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Nothing to beware from your old friend Aubie. How are you? Hope all is well with you

Weather always a topic. Rain here surprise surprise. Another round of bad storms for a lot of people. Let everyone know how you are.

Supper tonight is up in the air. My weekend starts Friday afternoon so I don't usually worry to much. Made something I saw on YouTube this week called shipwreck casserole. Not a whole lot different than most. This one had pork and beans so I was all over it. I've maid it before, I'm 4.

Also want to know what is on your mind and plans. I have mentioned before that I like to watch the On The Road segment and this one was particularly special. Also good to see bad eating habits do go away. Watch and see.

 

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Beware the Ides of March LOL Here is a kicker for you. Received one of those note cards in the mail yesterday. From my mother's half brothers wife.
She was telling me my uncle died on March 22 What yesterday was only the 14th. So was she planning to do away with him on the 22nd. I am confused.
Read the card again and this time I read the whole date. It was March 22, 2017.

Like he has been dead for practically 2 yrs. So why bother writing and telling me now. I remember when they were just dating. She was bitc*y then.

Anyway. daughter came up this morning with the baby and his brother and sister. No school for them today as it was teacher in-service day. Played and feed him and got him to smile a couple of times He will be 2 months old the 23rd. He stays awake a little more now so I don't have to wake him up to talk baby talk to him. LOL>

My search for a new pet is still ongoing. Since the rescues don't have many to choose from except lots of Pit Bull crossed I have expanded the search to breeder in Ohio. I got shell shocked at the prices for a puppy. One Newfie pup was $3750.00 dollars. others start out at as low as $1300.00. Did find a nice GSD pup for $800. 8 weeks old and both ears pointed to the sky while his litter mates still had ears bent over. I guess I can tell everybody this: I miss my cat waiting for me to go to bed so she could jump up and sleep on my back. LOL

It reached about 75 F here yesterday Saturday is supposed to be cold with some snow thrown in. I am not complaining one bit about the weather as others have had a really really bad winter compared to mine.
 

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TGIF! Surprisingly, no rain. Even though it said yesterday we'd get thunderstorms tonight...I'm OK with this, because I wanna ride outside after work! I've been enjoying the outdoor riding a lot better compared to riding in the indoor...thanks daylight savings. LOL. :Lol:

Kinda rough day at work, but it's 1hr til 5...so pushing through it!

Don't really have anything planned this weekend. Same old stuff. It's gonna be kinda nice out & sunny, so that'll be good. The mud is drying up...*knocks on wood*.

Today is also Promise's 6TH birthday!!!!!! :) & in less than 2mos it'll be a year since I got her. :D
Can't wait to spoil her tonight!
 

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Our flooding is starting to go down a bit. The lake in our backyard/alley is now only a few inches deep rather than over a foot deep. Still no water in our basement so that's great. Horses are back out in their barn/pasture now that the water has gone down, and it's sunny today so they were running around on the south-facing slope enjoying a spot with no ice/snow for the first time in months. I think we can salvage enough hay that stayed dry to keep them fed until the grass comes in, which is good, because there are a ton of people who lost all of their hay and are frantically looking for some, and there just isn't anything to be found.

Our remaining dog has really slowed down the past couple of weeks after we put down our older one. He's 12, so we're hoping it's melancholy from being an only dog for the first time in his life and arthritis and not something more serious. He has a vet appointment in the morning and I'm worried. He's my buddy, I hope to have him around for a few years yet, and it's hard to watch him looking old when my dogs usually don't look old until 14 or later. Good thoughts for him would be appreciated. He's still active and barking and eating and playing but he's just not himself and he's avoiding stairs, slippery floors, and jumping. His renal values bear watching after his kidneys were damaged by a med, and his tummy seems upset every now and then, so who knows. I hope it's something we can treat and have him around for awhile yet. The Ides of March have not been good to him. He always seems to get ill around the middle of March. When he was a puppy only 10 weeks old, he got so gravely ill on St. Patrick's Day we thought we would lose him. He went from fine to high fever and limp as a dishrag in two hours. The vet pulled him through and the next morning he was right as rain again, but we never did find out what had happened. No testing showed anything wrong. I don't know if it's the spring melting that releases some sort of microbe into the yard that bothers him or what, but in his whole life and living in three different houses, he's had to see the vet for something wrong mid-March every year but one. He's not happy as an 'only dog' but so far I haven't found the 'right' pup for us -- a good work/show pup can take months or years to get. If he doesn't pick up soon, I may have to bring my parents' dog (our dog's son, actually) to live with us for awhile.

