Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just A Couple Winter Days


At 7AM, got up.

Fed the dogs turkey and gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the cats tuna and cleaned up their room.

It was cold, only 10 degrees today.

I took apples out for the moose.

No mail today because of Federal Holiday.

Zim sleeping on Ben's bed

 Solitary Moose visits to eat apples

Hubby brought home fish sandwiches from Arby's, but stayed down at the shop for over an hour. I tried calling him, but he would not answer his phone. I had to get in the Jeep to go find him.

We watched Star Trek Voyager on TV and ate dinner. No good shows in the dead of winter. Went to bed at 10PM.


Had endometriosis pains at 2AM so I took some aspirin. Slept soundly for the rest of the night. Wilson & Zim were in bed with me, sleeping between my legs.

At 8AM, got up and made the beds.

Fed the dogs turkey and gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the cats tuna and cleaned up their room.

Started laundry. Started dishes.

Put away laundry. Put away dishes.

Wilson eating a bone on the back of the couch

Paid more bills.

Cut up apples and took them outside for the moose.

Sunday, January 15, 2017



Got up at 7AM.

Hubby put together tuna breakfast for the kittens and fed them. He let them out of their room.

He made eggs for the dogs.

Then sat around and watched his morning automotive shows.

I started the truck at 10AM to let it warm up. Hubby got dressed.

I started laundry and dishes.

We took the dogs to walk in Spirit Lake at the high school. Picked up lattes at the espresso stand. Then we stopped to get donuts at Miller's.

Drove back home. Hubby installed the switch for the new Sauna. Then he made bacon.

I used the Sauna and when I came out, Momma Moose and her baby were out eating the apples inthe yard. They used the Salt lick, then settled down in the snow for a nap.

 Mother Moose & Baby come to eat & rest

We drove into town in the Jeep to see KR.

Hubby stopped to get lattes at Jitterz.

Talked to KR at her home for quite a while. Then we left to get groceries in Rathdrum at Super One.

Drove home, put away groceries.

Hubby used the Sauna and then took a shower later. 

Went to bed at 10PM. I was really tired from using the Sauna.

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Cats woke us up at 6:30PM. Would not let us sleep late.

Hubby got up and made eggs for the dogs.

I started laundry and dishes.

I made eggs for myself.

We took dogs to walk in the park. There was too much snow. People were snowshoeing thru the park in the tire tracks that we had to wait for, then we drove the Dually back into the park.

Walked a short ways thru the deep snow back by the Frisbee area.
Lake Pend Oreille

Loaded the dogs again and drove down to Bayview to see the eagles, but there were none there.Hubby had to go get gasoline in Spirit Lake because he was almost out.

Came home and unloaded dogs. Hubby took Bud with him to the shop in Post Falls.

I did laundry.

 Wilson Riding on Console in Dually

 Max Hugging Rattler

Hubby got home at 5PM.

We met KR in town at MOD Pizza at 6:15PM. Had dinner with her until 8PM.

Drove home.

Cats were wild when we got home. Had to put them in their room so we could sleep tonight.

Friday, January 13, 2017


JAN 13 2017

Got up after hubby left for work.

Fed cats tuna, cleaned up their room.

Gave ham to dogs. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Paid bills.

Did laundry and dishes.

Koda sleeping on mantle

Left to get nails done at Noon.

Lots of snow and slow moving cars.

Afterwards, came home.

Hubby got home early. I was hurting too much on my shoulder to go anywhere.

Thursday, January 12, 2017



Hubby left early at 6AM. He had a big meeting in town with BIG wigs.

Then I got up at 8AM. I slept late because of the Float Tank yesterday.

Fed the dogs ham, gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed cats tuna and cleaned up their liver.

Did laundry and put away laundry.

Did dishes.

Ordered Salt Rocks for Kim's Birthday.


Bud Sleeping

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


JAN 11 2017

Hubby left early at 6AM.

Then I got up at 7AM.

