Monday, December 31, 2012

Have a safe New Years Eve

No plans for this New Years Eve.  Just watching the puppies sleep and momma dog take care of them.
I sure hope I find a home for her and the puppies.

My New Years Eve activities will be; wash a load of clothes, surf the web and read the blogs and maybe finish off with a glass of wine before bed.  Not much excitement, huh.
Happy New Year!  Be safe.

Friday, December 28, 2012

100 Posts

  Today is my 100th post!  Dont know why that would be special but gee it is 100.
  Christmas is over,  the kids have gone home.  I will take the tree down this weekend and try to get everything back to normal.  If anything here is ever normal.  I usually have all the decorations and tree down by Christmas night.  Not even close this year.  I will be lucky to have it all down by new years.
  The puppies are growing so fast.  I think I have asked everyone I know if they want a puppy and haven't had any takers yet.  This could be serious.  Then there is the momma dog.   She has been abused and I don't want her to ever have to worry about that again.  Her eyes reach to my soul. There is so much pain there.  She will have to have a special home. I have 6-8 weeks to find 8 loving homes.  Wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

What a wild Christmas Day!

This has most  definitely been a Christmas to remember.  It's 4:30 and I am waiting for my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter to arrive.  It's raining and 33 degrees outside.  I woke up to Doug telling me the stray dog that had adopted us was back in the garage and had puppies.  We have 6 as of now.  I hope she is through.  I have made her another bed and as soon as I am sure she is done will put her in a dry bed.  Bless her heart she is exhausted!  Lord knows what I am going to do with a mom and 6 pups!  Christmas dinner was suppose to be with sons in laws but due to some uncontrollable circumstances, that was canceled last moment.  Doug and I found the only place open to eat, Chinese!  LOL  So this is a first for us, no Christmas dinner and puppies.   gee  what else!!!!

The rain has now turned to ice then snow. We got a white Christmas just a late one.  We still have electricity though many do not.

The best part of this is that my granddaughter is here and will spend the night with us.  I hope that your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be. Mine was most definitely a memorable one.  In a way, this Christmas is what Christmas is all about; family and taking care of whoever or whatever has been sent your way...
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas EVE!

It's so quiet here today.  I can't believe that it's Christmas eve.  Christmas is so different when the kids are grown.  No one that is anxiously awaiting tomorrow.  No one begging to open presents early. No pity patter of little feet.  They grow up way to fast.  I am enjoying the peace and quiet now.  Later we will go to my sisters house and the entire family should be there.  Sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.  I can guarantee you it won't be quiet there.  I wish my youngest son and wife could be with us.  They are here in my heart.
I must say that it is good to be me.  I am living a blessed life.  I have a wonderful husband and family.  My sons are married to the most wonderful women. They are truly daughters of my heart.  I could not love them more if they were my own.  I have a beautiful granddaughter. She is the most amazing thing that has happened to me.  Watching my sons and their families live happy lives is all a mother could hope for.
Yes, I am truly a blessed woman.  As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I pray that you too are blessed as I.
                                    Merry Christmas everyone.  May God bless you and yours.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I'm about as ready as I can be. Come on Christmas!

I cut way back on the presents this year.  I kept telling everyone that this was going to be a much leaner Christmas.  Less presents, less decorations, less everything.  Well I hope they were listening.  I  have decided that we all pretty much get anything and everything that we want or need all through the year and there really isn't a lot to buy.  I sure think that its silly to buy something, just for the sake of buying something.    Well this year I followed through with my threat, idea, strategy or what ever you want to call it.  This is the least amount of presents I have ever had under my tree.  But I really think its a good thing.
Remember the dog that showed up at my house.  This dog has obviously been abused.  It took several weeks just to get her to come up to us.  Then it took more time for her to trust us enough to let us pet her.  Well she is still very skittish and easily spooked but she is trying very hard to trust us.  Then the other shoe fell!  She is going to have puppies!  It seemed like over night she blew up like a balloon!  I have never had a dog with puppies.  I am totally lost as to how to care for her.  I did some internet research and found out that I should be feeding her puppy food to help with her growing belly and needed nutrition.  I wish that I knew how much longer she had.  I also found out the gestation period for dogs is 62 days.  I just don't know when day 1 was. LOL
Here she is resting in the garage.  It was cold today and I covered her up.  This is the first time she has ever stayed laying down when I walked outside.  She usually jumps up.  I let her come in the house today for awhile.  she didn't want to come in.  She was very timid.  I finally got her in and she laid down on the rug and I rubbed her belly.  Those puppies were playing basketball in there.  I could see them moving and kicking!  She stayed inside for about 30 minutes and then wanted back outside.  She laid back down on her bed and went to sleep.  She is so sweet, I hope after the puppies are born we can find a good home for her and the pups.  She deserves a loving family.
                                               I don't know nothin bout birthin no babies!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