The sun is out for the first time in three weeks, and looks to stay that way for the upcoming days, so everyone's spirits are lifting. People are out walking. I've seen people in the library today who haven't been in since October. Winter has loosened it's grip. We may still get more snow, but after April 1, it doesn't tend to stick around for long. We probably won't do anything for St. Patrick's Day -- sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. I really don't feel like it this year. It's been a tough month with losing one dog, the other showing his age, bad weather, some unexpected expenses, and such. We had a nice vacation last week, though, so that was a blessing. We needed the break.
 

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@aubie That video was so heartwarming. What a lovely little girl!


My daughter has agility practice with her Border Collie tomorrow morning. Class will be taking place in the park to prepare for a trial in a few weeks. It is supposed to be 74F/23C and sunny so a good day to play at the park. After that we will go to the barn to visit Lulu. The trainer didn't know if she would be able to work Lulu tomorrow because she has so many lessons to teach. I'm planning to give Lulu a good grooming since she is shedding her winter coat. Sunday will be yard work. Husband is replacing an irrigation line and I need to get the hedge trimmers out and prune a few plants so they will not be in his way.



Sloppy Joe's for dinner tonight. A favorite for my husband and son. My daughter and I don't like that meal so I'll have a salad and the kid went for a late lunch at McDonald's with a bunch of friends so I'm hoping she won't be too hungry and just have a snack.
 

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This is not a TGIF kind of Friday for me. I had a horrible day.

I've been trying to fix some structural issues on the front porch of my house and the township as been a huge thorn in my side. They became an even bigger pain this morning by informing me they need me to do even MORE things to get the proper permits to do the work. I'm out of money and out of patience. I've been bouncing between feeling angry and anxious all day. This project involves a lot of concrete and masonry work so it was expensive to begin with but my township requires everything you touch and everything around the things you touch to be brought up to modern code. When you have a 94 year old house, pretty much nothing is up to code, so what started out as fixing a single concrete slab has now turned into a total rebuild and defacing of the front of my house and I am NOT pleased.

The icing on the cake is when my husband texted me this afternoon that it was raining in one of our bedrooms. An attic window is leaking now, and thanks to the township nearly doubling the cost of our porch renovation, we can't afford to fix the leaky attic window properly so we busted out the duct tape to seal off the leaky window.

Someone shoot me now.

The only upside is I got to spend a little time with my pony. It's been a long and busy winter trying to get work done around the house so I've just been cleaning her stall and that's about it. I didn't get to ride because it was storming while I was at the barn, but spending time thoroughly grooming her was just the therapy I needed.
 

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Today was farrier day and tomorrow I'm meeting a friend for lunch. Went to Sam's Wednesday and bought some ground beef so tonight I was browning it to then package in 1# increments and throw in the freezer. Makes it handy to have ground beef already browned for chili or spaghetti sauce or sloppy joes or whatever since I can never remember to lay meat out ahead of time. Anyway hubby decided he wanted a burger so he had that and I fixed a box of Kraft mac n cheese and stirred in some of browned beef and that's what the dog (just a little dribbled over his dry food) and I had. I'm 4 right along with you @aubie. LOL I hope I'm not doing anything on Sunday because I'm ready for a day of rest.
 
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