Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fur blanket

This is what I see before I fall asleep. A one-ear-up corgi beached/kerflopped over me. Sometimes she rolls and I end up with a mouthful of fur.

I love this dog.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Drink! Drink! Drink!

Pads: DRINK already, dammit!!! Stop looking at yourself in the reflection of the drinking water bowl!!! Arrogant cat, I'm thirsty!

Frankie: But I'm so beautiful....

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Cat in abox

New usage for puzzle lids. Thanks Pads--I didn't need to look at the puzzle picture for reference or anything. As long as you're comfy, old man.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, February 18, 2013

Springtime to-do: Deck TWO

Every year, I find myself sitting down and writing springtime to-dos. Last year, it was the deck.... a project which left me so wiped that I didn't do much else for the rest of the summer.

Lazy BUM, right?

Hm, maybe not. I did also re-side the chicken coop....

So, I suppose some things got done last summer.

This summer, it's more of the same. After comparing the price of pea rock versus deck 2 and the costs being about the same, I get to build deck 2. It's going right next to deck 1, and it will be the same size: 20'x14'.


This deck gets a pergola over the top of it. However, since we chose a metal canopy for deck 1:

... I thought that we'd go with a metal pergola for deck 2 (You know, for some consistency and then we wouldn't have to replace rotten wood in a few years). I found this one for not a bad price:

So, I think we're going to go with this one. It looks VERY close to the price of our canopy. If it isn't, we'll paint it (probably spray-paint).

I envision a final deck area looking like this:

I love the greenery!! If I can get the deck done in the next few months, we can plant and maybe even get some green for shade this summer. That'd be pretty splendid.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New hat for Bob!!

I bought some new yarn and made Bob a hat!! My grandmother would be so proud. :)

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dinner and ballet

Pretty sweet evening-- comp tickets to ballet (Swan Lake) and dinner beforehand paid for with a groupon!!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Old Man.

The other day, I was driving and Bob was sitting in the passenger seat, reading the local newspaper. Here's our conversation:

Bob: See, now that's just not fair.
Me: What isn't?
Bob: There are so many cool activities at the Campbell Center.

(note: The Campbell Center is a community center, but most often frequented by senior citizens)

Me: Um,... oh? (trying to not grin)
Bob: Yes. Pinochle. Bridge. Mahjong. I have to work, and I'm about 40 years below their average attendee.
Me: (Silence, raising one eyebrow at Bob, trying not to giggle)
Bob: Yes, I know. It's just not fair. I should have been born 65.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I had the afternoon off, so bob and I headed for the hills. There, we found 5 1/2 feet of snow awaiting!! We took maddie and bailey - roxy stayed home because she would tire out after only a quarter mile or so in the snow. Note to self (though bob thinks this is ridiculous): make a backpack that will fit roxy!

Roads were clear, there were blue skies, and the temperature was right at freezing, so it was pretty darn nice!!

And, clearly, both dogs loved it!

Maddie, not having webbed toes like bailey, got an ice build up in her toes, so we had to help her out. She's pretty tough though -next time we'll try her wearing booties. Sounds wacky, but they're rei tough dog booties, so they just might work!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oh the fur...

Just a typical night. This also helps to explain our need for a heavy duty roomba vacuum. Thank goodness we have one.

Oh and Roxy is asleep at the base of the couch and thus out of sight. And pushy is prowling outside.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

New phone!!

Well, finally data plans got so low that they matched my regular phone plan. So, I'm now the proud owner of- gasp!- a smart phone!!

Hopefully this means more posts from the uber -slacker me.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone