Monday, December 31, 2007
In other Pug news I doubt you will ever hear "give mommy a kiss" to my furry ones for a very, very long time. Now honestly Marty's breath would sink a ship and I have NEVER asked him for a kiss....never. Chloe also has the bad breath working, but Zoey, ahhhh, sweet baby she has been fine and Rosie, well she dishes out kisses without asking. Gross your saying right? Well, it gets a whole lot grosser, We have taken notice lately that Chloe has been licking Marty's butt!!! So P says, heh put some hot pepper on his butt?????? What the heck P have you thought about how that would feel???? Gah, horrible....but that is not the worst part! Yesterday we caught Marty pushing open the laundry room door and helping himself to items in the cat box!!!! OMG...I can't even think about it. Three times yesterday he went in there! Then Rosie goes over to clean Chloe's face. It seems three of them now have the horrible poop curse. I know some of you have problems with this out there, but P says he has "never heard" of anything this gross...ever! I say is this anyway to end the year? Suggestions??????
Sunday, December 30, 2007
The wireless is super, the laptop is great, our computer is having the hard drive WIPED OUT and starting over......gah.
I have copied off over 1,000 pics, saved emails, lists, etc.
Now we wait......although I have to say, this laptop is something I could get used to.
Friday, December 28, 2007
We never did get to my aunt's house. After everyone left, around 9:30pm, P and I headed over to my dad's for some quiet time. He and A had been at our house, but she really wanted us over for more dessert.
Forward to Christmas morning. After sleeping in until 8:30am! Presents got underway. P decided the gang should get dressed again and Marty put on his Santa Suit.
Chloe was very intrigued by the whole thing.
Heh, C what did you get?????
Zoey - "She got a laptop Chloe, can't you read?"
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
We love you all! Punchy and her "fearsome, but exhausted foursome".....Chloe, Zoey, Marty and Rosie.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This guy hangs out alone...
Next stop the dining room mirror which is displaying this years cards.
The vase...I think this arrangement has been around for at least 7 years. Each year it seems to be in a different spot, but I always end up putting it out. The antique photo behind it is a chalked photo of our house done in 1865. Someone had cut it into an oval shape, but I found this frame at a flea market and had a mat cut to make it all fit.
Dining Room chandelier. Girlville gave me the idea to hang ornaments. I didn't put the tree up in dining room this year doing this instead.
The ornament in the center is one my mom made for me. Each Christmas my mom ALWAYS made us something. One year it was candles, another year centerpieces. Always something made especially for my sister and I from her. I treasure this ornament with it's little crystal angel. She'll watch over us at our Christmas table.
Of course my red Pug Tree in my office. I need to take a picture with lights on..maybe later.
I made myself a mini Pug Angel tree-topper.
Rosie looking angelic by the tree...yeah, right.
My little "beach tree" in the second floor bathroom. These are shells we have collected on trips to the shore, hung with ribbon....simple but cute. Guess I should take a pic of this one with lights on too.
Kitchen table area. I put lights along my Pug garland.
The gingerbread house C and I made this year.
I didn't take photos of the den, porch, or outside....maybe another day.
In less than 16 hours no more stiches....I can't wait!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Then the next box....a couple of wrapped gifts and a tin of cookies! Now I knew from the box that this was from Norman and the woman...and I've had cookies made by the woman and the mean one, so I dug in...literally. P tried to check things out and I bit him...only kidding! What an assortment of treats! I told the woman that the doctor said to add a glass of milk to my diet, do you think she meant milk AND COOKIES????
I thought about saving the wrapped gifts for Christmas, but then decided "heck no". The woman made me this BEAUTIFUL SCARF!!!! Honestly, as a crafter, I so LOVE getting a gift made for me! My Secret Santa, Norman, gave me the beautiful necklace! It is so different. That Norman he knows I love the Pug stuff!!!! Thanks thanks thanks!!!!
I put on a turtleneck, my necklace and my scarf and my girlfriend here took me out for a bit of shopping.
Now move forward to this morning. C woke me to help with the banana bread she was baking for work. We put it in the oven and I set the "timer" on the microwave for 45 minutes. After 21 minutes I heard a popping noise and the house smelled like pumpkin spice...hmmmmm, strange....
