I need some help. I took my wedding ring off and put down somewhere; now, I can't find it. How do I explain to Kellie, after she’s been gone for a week, that I’ve lost my wedding ring? I’m sure it’s in the house and that it will turn up eventually, but if I can’t find it before she gets home tomorrow, I’ll have to tell her something. Does anyone have any suggestions? And it can’t be, “It fell off my finger while I was body surfing.” I used that one already.
Friday, March 30, 2012
When Kellie is home, we frequently take our two small dogs, Maddie and Marley, both about 10 pounds, for long walks in the hills behind our housing development. We stroll along the concrete gutters that run across the slopes to control rainwater runoff, while the dogs run free and explore the hills. There are coyotes in area, that’s why we’re currently on cat number 17 or 18 (I lost count) but we don’t usually see or hear the coyotes during the daytime, and we’re usually not worried about the dog’s safety.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Yesterday, I mentioned some the benefits of being home alone while Kellie takes a vacation without me. But there are also some disadvantages:
- Kellie’s dogs will not use the doggie door I installed for their convenience if it’s raining outside; they are perfectly content to do their business on the living room floor when the weather is inclement.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Sub Captain's Stateroom|
My seagoing days came to an end when I completed my tour as Commanding Officer of the USS OHIO (SSBN 726) (BLUE). Kellie was nervous: “What am I going do with you around here all the time?" she groaned. “I need to miss you once in a while.” Luckily, my subsequent shore assignments kept me traveling across the country and around the globe for over 20 weeks out of the year, giving Kellie a periodic respite from my constant presence and an extremely large horde of frequent flyer miles.
Monday, March 26, 2012
|Liza and Kellie, Feeling Fuzzy|
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I call her Smellie and she refers to me as geek, dork, and nerd. Also included in this category: assigning pet names to your spouse’s intimate body parts. Kellie and I don’t that, unless her calling me an asshole qualifies.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Last May I had spine surgery to remove two degenerative disks from my neck that were bulging into my spinal cord and pressing on the C6 nerve root for my right arm. My doctor implanted an artificial disk between the C5 and C6 vertebrae and fused the C6 and C7 vertebrae.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
One week before your colonoscopy you're supposed to eliminate all nuts, beans, seeds or seed products from your diet. I forgot. To compensate, my doctor had me start my liquid diet yesterday, one day early. That means I'll go two full days without eating prior to my procedure tomorrow morning. I started becoming disagreeable after about six hours without any solid food, so Kellie decided to keep her distance from me.