Monthly Archives: December 2006

SNOW!

Yay!  I awoke this morning to snow!  We did get the rain, finally.  I had despaired of even getting that, but it finally came.  Last night I saw we were in a winter weather advisory and they were calling for – oh boy – a whole inch of snow!  Well, it’s better than nothing.  When I got up this morning, there it was! And more to come.  Now maybe 2-4″.  Our last snow of 2006.  Just in time, too. 

I was so tired this morning.  I still feel kind of looopy, like I didn’t get enough sleep.  I know I did because I was having weird dreams when I woke up, but still, I feel sluggish.  I got the results of my thyroid test and it was low again, so they had to up the new dose.  I didn’t take any yesterday because I hadn’t picked it up.  Steve went to get it today and the doctor had called it in to the wrong Walgreen’s.  They offered to fill it for him, but he said that was okay, the other store already had it and it’s not that far, so he went to get it there.  They only had 5 pills, so they’ll fill the rest on Tuesday.  Oh no you won’t.  My prescriptions are free through today!  My new dedictible year starts tomorrow obviously.  I called the first Walgreen’s to see if they would fill the additional 25 pills for me.  Augh. 

I’m so happy about the snow!  Later!

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Pet Grief

We got Charlie’s ashes back today and I’ve been looking at some things on the internet that other people do to memorialize their pets.  The ashes are just in a little cedar box, smaller than a jewelry box (I think if I had saved up all the hair and skin he lost over the past 14 months, the box would be bigger).  Anway, getting them back caused another sad day, but enough of that.  I can’t believe some of the things people do.  Well, I can believe they do it, but the cost of some of this stuff is crazy!  I still have 3 dogs to take care of thankyouverymuch.  One thing I did think was kind of cool, but I don’t even want to know how much is costs is this.  A little bit over the top, but kind of cool at the same time.  I can’t imagine that people do this with people, but I’m sure they do.  Hm.  This site is great for anyone who has recently lost a pet.  It made me feel a bit better.  Mel (bitchsister) sent me a great poem, but I have to get back to work so I can’t post it right now.  Maybe later. 

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Update on the tiger throw

The thing never did show up (haha – I almost typed throw up).  Now I’m wondering where the darn thing is?  Do you suppose maybe she only thought she bought it?  I can’t believe someone would break into a house (in LaVista no less – people break out of LaVista) and then steal one Christmas present.  I’m thinking it was a figment of her imagination. 

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the way to Mindi’s heart…

Pistachio nuts.  I may forgive my MIL for all eccentricities of she contines to give me pistachio nuts.  Yum. 

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Well, Merry Christmas

Life goes on.  I finished up Charlie’s blog and posted some pictures, and added his tribute at the Dachshund Memorial, so I guess it’s all finished.  We pick up his ashes later this week, but I’m thinking with Christmas and everything it will probably be the beginning of the next week.  Then this crying jag will probably start all over again. 

We have to go to Sue’s I guess.  I thought maybe this would be a good reason to stay home, but no one else agrees with me.   Steve wants to have a Tremors marathon when we get home…  That’s right, make sure a man has all 4 movies and he actually wants to WATCH them.  Ugh.  At least we can light a fire in the woodstove and I can fall asleep on the sofa.  Heh.  That’s how I like to watch Tremors! 

Tomorrow we’re having people over for rolls and orange juice.  I had been thinking about making a hash brown omlette, or breakfast tacos, but quite frankly I don’t feel like cooking a darn thing.  So, Pillsbury here we come!  I wanted to get some bagels too, but I don’t think I’ll make it out to the Bagel Bin before they close.  I love Panera bagels too, but I don’t think we’ll have time for that either.  I still have to make a fruit salad, take a shower and get to church by 3:00 –

Never, mind, it didn’t happen.  LOL!  Never made it to church for Christmas.  What a night though.   Mom made special reindeer cookies for everyone out of graham crackers.  Cute, but I don’t like graham crackers.  If we heard once we heard a thousand times, “I made one for everybody.  Did everybody get their reindeer cookie?”  Finally, after she asked about 10 times (seriously) in 15 minutes, I told her to relax and sit down.  Cripes, it’s freaking cookie!  And I hate graham crackers, so I was trying to get somebody to eat mine.  Augh.  Then she bought Sue a tiger throw – which disappeared somewhere between her house and Sue’s.  She’s sure she took it over and it just wasn’t there.  My gosh, you would have thought a she bought her a gold boullion.  Where is it? Where is it?  Steve, do you have it by mistake?  Mindi did you open it by mistake?  Meghan?  Mike?  Amy?  Where’s the tiger throw?  It wasn’t to be found.  Then after we go home she called again to see if any of us had it.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  We all know Sue likes tigers.  We don’t.  If we had the damn thing, I would have given it to Sue.  It’s probably still sitting in her closet, unwrapped because she forgot she put it there.  I could scream.  Then, Steve and I are standing in the living room and she walks up and says, “We’re going to church tonight at 10:30.  Do you think Mindi would want to go?”  Hello! ?  Am I invisible here?  Steve said, “I don’t know, why don’t you ask her?”  “Oh, I didn’t see you there.” Okay, let’s take the loot and run.  I don’t care about dinner.  I just need to get OUT!   Oh, and THEN… No prayer at dinner!  On Christmas for Pete’s sake! 

Too many people, too small of a house, too much smoke, too much clutter, just too much for Mindi without Paxil to take.  We ate and opened presents and finally escaped.  We were home by 9:00.  Ah! 

Steve loves his train and Meg loves her camera.  I love my stuff.  We’re all happy.  Yeah.  One big happy family.  Oy.

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My heart hurts

Charlie went to the Rainbow Bridge today, as planned.  I didn’t know it would hurt this bad.  He actually cried tears when we were at the vet’s office.  I think he just didn’t want to go, but his body was just not able to go on.  I’m glad I believe I’ll see him again.  I couldn’t bear it if I didn’t believe that.

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Charlie Brown – Well-Loved Dog

Well, I think today is the day.  Last night after he ate dinner Charlie got an attack of coughing followed by a sneezing bout – which spewed blood all over the hallway.  I’m pretty sure the majority was coming from his nose, although he was coughing some up too.  Today we’re going to take him into the vet.  I’m so upset I can hardly work tonight.  Otherwise I wouldn’t be here, would I?  

I changed the header at the top of the blog to Charlie’s picture, for a bit anyway.  I’m going to miss him so freaking much.  It’s just amazing how a little dog can just worm his way into your heart.  There’s always been something special about Charlie though, just… something.  Charlie was a puppy mill dog.  Raised in an outside kennel in Missouri, fed crappy food, and never taken inside or loved.  Only used to breed.  When he was no good for that anymore his “owner” took him to the local shelter and asked to have him euthanized.  Luckily the manager of the shelter saw what a loving little guy was underneath the emaciated little body and she didn’t euthanize him, but turned him over to a rescue.  I was just looking through Petfinder.com one day and there was Charlie.  His picture immediately caught my eye.  It was love at first sight! I’ll never forget that picture as long as I live.  He had already lost the hair on his nose and he was up on a fence looking at the camera with those bright little eyes of his.  Steve fell in love immediately too.  In reading his story we discovered that Charlie had many health problems and they were looking for a hospice home for him.  Everyone thought he wouldn’t live more than about 6 weeks, 2 months at most.  The lady (Grandma J) at the rescue just wanted him to have a home where he would be well loved for the rest of his live, no matter how short it was. 

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