

i’m thankful for him spending any time on it at all.

.

i’ve assured him

it’s

” peanuts “

compared to his making a living!

so there is certainly

NO HURRY.

.

so

bear with us.

.

we’re having some technical difficulties

and will be back as soon as we can!

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

Sep 152014
 

HELLO OLD BEAN ! ! !

.

come right on in.

always love to see you here.

debit card

yup.

as i was saying . . .

i’m as modern as the next guy.   i mean gal.

.

well.

that’s a lie.

.

it’s only been a few years since i got my very first

DEBIT CARD!

.

you remember me.

.

i was the little old lady you loved to stand behind

in the checkout line.

the one who tore out her PAPER check

then filled it all out and handed it to the clerk.

the one who took

FOREVER.

.

now i just whip out my debit card

and slide it through the thingy

and

get cash back!

and pay for my goods!

.

i’m so proud to be

MODERN!

.

but you know what they say . . .

.

”  pride goeth before a fall  “

.

see these things below?

.

pay phone

.

oh dear.

oh my.

.

just as i get used to and learn to love

my

debit card

.

they are all going to start paying for everything

with their phones

and their watches ! ! !

.

what’s an old bean to do?

.

i’m going out now.

i have shopping to do.

.

with

my

debit

card.

.

it’s still lovely cool crispy wheather this morning.

until about noon anyway.

LOL.

back to the 80’s and maybe 90’s this week.

.

BUT !

i hear it on good authority that

AUTUMN

 really is coming.  and then winter.

.

and

i’m going out to look for a pair of ski pajamas.

.

remember ski pajamas?

.

do they still make ski pajamas?

.

they were so cozy and comfy.

especially perfect for later winter nights.

to sit all snug in a blanket in . . .

and sip a cup of hot cocoa . . .

and read a great book . . .

or watch a ken burns documentary on PBS . . .

or dream over downton abbey.

.

yup.

just me and my ski pj’s

and

nary a smart aleck phone or watch

in sight.

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

Sep 102014
 

 

a world of simplicity

.

of going within

.

my world.

 

simple stack of cupsfleaingfrance.com

.

the world is such a complicated place.

.

i have lived on the side lines for some time now.

.

it’s a strange way to live … rather irritating at first …

like you feel you’re the only one not invited to the party.

.

then

a rather restful and a peaceful place abides inside you.

first shy and quiet.

like a new friend.

then

comfortable.

.

welcome as an old pair of slippers.

safe.

happy actually.

.

i’ve had to not let the world be too much with me.

if you know what i mean.

.

and i’m thinking it might have to be that way for me now.

perhaps from now on.

.

a cowardly way to live perhaps.

.

but i’ve made my peace with it.

.

and so

i’m looking forward to a new season!

.

i’m saying goodbye to summer finally!

.

happy pool lab

 wish i could say i enjoyed it as much as this fellow!

.

tomorrow it is going to be

BLESSEDLY COOL

here on the flat prairie.

.

and

i am going to drink in the crisp air

i am going to take a very short walk

i am going to make a pot of hearty soup

i am going to sit by an open window

and

listen to the rain

and read a good book.

.

and i am going to light a lamp

by the window.

.

the little lamp

that sits on

.

the little table

.

that started the whole

blasted

BLESSED

thing!

LOLOL.

.

little lamp in window englandcontentinacottage.com

.

til soon old bean!

til soon.

.

Sep 072014
 

tammy asked me to not post anymore updates but this is rather important.  as of today, our beloved peanut on the table is 2 years old!  that’s right, this blog is now in it’s terrible twos.  so beware.

capt. fritter

not a bad job for someone with no previous experience at wordpress, blogging, and other computer nonsense.  good job tammy.  very good job indeed.

Aug 222014
 

Sent Tammy an email to check on her knowing full well she would be peeking. Sure enough, she answered.

Says she is doing ok and misses everyone. Seeing the cardiologist next week and go from there. Her arm still hurts and the heat is bothering her. But she sounds good.

I know comments are down and you are all concerned. I’ll update until she returns.

Capt. Fritter

Aug 152014
 

hello there.

where to start.

been here done this.

before.

ad infinitum. ad nauseum.

.

but this time has come with explicit orders.

.

i just returned last night from intensive care unit of our heart hospital.

i’d been admitted to the ER early on a morning this week.

  can’t now remember the date.

.

spent 6 hours in ER.

left with the marine.

gone 15 minutes down the road.

intense chest pain.  the worst.

difficulty breathing.

.

the marine had me back to ER in

five minutes.

he’s amazing.

