Scotties Toy Box

January 13, 2019

Milo wanted his picture taken also. Hugs

Filed under: Animals, Love, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 21:55

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Odis in his favorite place on the couch. He gets more comfortable on it than I ever could. Hugs

Filed under: Animals, Funny Stuff, Love, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 21:52

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January 10, 2019

Thank you

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, News, Thanks — Scottie @ 18:36

I want to thank everyone who came to my Toy Box and left comments, even having conversations while I was not able to be with you.  I spent 3 and 1/2 hours in the dental chair and I am $1798.00 poorer.  So when I finally got home late this afternoon I had to rest.  I am not up and ready at 6:30 PM ( 1830 for those on a 24 hour clock ) I am going to start at the oldest comments and work forward.  If I miss something you want me to address please comment again letting me know.   Thanks.   Hugs

January 9, 2019

This is me, I have had two and headed towards my third

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Health, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 13:33

this is me, i have had two and headed to my third.

Oh Great Gravy , this is me! I am a news junkie

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 13:15

December 31, 2018

My rant on people attacking and doing dangerous things with self driving cars.

Filed under: Funny videos, My Life and Rants, News, Science — Scottie @ 16:06

December 30, 2018

Just a tip

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:51

a piece of advice for anyone who like me has a nice big bushy beard and mustache.   Do not accept an invitation for an afternoon nap while your beard and mustache is still wet from the shower.  I did so and when I got up all my facial hair was swooshed and pointed towards the other side of my face.  It doesn’t comb out.   🤣😂😁😉😎 Hugs 

 

December 27, 2018

Off line for a while, sorry

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:29

So for about two weeks I noticed  my anti-virus and disk sweep programs have been returning me a problem with my Microsoft.Powershell\”ExecutionPolicy”was causing faults and warnings.  It should normally be set to restrictive unless you give permission in the powershell for other modes.   I had not.  I do not want scrips or unknown bots running on my computers..   So I changed it.  I looked it all up and used what I knew to change the registry on it.

Dang if it did not keep coming back.  I checked and rest the permissions on the video computer.  No problem the settings stayed the same even through all the restarts, and other tests I could do.  So I knew it was in my main computer.  SO I started a computer reset, but had t go to get my allergy shots.

I got home and tried three times to bring my main computer online.   It will do so , but when I go to load the anti-virus and other security programs it starts acting weird.  So I am again resetting it, but this time I have disabled its access to the internet  I unplugged the Ethernet cable.

What should ave taken a few hours has now taking an entire today and may not be done until tomorrow.   Hugs

 

 

December 13, 2018

The cowboy’s hat

Filed under: Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Song — Scottie @ 14:43

I have had times in my life like this.  Songs like these resonate with me.  I have been the one wearing the hat, and I have been one with my back to the wall.   This song takes me back to a different time in my life when I was a slightly different person.    Yes when it came to it I fought with my back  to the wall, not for a hat, but for people I loved and cared for.     I hope you get as much out of this song as I do.  Loves and hugs.

December 10, 2018

I am going to bed. Yes it is only 6 PM ( 1800 )

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 17:56

I am going to bed.  I see I have comments to reply to but I just am too dang sore.  Even with my med’s I can not concentrate .  Ron made a wonderful meal tonight of cooked carrots, broccoli in a deep cheese sauce, a roasted bit of beast, and lots of potatoes with a dark brown gravy.   He brought me in some of each to my office and then I went and got more.  Yes it was so good.  I love potatoes and gravy. Veggies I will eat with lots of cheese or salt.    But now after a hard day when I have been up since 4 AM I am really tired.  I will get to everyone’s comments tomorrow and I promise to answer as best I can.  But I have reached the end of my rope.  Best wishes.  Hugs

December 7, 2018

Ron’s Christmas Tree, try 2

On Wednesday Ron took a break from building the front room ( my future office ) and after moving things around ( which looks much better )  and began setting up his Christmas Tree.   I looks grand.  He loves doing it.   He loves odd unusual ornaments.   That night he took a bunch of pictures and asked me to post them.   So here is Ron’s 2018 Christmas Tree.   Hugs 

December 6, 2018

Tacos

Filed under: Food, Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, Questions — Scottie @ 13:13

Hello everyone.  Today Ron tried to make tacos with something called Jack Fruit.   I did not care for it.  I am trying to figure out how to make tacos with out hamburger.  I am thinking maybe beans and mushrooms or that and add a bit of refried beans.  We have done very well reducing our meat intake.   Ron has a veggie stew all ready to cook.  I just need to find something for those dishes that hamburg has always been the base to.   Ron loves the meatless tomato sauce I have been making.  If you have any ideas or recipes please let me know.   Hugs

November 27, 2018

Home from allergist / Health update

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:07

OK I had the testing, then some more testing.  The tests in my right arm really swelled, then the ones in both shoulders all six of them swelled like I had been whipped.  I will need shots again.  This is my third time.  Same old stuff plus some new ones.   I tested high positive to both cats and dogs.  ( I told them Milo and Odis are not moving, Ron we could negotiate.  Turned out I am not allergic to him.  )   Anything green and growing such as a dozen different grasses.   A few other things I reacted really badly too.   

