Friday, June 30, 2006
Hubby and Chloe have already arrived at camp. Their all settled in and waiting for my daughter and I to get there. We'll be leaving here around 11pm when my daughter gets home from work! YIKES!!! I thought I would take a nap after work, but it never happened. Zoey and Rosie are resting up for the drive.
AM hope you and the baby are home with Jason and the dogs and all is going well. Can't waiting to "hear" all about her!!!!!
Thursday, June 29, 2006
We'd like to send special puggy get well wishes to Gizmo and Baxterman. We all pray everything will be a.o.k. with both of you! We will be praying for you!
Yes, the stumps are gone and yes, we moved all that stump wood around. I changed the area where the biggest stump was and now my chiminea sits there. No pics - too much rain!
No, my car is not fixed. It was in the shop all week and no one even looked at it. Hubby went and picked it up this afternoon and took it to BJ's for tires, then bought ceramic brake pads and roters. He will replace those tomarrow morning himself, before he leaves for camp. I take it in Wed. am to have the recall work done on the catalytic converter. Cars - money - blah, but I love my little VW Bug and have NO car payment, so any money spent doesn't equal paying monthly! Yep, keep telling myself that.....
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
FIRST - A huge congratulations to Alfredsmom, Jason and their sweet new baby daughter. I'm sure AM will have a lot to tell us about the whole thing!
So today, the girls pulled the keyboard cord out - yet again. They are always playing under the desk, while we are on the computer. Well, this time they really messed it up and it wouldn't work no matter what anyone did. Of course the SOS call came to me at work...so I drove home at lunch with an extra keyboard from the office and FIXED IT.
The hubby called the tree stump guys and crabbed them out, so they came around 2ish and were done by 5. Right before we had a HUGE rain/hail/lightning/thunder storm. I never realized how much mulch a tree stump makes.
Lastly, my car, which has been in the garage since Monday, has still not been looked at. Now, I need this car to drive to camp on Friday night. I need those 2 new tires, I need those new brakes, and most importantly I need to know what the heck that creaking sound is in the front end of the car. Cross your fingers that they actually look at it tomarrow....if not, we are going to pick it up, go to BJ's and have them put on the new tires and renew my AAA membership!
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
that's right the stump grinding job has still not started. Basically, I think they needed a place to park their equipment for a week. The hubby says forget it...leave the stumps. Now that will take some creative gardening.
Here is a photo of my fountain (that needs to be cleaned)!
The rest of the garden is a mess.....
And I still have a mountain of pine mulch, yuck!
Monday, June 26, 2006
To answer a couple of comment questions...
The collar with her name is one we got Rosie as a newborn. It was actually a girl's wristband. I bought the slip on "bling" letters. I found the larger collars at PetCo and when the pink collar got too small - moved them up. All three girls have these for dress-up!
Yes, the equipment is still in my driveway. No I did not move any hanging plants to it, although I did call and they apologized that they had not gotten over yet...heck, didn't they need their truck????? Hopefully, they will be here and gone tomarrow!
Yes, it is legal to use speakphone in NYS....but don't be holding the phone!!! HANDS FREE ONLY!!!!
Off to check on the patient.
Good luck AM..hope tonight is the night for the baby!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Now, she didn't rip the cover letter, but tore to shreds the sheet that required my signature....now I am worried.
Garden - tree removal update. The guys that were doing to stump removal from the 6 trees that we had down called last Tuesday to ask if they could drop off the stump machinery. Now having no idea what type of machinery they actually use, we said sure just put it in front of the area where you will be working. They said they would be by "later in the week" to do the job....so Wednesday afternoon I came home to a truck sized piece of equiptment behind a large truck - parked in the center of our circular driveway. Okay, fine we have several driveways so that's not a problem...Thursday....no one shows...Friday...no one shows...Saturday..no one shows....now Sunday, I still have 6 large tree stumps in my garden areas and also have a large yellow something machine and a large truck.....possession is 9/10ths of law, right???????
Friday, June 23, 2006
Chloe loves hanging out in the garage with her daddy when mama is not home. He would love to take her for a motorcycle ride, all she needs is her helmet and goggles! I do have some black "pleather" ....I'm thinking a jacket needs to be in the making!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Now raguspug.blogspot.com thought she'd pop over and pickup alfredsmom and pugposse.blogspot.com and I could meet them halfway...like PA or something.....but, guess we'll have to wait for that baby to show her sweet face!!!!!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
LIFE JACKETS & POOLS
I recently bought the girls life jackets at PetWise...yes, three of them. Well, the hubby had a fit that I bought 3, I mean really we have three dogs, right? I mean did we only have a life jacket for one of our human children???? So, I promised him I would try to "make do" with one. Letting them share in the pool and stuff. So Chloe got to try it out first. Put the jacket on her, hooked her leash to it and let her swim around the pool..great fun, worked great, she loved it. Now Zoey's turn, only this time I get in the pool with her, Chloe gets so excited about us in the pool that she jumps down from deck onto pool edge and FALLS INTO THE POOL. I was right next to her (remember Zoey is wearing the lifejacket) and watched her surprised expression as she SANK TO THE BOTTOM. Eyes wide open! I grabbed her up and calmed her down and hubby said...well, how come she didn't have her life jacket on????? So, now we are keeping THREE lifejackets. Here are a few pool photos.
Yes, pools are a lot of work, but ahhhh, so nice!
Monday, June 19, 2006
Zoey loves to sit in this window...all the time. The other day I realized she had actually leaned so much she has pushed the screen out. I can't imagine how she would have reacted to falling out the window!
