Monday, January 31, 2011


The Weather Peeps are Busy, Busy, Busy trying to predict the next large storm that has begun its reign across the Midwest.
One of our local meteorologists has been keeping track of this storm since Saturday or before. She is on bed rest, expecting her second baby. So far, her predictions to the weather have been right on target. The scary part is what is to come . . .
the prediction for snow accumulation is . . .

14" - 20" OR MORE

In my lifetime, I have never experienced a winter storm like this one is gearing up to be! They are calling it a Historical Winter Storm and Central Illinois is under a BLIZZARD WARNING.

Schools in the area and surrounding have already closed for Tuesday and I am quite certain . . . will also be closed on Wednesday and possibly Thursday depending on 
the severity of the storm.

Local grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Menards, CVS, Walgreens, etc. were all extremely busy as people prepare for what is to come with this storm. The scary thing about this storm is the possibility of no electricity for so many people. We are praising God that we have a generator that is large enough to power our entire house. Our family knows that if electricity goes out they are all welcome to come here and stay. Plenty of food and fun here . . . well, plus the chances of getting some kind of gucka yucka that seems to be going around our house. Isn't it just like us to SHARE!?!

So now for a bit of catch up . . .

Remember that big ol' list of To Do's that I had for today?

Well . . .

THAT didn't happen! It wasn't for lack of trying, it was just that . . . well, to put it bluntly . . . it looked like something out of an 
I LOVE LUCY show. Not Kidding!!!

I decided that I should go outside and around to the back garage and pull the Dixie Chopper (riding lawn mower) out of the garage and get it brought around to our garage because we would need it to plow the drive, walks, etc. I had on a sweatshirt and jeans, but chose not to put on a coat . . . I know you are wondering why I would go outside without a coat for goodness sake! Well,  I didn't want to wear one of my nice ones out to move around a mower. 
So I didn't put one on.

Anyway, I opened the garage and climbed onto the chopper. I pulled out the choke and turned the key. She started right up! I was thrilled and thought . . . this is going to be pretty easy.


First, I want you to get a picture of what this thing actually looks like. Are you ready?

I know . . . it kind of looks like a Moon Rover or something!

Girls, I gotta tell you . . . this mower was NOT designed by a woman! How do I know that??? Well, for one thing there isn't a steering wheel . . . only these lever handle things that you move in and out, push forward and backward to steer with!

TO THINK LIKE THAT!!! I am not kidding.

Before I continue, I want you to know the yard work is Randy's job, not mine. I have seasonal allergies that are really aggravated if I do yard work . . . especially weeding or mowing. So . . . I have never really had the opportunity to drive the chopper. 

Well, the snow/ice began falling so I felt I could help out Randy by bringing up the chopper. Once I got the chopper started I began to back up . . . well, I went a little forward first and then I tried to go backward . . . I figured out the plow blade lift and lifted it after I was far enough back from what I could have hit with it had I lifted it. The chopper seemed to move hard and wouldn't stop shifting to the left. I got off of the crazy thing to take a look see if I could figure  out what the problem was. After a few minutes I did . . .

Would you believe that crazy thing had TWO FLAT front tires? I looked around the garage for a compressor and compressor hose with tire air nozzle so I could simply air them up and move on. Do you think I could find one of those doo hickey things in the garage?
Of course not! So, I trudged back up the hill to check out the garage that we park our cars in. JACKPOT!!! I found a portable compressor, hose and tire air nozzle! I picked up the unit - weighed between 20 and 30 lbs, and headed back to the other garage. Once inside the garage I had to locate a wall receptacle to plug it into. Finally I found that and turned the unit on. It filled with air so then I filled both tires with air, shut off the compressor, loaded it onto the chopper and began backing out of the garage.

That baby is HARD to steer!