UH OH.....that wasn't the timer.....that was COOK!!!! Apparently the drugs from surgery have not yet worn off. I put a cup of coffee in the micro last night to reheat. Obviously, I never reheated but did indeed COOK it for 21 minutes. Could have been worse, it could have cooked for 45! The microwave is clean...the cup....well, it may be a pencil holder now.
I did venture to work today. I drove P's truck. Turning the key left handed was interesting. I think I may have drove like a granny, but I got there and worked until 1pm, then headed to drs. appt. and home. P wanted to go shopping, but my hand was hurting and I said I needed to take a quick nap....I got up 2 1/2 hours later. I'm not sure having this surgery before Christmas was such a good idea.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
1. a furrow or track in the ground, esp. one made by the passage of a vehicle or vehicles.
3. a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usually dull or unpromising: to fall into a rut.
Thank you "Priscilla". Delicious and thoughtful, chocolate rut medicine!
Then when P got home from work he admired the Californy' treats and then I sent him out to the mailbox. In came another package and lots of cards. He laughed and told me "this has to stop". As I sat at the table opening I came upon a notice that flowers for me had been delivered next store, so back on went his boots and over he went. Sweet Sugar...Roy & Gwen....Girlville...30 Something....
Yep, darn good rut medicine....
From 30 Something, an adorable ornament. This will have to hang on the Pug tree in my office! Roy and Gwen that is the ultimate Christmas Card!!!! The best ever!!!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Not sure why but my hand has taken to swelling again today. I will be glad to get bandage off and stiches removed and get a chance to talk with doctor on Friday until then sitting peacefully with Pugs.....
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
We have had some excitement this week....what? an entire shipment of Pup Corn????
Sorry, Chloe, this is for mama...
Staying home all day is more fun with 2 hands. I spent almost all day yesterday fielding telephone calls. First a call to my SIL to thank her for the Get Well Flowers and chocolates, next a wonderful call from Norman' s woman. That was followed by a call to my BF, a call from my sister, another call with BF, another call with sister, call to aunt, call with step-dad, the Christmas Eve fiasco is finally ironed out and I felt like the life was sucked out of me!
Sidebar (or only read if you are bored and love others family drama): You all know I have just rekindled relationship with my mom's sister, after 7 years. Well, seems my sister, got caught up and decided it would be nice to do Christmas with them all again. My immediate family alone is 15 for dinner. I have always hosted Christmas Eve dinner and for the last 7 years we have carved out our own tradition. My aunt's family is also 15 strong...not impossible, but not something I was interested in doing. So my sister and aunt decided that my aunt will do "one last Christmas Eve"...gah. My dad says he does not want to go there, it is not his family (remember my parents divorced when I was 17), his girlfriend does not want to go there, and my step-dad is not invited, nor does he want to go there....so I solve the problem..sit down dinner 5pm Christmas Eve at my house, we can exchange our gifts, visit and then 8pm down to aunt's for visit. Whomever wants to go, goes. They know I am trying to keep the peace....yep that's me, one-handed peace-keeper. Christmas Day P and I will travel alone to his sister's for dinner. My kids have "other sides" to visit too. I understand and want them to not feel pressured to spend each day with us. That's how my mom was and it sure made life easier for me when my kids were little and MIL and FIL were still alive.
P took me to Dick's, Kohl's and Staples....I bought nothing. He was starved, so we stopped for late dinner. All I wanted to do was go home. My hand feels like a toothache. I am cranky! After dinner we stopped to pick up a few groceries. I'm sure you've all heard we are due for a blizzard. Woohoo!!!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Do you feel cold looking at these pics?
How about now, listen to the wind!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Marty was just plain happy!
We took the stockings home and put them on the "fireplace". Don't they look festive?
and I won one of the raffles.... Hard to see, but it contains a photo album, dog travel bowl set, stuffed dog (Pug of course) and a toy!
Everyone had a great time. I printed the pictures and card-framed them on the spot. Everyone got to take theirs home when they were ready to leave. The Elk's club served us a wonderful turkey dinner. I ate last and ended up never eatting my salad until we got in the car to leave! I missed out on the cake :( and never even had time for coffee!
MARTY NEWS!!!! The lump has disappeared!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! As the vet predicted it was the darn shots!