Monday, May 24, 2010

critter update

tigger was a bit under the weather last week but bounced back over the weekend. she decided to join the dogs in their game of tag and wrestle. too funny to see the smallest one beating up the other 2. she also gave me a rare treat. she was resting on the lounge chair and i sat with her waiting for the dogs to decide they wanted to come back inside. she reached over pulled my hand near her and licked my fingers. a very rare thing indeed.

kiwi is doing well and is a very sweet bird in the mornings. she and i hung out sunday moring for about 2 hours while i was on the computer with her cuddling on my shoulder. as the day goes on she tends to get nippy and over excited. this is her best time of day.

winnie was the trouble dog this weekend. saturday i went grocery shopping. we put the cold stuff away and must have left the pack of hotdog rolls where she could reach. after hubby and i ate lunch i noticed a plastic bag on the floor. when i picked it up i realised winnie ate an entire 12 pack of hotdog rolls.

gracie lately has been really playful. she is also learning that barking when we go out front for a run on the hill is not allowed. funny thing is the spray bottle doesn't even need to work just show it to her and instant quiet.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

oh the noise noise noise noise

6th grade band concert + woman with sensative ears + wrong notes = noises no human should have to hear. i had forgotten how loud school conerts are and that many of these kids would still be great novices. it was fun however. i did get to see my niece play her flute. wish my ex sister in law happy birthday. tease my nephew and revisit my jr high years when the last song performed was from the 80's. i was going to sneak out when my niece's section was over but had to stay for the final chorus song. don't stop believing by journey. too funny to be standing in a jr high and hearing the kids singing a song popular when i attended jr high.

Monday, May 17, 2010

so how was the wedding you ask??

good i guess. hubby and i ended up staying home. the reception got moved to my uncles house 2 hours north of the wedding and that was way too much driving for one 2 day span. instead we stayed home and vegetated. played with kiwi and did the laundry. hubby tried for 3 days to mow the lawn. it would take him 20 minutes or so to start our mower then mow for about 20 minutes or so and then it would stall out and not restart. at the rate he was going he would have to mow everyday to keep up with our grass. so we broke down and bought a mower. got one on sale and an extra 5% off because we caught a midnight madness weekend sale at sears. not much else is going on. i will be going to see my niece's band concert tomorrow night and finally getting to hear her play her flute. this will be at the jr high that i did not attend so i have no idea were to go or even where the auditorium is in that school should be fun. i will follow my mom and brother since i don't even know where to park.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


it is may and the lovely warm temperatures are here. i almost feel human again. a whole week of 80 degree temps i am in heaven. even the predicted cool front coming this weekend will leave the temps in the low 70's or high 60's not bad at all. mothers day lunch with my mom is scheduled and reservations made. yum for p f chang's. the following weekend hubby and i will be going away for the weekend. dog/cat/bird sitter is scheduled and hotel is booked. we will be going to my uncles wedding 5 hours away in NY but i can't wait. hubby and i have never spent a night away together other than my uncle's house at the shore. hubby,a hotel, a wedding and family who live far away and i hardly get to see. i am so excited.

tigger our cat is quite the character. she has the full run of the basement and is in Ecstasy when we enter her lair. sat was hot and muggy and the basement was so much cooler i decided to do some work down there. i took kiwi with me and we spent a couple of hours watching TV, cleaning and doing laundry. tigger was happily playing while i worked. one of the big things i needed to do was mop the basement floor. so i mopped myself to the couch to hang out and watch tv while the floor dried and the laundry finished. tigger had gone upstairs while i mopped and came running down the steps, across the floor and tried to jump on the couch. since her feet slipped on the wet floor no spring happened instead i watched my cat plow face first into the side of the sofa and cling desperately while trying to figure out what happened and get onto the sofa. of course all my hubby hears is me laughing like a crazy person in the basement. tigger is still recovering and tests the floor before leaping on the sofa when in the basement.