Posts Tagged ‘dog’


July 17, 2008

My son is here for a few days.  He passed his last class.  He was very happy.  And so were we.  I am still amazed that he stuck it out and can now graduate.  We talked about many things this evening.  I made crabcakes.  On my way home from the ophthalmologist this morning, I stopped at a stand and got corn on the cob.  Yesterday, I made raisin walnut spice cake and Doug bought chocolate ice cream.  We had a nice little party.  I’ll probably be sick tomorrow, but it was worth it.


ducklingsI took this early this morning. It reminds me of one of those carnival games.sleepy Gus

Notice his nose in Doug’s shoe.  That is so gross.

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A Few Sprinkles

April 13, 2008

It kept trying to rain, but we only got a few sprinkles from time to time. I went for two short dog walks today. My legs ached so badly last night that I had to take the heavy duty stuff in order to get some sleep. This morning I was sleepy and my knees weren’t functioning very well. I went for a longer walk this afternoon and felt better. I did some quilting this afternoon. I also got a fair amount of knitting done on my sock. I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet. Maude joined me out on the porch.

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Trying to Quilt

April 3, 2008
I am finally starting on the quilt. I sewed together about a mile of strips. Then I ironed them flat.

And stared slicing them for four patches.

You know what? I need to make about two miles of strips. One mile wasn’t enough!

Maude and Doug are feeling better today. Doug is able to drink beer again and Maude is back to raising hell. Zip has decided that she smells right again or the cologne I put on him yesterday is still working. His nose is extra sensitive. I guess because it is so big. When I put flea drops on Maude he always gets a dose of cologne. All he can smell is cologne and it makes it easier to put flea drops on him. The things I have to do!

Gus doesn’t like his “chewable” heart-worm pills so I have to stuff them down his throat. I have done that with all my dogs including two German Shepherds. Someone asked me once if I wasn’t afraid of getting bit. I would never own a dog that I was afraid of. That’s just stupid. I always give Gus a treat after his pill. Then, I chase him around the house and try to take it from him. He thinks this is great fun. He’ll even deliberately drop it and pick back up before I can grab it.

Can you see the goose sitting on her eggs. I forget my extra lens when I walked around the bulkhead. Maybe I’ll get a better picture next week if I remember the lens.

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It’s 70 Degrees

March 20, 2008

Maudie went out early this morning and came back after 1 PM wanting breakfast and then just pushed it around her plate. So far this year, we have been presented with two big fat moles. Why else would they be right in the middle of the welcome mat if they were not meant as gifts? We have since learned to look down before stepping down. I wish Maude wouldn’t wander so much, but I would never be able to keep a cat in, especially here. If I lived in an apartment, it would be different, but I hope that I never have to do that. I loved it here. We all do.

Elvis has his own chair.

Where’s Zippo, you say? He had work to do.

Somebody has got to watch the printer.

I baked a chicken for supper tonight. It was so gross. Chicken is supposed to come in little packages of breasts with no skin or bones. My house is going to smell for days. After cutting up what we would eat for supper, I wanted to throw the rest away. But, I didn’t. I wrapped it up like a good housewife and put it in the refrigerator. I do make good potpie. I will probably boil the carcass to make broth when I get the rest of the meat off. And I’ll stink up the house again!

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Blog Reading is Evil

February 25, 2008
I was happily reading blogs this morning. I was minding my own business. I was just looking at what other knitters were making when it I saw it. It was something that I had never seen before. Can this be possible? I am too old for something NEW AND WONDERFUL. Be still my beating heart! Fortunately, I have a good heart. And, of course, my favorite store had it. RATS! And it was less than $80. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY! I think. And I am not telling. You will have to wait and see. But, this may be the big thing that I have been wanting to make.

We had a very nice walk this morning. It was cold, but sunny. The horses all came over looking for treats. We give them what the owners recommend and only one per horse per day. Gus loves them, too. Doug always has some little pieces in his pocket for him. The blackbirds have been passing through for the last week or so. There are so many that they sound like the wind when they pass over.