.

he stayed with me in the ER room the entire time.

my heart went into major arterial fibrillation.

it feels just like when the paint can is put in that machine to mix it

you know… the ones at lowes or home depot.

.

i thought it was bursting out of my chest.

the pain was indescribable. in my head and my chest.

.

they finally got me down low enough to leave ER.

i was sent upstairs to intensive coronary care unit

where i’ve been the last two days and nights.

.

i was released just last night.

with all the meds i’m to take.

.

i’ve taken them properly.

last night i actually got a full night’s sleep.

haven’t had one in ages.

but i slept like a rock!

.

however

 this morning the bp is back up.

198/93 and creeping.

.

just got a call from hospital.

and therefore this message.

.

am to stay quiet from now on.

very little tv

no computer

no calls on phone lasting over 3 minutes

no reading of news or watching news

.

in other words

no thoughts apparently of any kind!

.

” COMPLETE REST “

in all capital letters.

plus monitoring and reporting on regular basis.

and am instructed to see him again today.

.

.

so.

this is getting to be a boring thing for you all to hear all the time.

.

but letting you know

i’m gone from my beloved peanut here.

yet. once again.

only this time i’m thinking for real and for long.

.

i am hurting that i have to give up the peanut

and each one of you.

it has given me nothing but joy sharing our lives here.

.

how odd to feel such love for people i’ve never even met.

.

but I DO.

i love each one of you.

.

you’ve added to my life immeasurably.

i have no aloneness.

.

thank you for being there and for being my friends.

.

i won’t be disconnecting this pc.  i’ll never sell it.

but it must sit dark and quiet now for a long time.

until this malignant hypertension

no longer has the word malignant in it.

.

i know that you all wish me well.

.

believe me !

you are my friends.

you are every one of you . . .

dear to me.

i feel the love. the caring. the prayers. the white light.

and the universe is on my side.

it all helps.

.

you're loved

.

the captain

my beloved wicked pirate

will turn off the comments now.

i don’t want to be tempted to get back on here and even read them.

then i’d try to reply…

then i’d be disobeying orders and feeling guilty…

knowing that i’m supposed to stay off this thing completely.

so . . .  no point.

.

my main objective is to get WELL.

and live a long time.

long enough at least to see what jacob and blake are going to become!

.

the marine is being my rock.

as usual.

and i really trust and like the new cardiologist.

so i’m in good hands all around.

.

never say never.

if i’m ever eventually allowed back on this thing i’ll be back.

.

so i’ll just say the old ending we have here . . .

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

it’s been a super swell ride!

.

nite snoopy

snoopy hug to one and all.

Aug 112014
 

 

 ”  thought you might need a laugh “

.

 

that’s what the email said yesterday.

the two

reve’ and  sgt mike.

.

don’t they make a handsome couple?

though this was taken before he made

master sergeant.

.

only a few years ago but they still look like this.

i wish i knew their secret.

they simply do not seem to age!

.

the email was from reve’

she and i are very close.

.

she is the marine’s daughter~in~law . . .

married to his son

master sgt mike.

.

they’re stationed at kirtland AFB in albuquerque.

apparently a nice high desert dry climate . . .

for most people

BUT

 not so kind to the sinuses of one little inhabitant there.

( more about that later )

.

.

it goes without saying that i adore this couple.

and

that their two sons

blake and jacob

are the

lights of my life.

.

constant followers already know all this.

but since i’ve come back home here to the peanut

from my other blog . . .

.

the cozy minimalist

http://thecozyminimalist.com

.

i thought any new readers might need to be filled in.

.

.

all of you constant followers already know jacob.

jacob in glassescourtesy:20th century fox and alvinwikipedia.com

.

YUP.

that’s our jacob.

well.

his alter ego doppleganger!

LOLOL.

.

he’s a cool little dude.

.

if you followed

the cozy minimalist

 you know what a

jacobism

is.

.

jacob just turned 10 years old a couple months ago.

he WAS 9 going on 25.

NOW we think he is 10 going on 40.

.

jacob is the adorable little brother

of

handsome big brother . . .  blake.

.

jacob is a unique guy.

he is definitely his own man.

AND

he was just born being  funny.

i think some kids are.

.

and what’s neat about jacob  is . . .

he never knows when he’s being funny.

that’s the nice part.

.

AND

jacob has his own unique style.

always has.

he really would like his own tuxedo.

he feels a real kinship to james bond.

.

james bondcourtesy: columbia pictures

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jacob used to wear a clip~on tie.

but only recently he taught himself to tie his own.

you can read about that on the cozy minimalist.

the name of the post was

.