Fed the dogs ham, gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed cats tuna and cleaned up their liver.

Did laundry and put away laundry.

Did dishes.

Left home at 11:30 to drive to Rathdrum via Hwy 41. Roads are still snowy and icy. Not very well plowed. Need to stick to main highways.

In Post Falls, Horizon wanted to put a hold on the check. So I drove over to Columbia. They were nice. Older lady verified all the information. Hubby parked in the parking lot to meet me. The teller told me to say "Hi" to hubby! They all know him there!

So I drove over and kissed him.

Then we both left. I had to get to Liberty Lake by 12;45.

Met Kim just as she was driving in to the area. We found the building. Went inside and watched a video about Floating.

Float Spokane in Liberty Lake

Then we Floated. I was freaked out at first because of the dark. My light would not turn off in the Float Tank. My split cut on my right thumb also hurt a lot even tho I put vaseline on it.
In the Rest Area after Floating

Finally we were done. I blow dryed my hair.

Went to lunch at Cork House. Food was cold. It was ok, not great.Waitress kept refusing to refill my water.

Cork House Menu

Then Kim wanted Starbucks, so we went over there. I got more Espresso pods for home.

We sat and talked there for an hour also.

Finally left at 5:15.

I drove home. Most of the business in Liberty Lake were getting off work. Lots of cars & traffic.

Finally got home at 6:15. Hubby was still not home. He was at the shop in Post Falls. He finally got home at 7:30.

He had to fix the dryer vent as the cats had chewed & scratched thru the dryer vent. He used duct tape to fix it.

We went to bed at 9:30PM after watching the Season Premier of Schitt's Creek.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017



Got up at 6:30 with hubby. Cats were all over the bed. Ben was sleeping on the floor and Wilson had already gotten down.

I fed the dogs leftover ham & gave Bud his painkiller pill.

Then I caught Zim and put him in the cat carrier. Fed the cats tuna & their cat food, filled the water for them again. Cleaned up their litter.

I put down the dog food and water.

Took Zim into the Vet at 8:00 for his Hernia surgery and Neuter surgery.

I stopped at Lil Town Market to get more apples. Hubby had forgotten to bring in the groceries from last night.They are still sitting in the Dually. There are also auto parts in my Jeep that he forgot to put in his Dually.

I came home. Made egg.

Hubby got home later tonight. Had to shovel the deck.

He held baby Zim because he was so drugged.

I made dinner for hubby.

 Joey Bishop resting on the couch

 Hubby's dinner, Tortellini with Italian sausage

After dinner, Zim tried to climb the Armoire and fell down the stairs. He was ok, tho.

Zim slept in bed with us tonight. He was between my legs all night. He did have some slight drainage on the comforter, but I cleaned it up.

Monday, January 09, 2017


JAN 9 2017

Hubby left at 6AM after shoveling the deck. I bet he forgot to eat oatmeal like he said that he would be doing in the mornings.

I got up at 6:30 because the cats were trying to bite my leg. There were 4 of them on the bed, Wilson, and Ben, too.

Fed the dogs some chicken & gave Bud his painkiller. Gave the new tuna to the cats and cleaned up their litter.

I made breakfast for myself of the rotisserie grilled chicken.

Then I went outside to shovel decks at 9:30AM. My knee hurts from shoveling so much yesterday.
4 Inches of Snow

Put together new Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner and vacuumed the rugs.

Shark Nagigator

I baked garlic cloves.

It started snowing again at NOON.

5 Inches of Snow!

I shoveled both decks and the dog steps.

Then the snow from both sides of the roof came falling down. It sounded like a freight train had hit the house! The dogs barked and the cats jumped & screeched. I was startled.

I had to go outside and shovel off the deck again. Could not get the dog steps because it was like concrete.

Dogs started barking at a Moose that was outside. I had nothing to feed her. I told her to come back tomorrow and that I would have apples!

 Rattler in front of Fireplace

 Max in the tall windows

Cleaned up kitty litter again.