It seems there was a lot of people that took advantage of this "lucky day".  Some went as far as to plan something at 12:12 on 12-12-12.  Weddings were top of the list.  Should make it easy to remember.  I don't remember all the fuss for 11-11-11 or 10-10-10.  Maybe its because it will be like 89 years before we can start with the 01-01-01 again.
Buster came to see us again.  I use to think he came over because he just loved us so much.  Now I think he comes over to get some rest.  It seems he always sleeps the entire time he is here.  Hmm I guess I better rethink this "he loves us more" idea.
I do think I am beginning to see a pattern here.

Happy  12-12-12 day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Today was Doug's last day at work!

Yep he is off the rest of the year. Doug will work one day next year and go on vacation til Jan 31st.  He goes in on the 31st and signs the paperwork for retirement.  I can't believe that he is done, through, kaput, finished!  I still have 53 days.  Bummer!
I am beginning to think I need to shorten that some, like maybe by 20 days.   I may need to think on that some.
Christmas will be here soon and I have just now started my shopping.  I have to be through by the end of the week.  I have gifts that will have to be mailed by thursday.  I guess I had better get busy.  I do love for shopping.  Order it and they will deliver! YEA!  Last year I did almost all of my shopping online.  This year I had some that had to be done locally but a majority of my gifts will be bought online and delivered out of town.  I love Amazon's wish list.  My boys and their wives can make a wish list and I just look and click.  How hard is that?  
 I am not buying as much this year as I usually do.  With retirement and just the economy in general, I have cut back.  I told the kids, I just hope they believed me.  If not, surprise!  I've told them not to buy us anything.  There really isn't anything that we want or need.  Just seeing them would be gift enough for me.  I just hope that I get to see them.  Life happens, and we don't always get what we want.  They both have their own lives, their own friends and seeing mom and dad isn't always at the top of the list.  And even when it is, life has a way of "getting in the way".  That's ok.  I was young once.  I remember how busy life can be.  Even though both of our sons live 10 hours from us,  I can see them when I want using Facetime.  Great invention.
I guess I have rattled long enough.  I have to work tomorrow.  Good Night!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It looks orange to me!

I  settled on a color for the front door.  It was called lucky penny.  It was a copper/brown color.  It looked like an old copper penny, thus named.  Well I got up this morning ready to get started.  Doug cooked me a great breakfast.  We had eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy.  Yum!  I caught him off guard, looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.  LOL  After eating I got busy with the door.

  After eating I got busy with the door.  It's all taped up and ready for paint.
First coat is on and it sure looks orange not copper.

Second coat is on and it still looks orange.  It should be a lot darker than this.   I am going to put one more coat on it tomorrow. If it doesn't darken up, I'm headed back to Lowe's so they can add more brown!  LOL   It looks like 1970's orange to me!

Then I had a visitor.  This sweet little dog has showed up looking for a snack.  I guess you can see the plate on the porch.  Yes, I gave her some biscuits and gravy.  Anyone want a sweet little dog? She just wants someone to love her.  She is very timid.  She either has never had a family, or she has been abused.  Anyone want a sweet dog?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Moved furniture and put up Christmas decorations

I had a busy day today.  First I moved all the furniture around in the living room.  Then I put up the Christmas tree.  Of course I had trouble with some of the lights not working.  I had to add lights to a pre lit tree. Bummer!  Libbie came over and decorated the tree for me! Talk about a good friend! She did a great job.  It's the best looking tree I have ever had.
She even decorated the mantle!
I need to get a Santa Claus picture for above the mantle.  I think that would finish it off nicely.  Notice that my elf fairy is riding the horse.  LOL
Now I guess I am going to have to go shopping and put some presents under that poor bare tree!
While Libbie and I were decorating inside, Doug and Jim were outside taking the slide out awning off the slide out.  I had a tear on one end.  They got it off and then gave it a good wash down with the power washer.  It is drying now.  Doug is taking it to the  upholsterer on Monday.  He can resew the end and then they can reinstall it.  If it doesn't work he can order a new one for us.  I didn't get any pictures of them working cause we were too busy inside.  sorry
Sorry the pics aren't very good.  I have ordered a new camera and it hasn't come in yet.  I used my iphone.  It usually makes good pics but with my shaky hands I just can't take good pics with it.  Hurry up camera get here! I ordered one from Best Buy on black friday.  I and getting a Nikon coolpic.  At least I think that is what it is.  Maybe I will retake the pics when it gets in.
Merry Christmas everyone!