Category Archives: Smokey

No rants today.

Instead, we are going to watch Smokey do one of his favorite things: fixing stuff. He truly is a useful bear.

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News from The Kat©

Smokey had surgery last Wednesday to remove his cancerous prostate. Multiple scans had confirmed that it had not spread to his lymph nodes or his bones, the two places that prostate cancer tends to metastasize. (Whew!) He underwent robotic surgery. … Continue reading

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Three on Thursday.

I have not done a ToT post in a l-o-n-g time, but right now I need to tell y’all some things, and a ToT format seemed appropriate. Thing the one. Smokey and I have both had our first covid shot. … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Coronavirus, Family, New Mexico, Smokey | 12 Comments

Unraveled Wednesday, 6/24/20.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday. Come join us! Knitting. The BSJ is done except for the buttons, which arrived yesterday but are not sewn on yet. The buttons are coming from Etsy and are a simple translucent blue. … Continue reading

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Recent best of IG

  Also, you should know that 45 years ago yesterday these two young whippersnappers tied the knot. Later this month we will continue our anniversary tradition of spending a few days in a cabin on the North Shore. (Why, no, … Continue reading

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Cowboy quotes.

Every weekday at noon Smokey watches Gunsmoke, and many days he tells me the most colorful metaphor/simile of the day. Here is a brief sampling. (to be directed at a person who does not take criticism well) “He’s the kind … Continue reading

Posted in Silliness, Smokey, Television | 4 Comments

Money, money, money

Sometimes spending money is fun — buying yarn, going on a vacation, upgrading your phone. But when money is spent simply to maintain the status quo? Not so much fun. Case in point: we are emptying the checking account and … Continue reading

Posted in Antler Lake, Bloopers, Jeopardy!, Matthew, Miscellaneous, Motorcars, Smokey, Technology and The Kat, What's going on | 9 Comments

Pro tip: count noses.

Smokey’s parents moved from Chicago to Palm Harbor FL after my FIL retired. We visited them for two weeks every Christmas; our boys never saw an actual white Christmas (Day) until they were 11 and 6. Generally, we drove the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, Smokey, Stories | 7 Comments

Stuff in bullet form.

We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, Amanda, Andrew, Animals, knitting, Motorcars, Rural life, Smokey, Squares | 6 Comments

Graduation #6*.

Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Food and Drink, Matthew, Smokey, Zuni | 8 Comments