Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Road to 10

It started on January 26, 2002, but we didn't meet her until March.
 How could we resist this face.
With BIG brother Tyson(Mr. Wrinkly Pants)

She loved him.

Very, very much.
He taught her to play.

She grew up.
On Dec 5th 2002 she lost her best friend, Tyson. She was very depressed.
So we got her an Edgrrr for Christmas.
 She taught him to play.

She showed him her stuff in agility.
Then we packed them both up and moved from Chicago to Florida.
On Feb 20th 2011 she lost her second best friend, Edgrrr.
On August 22nd 2011 she lost a leg to cancer. But she's a survivor
.........and today is her 10th Birthday
Sweetheart, may you have many more!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Say Hello To My Little Friend......

The Husband got me this for Christmas.  It's great.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2 Weeks In

I can't believe we are already 2 weeks into 2012!  It seems all I have been doing is working, working and well, more work.

Lily has been doing just great!  She had a check up on the 3rd and everything is good.  Her puncture wound is still not healed all the way ( I guess the chemo slows healing) but it's getting there.  Now that all the chemo and antibiotics are pretty much out of her system she is much more playful and energetic.  She is even cutting through the tiled kitchen floor to get to the backdoor rather than going the long way through the living room.  And she has been chewing her rawhides!  Sometimes it's the little things that make you smile!

We are looking forward to her 10th birthday on the 26th.  I told her we would make a meatloaf for her special day..................she is waiting with anticipation.

In between all the working I've been doing, I have managed to work on some of my New Year's goals.  I have worked out more these past 2 weeks but didn't get any walking time in this week as The Husband was out of town and I was too tired to motivate myself in the evening(sometimes a partner helps). 

I have managed to reduce my stash by a few yards by sending some cute dog fabric over to Dachsies with Moxie who is making a quilt for Sandra at KissABulls who lost 5 of her precious dogs in a house fire.  I am also working on another sewing project that I do not have pictures of yet but have used up about 5 1/4yds on it.  It is an ongoing project so should use up a lot more. And believe me there is plenty more to use up!

I have not reduced my credit card debt by any more than my monthly payment so far.  But I also have not added to it, so that is a good thing.

I still have not made the perfect pair of pants.

It's time for me to go park my fanny in my recliner and enjoy what is left of the NFL season.  My picks for the super bowl match up this year......Green Bay and Denver.......a girl can dream!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


......somthing that is resolved;  firmness of resolve.

resolve: to reach a firm decision about.

Do you make resolutions? I don't, they usually come back to bite you in the a$$, haunt you.  But this year I am setting a few goals for myself.

1) Reduce my fabric stash. It is out of control and taking over.  I have a plan I will share at a later date.

2) Be more active. Walk after dinner at least once a week whether The Husband is home or not. Bike, hike or kayak at least once a month. We live in a beautiful area and need to enjoy the resources it has to offer.

3) Reduce our credit card debt.  We got hit with a lot of costly surprises this year - Eddy's illness, The Husband's 3 surgeries (1 major, 2 minor), Lily's surgeries and treatments and car issues.  It has really added up.

4) Make the perfect pair of pants. This maybe the hardest one to achieve!

That's it! Nothing I can't handle.  I'll assess my progress on a quarterly basis. Should be totally manageable or it will all come back to bite me in the a$$ haunt me!

Here's to hoping that 2012 is better than 2011.........................