‘  the real enemy  ‘

it’s in the sidebar on that site.

.

and don’t miss on the same blog

‘  jacobisms  ‘

also in the sidebar of old posts . . .

alphabetically.

.

it’s definitely worth meeting our jacob!

LOL.

.

but then YES.

I KNOW.

i’m a little partial.

.

nowadays

he wears a real man’s tie.

yes.

it’s a bit too long.  but he likes it.

he doesn’t wear it all the time.

but he likes to wear it on occasions.

.

AND

for his birthday he received a little black fedora.

.

i’m not certain if this was a

“tongue in cheek” gag gift from his parents

or if it’s for real . . .

but he likes it.

and that’s all that matters.

.

and you know something ?

he looks GREAT in it!!!

LOLOL.

.

in spite of his dubious but individual sense of style . . .

he’s all boy.

and as rough and tumble as they come.

in his short life

he’s been thrown off a horse requiring stitches

broken his left arm

and

 he swims like a fish.

mostly underwater.

.

his favorite things are . . .

.

doing wheelies on his bike

going much too fast for his auntie tam’s comfort level

jumping with it off ramps

.

eating cinnamon crunch cereal

and

his favorite . . . chinese food

not together of course.

well . . .

at least not that i know of!

.

playing army

in which i always wind up exhausted . . .

LOL.

.

playing king arthur and roxanne

i’m always roxanne.

he calls me roxie.

.

and from the subject of the email she sent to me yesterday

he’s also apparently

and avid fan of commercials on television !

.

well . . .

you get the picture.

he’s my buddy jacob is.

.

i love him and his brother blake so much it sometimes hurts.

they are my special boys.

.

most of you already know that.

BUT

i thought those of you who are new to the peanut and my other blog

the cozy minimalist

might need a little background information.

.

so . . .

back to the email . . .

that was sent to me yesterday from reve’.

and yes

it did make me

LAUGH!

.

apparently jacob had a headache.

.

JACOB

”  mom. where’s my viagra? “

.

REVE’

” what? “

.

JACOB

” i can’t find any viagra “

.

REVE’

” uuuu WHAT? “

.

JACOB

  ” you know  . . . you told me i take it for my allergy headaches “

.

REVE’

” ALLEGRA  jacob !   for allergies “

.

JACOB

” oh. “

 ” well what is viagra for?  old man headaches? “

.

REVE’

” yes jacob.  and we don’t have any in this house. “

.

whew.

that’s good to know.

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!

on the left

jacob is the cool one on the left you know.

.

courtesy: 20th century fox

Aug 092014
 

world renowned

LAS VEGAS

.

vegascourtesy: haas school of business

.

vegas is a place i’ve never particularly wanted to visit.

.

i’ve never gambled.

i have nothing against it.

i just never thought it very sensible.

.

my odds however have made me think

i’ve been missing out!

.

apparently i fall into the

1 %

group in life.

.

and with odds like that

i really should try my luck

in

VEGAS!

.

it would be more fun than

taking a lot of pills and keeping calm

and cool

and eating

cardboard!

LOLOL.

.

implanting a stent into your heart

is a very common occurrence now

for hundreds of thousands of people.

.

stent implant

.

most people go home the same day.

the next day they’re out playing golf!

.

it’s not a fun thing.

it hurts terribly when they push the balloon through the artery.

you’re awake the whole time.

you can even watch the monitor and see them messing around in there.

IF

you’re so inclined.

.

LOLOL !!!

i was not inclined !

my interest in science is simple amazement.

i have no desire to see it in action.

.

they’re inside your heart and you can watch?

.

a weird feeling indeed !!!

.

so . . .

here’s the las vegas wannabe girl . . .

.

YUP.

i fell into the

1 %

of poor schmucks

that experience cardiac arrest during it.

.

flatline

.

well.

in my case it was

after it.

in the recovery room.

.

and just for the record . . .

i can’t say enough GOOD about nurses.

they literally saved my life.

.

they are

under rated.

and

under paid.

and

over worked.

the good ones are anyway.

.

and there are a LOT of GOOD ones out there.

.

.

YUP !

VEGAS ODDS !

1 %

.

roulette

.

$10,000 please

on

red  34

.

YAYYYY !!!!

.

yup.

i can see how people might get addicted to that !

.

LOLOL.

.

though i wish my odds were more about winning

and less about losing.

losing good health that is.

.

i’m starting to think of it now

as the

1 % factor.

it has a whole lot in common with

MURPHY’S LAW.

.

