From Vickie (Ya gotta see the humor in this, I do)
So, Bert is resting peacefully from his very active week. Hiking Swimming, You know....It's all about him......
Allred is in the back room high on his perch sleeping as well, getting ready for his New Years Eve Date with Miss Nellie
And Me, what am I doing........well, let me tell you......
I am moving all the furniture away from the latest leak in my roof. Is this fun you ask......well, yes it is.......I mean, I don't clean that often, and it takes a catastrophic event to get me to really clean. Thus......today....
Now that may sound bad to you, but really, I did need to clean behind things for some time now. Now is the time.
And now that I am complaining, let me just say, that the IRS surprised me last year with a huge amount owing on my tax's. I spent all summer paying it off. Then all of a sudden the IRS started sending me large amounts of money.
Wow I thought, how cool is this......I have overpaid........Not So.
Christmas Eve, I get a letter from my friends at the IRS telling me that now I owed them all the money they sent back to me......and to teach me for thinking they knew what they were doing, they are going to add a penalty and interest.
Did ya learn anything Vickie?
And all the snow that Bert loves so much. Well guess who has to shovel the crap. (Not crap, but white snow crap) (Well, I have to shovel all the other crap too but now the white snow)
How many buckets does it take to catch all the dirty brown water that is falling from the ceiling into the living room? (oops, just a littl side tracked there)
Back to the shoveling.....so guess who has the worst back pain of her life? No really guess......
And the chiropractor took the whole Christmas and New Years holiday off. Guess who can't go and get relief until next Wednesday...... No really....guess.
And to finish the whole lovely experience off, I was fixing myself an salad for lunch today. I had bought croutons, almond slices, tomatoes salad, a bit of hamburger and some roast red pepper dressing. I was looking so forward to it.
I fixed the salad up bit by bit, first the lettuce (finely chopped) Onions, I love onions, sliced tomatoes dressing and some warm crumpled hamburger bits, finally taking the croutons from the cupboard, pouring a healthy handful of those on and then my favorite part, the sliced almonds.
Ignoring the leaky roof I sat down next to the bucket catching the falling water and began watching a movie and slowly eating the wonderful salad I had prepared.
The first bite was pretty darn good. The combination of cold lettuce, tomatoes and onions with the warm crumpled hamburger bits. By the second bite, I was ever so slightly displeased with something in the salad. I couldn't put my finger on it, but there was something wrong.
I ate some more, I had to be sure. It seemed that the almonds were mushy, kind of odd tasting. I hadn't read the package, perhaps there were raisins and cranberry's mixed in with the sliced almonds.
I kept eating. After a few more, almost painful bites of salad, I noticed that the small chewy parts tasted like liver.
Oh my heck.....what was going on here. In between my teeth, all through my mouth was a mushy yet powdery taste of liver......
Yes, My Friends. I NEED GLASSES. I had not grabbed the bag of slivered almonds, I had grabbed a bag that my good friends Michelle and Goose had brought over for Allred as a welcome home gift.
Yes, My Salad that I had eaten 3/4 of was generously sprinkled with "Whiskers Lickins" First ingredient being "Animal Liver flavor, and chicken by-product meal."
You heard it. LIVER FLAVOR and CHICKEN BY-PRODUCT MEAL.
I am now spending the rest of my day bending over the sink vomiting and trying to get all those little goodies out of my mouth and from in between my teeth.
SO How the Heck is Your Sunday Going.......