Saturday, November 29, 2008

another day.....

So what do you get when you take my house, with it's dog, cat and way too much stuff in it and add DS, his girlfriend and their dog.....? A complete and total mess. DS doesn't travel light, he always brings his laundry, his xbox, his guitar and various other goodies. The dog came with a cage big enough to park a 4wheeler in. It's messy, chaotic and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I got my annual notice for my meeting with the powers that be for work. I always have my meeting in January or early February but this year they decided to shake it up a bit and do it in December. That means I have to do organize a years worth of paperwork, do the rest of my continuing education online and various other stuff before Wednesday. If I don't finish I won't have a job and the way my life is moving right now, it could go either way. Tomorrow I volunteer for the museum, take my cousins family portraits for Christmas and dinner with SH. I'm pretty sure I will be able to do organize a couple of months worth between all of that.

SH is now sick and I have a feeling he is passing it back to me. I need to get a flu shot but I can't get over a cold long enough to go get it. It is supposed to snow/rain tonight and I would love to just crawl under the covers, watch tv and sleep.

Now I must go, DS's pony dog is looking at me with an odd look and I'm figuring that may mean he wants to go out. Both dogs have been running around outside and have discovered a colony of flea's that must have decided to tough out the cold weather until a host could show up so tonight both dogs get a dip in the tub and some new frontline.

Have a great Sunday~

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


My poor DS called this morning to tell me his dog Gideon had passed away. He was so upset he couldn't get the words out. He had taken him to the vet hospital yesterday morning because he was so sick and they called him this morning to inform him Giddy didn't make it. He is completely devastated. He is on his way out here to have his daddy help him build a casket of some sort and to bury his buddy. It's going to be a long day, my son is very soft hearted and loves his animals. Gideon is the one between DS's feet.

I place part of the blame on the vet. DS had taken the dogs twice to get shots and both times the vet put him off saying they needed other things worse. Once it was flea and worm medicine and the next time it was allergy medicine. He told DS that he didn't want to give them shots until the allergies and other stuff was better. Gideon tested negative for all dog diseases yesterday but the vet said it had to be parvo because of the symptoms. He tested him over and over and it was always negative. I guess we will never know because DS wouldn't let them do an autopsy. He will blame himself because he could have gotten the shots later but put it off.....I hear his car....time to go.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Why I don't let superhubby buy my medicine

I'm still here, with absolutely no voice. I have been able to sleep a bit the last 24 hours, I just wake up coughing every little bit.
Last night Superhubby came home from his little old ladies house and said "Honey, Little old lady has been sick too and she said that the antibiotics the doctor gave her didn't work until she took some metamucil."
You have to remember that I can't all. I sat and looked at SH and finally wrote "are you sure thats what she took?" (I've been carrying around a notebook so no one misses any of my wisdom.)

After a few minutes I came up with mucinex...which I'm pretty sure would have helped her congestion a lot more than metamucil.....and I won't be sending SH to pick up any cold medicine for me.

Monday, November 17, 2008


The creeping crud has caught up with me. I went to the doctor today and she said bronchitis and laryngitis. I think all that means is that I can't talk....not even a squeak. I think SH is getting tired of me snapping my fingers when I need him to read my lips. What this really means is I won't be working at least a couple of days this week. The doctor said stay in bed but she doesn't have the kind of job I vacation days.... no sick days, no work =no pay. The good new is that even though I cough all the time and can't sleep because of the cough I don't feel horrible. I don't feel good by any stretch of the imagination, but what I feel is just a slight misery that can be helped with a few tylenol or ibuprofen. I'm off now to throw on some comfy clothes and crawl beneath a blanket and watch it snow out the window. It isn't sticking but it is still pretty coming down.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amish country part 2

The weather was overcast and that really made it difficult to take pictures of farms. I still tried a few just because I love to take pictures, but none of them are very good. I just love the size of their houses and the fact that they are always so neat and tidy.

Most farms have at least 2 houses. The grandparents give the big house to the children when they start having children and build themselves a "dawdy" house near the bigger house.

Gas was much cheaper there than it is here. When we left we drove about 3 hours west before starting home (south) and actually bought gas for 1.74. Here it is still 2.25. I figure this amish guy was parking his buggy here to laugh at all us having to fill up.
One thing I noticed was the large amount of toilet paper strung from the trees, signs and buildings in one town. I'm not sure whether English boys did it or some Amish teens in their Rumspringer were out playing some tricks. I also noticed that a couple of Amish women who were running shops were on the phone all morning. They don't have phones at home but as soon as they get to work they talk and talk. Most talk in their native German mix so you can't understand but they throw some English in too.
Saturday there was one room open in our hotel. I later heard the office clerk tell someone a couple of Amish boys had come and rented it so they could watch the Ohio State game. I guess even during Rumspringer they have good taste.
Now I am off to take some Ibuprofen and get under some blankets to try to hide from this creeping crud I feel trying to overtake my body. Have a great week!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Our trip to Amish country was nice. I had a great time and spent way too much money buying way too much stuff for my house....and my tummy. I came home with brick cheese, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, cheese spread, cheese ball, peanut butter spread (YUM), cinnamon butter and a huge zit beside my lip. It doesn't really show up in the picture like I thought it would and yes I know my hair is is my day off from work and I am not messing with it, or makeup.

I love to drive around and take pictures. These fodder shocks are everywhere in the fields. They don't use them as we do, for decoration, they use them for food for the animals and since they have to cut theirs and tie by hand it takes days.

The first day we were there it was overcast and rainy all day. We were driving by this farm around sunset and the sun peaked through the clouds with an orange glow. This is straight out of the camera other than cutting it down so my dial up doesn't die trying to upload it.

I don't take pictures of Amish people because they don't like to have their pictures taken. I do, however, take pictures of their farms if they aren't around.

These trees outside our hotel were gorgeous. We tried to find out what kind they were but no one seemed to know.
A trip to Amish country isn't really a trip until you eat here. It is an entire restaurant serving what I like to call comfort food......all white food covered in gravy. I got the salad bar. I really did and I ate a salad right before my turkey on homemade 2 inch thick white bread with mashed potatoes between the halves of the sandwich, all covered in gravy arrived at our table. When we got finished we waddled back to the hotel and I paced the parking lot for a couple of hours until I was able to lay down without throwing up. The next night the other people who went with us all went back but SH, DD and I decided one night being miserable was enough. The next trip I am getting the large mashed potato dinner that is covered with chicken noodles. I'm already planning(-;

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


The weather is gorgeous! The sky is blue, the trees are showing off for me and the temperature is a lovely 72. I love this time of year. These trees currently brighten the world outside my bedroom window.

These trees are right off of the end of my front porch.

SH and my dad spent the day dragging dead trees out of the woods to warm us for the winter. SH is on vacation this week, but we can't let the old ladies find out.

In a few days we leave for Amish country, to eat, shop, shop and then eat some more. Did I mention eat?

Thursday SH has an appointment to get my car inspected. Remember the car? The one he has been rebuilding for ever and ever quite awhile? It is finally almost finished and I may even get to drive it a week or two before he gets transfered to Charleston and has to drive it because of the gas mileage. When and if he gets transfered that will add an additional 80 miles a day to his commute, on top of the 5o he drives now. You can't do that in a Ford explorer....especially his that has 185,000 miles on it and gets about 15 miles to the gallon.

I hope everyone got out to vote today and I wish for you the same weather we are having. This weekend when we are going to be walking around small amish towns the weather is supposed to be high in the 40's and rain....I guess you can't have it all.