Imagine Lucy Ricardo on a tractor that she had never driven . . . take off the steering will and add oars . . .
that is pretty much how ridiculous it was . . .watching me try to get that mower from the back to the front over ice and snow from the last storm. At one point I killed the engine and heard Katelyn laughing. Would you believe she was watching me from the bathroom window? Well, she was.

Now that I know, I probably won't have any problem if I need to take care of moving the crazy thing the next time.

I finally got the chopper parked on the drive in front of Katelyn's garage door and went to get the keys to the pick up so I could go and get gas. Katelyn put the gas can in the pick up bed and then I headed out to get gas in the pick up and the can. HOLY MOLEY . . . the  gas stations were packed. So I waited my turn and then filled up the truck and gas can . . . then I returned home.

I guess I am turning into my sister Jeanette . . . she takes care of almost everything at her house  . . . inside and out! She rocks!

Next on the list . . . get gas in MY car. So, I asked if anyone wanted to ride along and Cameron offered to go with me. Then all three of my dogs decided they were going too! Off we went to the gas station and then to Burger King to get Happy Meals for the boys, a Parmesan/Italian chicken sandwich for Katelyn and cheeseburgers for the dogs. I had a salad from home.

By the time I got home the snow was falling pretty good, but the real BIG storm won't arrive until tomorrow.

Tonight Cody had a horrible fever of 103.9 . . . we gave him Tylenol and a tepid bath before we headed off to Urgent Care. Well, when we got there UC was closing withing ten minutes, so we ended up in the Emergency room.  The doc was wonderful and a mom herself . . . she diagnosed Cody with non specific virus although she did test him for strep (which came back negative with the rapid test) and also tested him for influenza . . . no result back on that yet. He was prescribed an antibiotic as she said the strep cultures have been coming back positive and wanted to start him a three day course just in case. I am so thankful I took him instead of second guess myself! I am relieved that I took him . . . even though we really don't know much more than we did . . . other than rapid strep test was negative, his lungs are clear, his ears are fine, etc.

While we were waiting for the strep results to come back, we put one of the chairs in the room in front of the door so Cody could people watch. He had sat quietly for about 20 or so minutes when a nurse lady came by and told us, "You can't be in the doorway, that chair cannot be there it is against fire code regulations." I told her that Cody was bored and we were just "people" watching. Again she told me that we couldn't do that because it was against fire code regulations. The crazy thing . . . the room is just that . . . a room. There is no other doors in the room but that one. There was no one else in the room. Cody was sitting on a chair in the doorway of the room with his feet in the doorway facing the hall. If there was a fire, all we would have to do is simply stand up and walk . . . we were already at the hallway. In any event, I apologized and told the woman nurse that we didn't mean to cause any trouble, Cody was simply bored and it was a bit difficult to keep a four year old entertained for a long time in one of the exam rooms. She smiled and told us that she would get him something to color. Before she came back, the nurse guy came in and signed us out. The lady nurse came in with suckers to give to Cody, but of course I had to be difficult once more and ask if there was a label for the candy so we could be sure he was not eating anything that had been manufactured around nuts or tree nuts with his severe allergy. Bless her heart, she actually went and got the original box to check for us. The suckers were o.k.!!! At first I thought she was going to really rip at us, but kindness and a smile paved the way for her to reciprocate with kindness and a smile.

Cody was a trooper and even got a sticker and 
sucker for being such a good boy.

We left the ER and went out to the car . . . it was covered in ice. After a few minutes the car warmed and the ice melted so we headed to the pharmacy and then home.

The day has been really long AND very unexpected . . . remember, I wrote about that this morning, but thought I KNEW what my day today would hold. HA! Like that is EVER going to Happen!

I am hoping for some really good sleep tonight as I haven't slept well for the past few and it is catching up with me.

I Pray the kids will start feeling better so we can actually enjoy being snowed in by a blizzard!

A Day in OUR Life on January 31, 2011

Life as I know it . . .

I don't know about your life, but mine is constantly changing. There are many days when I THINK I have the day all figured out . . . only to have LIFE change it up a bit for me. I suppose it keeps life INTERESTING . . . doesn't it?

What I am certain of . . .

My children all need to be home to recuperate and get some Momma Love and Care.

This morning I made them all White Chocolate Chip pancakes with Maple Syrup . . .
Yes, I gave them a sugar rush! Hopefully, it will provide their bodies with a  little healing 
"sugar energy".  Probably won't do anything but make them antsy . . . just call it self inflicted pain! lol

After their breakfast of all they could eat pancakes (Cody barely nibbled on his) 
they all chilled out in the family room . . . blankets, pillows and the remote . . . 
what more could a group of "little men" want?

Here is a picture:

Of course, they all want the remote at the same time!

Today, I know what my day holds. Here is my list:

laundry, laundry, laundry
strip beds x 6
vacuum upstairs
wipe hardwood upstairs
clean master bath
clean boys bathroom
clean the guinea pig cage
tidy my desk - again
disinfect all light switches, door knobs, telephones and remotes

Outside the house . . .

I need to get gas in my car
Get the mower/plow up from the back garage. (say a little prayer I don't run over anything!!!)
Clean doggie do out of the yard . . . Maybe if I have time

Send out the Beth Moore Books from the Bible Reading Giveaway.

I am finishing up coffee . . . cup number two for the morning.

Of course, in between all of the above, I have four little guys to love on a bit, fix their lunch, 7 up, sugar toast (just like Mom always made) and keep my sanity.

Wonder if it is ALL possible?

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Cody is running a fever again . . . he fell asleep on the couch earlier ~~~ which NEVER happens. Poor little guy just simply doesn't feel good. Hopefully a good night's sleep will help him to feel like himself again in the morning.

Cameron's croup has gotten a bit better. He isn't coughing as much as he was and it isn't tight and seal sounding now. He still is a bit pale, but I can tell a definite improvement in him and know he is feeling better.

Ryan is very stuffed and snotty all at the same time. He coughs and looks puny, but that hasn't stopped him from his mischievousness! If he would just calm down a little bit.

EJ is actually feeling much better. He may cough a little here and there, but for the most part he is doing great.

Katelyn feels lousy now ~~ with cough, headache and stuffy head.

Needless to say, This craziness has hit our home hard and I am ready for it to go away. We aren't the only family hit by all of the germs going around. The schools in the area have been hit very hard and have had much lower attendances the past few weeks.

BIG NEWS in Our Area of the World . . .

A History Making Storm is forming and  NOAA is calling for 12" or more of snow. Blizzard has been mentioned a few times as well. There has also been talk of snow drifts three or four feet high.
We are really excited to see what is in store for us!

We did a bit of disinfecting around the house today. I got out my H2 from Shaklee and added a tiny bit of Germicide from Shaklee as well . . . Take THAT you germies!!! It is always a great idea to wash light switches, door handles, toilet flush handles, phones, remotes and wash blankets and throws. Bed clothes will be stripped down tomorrow or Tuesday. I suppose I should make a list!

Tonight we (Katelyn and I) have watched Worst Cooks in America and are now watching Iron Chef America. We love to watch both of them. Worst Cooks in America REALLY have some people that have NO Clue what to do with anything in the kitchen. Of course, Iron Chef is a totally different story and we can definitely learn from them.

Randy just called down to me and thought we should check Cody's temperature.  He is asleep, but we are still going to try to get an under the arm reading. He refuses to take any meds . . . he spits it out. We may have to put him into tepid water if we can't get anything down him. Glad I had Katelyn pick up some fever meds yesterday from the store . . . If we are going to be snowed in, we need to be prepared...

Official Temperature of Our Little Guy is: 102.4

We have gotten Tylenol down Cody and he is currently hanging out in the BIG tub. His little cheeks are REALLY red and he looks awful.

I hate it when the kids are sick and miserable!

Probably should close . . . I still have my Bible Reading to do.



The NOAA Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for our area . . . well, actually most of the state!



So far, the total accumulations are estimated at 12" - 20"

Katelyn went to the store for us yesterday to pick up those "things" that we need. 

We are certainly

glad to have that taken care of as from what I here  . . . it is crazy out there.

I didn't plan to send the kids to school on Monday as there is a lot of sickness going around the 

school a few days home will definitely help them regain some immunity support. Plenty of

vitamins for everyone!

We were abruptly awakened this morning by our four year old . . . in our bed. You know that 

sound that a child makes just before they throw up? Yeah, I thought you did!

Anyway, In one swoop (from laying down) I had Cody scooped up and what seemed like not

even touching the floor I had him out of our bed and in front of the toilet just in time.

Randy said, he has never seen me move that quickly from a dead sleep . . . he said my feet 

didn't even touch the floor.

He seems to be doing better now . . . but is cold.

In fact, he had a very loose tooth and he allowed me to pull it out.

He is very happy.

Well, I should figure out dinner for everyone . . . 

Randy brought fried chicken home for  lunch and there are still plenty of left overs.

(no, I didn't have any . . . in fact, I became irritated when the deliciousness of the chicken was

mentioned over and over by my husband and daughter . . . yes, they were rubbing it in!)

I left the table with my salad and ate alone.

I felt they were being a bit mean and it wasn't needed.

I could smell the chicken and they knew it was one of my favorite things.

It will be a struggle NOT to grab a big ol' piece of friend chicken and devour it.

Praying God will see me through!

Family . . . I love them, but sometimes they just don't get it!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Movie, Birthday, Sickness and

This evening Katelyn and I watched Secretariat. 

All I can say is . . .


If you have not watched this movie, you MUST see it!

I am not saying anymore so not to spoil the movie.


Today I took time to unsubscribe from various companies that send me emails all the time. It is amazing how many emails are simply junk! So, I clicked on each one, scrolled to the bottom and either unsubscribed or basically took my email from their listing. It took a while, but boy does it FEEL good . . . and lighter! lol

Would you believe that when you opt out of receiving emails from someone/company they send you an email to tell you that you won't be getting anymore emails from them? Sheesh

Next week will be an exciting week at our house.

Katelyn will be celebrating her 18th birthday on Feb 4.

It is so hard to believe our baby girl is already going to be grown up.

 Well, as grown up as 18 is considered.

Last night we began the story . . .
18 years ago on February 2 . . . you decided it was time to begin making your grand entrance . . .


Katelyn rolled her eyes and said . . . oh no, not again!

You see, she hears this same story at this time every year all the way up to her birthday. I am certain she loves it, but of course she makes it look like she cannot stand to hear it not one more time!

It makes me smile!


Also on or around February 4, a litter of puppies will be born. They are actually due on Katelyn's birthday. 

Mi-Ki puppies


we have pick of the litter for a girl

Yes, you read that right . . .

are you breathing Mom???

This precious furry baby will come home mid April.

We are all so excited.

Oh  yeah, we have decided on a name too.


although, we haven't decided on a middle name . . .

Our Sheltie's name is Kamie Kay.

Our Lhasa's name is Emma Elysse.

Our Mi-Ki's name is Mia Grace.

So, we still have to come up with something to go with Beckett.

Katelyn is feeling a bit lousy this evening . . .her head is filled up and she has a headache.

Ryan has a headache, stuffy nose and cough. He got dizzy earlier.

Cameron is still battling with croup.

EJ seems to be doing pretty good.

Cody has an occasional cough.

Randy is doing well . . . so far.

Me . . . only time will tell. I feel a bit run down, but continue to take immunity boosters and vitamins. Plus I drink plenty of water.

My brother's family has been sick . . . there are seven of them.

My sister's girls have been sick . . . there are three girls.

My other's sisters girls have been sick, there are two girls.

My sister is feeling sick . . . not sure about her husband.

My Mom estimated that out of 15 grandchildren . . . 13 were sick this week . . . and we have not even been together.

Well, the hour is late and I am tired . . .

Have a great sleep!

Life in Pictures

Since the boys have been home, I took time to tidy my desk and hang a small bulletin board.

Isn't it cute? A framed wine cork, cork board, with little grape embellishments.

The light was a little bright, but I managed to snap this photo of a lantern and little message in a frame.

the "Nintendo" drawer . . . I usually tidy it three times a week . . . nice, huh?

a nice tall cup of diet coke on ice . . . all mine

This is Emma . . . she confiscated a bowl of beef a roni from the table and now had an orange ring around her face. She was groomed on Wednesday. Nice . . .

Once again, I am home with sick children. Cold, flu, strep throat, influenza, etc. is going around the schools like mad! I have mentioned to a few people that I firmly believe the school should take a few snow days to try and stop the "sharing" of germs between the kids and staff at school. It is a never ending vicious circle. I may keep my kids home until next Wednesday or so . . . just depends on what the situation is like at school.

Being home has its advantages . . .

nothing is pressing that needs done

no deadlines to meet

plenty of time to read, blog, facebook or internet

all the coffee a person can drink

no school clothes to wash

new illness are less likely to come home

we can have a movie day . . . except it seems that we ONLY watch kid shows

Of course, there are the NEGATIVE things too . . .

the kids fuss with one another

there isn't much quiet time

the house takes more abuse because the kids are home

we save gas . . .   by not going anywhere

germs still run amuck

peeps step on one another's nerves . . . sometimes it is the last nerve

a person can get to feeling donsey . . . just kind of blah and not want to do anything

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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Sickness continues to plague our home. One by one the boys got ill, felt better and then became ill again. Ryan has a fever again tonight and is complaining his eyes hurt. Cameron is now on an antibiotic and cherrytussin for croup. EJ and Cody both have coughs, but they seem to be feeling better.

However, Katelyn and I are beginning to feel "something" coming on. We certainly don't NEED to come down sick . . . especially with five males in the house.

I wonder how many of my kiddos will be home tomorrow.

Emma is snuggled next to me on the couch as I type. She loves to cuddle up next to me or on my lap. She is a good girl for the most part . . . once in a while she is very stubborn and does her own thing
(lhasa apso dogs are prone to stubbornness).

Randy had a doctor appointment today . . . a physical. The doctor gave him a clean bill of health! I am excited for him . . . his knee surgery is a go. I am happy that once the knee surgery is done and healed, he will be free from the horrible pain that he has experienced daily for years.

Katelyn and I are watching a bit of television tonight . . . where do all of these stupid commercials come from?


Not much else going on here . . .


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Tonight we all sat down and watched A WIDOW'S MIGHT . . . a tremendous Christian Family movie. I highly recommend everyone watch it!!! This video was produced by a Home Schooled Family and Won

There will be a new film that will be released in summer of 2011!

When Food Allergies Go to School

A MUST read for parents of Children!!!


Today I am home . . .

and so are ALL four of my boys.

Colds, flu, strep and everything else is going around in our area. 
My home has now joined the ranks of the sickies.

I feel like Florence Nightingale!

So far this morning, the boys have all had orange spice herbal tea with honey. Bronchial Cough Syrup, Motrin,  Oscillococcinum and one is having a nebulizer treatment.

They are all cozied up on the sectional watching videos.

I have had two cups of coffee and believe I will have a third.

Today my dear lady was scheduled to clean the main floor . . .

I cancelled her. She doesn't need to enter the GERM zone.

Randy shouldn't be here either since he is going to have 
surgery in two weeks . . . 

So, as a Mom it is my responsibility to "cure" what ails everyone.

Sugar toast and 7 up was always the cure when I was growing up. My Mom was always a GREAT Florence Nightingale and always expressed love and compassion! She is a tremendous example to her girls! Thanks Mom!!!

