Tuesday, August 19, 2014

it was a fun birthday weekend...

spent Saturday with DH and Craig...
we went to Paris...
shopped at Walmart and Kroger...
got what we needed...
and I spent a little bit on me, not much...
took my birthday money and bought school supplies...
;0)
haven't done that in a long time...
and Craig even picked up a few...
this time our shopping was for our little neighbor guy who is so much fun to have around...
school starts today for them...
then my guys took me to Burger King...
got my whopper and onion rings...
I was a happy camper...
;0)
then on Sunday...
which was the official day...
Doug and Paula came...
with this wonderful cake...
oh, my favorite...
so far...
the guys were so great...
did whatever I wanted to do...
Steve got up Sunday morning and went out to the VFW...
and brought back breakfast for us...
we had fried chicken and mashed potatoes...
cole slaw...
it was so good...
Craig had to work Sunday most of the day...
but they both helped with the babies...
which are growing like crazy...
going to keep the big ones one more week...
got a really hot week here...
and want a few days to put them out on the deck in the kennel...
to get them used to the outside noises...
they will be living in a barn when they get back home...
so sending the kennel with them...
for awhile so they can get used to the noises and smells there before they are turned lose...

got up yesterday morning and hit the shower first thing...
slipped...
it is not good to do that at my age...
I did not go down all the way...
but enough to pull things I had forgot I had...
stiff, sore...
and feeling my age + 50...

the truck went back into the shop yesterday...
when we got it back from the last time...
they replaced the fuel pump module...
which is in the gas tank on this one...
and the fuel gauge wouldn't work...
so they finally got the part back in and took it in yesterday morning...
was supposed to have it done in one day...
yeah, that didn't happen...
and both guys work at the same time tomorrow in opposite directions...
so posted on fb that we needed help...
with a ride for one in either direction...
well, got a friend of over 30 years driving up here in the morning...
16 miles before work, to pick up Craig to take him to work...
he can walk to get the truck tomorrow afternoon...
you gotta love friends like that...
;0)
even when I told her no 3 times...
oh, what a blessing she is to us...
so, I am so pulled in every direction here right now...
it will be better when the older babies get to go home...
but they are on soft cat food with KMR and dry mixed in...
so won't be long now...
the little ones eyes are opening...
and they are growing so fast...
;0)
thanks for hanging in there with me...
its got to slow down some time!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

our evenings go something like this...

you might be wondering where I have been...
well, here's your answer...

got an emergency call on Tuesday and here they came...

4 little ones who lost their mama...

and they are adorable...

and doing pretty good...

but they don't sit still unless they are sleeping...

and the other 3 are growing...

and are almost ready to leave here...

keeping them a little longer than normal...

now that's a face...

we are very popular with the neighbor kids...
our yard is the place to be...

had a migraine on Wednesday...
and a major hangover today...
just don't do good on taking meds at all...

not sure what is going to happen the rest of the week...
besides bottles and babies...
we are having wonderful days...
warming up next week a bit, though...

beginning to think fall was setting in...
and if sure looks and feels like it...
already thinking fall decor...
how about you?

Monday, August 11, 2014

new fun stuff...

pick up a few things on Saturday morning at the shop up town...

its kind of like a free thrift shop...

you just take something in, like a bag full of stuff you don't want...
and I also took a bag of bags this time...

then you grab a bag and see what you want...

and I found this and a few more things...

homer laughlin plate...

Georgian eggshell...
in blue!

and I loved the frame on this little print....
but when I got it home and read it...
I decided not to recycle it just yet...

its going the bedroom...

see?
pretty...

and I found this at the store...
yeah, like I was going to pass that up...

and I have been cleaning today and hanging curtains...
washing towels....
which are still in the washer...

fed me once...
and the babies twice so far...

I got this last weekend...

my camera and cord fit in it perfectly...
I got one like it that's larger and darker in colors...
that's going to be my new make up box....
I think...
sorting and getting rid of things around here...
only to bring new things back in...
DH said I was still ahead, though...
more has been going out than coming in...
so that's a good sign...
right?
;0)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

the rain finally stopped and the sun came out...

but its so humid and nasty out there...
corn...

and everything is bigger here...
even our weeds...

and this old apple tree down the street is feeding so many this summer...
birds, bugs, bats...

finally got the yard mowed this afternoon after 2 weeks...

and there are spots of white clouds and blue again...
not just a gray overcast...

a hole in the sky...

things are slowing down and dying out...

this is getting a major pruning this fall...
its over due...

cleaned out half of the closet and my dresser today and have a big bag to head out of here this week...

DH picking tomatoes this evening...

got a package of chicken legs and fried half of them up...
made mashed taters and gravy...
and northern beans on the side...

it was really good...
we don't fry foods very often, so I really enjoyed it...

home grown...

there's a hint of fall around here...

and not all things are doing good...

but there's not that much time left...
so will just pull these soon and dump the pots...

Lester babysitting...

Charlie...

I finally put him in my wheel chair so Lester couldn't get him...

and he liked it there...

oh, another week coming...
not sure if I am ready...
can't believe the weekend is gone...

Nick left early this morning for Michigan...
to find his forever home...
I am sure he will have no trouble doing that...

babies have taken to sleeping in the poop box and pooping out in the kennel...
ARG!
they are getting big and play now...
wanting to get them outside in the yard sometime to see how they do in the grass...
won't be long until they go home...
by then, harvest should be starting...
so, what are you end of summer plans?
anything left on your list of things to get done?
I have so many things that aren't going to happen this year...
;0)
oh, well...
some day!

have a fun Monday and I will be around soon...
hugs!

Friday, August 8, 2014

are you sure its August?

because it doesn't feel like August...

we have had a couple days of rain with only.7 for a total...

but our high today was 71...
67 right now...

had to dig a hoodie out this morning...
in August...

well, what have you been up to this week?  
I need to find some time and get around to you...

I need to get caught up...

babies are taking more food...
pooping more...

Nick has had a rough week...
and had this cough off and on and it was really bad tonight...

he was scheduled to head north to Michigan...
to an elite rescue...

but may not be going now...
he needs another 2 weeks on the antibiotic for the Lyme's...

now the cough, which could be a partial intestinal blockage...
something like grass in his throat or complications from the Lyme's or the meds he is on for it...

he could have a hair ball,even...
the problem is we don't know what he has been fed or given...
if he was on his own or for how long...

its not kennel cough...
we gave his 3 T of peroxide tonight...
and it has helped so much...

he should have thrown up, but he didn't...
we can't send him to another rescue not knowing what is going on, so thinking he will stay in this area for a bit...

but, we got through the week...
and I was left on my own for most of it...
and even kept the house pretty clean to boot...
even started an online auction for the rescue...
someone told them I was a computer geek or something like that...
I will find whoever did that...
;0)
I see the dietitian on Wednesday to get me figure out...
she is going to have her hands full with that...
then sometime we have to get the truck back in...
the fuel gauge isn't working...
or we are getting really good gas mileage...
maybe some shopping in there, too...
if I'm lucky and I can find some cool stuff at Good Will again...
thinking I might need some flannel shirts to garden in...

well, that's what the week held for me...
not very exciting...
lots of bottles...
lots of walks...
rainy, dreary days...
and some naps in there every now and then...
hope you had a good week and you get some sun shine this weekend...
;0)