.

because

it turns out

that

 i have one amazingly dubious thing in common

with the following group of people below . . .

who are prone to the same  . . .

.

malignant hypertension.

.

it’s hard to control.

and it’s life threatening.

.

that’s always nice to hear.

.

young

american black males

.

black male

courtesy: atlantablackstar.com

.

and

not so frequently but still susceptible

oddly enough . . .

.

very young children

.

and

a very few young athletes.

.

now.

i fall into

NONE

of those categories.

.

i’m just a little old white lady.

living simply

and quietly

mostly happy and calm.

.

so

there you go again . . .

what did i tell ya?

.

i’ve got the odds!

the

LAS VEGAS ODDS !!!

the

1 %  !!!

.

show girls

ahhh . . . .

sweet memories.

takes me back to my own short career as a short show girl.

LOLOL.

only . . .  remember?

i’m thinking i’m  partial of course . . .

but our costumes were prettier than these!

.

if you’re a new peanut reader . . .

that fun post is in the sidebar of old posts titled

just the old me. the old old old me.

.

and i’m getting older even as we speak old bean.

.

and speaking of old.

the older i get

the younger these doctors get !

.

my new cardiologist is about 6 feet 2 inches tall.

he’s young

well.  probably in his very early 40’s.

and

he’s built like a line backer on a winning football team.

.

i liked him.

it’s early yet.

but i think i’m glad he’s on my new team.

.

i found out from him yesterday

that one of the meds they’ve had me on for hypertension

has a RE~BOUND effect.

.

when it leaves your system your pressure spikes even higher.

and since mine is already way too high

it puts me back into the malignant realm.

.

i go there by myself often enough

WITHOUT a pill to do it!!!

SHEESH!!!!

.

but

if i stop this pill immediately it could kill me.

.

so

he is going to ‘wean’ me off it.

for the next 4 days i take only 1/2 of one of it

along with the rest of the meds

AND

i stay

ultimately

CALM

COOL

(literally.  the heat right now is my enemy)

and

POSITIVE.

meaning my thoughts.

which stay pretty positive mostly.

and did you know that talking on the phone can raise your blood pressure?

who knew?

.

he thinks i can have the surgery in september.

but i have more heart tests ahead before we can go there.

.

.

i didn’t say it out loud

BUT

good grief charlie brown!

i’m thinking the torn rotator cuff might just heal itself by then!!!

.

so.

now you know what i know.

.

he has given me yet another new medicine.

AAAGGGHHHH!

i’m currently taking

6

different prescriptions for this crazy hypertension.

.

but

no complaints here.

they’re keeping me alive.

i’m thinking positive.

getting well.

well . . .

better anyway!

LOL.

.

and for the record . . .

i have the greatest friends in all of you.

many have even sent me personal emails and messages on my last post.

i thank you so much.

.

snoopy and thanks

courtesy: the fabulous charles schulz

.

♥ ♥ ♥

.

i don’t think i’ve ever had such caring wonderful people in my life as friends.

.

i want you to know this . . .

i read all of your posts.  when i miss a few days i always catch up.

i don’t always comment each time.  my energy level wanes.

but i’m there.

and i’m thinking how wonderful you are!

.

here’s a snoopy hug to you!

and

here’s to good times

good health

and

joy

to ALL of us!

i lift my glass to you old bean.

.

til soon.

til soon old bean!

.

Aug 032014
 

 hello.

i’m still here old bean !

 

puppy in icecutestpaws.com

.

just chilling out.

or

like this little puppy . . .

TRYING my darndest  TO.

LOLOL.

.

it’s

super

HOT

and

HUMID

here where i live.

.

and

i’m

just very happy

to hibernate

in this kind of climate.

.

thank goodness for

GREAT BOOKS !

and

BBC !

and

AIR CONDITIONING !

not necessarily in that order.

.

.

am seeing the new cardio

on august 8th.

expecting him to do miracles prior to surgery.

.

i’m doing my part . . .

staying calm

and eating card board.

.

ignoring the  ‘stupidity reminder ‘ pain in shoulder

until then.

only it’s getting harder to ignore.

LOLOL .

patience not being my best gift.

.

til then

living like a monk in a cave.

.

or

a

bug in a rug.

.

or

a

oh.  enough already.

you get the picture.

.

.

.

hope all of you are enjoying

your very best idea of summertime !

.

i know you are.

.

    so . . .

alas.  alack.

and

as it were . . .

.

keep you eye on the ball . . .

.

puppy in pool

.

and . . .

.

always keep your cool.

.

cool puppy

.

.

.

ALWAYS.

always cool

.

til soon old bean.

til soon!