Saturday, April 13, 2019

Here we go again.....

Yes, here we go again.  My hip has failed for a 2nd time, and I am being seen by an orthopedic specialist this time.  Even though the cup put in with screws, it has managed to partially come loose.  Anytime it moves, I am in pain.  So if all goes well, I will be having another surgery on May 1st, and hopefully this will be the last one.  None of the doctors can explain exactly why this is happening.
This is not what I had planned for this spring. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary 4 days before I enter the hospital.  
I have lost 3 cousins and an aunt since December 18,2018.  The cousins were all several years older than me, in fact one of them has a son my age. My aunt was 93 and had been in bad health for awhile, I was sure hoping to see her just one more time, but there was no way that I could go to Oregon in the past few years, so I talked to her on the phone, until she was moved into a hospice situation.
Seems like about all I post any more is deaths and surgeries, so if that bothers you, I'm sorry.  I was hoping to post about the trip I had planned to Branson MO to meet another Jettie, and go for a ride on the Branson Belle.  Maybe see a couple of shows and just relax and have fun, but that has to be put off now at least until fall. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BELOVED, 365 DEVOTIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN (book review)

Recently, I recieved a request to do a book review for this book.  I haven't done very many reviews lately, but thought this one was worth the time.

As the title says, it is 365 devotions, one for each day of the year.  All of the devotions are short, one page at most.  They are well written and very easy to understand.  I think this book would be perfect for young women between the ages of 10 and 16, and my granddaughter is getting one for her as part of her Christmas gift from us. 

Day 8 explains that we refer to God as Male, and since his son was made in his image, he cane to earth in a male body.  But, women were also made in God's image, just in a female form,  Since this books is meant for young women, it is explaining to them, that they should not feel less because they are female.

Days 184 and 185 cover Boaz and his treatment of Ruth, when she was gleaning the leftovers from his fields.  How he made sure enough was left, and she felt safe there.

This book is published by Zandervan
Written by Lindsay A. Franklin

It is available on Amazon  where I will also post my review.
I recieved a free copy of this book to review.  I recieved no other compensation, and my review is my opinion, only.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

New 'Weenie" dog

I don't know about your other household members, but mine forgets to put things back where they belong, and leaves things to me.  Yesterday, he got a brand new package of hot dogs out, opened them and took one.   I had gone to mop my bathroom floor, and when I came back into the kitchen, the hot dogs were gone, but the grated cheese was still there.  I peeked in the living room and asked did you put the hot dogs in the fridge.  "NO" I said they are gone, bet Copperhead has them.  Yes he did, and he had managed to eat the most of them before we discovered they were missing.     You have to laugh, and hope they don't make him sick, which they didn't.   I'm guessing we won't have hot dogs for lunch today.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

'Tutored' and then company.

We made his appointment, and took him in to get his surgery.  He was not one bit happy to be taken from Dad and out of our sight.  They told us we could pick him up about 3:00pm, and they would call when surgery was over.  He did great, and was ready to come home when we arrived and I don't think he was a bit happy there.  We finally got him into the truck, and when he realized where he was, he laid down in the seat between us, and relaxed until he got home,  Dad took him for a walk around the yard, so he would know where he was and that made him happy.  He came in, got a drink and then some food.   He never acted like he knew there was surgery involved in his 'trip.'

Our grandson, JD loves the Dukes of Hazzard show, he is now 15, but he has watched it, and collected things since he was small.   This weekend, in Gatlinburg TN, Tom Wopat, one of the actors from the show was there, signing autographs and visiting with fans.  JD has autographs of the other actors, so his mom took him to this event.  Yes, his mom drove all the way to Gatlinburg, 9 hrs driving, for him.  I'm sure they are having a great time.  So, while they are gone, Petey, JD's 9 year old dog, gets to stay with us, and he met Copperhead. Considering the difference in size, we were not sure how that would work out, but Petey  introduced himself and out the door they went, together.  Petey weighs about 10 pounds, and I'm guessing that Copperhead is over 40, maybe close to 45.  He whispered to me that they could bring Daisy, their Border Collie, here, and he wold take CP home with him.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Growing like a weed

Yes, he has changed a lot in the 2 months and 6 days he has been here.  He is getting his adult teeth, and those razors are coming out.   I finally held him down and trimmed his dew claws as he manages to hook them in my arms, and they sure hurt.

He has lost his pot belly. 
He will eat almost anything, doesn't like raw carrots, but will eat lettuce, pears, peaches, and almost anything else.  
He will be going to see the vet next week, to be 'tutored' as a friend said, said he didn't want his dog to know what was really going to take place.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Potty Training 101

Being consistant is the key, and I have tried but of course with my physical issues, there are days that it is tough.  He is doing pretty well, most of the time he goes outside so it is good.  

On the other hand, Buddy the weenie dog has an attitude,  you know the regular dog one, it is there, pith on it and walk away.  I've been told that weenies are bad at this, and I sure am glad that CH hasn't followed his example.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Copperhead again

Yes, he is still here and it has almost been two months.  He has decided that his job at night is to be right in front of our bedroom door and make sure nothing gets us.  He sleeps pretty much all night right in that spot, and if we get up he does look to make sure we are not going far.  He understands the word NO, but isn't fond of it and lets us know he thinks he is the boss.  He is very strong willed, but has learned the harness and the leash are his friends, with them, he can go out into the big wide world with dad and smell all the strange things that are not in his fenced world.  When he comes back from the walk, he wants inside the fence, before he comes into the house
I was warned, when we got him, that Siberian Huskies are difficult, they take lots of time, to train.  
Funny, but our nephew got one just about the same time we did, but his is full husky.   I'm thinking I might call him and check on his progress, because from what he said when I did talk to him, made me think that I'm glad mine is only half.