Good morning (finally)!
Well, we've had quite the lovely 24 hours here at Leo Land. Dixie literally used my tiny exercise trampoline to bounce her (fat) self up to the shelf where we've been feeding Dahlia, and, yes, ate alllll Dahlia's kibble, right in front of us. Oh-ho! Busted!
And then we have darling Dahlia, who just walks around with pissy tail but happy face, because she's that kind of cat, and she bit me but good during grooming time. WTH? Turned out she had a hidden wound from... yep... Dixie...
After which point, I ahd to play nurse to one cat, and scolding nanny to the ohter, and everything was misery and angry meows until...
The tree Estimate Guy showed up.
Are. You. Effing. Kidding. Me?
then he was speaking in Spanish to his partner, and didn't realize taht Hubby minored in Spanish and took five years of it, and can still "hear" it fluently. And I could "hear" enough, and we had to have the discussion to the side about "Yeah,t hey think we're stupid, and yes, you heard *that* word, and yes, that first quote is bullshit."
We then conferred and decided I'd be the "heavy". it involved saying somethingn like, 'Hey. M-fers. We're not as gringo stupid as you think, and we know you're throwing an extra $500 on to this, (back to English from here) and that you're the idiots who mistook black bark scale fungus for lack of sunshine on next door's dogwoods, which are understory trees, and youd on't even know these are mulberry and pears. So... yeah. She may haev been ignorant, but I'm not and I *know* what you called me."
Hubby helpfully glowered, "So do I!" and said it in Spanish. And omsething about respect for his wife.
And, yeah, I know what they called me. New World Spanish insults were part of my "educatoin" in it.
That said, i am so tempted to just get a chainsaw and carwl up the trees myself and do the job right, but... Yeah, for once, wisdom may prevail around here, LOL.
Today in 1812, the armies of Napoleon of France deafeated the armies of Alexander I of Russia at Borodino. This was far more scary than it olooked, since Borodino was attached to Moscow in the early 14th century, and so the town (village, properly) meant Napoleon's armies had gotten THAT far into Russia. Without General Winter hammering down on Russia's side. (Yet.) Also, despite Napoleon seizing Moscow, he hadn't crushed the military force of Russia, nor gotten its tsar (or czar as your anglophonic ears prefer) to surrender. With October, the Napoloeonic forces had to begin a long and nasty retreat.
Historians consider Napoleon's seizure of Moscow to be what's called a Pyrrhic victory at best --- defined as one taht costs the victor so much that he may as well have lost. Napoleon's refusal to ocmmit his imperial Guard also draws debate to this day. if he had, would he? Or not? Hmm... Or not? Hmm.
For the record, two-thirds of Napoleon's force died of various reasons (disease, starvation, cold) between giving up on Moscow and its return to "friendly" territory. It also helped (well, it hurt Naps!) that the French forces were getting supplies over long long trails in very hostile territory. (Note: Invading Russia tends to carry this problem...)
Why invade Russia, then? Because Tsar Alex I didn't want to bend to Napoleon's Continental "System".
The NFL football hall of fame in Canton, Ohio, was dedicated today in 1963.
In 1979, to my late dad's delight, ESPN made its debut on cable TV.
In 1915, the patent for the Raggedy Ann doll was issued to Johnny Gruelle.
And on that note, I'm outta here. There's never enough sleep in a day for me, LOL, but PT yesterday was tough. Had ot give the PT person The Law According to Leo, and I was polite and clam, but she pushed anyway. So I explained to her that I will *not* be pushed, and I guess my eyes did their "evil glare" thing (Hubby says my eyes turn black when I reach this point of frustration) and that shut her up. For now.
Warriors! Unite! We can do this! Eespecially if we unite. A lot. B/c damn, people, without y'all, I'd be hiding under a couch and counting dust bunnies...
Ah, to be wakened by the melodic meow-meeeeeee! of Dixie deciding she's bored.I didn't sleep till about 1 AM. NEVER read intense novels before bed. I know this. Oh well. Silly me. Brain buzz. Eek.***For our rugby fans, 2019 World Cup play starts today... if you believe Google. I usually don't pay attention till one of my in-laws bewails how her team is doing (or not doing, which is more...