“They’re grrrrrrrrrreat!”

4 Days to go!!

Last night was downright cold. When I woke up, Gracie was lying against me, and Fern was on my hip. It seems both of them wanted my body heat. I, meanwhile, was under the comforter and was warm and cozy.

I checked the thermostat when I got downstairs, and the house was only 62˚. It was sweatshirt time. Lately I have had food cravings. First, it was pizza, and we had it for dinner on movie night. Next, it was fish and chips, and I had that for dinner last night. Chinese was a week ago. I don’t seem to crave Mexican though I did have a quesadilla on pizza night, and it was delicious. In Hyannis is the Brazilian Grill and Pavilion Indian. Neither one tickles my taste buds. I have a shepherd’s pie in my freezer. It has sat there a few weeks. Maybe that’ll be dinner.

Fern is quite unhappy now when she gets her medicine, especially the mouth one. She sees me going to the desk where I keep the medicine, and she is gone like a flash. I fill the syringe then sit and wait until she figures all is clear then I get her. The ear stuff is easier. I distract her with treats and slathered her ears while she is eating. Food trumps ear medicine.

Television is boring especially right now. Yesterday I watched WBINclassics. It airs old programs, some from my childhood like McHale’s Navy,  Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver. I ignore my internal critic.

My garden is looking forlorn. Most of the flowers are best their prime. A few white ones are still on the fence, and the front garden has a couple of new flowers, fall bloomers. A mum sits by the front steps, my acknowledgement of fall.

I knew all the commercial jingles when I was a kid. They just stuck in my head. Oscar Mayer was a favorite. The old Frito Bandito makes me cringe now. Snap, Crackle and Pop make the world go round, and Rice Krispies is my favorite cereal. Everyone knows it’s Slinky. I still have one, the old one, not the plastic new one. I wish all those Texaco guys would reappear especially when it rains. Mr. Clean is still around. I always loved his earring. You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent. The Campbell kids have disappeared but luckily they didn’t take their tomato soup with them or grilled Velveeta cheese sandwiches would be very lonely.

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10 Comments on ““They’re grrrrrrrrrreat!””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It has finally cooled down here and today was quite nice. So my bedroom should not be boiling hot tonight. I’ll have the window open until the day is colder than 59F, after that it’ll get nasty cold and that’s not nice either.

    I’ve managed to stay away from cravings for quite some time now but it would be nice if we had had a Brazilian grill here, I do like brazilian food. I have decided I’ll buy chinese next time I go to Falköping though, I’m thinking deep fried shrimps.

    I only saw commersials on cinema when I grew up, we didn’t have that on tv back then. Now days we do and also on the radio and those jingles are the ones I remember best, mostly because they are so bad 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I also like to leave my bedroom windows open as I enjoy snuggling under the warm blankets. Downstairs warms up as the day gets older.

      At the Brazilian Grill you can eat until you explode. There is a buffet and then men go around with meat on spits. You have a card with green on one side and red on the other. Red means I give!

      We have so many commercials on regular TV which is why I like the movie channels.

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. Hedley Says:

    Television is boring – where is your spirit of “Dream On” ?

    The chill brings focus to my garden…the clock is ticking to remove the patio furniture, pull the annuals, wash out the garage, check the snow blower (could happen anytime)

    What are you flight details ? You go from Boston to..??? and arrive in Accra at ???

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I watch TV and complain!

      My deck will get cleared after my trip. Until then a warm day is still inviting.

      I don’t have my e-ticket in front of me, but I fly Delta. I leave Boston at 11 and have a bit of a layover in New York. We leave there at 5. Arrival in Accra is the next morning at 8. I’m so glad for that seat with a bed!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It was sweatshirt time at my house this morning as well. The dogs were each in their own corner of the bed and disinclined to move out of their warm nests. However, once we got outside into the crispy air, they suddenly got all energetic and playful. Running around and play wrestling. They reminded me of my horse when I’d turn him out in the paddock on that first cool crisp morning after a long hot summer. He’d charge off across the paddock, leaping and bucking and running like the wind.

    You remind me that I MUST go to the local pizza place and get lunch. I must because I’m craving pizza but I also need to break a twenty so that I can pay the paper boy.

    No flowers in my yard this year. Well, some dayflowers, some clover, and a few jewelweed flowers down in the swamp. Most everything else is desiccated. I swear there’s a dome over my part of town that diverts all the rain clouds around it. The other day when we had the high winds, I heard news reports about torrential rain and downed trees in towns nearby. There was nothing here.

    I remember all those jingles. I hope I don’t catch an earworm. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’ve got my sweatshirt back on again. It is back to being chilly even though I never did open any windows. We’re supposed to have movie night tomorrow, but I’m thinking it might be too cold as it may go down to the 50’s.

      Gracie loves weather like this. She stays outside so much longer and no panting and no tongue hanging out.

      I have an irrigation system so my flowers bloomed this year. It isn’t turned off yet, but I’m doing that this weekend. Good thing there is rain in the forecast for maybe Sunday and Monday.

      Because I needed cream and milk, I went to the bad place. It is called that because I can never buy only what I went to buy. I got the cream and bread, a piece of pizza for lunch, a chicken pie, a cinnamon roll and biscuits for the dog.

      Earworms are just so annoying!!

      Have a great evening.

  4. Pat Cogan Sullivan Says:

    Hi Kathy. Have really enjoyed reading your “blog??”. Just wanted to wish you a safe, wonderful trip. Maybe we could do lunch sometime after you get back…….Pat (Cogan)

    • katry Says:

      Hi Pat,
      It is great to hear from you. I don’t know how you found my blog, but I’m glad you did. Lunch sounds wonderful!!I’ll be home around the 6th or 7th. My ticket is upstairs so I have to guess.

      That maybe on the lunch better have sure we will behind it!!


  5. Bob Says:

    No sweatshirts here yet. Today it will still be in the 90s.

    Yesterday I listened to a very interesting podcast on my way to work, it was an episode of Planet Money, from National Public Radio, about Ghana and the part you will be visiting. The story involves how the institution of crop Insuramce is benefiting farmers. Crop insurance is a new concept in Africa. A Google search should bring it up.

    My favorite cereal now and as a kid is Rice Crispies followed by Corn Flakes,

    Just read an interesting article in the NY times about how the sugar industry shifted the blame for obesity to fat. They took a page from the tobacco industry.


    The energy industry and Donald Trump have continued this ploy in the tradition of Joseph Goebbels. If you tell a lie often enough people begin to believe it’s the truth.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks- I’ll definitely look it up. Where I lived in Ghana is the poorest. Without the rainy season, there would be no food, no millet, their staple.

      I have the same two favorite cereals though once in a while I buy something different just to shake up my taste buds.

      It is amazing how few companies and people are culpable
      anymore. It is so easy to blame someone or something else.

      Trump is a purveyor of lies.

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