Hubby finally got home at 8PM after stopping in Post Falls & picking up motor home with Larry. Then he stopped at shop here for quite a while.

Wilson on the Back of Couch

We drove over to Spirit Lake with Ben in the backseat of the Dually. Hubby got gas in the gas can to fuel up the plow Bronco, then we went into Miller's grocery to get apples for the Moose that the dogs saw today in the yard.

Drove back home, hubby dropped me & Ben off and he plowed for another hour. He finally got to the house at 9:30 and ate some dinner. He forgot to unload groceries out of the Dually.

We went to bed at Midnight. I was exhausted.

Saturday, January 07, 2017


JAN 7 2017

Got up at 8AM. Hubby let me sleep late. I got real good sleep last night. Like an old person, bragging about my sleep! LOL.

Hubby had already fed the kitties their tuna and cleaned up their litter.

Hubby made eggs for the dogs.

He made French Toast bagel & egg for himself.

Hubby made a phone call to the bank because he had accidentally cut up his credit card. He requested a new one.

 Koda Napping

 Koda, Rattler, & Joey Bishop sleep on counter

I started the laundry.

Hubby shot a bird that was beating on the side of the house.

Hubby worked at the shop all day.

I did more filing.

Hubby brought the forklift down with the pallet of our Sauna at 5PM. Then he went back to the shop. At 6PM, he came home and I helped him carry the boxes into the basement.

At 7PM, hubby had dinner. I had my salad. Hubby accidentally spilled his dinner on the floor.

JAN 8 2017

It was 18 degrees this morning! A HEAT WAVE!

Got up at 8AM! Actually slept in late. Hubby watched his car shows.

He made eggs for dogs. I fed the kitties and cleaned their litter. I made eggs for me. Then I made a latte with the Starbucks Verisimo for hubby.

Then I went outside at 9:30 to shovel the deck and start the Dually.

Hubby came outside to shoot the other stupid bird, but it got away.

He helped shovel the decks with me.

5 More Inches of Snow

Then we loaded up the dogs. Secured the house so the cats would not ruin anything.

We drove to Spirit Lake to get a latte for hubby and a hot tea for me. Athol Espresso stand has been closed all week.

Drove around town. Hubby asked a guy if he wanted to sell his truck. Walked dogs at the school.

Came back home and unloaded dogs.

Opened all the boxes for the Sauna. Put the Sauna together. We got done at 2:30PM. Wrong outlet, need to go into town to pick up a new outlet and re-wire.

Before we drove into town in the Jeep, we had to shovel again. It was snowing.

Got gasoline at Costco, shopped at Costco. Picked up a new vacuum. Hubby went around trying samples; he got some tortellini & cheese that he liked from a sample. Costco no longers sell Charmin, so we have to get Charmin for KR at a different store. We also got a Shrimp Ring. Yum. Got 6 dozen eggs. Picked up some garlic cloves. Don't shop while hungry.

Loaded our stuff into Jeep. Drove to Car Wash & washed Jeep. Stopped at Wendy's on the way to get salads for me.

Hubby decided to bring home the Dodge that had been sitting at Pat The Detailer's for the last few weeks.

He drove the 2WD truck home. I drove home in Jeep. The weather got worse, it turned into an ice storm. 95 was a mess because NO SNOWPLOWS WERE OUT! It appeared that the highway had not been cleared ALL DAY! The road was litterally gone. Could not see where to drive at all. At Brunner, I decided to get off because I had been stopped by a red light and lost track of Hubby. The windshield was icing up in the Jeep. I had to knock off the ice. Drove the back way very slowly.

Finally got home. Hubby had forgotten his cell phone in the Dually on the dash.

We unloaded everything and put it away. I was delirious from not having food since this morning. I ate the salad that we purchased.

Watched TV for a while. Then went to bed early.

Friday, January 06, 2017


JAN 6 2017

Hubby left for work at 6AM.