Gus likes to scare the geese. They are guarding the island so they are always around now.

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Stupid Freezing Rain!

February 22, 2008
I want to go out tonight. I need to go tonight. Paul is obviously ready to go. He e-mailed us about two hours ago. He always drives and he has that big truck where there is plenty of room in the back seat. What do I want? Seafood, I think. But, there’s that Mexican place and that Italian place down in Delmar. I need to tell them about Myuushi. This isn’t going to be easy.

Ellen sent me her picture in the hat she made with my pattern. Looking good!

I found some flannel that matches the baby quilt. I thought that I would put a border all around it and applique some of the extra animals on it. I have to finish the quilt first if Zip will let me.

He was so bad yesterday that even Elvis hollered at him. And Elvis is the coolest cat in the world and don’t let Zip tell you otherwise.

Yeah. It’s that kind of a day.

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Mild Today

February 18, 2008
When I went walking this morning, it was cold and windy. Now, at 8:30PM, it’s 57. Of course, now, it’s too dark to walk.

One mitten is done. I may finish the top differently. I ‘ll decide when I get to the top of the other one. I’ve got most of the ribbing done on the second one. I should have the baby blanket finished in a few days. The top is mostly quilted.

I had lots of cat help. After he finished cleaning himself, he gave Gus a bath.

Gus tried to clean Zip in return.

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Nancy and Christine

February 5, 2008

I am really going to enjoy making the gloves and mittens for you two. Nancy picked a yarn that is fingering weight which is good because she lives in Phoenix where it doesn’t get really cold. Maybe I will make something lacy. Christine said to surprise her. So many things come to mind that I just don’t know what I am going to do. She has so much snow that she saw a horse drawn sleigh go by her house. I figure I could make anything because she probably needs mittens year round. But, seriously folks, I am thinking about doing twined knitting with some Noro orphans that I have lying around.

I only had to wear a sweater when we walked this morning. We walked way down the river. Gus smelled plenty of deer. I finally had to give him to Doug. He was so excited that he wouldn’t listen. I think he will always be a silly puppy. Not at all like my serious German Shepherds. Kevin doesn’t mind.

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January 17, 2008
Suzette is off to Cancun today for a month of warmth and sun. I meant to ask her if she would take Elvis with her, but I forgot. Sorry, El. She’s done this every year since she retired. I don’t know if I could do that. I would have to take so much stuff.

  1. Yarn, needles, etc., for at least three projects.
  2. Sewing machine, fabric, etc.
  3. Three or four books, not paperbacks.
  4. Gus so I would have a reason to go for a walk.
  5. Elvis because he like sun and warmth and he would kill me if I didn’t.
  6. Maude because I would miss her too much.
  7. Zippo because he would cry his eyeballs out.
  8. Myuushi because I couldn’t leave him all alone even if he says he wouldn’t mind.
  9. Doug to feed the animals.

First we had rain, then snow and now it’s raining again.

Can you see the ducks on the other side in the water?

Maude was SOOO bored!

My table runner is almost done. I am not happy with it. I’ll probably feel better when its done. I really should be working on tree. Maybe later. I went shopping on line for yarn. I know I need more yarn like a hole in my head, but my Noro Kureyon gloves can’t take another repair. I found Kureyon Sock Yarn in the same colorway. I bought two for gloves and socks. The store also had free shipping with no minimum purchase. I was happy.

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It Was So Warm Today

January 10, 2008
I only wore a corduroy top and jeans when we walked the dog. It was so windy, there were white caps on the river and it didn’t matter. We had doors and windows open.

Gus says, “Hi”.

Maude still prefers to nap under the tree. Yes, my tree is still up. The only bad thing was that since it is supposed to get cold and rainy, Doug took down the lights on the deck. He also climbed on the roof and got leaves off. I, however was in embroidery mode. I made this for the back of the table runner.

Then, I decided to make a few more.

Doug used to call Jenn Big Foot.

I just liked the goose. I also found a Maine Coon cat that I hope to make tomorrow. I have to change the colors to look more like Jenn’s.

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