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Archive for the month “January, 2013”

All Jacked Up – Day 4

Well, day 1 went without a hitch.  It was sunny and 70 degrees Monday.  Days 2 and 3….well they didn’t get any work done.  Tuesday it rained all day and Wednesday the temps plummeted and it snowed.  Today is day 4.  The holes they dug are all full of icy water.  The workers aren’t here yet, so am guessing today is a bust as well.  Kind of a bummer because the dogs have tracked in so much mud.  My kitchen floor is completely covered with muddy paw prints….so gross and it is driving me nuts.




All Jacked Up (Day 1)

Unfortunately the front of our house has settled, and we are having to have piers installed….in other words the house is getting all jacked up.  This is day 1.


The view from the living room window.


Controlled mess….


The main construction guy and Glen discussing dirt bikes…..hmmmm


Glen always likes talking about dirt bikes…..and he looks good in his protective gear 🙂



She is looking comfortable isn’t she? 

We Adopted

Glen and I decided to get another dog.  I know a lot of folks like to have purebred dogs, but there is nothing better than rescuing a mutt in desperate need of a forever home.  We decided to go with The Animal Rescue Alliance (TARA) out of Kansas City.   Last night we went to meet one of their dogs named Daisy Lou.  She was a sweet heart, but we didn’t feel that she would be a good fit, so they let us meet Faith.  Faith turned out to be the right dog for us. 


This was taken right before we left to bring Faith home.  That is Faith on the right.  We are aren’t taken with her name and have decided to rename her Lucy. 

Formulating a Plan


Lilly:  I must figure out how to get those delectable birdies on the other side of this window.

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

In our quest to eat more healthy, I decided to make a recipe I saw on the show The Chew.  It is a recipe from Daphne Oz.  First I had to chop up a bunch of vegetables.


This is what it looked like after it was done cooking.


You can find the recipe here  –

The soup was good, but it really tasted like it needed something.  I ended up putting in some salsa verde for a little acidic touch and some kick.  It did the trick. 

Not just for birds


Squirrel:  (humming) Hmmmm…hmmmm…hmm hmm hmm


Squirrel:  Brrr….that water is so cold!

Getting Sleepy



She likes getting a massage

Lilly sure does love getting her ears rubbed.  I’m surprised she isn’t drooling with her mouth hanging open like that.


Did Someone Say Yogurt?

Our dog, Petey, has tummy troubles.  About once every week or two he gets a very upset tummy….and we have no idea why.  We switched his food and it did help a little bit.  Now we have decided to try mixing some yogurt in with his food to see if that would help any.  However, since we now add yogurt to his food, we have to watch and make sure that the cat doesn’t bully him away from his bowl.


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