And most fun of all....the boat!!!
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
So after work I race home to the girls, go to take them outside and....step on a BEE. Okay, I give up! HAHA Wow, that little bugger hurt! Seems there are lots of the little devils out there in the lawn today. I'll have to watch it with the girls, never can tell if they are allergic or not.
Went ot Petsmart tonight and got dogfood, met a Pug named Henry, very cute, but then once again...aren't all Pugs? He was only 8 months old, but I think Rosie is bigger than him. She is soooooooooo tall and lanky and CRAZY.
Yardwork update. We have a large area in our yard that had some white pine trees that were in bad shape. The branches of these trees used to touch the ground and the area was like a small forest in the middle of our yard. Well, over the past 20 years these poor trees have done very bad. Ice storms, wind storms..lots of broken limbs, etc. We have been afraid that they were going to fall over and take out our carriage house, pool, or garage, so we finally had them cut down. What a mess!
Unfortunately Blogger is giving me a problem posting the rest of the photos.....blah!!!!
Monday, June 12, 2006
I'm going to bed...............
Friday, June 09, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
I actually started this plant 10 years ago. I was doing an internship at the Attorney General's Office and thought my desk needed a little life. It was basically the $1.99 special in the 2" pot. Now, it is this....
As you can see, I have rooted cuttings along the way and made the tiny little plant, a big plant....and even created another plant.....this one
Here is a "cat" planter I painted 15 years ago. It represents cats I have owned.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I have another red one and white one ton the side that have not fully bloomed yet. Wow, I wish they lasted all summer!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Well, it's back to reality. We had a great time in New Jersey, despite my recovery process. It was probably actually a really good thing that I went away, that way I wasn't tempted to try to do any excessive jobs around the house!
Friday morning we left our house and drove to SIL's house, which is 40 minutes South of us. Got our stuff in their car and drove 3 minutes into the town they live in for breakfast. Yeah, we got really far. After breakfast, bank, post office, and pharmacy for my BIL we were ready to leave, finally! About 3 hours from home we stopped for gas and my SIL bought this lovely ring:
It became the "hit" of the weekend, her "keeping an eye" on everyone! We arrived at the Seaview around 4pm. We decided to freshen up, change and drive the short distance to Atlantic City. We went to a new casino there called the Borgata. It wasnt' right on the strip, so it was nicer than the others. We played a few "slots" and then went to a FAB buffet. I hesitate to even call this a buffet. They had everything Chinese, to steamed clams, steaks, prime rib, wonderful veggies, and more! There was no way to even "taste" everything there.
After eatting, back to the "slots". Now I told myself (a non-gambler) that I was only spending $40 - no matter what. Well, at the end of the night I had won $150! How fun is that???? We left and went back to our villa and called it a night.
Saturday morning the guys went to get a massage and we ladies went to the spa. Here is the beautiful Elizabeth Arden Red Door entrance!
My SIL got her nails done and I hung around, relaxing. We went from there to hear the sales "talk" about the Marriot Vacation Club. After that back to the villa to get changed. We went to the Country Club (Seaview Hotel) area and had a great lunch in the clubhouse. Did I mention that the LPGA was being held there at the same time? We were right in the midst of all the excitement without even buying tickets. We could see a lot right from where we ate.
After lunch we took a tour of the hotel. This hotel was built in 1914 and retains so much beauty! We saw some beautiful suites (NO PUGS ALLOWED!!!!).
After our tour we went back and all rested before going out again. My BIL wanted to go back to the casinos....which we did. My $40 that night turned into $18.50! DARN. By the time we got back it was nearly 2am, so right to bed.
Sunday morning we got packed up and left the guys to go back to the spa. I had a massage (paid for by SIL) scheduled for 10am. It was wonderful! After, showered, changed and off to the hotel's famous brunch!
Ahhh, makes me hungry just looking at them!
All in all a very nice weekend. Lots of laughs and rest, just what I needed.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Tomarrow morning we leave bright and early for our trip to New Jersey with hubby's sister. We are going to Seaview Resort & Spa www.marriott.com/property/propertypage/AIYNJ The LPGA is there this weekend, but we won't be attending any of that. We'll be stopping by Atlantic City. I'm not much of a gambler, but it is an interesting place to watch the people. I may spend a roll of quarters on the slot machines...heh, you never know! Saturday, we will be doing the spa thing and Saturday evening driving down to Cape May to the wharf. They have a great dockside eatting area...yummy. I can smell and taste it there already! My sister-in-law is lots of fun, she loves to talk, laugh, and shop!
The girls are staying home with my daughter and son. Chloe saw me take out a bag to get ready and has not let me out of her sight. I told her she has to wait until August for her week at the shore. She loves traveling and has been to Williamsburg, VA, Virginia Beach and Cape May twice and she's only 3!
Now for Blackbird's Show & Tell Thursday....
This dresser belonged to my grandparents. It was actually a beautiful maple finish that I decided was ugly (???). There is actually a whole set, but we split the pieces up to use in various rooms. I did some horrible gold faux painting on the dresser and mirror..ugh!!!! It now resides in the front hall upstairs, unseen to other humans. When (IF?????) my son moves out, I hope to make his room a guest/sewing room. I would like to refinish this piece and the mirror for that room.
So time to rest up for my outing to "Wally World" aka Wallmart. Need to pickup a couple of things and my daughter said she'd take me there....no driving for me until tomarrow.