Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Day

Today is the last day we have to walk in the front door to head upstairs & in the garage door to be on the main floor. Thank goodness!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

No Wheels

We have car in for some brake work, and I am without wheels until tomorrow! I don't like being "stuck" at home without my car. I had no plans to go anywhere, but knowing you can't go anywhere that isn't within walking distance kind of makes you want to go somewhere. LOL!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday...

to my dear brother, Scott!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Birthday...


Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday...


Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Three H's

Boy oh boy, have we been have some hot, hazy, humid weather around her the last few days. Today was supposed to be a bit cooler so I decided to mow the lawn. B.I.G. mistake! It was so humid that I had to take breaks. Some thing I never have to do otherwise.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. -- Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


The countdown of how many more days I have to live with the crate in the hall! LOL!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Don't Like

Boomer came home Saturday morning, and for ten days, we must keep him calm, from going upstairs, and take him outside on a leash. This dog is impossible to keep calm so he has sedatives to take for most of the ten day "calm time".

We didn't want to put a gate on the stairs for 10 days so his VERY large crate was at the bottom of the stairs. The only problem was every time we wanted to go up or down we had to move the very large cage and move it back. This got old very quickly. I moved it to the hallway still blocks the stairs from boomer (and us), but it isn't right at the bottom of the stairs. Instead of moving the cage use the front door for access to upstairs & the garage door or access to the main floor. Yes, we have to go out of our house to go from one floor to another...LOL!! And I DON'T LIKE!

Only 8 more days until I can go from one floor to the other in my house like a normal person.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I called my dad to wish him a happy Father's Day, and he answered the phone! Woohoo!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Today is the third anniversary of the creation of my blog! I thoroughly enjoy keep it, going back and reading it, and each of my readers! I thank you all for stopping by!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cellphone Lit Dinner

We had more storms in the area today & tonight. While out for dinner the power went out three times. The first two were for less than a minute, but the last ended up being much longer. Just before our food arrived the power went out that third time. The restaurant didn't have any candles -- so we just dined by cellphone light! It was quite comical to see people using cellphones as flash lights. An employee later returned with candles, but we had finished eating by that time. Sounds romantic, hey? LOL!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oh, Grandmother!

Telling my grandma about Boomer having to be neutered was pretty interesting! She kept saying "tutoring, I don't know what that is". Finally, she figured out the word, but then asks what is that? Good grief! After I explain what it is to her, she says oh so he won't be a boy or a girl! Sometimes I don't know about that woman. She's had a hysterectomy. Does that mean she isn't male or female? UGH!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Here We Go Again

Over the weekend Boomer started licking that spot on his leg -- AGAIN! His system must have adjusted to the meds. So it was back to the vet today. However, this time it is not just for that. Monday afternoon I noticed a few drops of blood here & there on the floor. I knew they were from Boomer, but thought it was from the spot on his leg. Turns out it was not -- this morning when I took him out potty I could tell there was blood in his urine. The vet could tell either his bladder or prostate were enlarged when she felt. An x-rays followed by an ultrasound confirmed it is his prostate. They believe he has BPH -- yep, un-neutered male dogs can get it too. Who knew? So Friday he will be neutered.

Bob can explain why Boomer wasn't already neutered...LOL! I don't lose many battles in the house, but that is one I lost. :D Now Bob is freaking out because "his boy" has to have surgery. GRR -- we should have done this in the first place! Can I say I told you so? LOL!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Expected Summer Weather

I heard this morning that the weather around here this summer is supposed to be cooler & wetter than a typical summer. So far that is proving to be true!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Done Rockin'

All the stone has been moved from our driveway & placed in the proper places. Now I have to pick up at least 10 bags of mulch. Once that mulch is down, I will share a picture!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Little More Rock

Added another pile of stone to our driveway this afternoon! This time it is fieldstone! You may have noticed in pictures around here that we have an area near the middle of our front yard with three spirea, a maple tree, and two lilac bushes. This area is kind of kidney shaped & mulched. The mulch often ends up in the grass since the only thing keeping it in is black edging which is really intended to keep the grass from growing into an area. So, I decided to add a fieldstone around it to hold the mulch in that area and keep it from going through the lawnmower into the neighbor's house or car. Not that I have done that before...hehe...okay maybe once, but there was no damage.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Love this quote: Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Got the rocks down in the area by the mailbox. It looks great!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

This Rocks

Last spring when I redid the area by the mailbox, I had no idea what a mistake it would be to take out the stone & replace it with wood mulch. Rain water runs down the driveway and into that bed washing the mulch into the street. I would say about 3/4 of what was down there is gone. I will remove it & replace it with stone that matches what is in other areas of our yard. In other words, what was there to begin with! Doh!

I ordered the stone (1.5 tons) to replace the mulch and to add to what is in other parts of the yard, it has been delivered, and some will be moved into it's new home tomorrow.

to sore muscles...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Today Mirrors A Year Ago

One year ago today, we spent the afternoon in the basement. We did so again today -- tornado warnings -- sirens blaring! Thankfully, there was not a tornado here.

That afternoon one year ago was our last day of rain that left much of southeastern Wisconsin under water & canceled school for Olivia. Thankfully again, this storm caused no flooding.