Monday, April 14, 2014

Addie has me in training...

Here is a recent picture of Addie, Let me tell you she has me in training for when Jack our Grandson becomes a toddler.... I think I have lost 5 pounds in 10 days.... She is not house broken.... And Remmy is showing her how to go out.... But I have to keep getting up when she starts sniffing and then she goes out... No accidents yesterday or today.... Saturday I was furious because she had 3 ....we would take her out and she would pee and then come  in and pee to.... I decided to control her water..... And I ended up shampooing the carpet not knowing we were going to have 4 inches of rain on Sunday.... and the muddy paws....Oh my were the paw prints  all over my rug.... They are cleaned up now..... She is a lot of work, I figure she has me in training for Jack...

Hope your having a wonderful day....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

So much done,

Russ took off a half of a day on Thursday and Friday off.....
Thursday we took our new puppy to the Vets...... Vet said she was not pure German Shepherd....She is part of one of the Arctic dogs.... either a Alaskan Malamute, Husky or a Belgian  Malamar We will find out as she gets older.... We are not mad...We love her.... She is getting so much better with us  and she is Russ's dog.... Follows him all over the place....

On Friday Russ and I went to Menards and bought grass seed and mulch and we cleaned up the front yard and spread the mulch in the front yard gardens.... It looks so nice out front.... It felt good...We used red mulch and our new next door neighbor said it looked really nice....

Talking about the next door neighbor.... We have lived in our home for 18 years come December.... There have been so many people who lived in that house...It was a rental for a long time by a crooked landlord...He is in jail now....Someone bought the house and it needed a lot of work inside....What they did is flip the house.... There has been two others since they flipped the house.....Well these neighbors have BOUGHT the house.... We were so thrilled they bought it....We talked to him for a while.... They are a sweet couple....Probably about 15 years younger than Russ and I....They are working on the yard and taking care of it... So he told us he liked the red mulch.... Told him we bought it at Menards.....So we are excited about have some neighbors who will stay awhile...I am not against renters... We were renters for a long time.... but we stayed in one place till another job came up and they we left the state we were living in...

Friday night I went to see my grandson... Love holding this little fellow.... He seems to want to sleep in my arms....He gets so comfortable in my arms.... Love him dearly....

This morning, I went food shopping and Russ worked on the back yard.... He tore down one of the gardens that were in the lower part of the yard .....He put down grass seed.... And it looks so nice right now... We decided If we want more gardens we will put them somewhere I can walk around better....

I cleaned up the inside of the house.... We are having to puppy proof our home....She is sneaky at pulling things off the tables....At least my home will look nice....  I shampooed the living room and hallway....It looks so much nicer.....Even tho the carpets are almost 18 years old... We are saving to get new flooring...By the time we have enough saved  for the flooring the puppy should be totally house broken....

Tomorrow we are suppose have rain... Of course all week they were saying Saturday and Sunday we were suppose to have rain.... none today.... So we shall see.... but we are taking time to rest on Sunday....

Well I hope your weekend is going great.... Todd I have been thinking of you.... Love you Bro.... ((((HUGS))))

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gorgeous day....

It is a gorgeous day today.... Windy this afternoon but I can deal with that....

Our new member of the family (puppy) is doing great.... I sometimes think it is way to easy.... Remmy has taken her under his wing and I can not believe how much patience he has and I was so afraid we would have to gradually put them together...How wrong I was.... Sidney and Crosby are now coming  upstairs.... Crosby was very scared and he could probably bring her down.... But he doesn't know his strength... We have a very old couch down stairs and he somehow crawled  up into the back of the pillow and could not get out....I had to cut the back fabric off so we could get him out... And he was very happy... The  couch was going to go to the dump very soon as it is beyond repair because the frame is very week and we have boards across where you sit because the springs are broken...We have tried everything....It is a huge couch....and everyone has a hard time getting off the couch....Crosby and Addie ( Puppy) sniffed nose to nose this morning and my heart stopped for a second as I didn't know what was going to happen....After sniffing Addie left.... And Crosby was okay...He actually stayed  up stairs and sat on the couch watching the birds out the window.....It felt good to see that..... I know they will all be best buddies....

I was going to go see our other newest family member Jack.... But Jessica had her dad coming for lunch so I decided to stay home and tackle the front door..... Our front door facing the street is navy blue.....When I add a wreath to the front door you can not see the wreath very well because it is way to dark..... So I painted primer on the door to cover the navy blue..... I have two coats of primer on the door now... I am deciding if I should put a third coat on.... Or paint two coats of the white paint I bought...I will decide tomorrow.... Want this project done tomorrow..... So this will knock one project off my list of 15.....

Russ took Thursday and Friday off.... We have a vet appointment for Addie on Thursday.... Going to be pricey but we knew that.... We will set an appointment for her to have her spayed and have a microchip put in for her when she is old enough...... Then Friday and Saturday we are going to tackle some of the projects we have on the list of 15..... Mainly it is yard work...Moving a lot of bricks around to different places in the yard.. On Sunday we are resting.. We are changing our back yard so in a few years when we retire we will have a few gardens for veggies and everything else will be grass..... We plan on hiring someone in the neighborhood or a gardener who also snow shovels in the winter.... this is in a few years.....So we are starting now.... We want to continue with a small garden....

Hope your day has been filled with many blessings.....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A new addition to our family

On Saturday we called about a puppy that  is German Shepherd....And we went to see her and fell in love with her....We are deciding on her name...She is very Timid and a bit scared of her new home and being away from her momma...But that is expected coming to a new  home... She  loves our Golden Retriever...Remmy has taken her under his wing.... She follows him every where.... And I was not sure how he was going to take her.... But he has so much patience and has taught her to go outside.... She didn't know how to climb stairs and he taught her and she flies up and down the stairs now...We have had her just over 24 hours and she is sharp as all....Learns so quick....
Please excuse the back yard... I took the pictures before we de-pooped after a LONG winter.... It looks much nicer now... We are going back and forth on her name.....
 
 
Remmy and Puppy....
 As I said he literally has taken her under his wing...
Her first time out with Remmy and was very timid .... As Russ said a brave germy we have... :)
Hope you enjoyed your weekend....

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kileen, Texas...

My heart goes out to Fort Hood in Kileen Texas..... I have been praying for the families of wounded ones and the families of the ones who lost the love of their lives.....War is so hard on our Men and Women.... I know there are many who are praying for our Military....

I just want to ask if you can pray for someone who I know  that was just deployed for 6 months.... His name is Brandon....  His wife is my daughters best friend and I think of Barbara as my daughter as well.... So Brandon is very special to me and I pray everyday for Brandon.... Brandon is in the Air Force....

Today is 2 months that Holly has been gone...I can hardly believe 2 months has flown by....Every day I miss her..... She use to sleep right at my feet by the couch..... I would ask her to move when I had gotten up to do something and she would be right there by the couch..... I sometimes catch myself looking by the couch when I come towards it expecting her to be there... My dear sweet husband knows I miss her terribly and looks on line for German Shepherd puppies..... He shows them to me and I am just not there yet..... I keep telling him that I am not ready and he knows me well.... I am ready but I feel guilty in getting one right now.... Plus I am not ready to deal with a puppy....Yes I could get a older one but I am not sure how it will go with Remmy and the three cats.... So I will do without one right now.... I feel by the end of summer....

There is a Mastiff for sale and I wouldn't mind having one....Yes we go big when we get dogs.... I remember my brother's friend David Nevins who had a Volkswagen Beetle and he had a Mastiff and the dog would be taking up half of the beetle.... I thought that dog was awesome...

Keep Kileen, Texas in your prayers... We went to Kileen, Texas when we lived in Temple, Texas.... So a lot of things we see are reminders of that time there....