Monday, January 21, 2019

Hmmmm

I don't have anything to say, just thought i would check in.   Sunny today, yesterday awoke to about an inch of snow, but was gone by noon.....
My debit card was hacked on Barnes and Noble site... so had to close everything down, redo, what a hassle, just did that a couple months ago.. waiting for Fedex and new card... so not going anywhere, and watching TV and crocheting....
Have not really done much reading.....sometimes i finish a book and wonder why i even read it or certainly finished it... that are my choices lately.... nothing that makes me want to pick it up... so am getting alot of crocheting done....
Dogs in and out per normal....
That's it, not even an original idea....... ha!!!
Take Care and God Bless

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Carl...

(for Sherry)
Carl is still with us....
Brian is in denial and tells everyone he is doing fine!
Carl sleeps most all the time, is restless at night.  I think he has dementia... wants outside, then goes out there and stands, like, what am i here for? Does the same over his food bowl, just stands, uninterested.  Has a hard time walking, very hard..... is on gabepentin for nerve ends and pain pills.. goes for ultrasound treatments every other week.  He gets too hot in front of the stove, then moves from out in front of it, and Luci takes her turn in front of stove until he wants back in his bed.  He will stand and growl at her until she moves... At times she just ignores him and the growling gets louder and louder and he will even go get Brian to make her move... They are a pair!!!!
I feel so bad for him, but he does not appear to be in gross pain unless he is trying to walk.  He just flops down, as it seems too hard for him to go from standing to laying down, so flops.....
It is a hard decision to make and Brian is the one that needs to make it. I DO make him clean up after Carl when there is an 'accident' and fill the water bowl, so Brian at least knows what is entailed in keeping things clean, picked up and normal.  Just like a man to completely not see pee on the floor!!! Or poop piled in the yard. I also make him PICK Carl up and take him outside and then stay with him until he does what he needs to do outside....
So it is an ongoing thing, keeping Carl clean and safe and functioning.  He does not seem to be in extreme distress and has not had any seizures in the last month or so.. we maintain and we try to make him comfortable and just hope he passes in his sleep and we don't have to make that hard decision..... Don't know if that is right or wrong, but as long as he is not in extreme, continuing pain all is  'fine'
Take Care All and God Bless

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Suppose

Well..... i suppose i should write something for the new year.  It has been weeks since so suppose an update is in order... things are going well.  got thru xmas in good order.  Got thank you cards out. Nothing exciting happened.. Had great prime rib at brothers in Madras, it was jjust melt in your mouth good.  In fact i think that is the only thing i ate... Have gotten all the decorations down and put away.  lights outside are still up and suppose i need to take those down in short order... We have had NO snow down here yet this year.  The mtns have and that is a good thing, but they need tons and don't know if that is happening... I got a new chair, a lazyboy recliner... took Luci in with me to make sure we both 'fit'  she could not figure out what the heck was going on, would get all comfy and settled in and i would move to another chair... opted for leather instead of cloth.  just felt with a dog that the fabric would get dirty/dingy in a very short time and i would be unhappy.... this one sits me up alot higher and i can see out my front window really good!!!! See all the traffic going by... i swear am just like my grandma, sitting in her chair watching the world go by...
Had our new year day lamb dinner, it was good again.... just melt in your mouth...
Reading David Baldacci "Camel Club" it is good, he always gives a good read... even if i don't entirely understand all the politic machinations.. my mind just does work that way. but it is heading somewhere and am eager to find out where..
Got all my sewing and card making done for xmas, that was really satisfying to give something handmade.
Am now working on another afghan, it just goes on forever and in the midst i despair of ever getting it done... but am sure i will..... eventually....
My XM radio in the car was not working and i was royally pissed as i mean, i AM paying for it!!! But yesterday i poked the knob yet again and there it was, working again, now why it did not for a week or so and now it is i have not a clue... maybe they were off line for a bit??? in investigating online i did get it all updated tho.... maybe that was all it needed, who knows..
Take Care All and God Bless, hope u all have a happy and prosperous New Year, as do we all...