Got up at 7:30. Wilson & Ben were in bed with me.

It was 4 degrees outside. Nice and warm inside.

I fed the dogs some sausage and gave Bud his painkiller.

Gave tuna to the cats and cleaned up their litter.

Started filing. And filing. And filing.

 Rattler, Ben, & Wilson warming up by the fireplace
 Koda on her favorite chair
 Zim is Mad

Zim Sleeping on Rattler
 Max, Zim, Rattler, & Joey Bishop sleep on the Dryer

 Koda on the Counter
At 4PM, the delivery truck driver for R&L came to drop off our Sauna on a pallet. He could not make the drive up to our house, so he just dropped it at the shop.

Mark opened the door, but I did not want the pallet inside because it was oily on the floor.

Hubby will bring the pallet to the house, we will put it together on Sunday.
Hubby worked 2 hours OT and then went to the Post Falls store. He got home at 8:45PM.
Went to bed at 11PM. 

Thursday, January 05, 2017


JAN 5 2017

Hubby woke me up to say goodbye.

Woke up at 7:00 with Wilson in the bed with me. I rubbed his belly for quite a while. Then we got up and made the bed.

Very cold last night. Only 1 degree!

This morning it is 6 degrees.

I gave dogs some sausage with Bud's painkiller pill hidden in his.

Then I gave tuna to kitties and cleaned up their litter.

Koda kitty hiding under garbage bags
I vacuumed downstairs and cleaned up their room. Turned on the heater in the backroom so that I can file today.

My vacuum rotator quit working.

Max & Rattler are trying to eat the dog bone

Then I started working on the filing that I have not done for 2 years because I had no time to do it when I was attending school.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017



When we went to bed, hubby was washing his clothes and had to get up at Midnight to put them in the dryer.

We had just fallen to sleep when the hubby's cell started ringing and ringing and ringing. I got up to answer it.

It just seems that Mark uses hubby as fall back. He needs to grow up and be responsible for himself. Every time he has a choice, he chooses wrong.

Mark called at 1AM to tell hubby that he had an accident on Hwy 53. He crashed his car. Wanted a ride home. So hubby got dressed and left. He was back by 2:30. We fell asleep again.

More cold. Down to 5 degrees last night. Only 7 degrees this morning.

Got up at 7:16 after hubby had left.

I fed the dogs and gave Bud his painkiller.

Gave cats tuna and cleaned up their litter.

When I went up to clean up Ben's bed, I found that the cats had torn a hole in the comforter and had down spread everywhere. I vacuumed the upstairs again. Then vacuumed all the rugs downstairs.

I did laundry with Ben's pillowcases. Then I did dishes.

Put more music on my iPhone.

Started to get ready to take Kim to her MBLEX test in Spokane.

Drove to Kim's house in West Spokane. I walked thru her Mom's house. Petted Moby.

We took off in my Jeep to go to the Pearson VUE testing center in Spokane Valley.

I got there and dropped her off. Took her into the bathroom first because she was nervous. Then she went up on the 2nd floor by herself.

Then I drove over to Rite Aid to pick up a congratulations card & balloon for her.

Kim was in testing from 2:45PM until 4:15PM. She came out and was smiling! SHE PASSED!

So I asked her where she wanted to eat. We drove to North Spokane to Mamma Mia's, but they were closed for cleaning. Instead, we went to Tomato Street. It was great. Fresh garlic bread, customer service was excellent. I had the lasagne and it was excellent. We had tiramisu for dessert.

 We Congratulated each other by writing on the paper tablecloth


We left and I drove Kim home. But first she had to stop at Starbucks to get a latte.

I dropped her off at home by 6:30 and drove home.

Hubby was just getting home when I got here. The dogs were overjoyed to see us. I had been gone for 8 hours today.

Freshened up their water & food. Took care of the cat litter.

Hubby had my leftover lasagne & garlic bread for dinner.

Then we went to bed at 10PM. We were both exhausted.