Now to keep these boys down. They tend to think they need to be up and running around which only results in more coughing.

Movies will be the theme of the day! So glad I have some movies that will not only entertain, but also teach them something.

I ordered some movies recently . . .

Pistachio - Veggietales

It's A Meaningful Life - Veggietales

Saint Nicholas - Veggietales

Where the Red Fern Grows

Click Clack Jack - A Rail Legend

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

The Widow's Might

Letters To God

The Runner from Ravenshead

If the kids are home from school the remainder of the week . . .

I've got it covered!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chili, Muffins and Organization

Today I was in the mood to do a little baking . . .

Orange Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins:

I also broke out the Pressure cooker . . . I LOVE that thing!!!
I raided the deep freeze and found a few packages of meat from our side of beef . . .
I popped the meat in the pressure cooker and let it do its thing.
While the meat was cooking, I pulled out my ULTRA Huge stock pot and got busy with the 
beans, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices.
Before long, it was all ready to put together and let simmer.

This is the end result . . .
SOUL food!

Since I cannot have the "beans" in the chili (that I love by the way), I made a small pot of chili MINUS the beans and salt . . . this is my bowl. I know . . . it isn't as impressive BUT  it was good!
(and so was the muffin I had)

This little baby came in the mail today . . .
As you know from reading past posts, I am in an organizing frenzy . . .
Well, maybe frenzy is too strong of a word . . .
I would love for EVERYTHING in my life to be ULTRA organized,
so . . . 

I ordered Organize Now . . . by Jennifer Ford Berry.

You won't believe all of the organizational skills this girl is going to have once I have gone through this lil' ol' book!

For instance . . .

(reading from the contents)

I am going to:

Organize Myself (this should be interesting)

Organize My Papers (I think I have this under control, but may be wrong)

Organize My Things (toys, crafts, photos, purse, vehicle, pet, books)

Organize My High Traffic Areas - WOO HOO, no more counter top clutter!!! (from my kids)

Organize my Personal Spaces (closets, bedrooms, memorabilia, jewelry)

Organize My Storage Areas (home office, linen closet, basement, garage, yard)

Organize Special Events (holidays, trips, parties, school, safety)

Organize My Routines (meals, morning, evening, grocery - or lack of)

Now the only question remains . . . HOW am I going to get my FAMILY to cooperate and share my vision of ORGANIZATION???

Monday, January 24, 2011


Today I feel as if life is a vicious circle . . .

I do the SAME things day in and day out. 

Wake to the alarm

Push Snooze three or four times

Get out of bed and shuffle into the bathroom

Turn on the shower

Get a towel and wash cloth from the closet


Get dried and dressed

Yell for the boys to get out of bed and get dressed

Begin getting myself together

Tell the boys that someone needs to take the dogs out

Settle an argument or two

Tell the boys to head downstairs for breakfast

Tell Cody to wake up and get dressed

Call the boys upstairs to find out what all of the fussing is about.

Help Cody get dressed

Head downstairs to see what the boys are up to and head out

Tell everyone to get hats, coats, mittens, lunch and homework ready to go

Load up the car 

Take the kids to school

I head to either the office or home . . . depending on the day

The remainder of my day consists of:

laundry, dishes, tidy main floor, let the dogs out, help Cody with a toy, nintendo, wii or a movie

sometimes I chill out on the couch

then there is Bible reading


Then the kids get home from school . . .




more homework

dinner clean up



bath and bed for the kids

quiet for me

maybe watch a movie

maybe hang out on facebook

maybe write on my blog


and in the morning it all begins again

I think I am in a rut!

BTW . . . George, our overnight guest . . .

Well, George was a Pit Bull.

Animal Control picked him up first thing this morning.

I hope George's Mom and Dad came to get him.

If they don't, Pit Bull rescue will be called.

Pit Bulls cannot be adopted in our area.