Sunday, December 16, 2018

No pics

Got xmas all taken care of, lights and tree up and pkgs sent off to the netherland.... went to niece's Winter dance recital last nite, it was so great, she is so darn cute.... ALL the dancers were wonderful, could have done with LESS hip-hop and more sugar plum fairies tho....been windy and grey here.. never gets too cold  and no snow yet.. just flurries here and there, no accumulation, BUT in mtns appears different, thank heavens and Mt B is open.  Dogs still limping along...
Take Care All and God Bless... and have a MERRY

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dead Sunflowers

My sweet neighbors, best neighbors ever!!! brought me some flowers for Thanksgiving.... they lasted a good two weeks!!! BUT were destined to eventually go the way of all things.


They were just sitting there on a table in dining room and set them in the sunlight in the craft room and thought they took on a different look and light.... and had a second life as something else entirely..


The light was just right on them.... they were really brittle and fragile, when put in garbage can they fell all apart... but did not when i moved them to the light...  Just thought they came out pretty darn different and somewhat nice....

Take Care All and God Bless

House cleaned, rugs washed/dried.... trying to save my phone pictures and having a hard time, with finding them and where they went!!! So very frustrating.

Friday, December 7, 2018

comp prob

Thought u all needed a look at Carl... He is hanging in there...
Comp went bags up and has been in shop for a couple weeks.... apparently i need to get in touch with them rather than other way around.  It has been ready, just needed a 'tune up' they said, but now it is back...
Car had a rattle and it was the sway bars, whatever that is!!! But... the rattle is gone. It also needed a new battery....
Then the garage door stopped working... so had to get a new opener.. the one that was in there came with the house in 1978 i think, the remotes did not work half the time anyway....
We had a FIRE in my oven the day after Thanksgiving, threw baking soda on it right away, it had been smoking badly and was watching it so was able to get it right off.... took a job to get the thing cleaned tho, and it did not touch the enamel of the interior, ran a cleaning cycle after cleaned out the gunk and everything went well.  It really scared Brian, he took me in his arms and hugged me, said i needed to pay more attention... hahaha, I WAS that was why the house did not burn down. but it was sweet he cared.
Yesterday spent day with friend Tanya and we went to our annual shopping trip in Bend and ate lunch at iconic Pine Tavern.  Mom and i used to go there every year at xmas for lunch and have mince pie with hot rum sauce, they no longer serve that!!! But the memories are strong.  Tanya has strong ties to Mom too, so it is special to get to spend that special time with her.
I have ALL my xmas DONE.... cards made and sent, packages on the way to different parts of the country.  Tree up, lights on outside.. Christmas is bursting out all over the place here in Redmond, Oregon!!! 
We have had, cold, cold weather, some freezing fog in places, not right here yet, look forward to that.  Mt B was able to open certain runs, but not all i think,  the snow has been very slow in coming.
I even got my 1st xmas card!!!  Friend Patty in Iowa is always jolly on the spot, haha....
Hope you all have a Blessed Christmas, Take Care and God Bless

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

No Pics..

Just doin stuff...  Got all the leaves up.. what a chore, i say that every year and yes, it still is. They are still in the back of the pick-up, still need to get to the dump.
Have been to a stamp class.  Went to do some Harvest cards and did not have paper i needed so needed to send in an order...
The days are being beautiful, bright sunny... We did have NEW snow on the mountains, but most has burned off now...  One year Brian was about 4... we had so much snow on Nov 2nd i could not get to work for two days!!!
Dogs are happy in front of the stove, they sort of take turns being in the bed in front of the stove.... sort of interesting to watch.
Am reading And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini... AND i have already read it, but don't know how it ends and it is such a good book, that am taking my time...
Sat a bag of bread on a hot burner Sunday... was not aware Brian had used the front burner to heat water for coffee, i usually use the back burner... BUT should have noticed or felt the heat or something.. Does not do much for the stove top, took awhile to get the plastic off....
Outlander started!!!! So darn excited.... binge watched the last couple of seasons off and on all week end. Brian would walk through and say "you still watching that?"  HA!!!! YES!!!!!
Made some gifts for xmas.... so getting all of that started.....
You know not much happens, just go along, day by day, eat, cook, clean, dogs in and out, grocery shop. Spa stuff..... and the days go by...
Take Care and God Bless