Thursday, March 29, 2012


Been watching the baby eaglets hatching via the Decorah Eagle Cam.  Too cool.  Then, my friend Sarah sends me this video.  Gotta love them eagles!  And, I ain't talking about the football team. YUK.


Thursday, March 22, 2012


Just got back from meeting my cousin for the very first time.  We met thru Ancestry.Com.  What a hoot.  She brought her sister-in-law and we met at the historical society, then had lunch at an irish pub.  We are the same age, have the same haircut, wear the same watch and have similiar glasses.  I'm a little heavier and have white hair, she has salt 'n pepper grey.  Had a great time.  We have the same great-great-great-great-great grandfather.  Even when her sister-in-law wanted to take a second pic of just a 'head shot', we both said, at the same time, ''all jeeze!!''
Started out extremely foggy this morning.  Sun came out for about 3 minutes.  Spose to rain all weekend.  I should mow the yard but what-the-heck.  I'm beat, that hour's drive and all the traffic has wore me out.  Definitely not use to it.  Back when I was working, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.  Guess I'm getting lax and laid back, finally.


Sunday, March 18, 2012


Took Archie to the vets last Monday.  Little brat wouldn't stop licking his front left paw, checked it and he had it raw.  She shaved the hair away and it looked worse.  Treatment of hydro-perox and some special, anti-biotic powder.  Took about 4 days and it is starting to look better.
Had my own doctor's appointment on Wednesday.  Now he wants x-rays of my knees and hips.  Cut back my one med, as I eventually want off of it.  Put me on a new med for my vertigo.  Too soon to tell if it's working.  What doesn't kill ya, makes ya stronger.
Thursday the auctioneer came down to see Dad's tractors.  He moved the date to the next Saturday.  Got a lot to do  now, make sure all are running smooth, and, wax-on, wax-off.
Had breakfast on Friday with the gang.  Dad and Sara finally joined us!  Everyone was thrilled to finally meet him.  The food was outstanding, and, as usual, the 10 of us had a great time.
This coming Thursday I'm meeting my cousin for the first time.  We hooked up thru and she lives in New Jersey.  We seem to have a lot in common and email each other everyday.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


today had to go to town for blood work and a boob-a-gram.  Haven't had one of those in 15 or more years.  The last time was at one of the hospitals in town.  The tech and I started talking and she had 3 mo old twins, her husband had just left her and the more she talked about him, the tighter that machine squeezed.  YEOW!!  I told the doctor when I went in and he poo-pood it and said ''Oh, that can't hurt ya that bad!"  To which I said to him something about 'let's put your balls in one and see how it feels'.

Then, stopped for breakfast.   Mmmmmmm, dried beef gravy on toast and a POT of coffee.  Did I mention it was 'fasting' blood work?  I was extremely hungery.  So, I skipped lunch and had supper tonight with the gang.  Wednesday is Chicken-Pot-Pie night.  I sure do eat good.  If I didn't go out to eat, I wouldn't have anything to write about, huh.

Stopped at Dad's and he's still fussing about the neighbor logging out the woods behind his house.  I keep telling him, 'It's not our woods, dad.'

Archie has been licking his left front paw all week. So, today, Dad held him and I finally got a look at it.  He has it raw between his toes.  So, left dad's and stopped at the vet's to make an appointment.  She and her assistant were in the middle of a spay on a 9 year old Rotty, with 2 dead, deformed puppies inside.  So, after we all trashed the Amish for how they treat their animals, I stayed and watched the procedure.  The dog came thru great and I'm sure she'll feel a lot better.  Wish I had that mammo machine for about 10 minutes, I know whose balls would go in it.  I am amazed he spent the money to save the dog.  Creep.


Monday, March 5, 2012


Just got a call from the insurance company.  Didn't recognize the number so I let it go to voice mail.  It was the claims department.  They had just got the police report and IT WAS MY FAULT!!!  I am so pissed, how can it be my fault when HE hit the side of my truck.  I did not hit him.  Oh, this ain't over.

On a better note.......Saturday, I cut up a wheel barrel load of fire wood and chop some kindling in the morning, as it was raining.  Later the sun came out, I washed the truck and the car.  I think it's been at least 10 years since I've washed them at home.  The car wash is convenient but at $10 a clip, not going there.  Only took an hour for both, but, my back wasn't happy.  The fire company was selling speghetti dinners, I went for take out.  Wasn't bad, good cause.

Sunday, cleaned house. Well, half of it.  Will attack the rest a day at a time.  Expect snow, with blowing, gusting winds, any day now.  Sue and Sarah came over from the farm so Sarah could cut Coco's nails.  Suzy brought me a piece of lemon pie and veggie chili.  MMMMM good.  I gave them a bag of books that Fred's wife had sent down.  Told them to take what they want and pass them on.

Need to finish cleaning the bathroom and take a shower, head to PO and then dad's.

Pray for the folks that went thru the terrible storms.


Thursday, March 1, 2012


Woke up around 5:30, took the dogs out and hit the chair for a nap, sinus' were rampaging and trying to give me a headache.  Real foggy this morning, I was glad I didn't have to drive to work!  Around 10 the sun came out so I'm washing bed sheets and blankets to hang on the line.  However, over towards the river it's getting kinda black looking.  If this was August, I'd swear we were in for a thunderstorm.

March has certainly come in like a lamb.  It's is calm and kinda warm out, almost 50.  More rain heading this way for Saturday, that's OK, I don't have anything planned but to clean house.

Furkids all doing OK.  I think Mary-Fiona is going to be a problem once it warms up.  I let Lily out 'cause she is road-wise and stays in the back yard or at the barn.  The other 4 wouldn't last a day.  I can't let Elijah out unless I'm out.  Charlie and Lucy want no parts of the outdoors.  They were both just about dead when I found each of them.  But, that wild child Fiona is edging towards the door when I go out.  And, she won't listen to me like the other cats.  Gotta go, hang wash.