Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Myspace Comments - Earth DayWe're trying to be green in our home. We have never once had to pay extra for garbage since we recycle everything we can.

Once it's financially possible, I'd like to get a hybrid vehicle as well. We've also talked about solar power if we were ever to get that far in life.

There are also a lot of green products now available for household cleaning, and I try to take my own bags with me when I grocery shop (remembering is the hard part).

Please, everyone, do your part to help...after all, it is Earth Day!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Boring life..

Since we only have Cora every other weekend, it sure make the rest of our time pretty boring. That 11 yr child of mine sure make my life so much better!!!

I think I've had one of the most boring Saturdays in a LONG time. What did I do?????

I slept in until 9!!!!! Holy COW! I got up, had my coffee and read the paper on line. Once the caffeine kicked in I went to the YMCA for a swim. I have osteoarthritis from the hips down, and major neck/back/spine issues as well. The swimming really helps and I've lost a good 10 lbs since I started in Novemeber. Keep in mind that I couldn't swim or do about ANYTHING for a good 2 months after being diagnoised with anemia and severe vitamin deficiancy. Now that I've got that under control, I can get back on track with my 5:30-6am morning swim. It sure makes a huge difference in my daily stamina.

Back to today. After the swim, I hit the pet store and I switched the dogs food AGAIN. We will be testing Mr Kenzo for all sorts of allergies this winter (once he's been off steroids for 3 mths). I started my own research on food allergies and switched him to an expensive grain free kibble about 2 weeks before the blasted pollen came aournd. So, I've now switcked him again to a less expensive grain free food but with very acceptable ingrediants.

For those with the MayMay withdrawls, here is a video of her saying hello on the phone. Normally it's ellollollollollo but the volume is low. View this montage created at One True Media

Friday, April 11, 2008

Word to the wise...

Don't feed pre-teen girls sugar engorged cinnamon rolls at 9:45 if you want them in bed by 10... Crazy

The sleepover

It's Friday night and we're having a sleep over!! Popcorn and music. Pillow fights and makeup. Boy talk and scary movies. Well, at least that's how it was when I was a little girl. Not anymore.
Cora has my niece, Rylee spending the night. This generation of sleep overs consists of Karaoke and cell phones!

The girls had supper, made homemade cinnamon rolls, and then............


And then we had manicures.

Cora chose black and gold for her school colors and Rylee chose blue and yellow for Down syndrome awareness.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Jeeze I've had enough of all this wet weather! From a snow-filled winter to a rainy spring start, it just wont end!

Right now we are under a tornado warning. Poor Kika, our 10 yr old Shiba, is scared to death of thunder. When we first got her, she was utterly terrified of storms and would wake me up at 2am.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


It's that time of year again, the pollen is in the air and causing all sorts of scratching in our house. Kenzo, our 7 yr old Shiba, has allergies. He's scratching and biting at his skin constantly. We started him on an antihistamine but it's not helping. Back to the Prednesone. An oral steroid is the only thing that will stop the hair loss, bloody scratches and constant itching. Could you imagine your skin itching 24 hours day? Poor buddy.

The vet will only give him 90 more pills, and our first frost wont be for another 6-7 months! Steroids are not meant for long term and are not good for the body. This winter we will need to get him allergy tested so we know where to start with injections (possibly) that may or may not work. Boy is he going to hate us for a while!

Here are a few pictures of Kenzo

This winter, normal and healthy looking

A few years ago..bad quality but you can see by his right eye that there is blood from scratching. The left eye was kind of gooey. Steroids and antibiotics cleared it up. If we don't put him back on the medicine, he'll look just like this again. Poor buddy.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Check's in the mail!

We got a check today! Just a little bit of cash from Microsoft. Joe and I were unsure what the heck this was for so I thumbed through my memory bank..and thumbed and thumbed...and then I remembered..

Months ago, heck maybe even years ago, I got something from Microsoft..something to do with a class action suit. After trying to sift through the legal mumbo jumbo, I realized that I might qualify for some type of monetary settlement. Of course, I didn't expect to see anything from it, but I thought I might as well give it a try. What's a little bit of time on the computer? So I got online, filled out the forms and hit the submit button. Never thought a thing of it since.

After a crappy Monday, it was good to come home to that!


Sunday, April 6, 2008


Yesterday was gorgeous. The sun was shining, the air was fresh. The wind was a little crisp but then again, it is April in Iowa.

My tulips are on their way and I've got these strange little purple/blue flowers growing in my yard. I've never had these delicate little blossoms arrive before, and I'm not sure what brought them this year!

We've had a pretty mellow weekend. We did some light housework and laundry. Let me tell you, it was not a weekend for sweeps on TV cuz our viewing pleasures were far from pleasurous. B-o-r-i-n-g!SmileyCentral.com

I got out my beading and tried to get the creative juices flowing, to no avail. I put it all back and decided it was just a weekend to do nothing.

Supper is in the oven. I was craving Oven Fried Rice..such an easy and great dish. Joe might run up to the store to rent a movie. We're both crawling out of our skin from boredom yet neither of want to do anything about it. Sigh.

Neither of of ever thought we'd be excited for a Monday to come. I guess we're just not use to having NOTHING TO DO over a weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My First Post

This is my first attempt at blogging, so please be patient with me!