God watched over our family AND George!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Let Me Introduce You . . . This is George!

Do you ever have a weird kind of day?

One of those days when you just aren't sure what will happen next?

That was my day today.

First, I want to introduce you to George . . .

Isn't George beautiful?

The boys notice George outside on our  front porch early this evening. Apparently, George was lost and decided that our house was the PERFECT respite from his situation.

George is the name that I gave him . . .  from the Bugs Bunny show. Here is a clip:

We tried to find George's Mommy and Daddy but did not have any luck. The telephone number on his tag was not a valid number. I called my brother in law to see what he advised . . . he is a Sheriff  Detective. I then called the Sheriff's department  and they contacted Animal Control.   It wasn't long before my telephone rang it was an AC guy and he was very nice. He thanked us for taking in the dog and for keeping him safe, warm, fed and watered. I gave him the information on his tag and he asked the year on his tag . . . apparently, the dog has had his vaccinations and he appears to be well cared for. We chatted for a few minutes and he said that if the owners called in, he would let me know so we could arrange for them to come get him. So  far we haven't heard from them . . . which means the AC guy will be here at 8:00 a.n. to pick up George.

George is VERY lovable, cuddly and thinks he is a ""lap"' dog.
That might be true, it is just SEVERAL laps!!!
I think George thinks he is a chihuahua.

Emma does not like George! I tried to introduce Emma and George . . . Emma tried to nip George's nose . . .

Emma was naughty.

George simply backed up and looked at Emma like   . . .
HEY ~~~ what was that for?

Needless to say, George's stay at JuJu's Bed N Bark is in the garage. He has bedding, food, water and a heater.

George is comfy. We have checked on him several times.

George LOVES cheese.

George LOVES to give kisses.

George seems to be a BIG baby!

I really like George and will be a bit sad to see him go.

I am quite sure George has a lovely family that LOVES him.

Don't get me wrong, I am fond of George already . . .

I feel that we are doing good by those pets that find our home a respite to their being lost. I am proud of my children that they too have a "love" for animals . . . a special place in their hearts. Katelyn actually went out onto the front porch and introduced herself to George. It wasn't long before Katelyn had George on a leash and was bringing him inside . . . that's MY girl!

Katelyn even took George for a walk to try and find where he lived . . . wait a minute, that isn't quite right . . .
George took Katelyn for a walk to try and find where he lived! However, they both struck out. I was following along in my car . . . just to make sure hey were safe... When all efforts were exhausted, Kateyn and George got into my car (George took up 3/4 of the backseat) and his head was right next to mine and I was driving! I turned my head slightly and got a big o' slippery kiss!
Thanks a lot George!

We have "rescued" several dogs that come to our home, BUT there is something I don't understand . . .

Why do they always seem to come to our house?

Do we have a Flashing Neon Fire Hydrant in our front yard?

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Do you ever feel like you are just exhausted and cannot do not one more thing?

That is how I feel tonight.

I suppose it is because I didn't go to bed until 3:30 a.m. or so . . . I was engrossed in repairing the operating system (aka Windows 7) on my little 14" XPS. You see, for some reason or another, my computer was blue screening . . . eight times in two days. It was only three days old when it began. I was a bit irritated but bound and determined to fix the situation. I ended up on chat with Dell solutions several times only to reinstall windows, all the drivers and then back on Dell solutions to get the software reinstalled. Finally, it is back up and running . . . but better.

The house is quiet, the candles are lit and we are watching Everybody Loves Raymond, season one, the first episode.

Funny show.

My new Dell XPS 14" Computer. It is great to use while I am chilling out in the family room or library.

This is my tote bag for the XPS.

new accessories for one of the 1/2 baths on the main floor

aren't they interesting? Key replicas.

candle in a jar . . . when lit, there is a beautiful glow  . . . I took pitctures of the glow, but it blurred.

Katelyn and I are enjoying ourselves . . . quiet and relaxing.

How about you?


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