Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Polly and Where's MJ

Last year I didn't think that we would see this day, but my mule Polly celebrated her 26th birthday this past Tuesday.  By CELEBRATE, I mean that she got a few extra carrots and a longer turnout with her good buddy Rhettly.  If everything comes together right, hubby and I are even going to saddle up, and go for a celebratory ride this coming weekend.  Keep your fingers crossed!

I haven't been posting much lately.  You might say that I have been buried in drywall dust.  WE are remodeling our kitchen.  At the moment we have no real place to call a kitchen, just tarp covered appliances, unpainted walls, and dirt and powdery dust everywhere.  By WE, I mostly mean hubby and I, are remodeling our kitchen.  If you have ever taken on a project like this then you would know that it takes much longer this way than simply calling in the carpenter, the plumber, and the electrician. AND because the hubby works outside the home full-time we did decide to contract the drywall and a little rough framing work.  However the rest of the job has been very labor intensive, involving lots of ripping and tearing, and crawling around in some very undesirable places.

Now, when you really have no place to call a kitchen, you make do.  However, by MAKE DO,  I mean that your kitchen is spread all over the house.  Finding all the right items to try to fix a simple meal isn't as easy as one would think. Part of the kitchen is here in our office, some parts are in the bedroom, and most of it is downstairs in the family area where I have set up a make-shift command station.  There is a small sink and some counter space down there, but because the stove and refrigerator are still upstairs, well, let me just say that I get plenty of exercise when I cook!

Anyway, that's enough of me and my kitchen woes.  I just wanted to explain why I haven't been around much lately.  It's been hard to get motivated to post something on my blog when my computer desk is also where I am temporarily keeping the flour and sugar!  It's tough when normally I tend to be a rather organized person....oh well, this too will pass, and hopefully it will all be worth the trouble!

I'm going to end this post on a good note with a photo that I took yesterday of my friend Maggie, who is still holding her own on her new meds.  Happy dog, happy family!

Have a very nice weekend everybody!!!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Maggie May Renewed

As I mentioned in an earlier post our Maggie May has not been well.  After many trips to the vet, we finally learned that she has a cancerous tumor in her bladder.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that she is responding well to an oral drug treatment.  We made the decision not to do any invasive procedures because of her age.  We did decide to start her on a treatment that can help to reduce the size of the tumor.  Not a cure, but at least a temporary fix to give her some more quality time doing what she likes to do!.   Here are a few  photos taken just a couple weeks apart.  You be the judge .... one before the treatment, and one taken after about 3 weeks on the medication.  Happier dog, happier family! 

Can you guess
which photo was taken
Before the treatment 
and which was taken After?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oh Mother, who are you?

If you are so lucky to be a mother, 
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Mother's Day 1950
Some of us can only remember our mothers
with love and fondness.
Happy Mother's Day to those of you!
Mother's Day 2002
Some of us have had the good fortune
to be loved as if we were mothers!
Happy Mother's Day to those of you!

In honor of all Mothers,
whoever and wherever you are
have a wonderful Today!