My get up and go…..

got up and left…I’m soooo sick of this weather…. if it isn’t snowing, it is blowing with wind chills below zero.  I say the same thing every winter…WHAT IS THIS, I COULD HAVE BEEN BORN ANYWHERE – WHY HERE IN THE ARCTIC!!!!  I think what I need most is the sun…although when it isn’t covered by clouds, it is too damn cold to go outside and get any of it.  grrrrr

He put new track lighting in the kitchen last night – he thinks it looks too cluttered…I have lots of “stuff” displayed on the top of my cupboards…I’ll post a picture later….

He took Bill Clinton for his rabies shot yesterday and also had to take Sierra for a urinary tract infection and Marley has a yeast infection in his huge floppy ears…oh to see this dear man carrying the cat with the 75 and 111 pound dogs pulling him into the clinic….it HAD to be humorous.

He’s shopping today – was looking for the bait and tackle shop in Des Moines but ended up in Ankeny at Sportsman’s Warehouse again….

I’m only sharing this with you because his life is very exciting and you’ve already heard the whine from mine ….but today is MY Friday so things are looking up.  I have lots of socializing and shopping planned for Thursday if it doesn’t snow.

Until next time……

Another funny

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height.  

Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a pawprint in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Beating me to th e bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years..canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on
our front door:
    To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets :
     1. They live here. You don’t.
     2. If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That’s why they call it ‘fur’niture.)
     3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
     4. To you, it’s an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn’t speak clearly.

Hope this doesn’t offend anyone

This was on my email this morning – Friday morning humor from Kathy S.  I’ve always said that if wine doesn’t have a twist cap – I don’t drink it. 🙂  Okay…so my tastes have changed with age but I still find this funny!!!!

Wal-Mart announced that, sometime in 2008, it will begin offering customers a new
discount item —- Wal-Mart’s own brand of wine.
The world’s largest retail chain is teaming up with Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery of
California to produce the spirits at an affordable price, in the $2 – $5 range.
Wine connoisseurs may not be inclined to put a bottle of Wal-Mart brand into their
shopping carts, but  “there is a market for inexpensive wine,” said Kathy Micken,
professor of marketing at Univ. of Arkansas, Bentonville.
“But the right name is important.”  Customer surveys were conducted to determine the
most attractive name for the Wal-Mart wine brand. The top surveyed names in order of
popularity were:
10. Chateau Traileur Parc
 9. White Trashfindel
 8. Big Red Gulp
 7. World Championship Riesling
 6. NASCARbernet
 5. Chef Boyardeaux
 4. Peanut Noir
 3. I Can’t Believe it’s not Vinegar
 2. Grape Expectations
 1. Nasti Spumante

The beauty of Wal-Mart wine is that it can be served with either white meat
(Possum) or red meat (Squirrel).
P.S. Don’t bother writing me back that this is a hoax. I know possum is not a white


Everyone else’ Friday – but my Tuesday 😦

2 degrees above zero on my way to work at 0700 this morning.  We are anticipating high winds until 1600 (4pm) then more snow and more wind and wind chills below zero.  The ONLY good I can think that comes out of this weather is that when it gets up to 32 degrees, it seems like a heat wave!

I must stop now – I am trying to only surround myself with the positive…or I should say I’m trying to remove as much negative as I can from my life….

Until next time….

Luke’s mom just sent this out.  I thought it was very good……


1.      Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes

age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry
about them.  That is why you pay “them.”

2.      Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you

3.      Keep learning. Learn more about the computer,
crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain
idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” And
the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

4.      Enjoy the simple things.

5.      Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until
you gasp for breath.

6.      The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move
on. The only person, who is with us our
entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while
you are alive.

7.      Surround yourself with what you love, whether
it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,
hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8.      Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what
you can improve, get help.

9.      Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall,
even to the next county; to a foreign country
but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.     Tell the people you love that you love
them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths

we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.