Seems some people can get shots for allergies, get to a maintenance doze and then are fine for ever more.   I am about to start my third time getting shots.  Seems I get to a maintenance state , stop shots , and my immunity decreases until I start  getting the shots.   Once I get to a monthly maintenance dose I will either have to keep getting them, or I will have to do this same thing of stopping the shots, and getting slowly sicker until I go back and start all over.   So starting in two weeks ( they have to order the two serums I will need, ) I will start again on weekly shots.  Add to that I have trigger points in my back muscles ever two months.  Then when needed  I will have shots in my spine to try to keep the effects of the spine / nerve damage down.  I mentioned this because when the nurse came to give me my test shots today in my shoulders she was going over everything as if I had never had the shots.  I reassured her I was OK with shots and told her what I get.  She was impressed.  

OK so that is a health up date.  I told them my body model was made on a Friday after a Thursday payday.  I should be upset, one more health issue to deal with.   Truth is I will soon feel better and I have insurance to help pay for it.   I have the free time to go get shots and a vehicle to get there.  This time I can drive my self, before Ron use to have to take me each week.   Loves to all.  Hugs

November 26, 2018

Allergy attacks

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 14:54

Sorry I am well late today.  Not feeling well.   I have an appointment tomorrow with my allergist for all new testing.   So for a week I have been off my allergy medications.   They were not helping much but they were helping. I started having allergy attack symptoms this morning about 3 AM.  By 5 AM I was in full blown allergy attack.  Sneezing, snot pour out, eyes watering, and other things far more unpleasant.  I have not been doing much today.   I did post a couple things from my IPad but to tell the truth reading was not high on my list today.   Going to try to get a few things posted then lay back down.   Loves to all, nothing a bit of rest and new medications wont solve.   Besides everyone needs a good clean out every year or so.  Hugs

November 25, 2018

In my own community

Filed under: Economics, Facts, Health, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:55

I want to add I know people in my own community that have died from not being able to afford the healthcare they needed.  I want you to know it is one major illness for most of us to drive us into bankruptcy.  I had to wait three years for my left hip replacement, long after the hip joint was gone, relying increasing on stronger morphine to help with the pain.  I lost the ability to walk and was wheel chair bound.   Why in the worlds wealthiest land was this so???  Because I couldn’t afford the co-pay for the surgery.   If I had been in Canada or England or any civilized country in six months I would have had the surgery and not suffered as much nor had as much cost.  So don’t tell me how great our health care is and how bad theirs is.  I will take universal healthcare any day over the suffering I went through.  Hugs

November 24, 2018

Bed time

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 19:16

Sorry but it is now bed time for this old ape.  I tried to do a bunch of posts and also get to a bunch more better blogs than my own.  But I am tired out.  I can not stay up.  Ron worked last night, said he would get up between 2 and 3 PM.  He got up at 5 and was back in bed by 6.  I have to be up early in the morning.  So sleep well and be happy and know I enjoy hearing from all of you.   Night and hugs.

Just me reading a few headlines and spouting off.

Filed under: Ideas, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:12

Don’t let the Republicans pick the Democrats Speaker of the House.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:15

November 22, 2018

A meatless thanksgiving dinner.

Filed under: Food, Love, Magic, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:43

Trying something new this Thanksgiving.   Ron was to work last night but got called off.  So we had not prepared anything for a meal today as I would be up alone while he slept.  Now we had to figure out what to do.  On years where he did not work we would make a reservation at a local restaurant we preferred.  

This thanksgiving we are doing something we have not done before.  Ron and I are trying to cut down on the amount of meat we eat.   So I am making a tomato sauce with out hamburger or sausage.   Instead I used beef bouillon to give a deeper taste.  I like my sauce to be really tomato tasting.   Here is what I did.

I took three cans of Dei Fratelli which I think is the most tomato tasting sauce I have tasted and put them in a large pot.   Then I took a container of mixed peppers and added them.  I also added a whole container of diced celery.    I added a quarter container of yellow onion.  ( I do not like onion really so I only add enough to give a flavor with out being overwhelming which I think onion can be.  All measurements are subjective to your taste.)  To this I added the two beef Bouillon, and two regular small spoonful of minced garlic.  Then the following spices measured roughly by pouring then into my hand.  Oregano but not a heaping palm full as it can turn biter if not balanced.  Sweet Basil a full palm full.  You don’t need to worry about sweet Basil because if you add a bit too much it will only make it a sweeter greener sauce.  I add rubbed sage for taste and also Thyme.  Most people never think to add that but it really does make a difference.   Then I heat the sauce and when simmering I add two different types of mushrooms.  I use a basic white mushroom sliced as they take the flavor well, and a small whole mushroom as it gives a texture.  Then add a bit of salt, simmer and then just before you start the water for pasta taste the sauce.   This time I added a touch more minced garlic and a half palm full of sweet basil.   

Ron put garlic toast in the oven and I am heating the water for the pasta.  Use what ever pasta you prefer.   Today we are going with Angle hair as I forgot to get regular spaghetti pasta.  I hope you enjoy your meal as much as we are going to ours.

Best wishes and loves to all.  Hugs

November 21, 2018

A short video of my current office and the new office Ron is making for me. Hugs

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:29

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