Cyanide anyone…?

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So it’s been a banner year for chokecherries.

 

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 Seriously, the tree is full.

 

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Since I’ve always wondered why the birds never ate them, I did a little research.

 

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And discovered that even though you can make jam with them….

Eaten raw?

They’re full of cyanide!

Who knew?

50 is the new 30?

Not even close.

Everything started to go downhill on me at that age…. literally and figuratively.

Now at 55?

I may not look it, but I feel it.

Back pain?  (I used to be able to bend like a pretzel, what the hell happened?)

Unexplained aches and stiffness?  ( Groaning upon rising from a seated position is not sexy.  Not at all. )

Fatigue for no good reason?  (Thank you menopause, as if the damned hot flashes aren’t bad enough.)

And let’s not talk about the weight gain, bunions and hair sprouting where hair has never sprouted before.

Really.

Let’s not!

 

Summertime is project time….

 

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And the garage/woodshed/storage building is getting a long over due vinyl siding face lift.

 

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First,  the  husband had to be bribed, cursed, nagged  rotted wood had to be replaced.

 

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And there was plenty of that.

Of course, we weren’t expecting the surprise the  lousy land beaver, Devil’s spawn  woodchuck left for us in the storage space out back.

 

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Dirt.

And tunnels.

 

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The little  bastard, rodent of Satan  darling had been busy.

 

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So we spent an hour and a half filling holes and smoothing earth.

I have a feeling this job is going to be the   end of my marriage, reason I drink   gift that keeps on giving.

 

Blogster time warp?

So I did my daily check to see if Blogster had risen from the dead and noticed the normal “Blogster Log In” link was gone.

I searched around a little and found one that took me here –

 

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Very odd.

It wouldn’t let me log in and I didn’t recognize anyone except Maria. When I clicked on her photo I landed on the “We are currently performing system updates” page.

Did I do a little time travelling here?

Is this what Blogster looked like back in the day…..