Monday, December 31, 2012



After Hubby came to bed at midnight and could not sleep, he got up a couple times with Ben in the night. I also got up with Ben at 2:00 and 5:00.

Then at 6:15, I got up and made hubby breakfast sandwich & latte. He sang "Happy Birthday" song to me with a lighted candle in a faux Hostess cupcake! Goodbye family tradition.

Birthday Cupcake with Candle

It was severely cold today and even after the guy came to fix the fireplace on Saturday, it is still not working. We suspect the remote control now as hubby bypassed the remote yesterday via direct connect wires on the stove and it ran perfectly! Need to get a new remote control after the new year.

Puppies napping. I washed my hair.

Hubby came home at 5:30 and had gotten the fixings for steak dinner. He made Bruschetta & steaks on the grille for my birthday. What a sweet guy.

Went to bed early at 10:30. Ben got up a couple times in the night. Not bad. I actually got some decent sleep! At midnight we heard idiots neighbors shooting guns. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

REST OF Sunday


A day of rest. I only got up once with Ben in the night. But I think there is a suspicious stain on the floor. Maybe dried pee? Maybe not.

Got up at 7:01 to start making breakfast for hubby & kids. Everybody got omelettes again. Dogs took their pills. All the puppies got to go out for potty. Even Isabelle did her rounds out by the garage this early morning!

Hubby got up and ate, dressed. Kids got up after I yelled at them "to get their lazy butts out of bed"!

Ate breakfast & then got dressed in boots to go walk in park.

Stopped at Espresso so that Heather could make lattes for Matt & KRN.

After walk in the park thru campground, we came back home to sit on couch & talk for a while.

On return drive from park, Ben fell asleep on Bud

 Matt gets playful with Bud on the chair!

KRN wraps her scarf around poor Beebo

Matt & KRN left at 11:00. They forgot Beebo's collar on the couch.

Hubby made lunch.

Dogs took naps.

I went to bed early at 9PM, was vastly tired. Hubby came to bed way later.

Saturday, December 29, 2012



Hubby and I talk about Harriet every night before we go to bed. We share what we loved about her and her zany quirks. It is so sad that she was psycho from her previous life. I hate puppy mills.

The kids stayed overnight. I was only up with Ben a couple times in the night.

Woke up at 7:00 to start breakfast. Made latte for hubby & omelettes for everybody. Also toast for M&K.

Also made sausage, cream cheese pinwheels.

Went for a long walk at the park. Was fun. Went in a different area than usual because lots of people walking dogs in park.

Then came home & baked pinwheels. Guy was here to fix the fireplace at 10:15. He got it going pretty good.

Matt took off to go spend the day with his brother.
Bud takes a nap on his back

Bit sits precariously on the back of the recliner

KRN spent the day with me. Braided my hair, fixed the door locks on the FMF, went to Walmart to pick up energy efficient light bulbs & groceries. Also stopped at car wash to wash FMF, picked up a drink for KRN. It was an awful drink. She dumped it out.

Shopped at Beau Monde to find a sweater for KRN. She wants to make knitted boot cuffs. Could not find any sweaters.

Stopped at Wendy's on the way home to pick up burgers for dogs.

Drove home, picked up pizza for hubby at KKJ's. My endometriosis started. Had to drive home in pain. Took a bath & aspirin as soon as I got home, KRN unloaded car & helped with dogs.

KRN got ready to go into CDA to eat with Matt & parents. I sat with heating pad.

Hubby came home after 7PM, same time as kids came home.

Sat around and KRN helped hubby post a Facebook page note.

KRN also learned how to use the "share" on Photostream on iPhones.

Stayed up and watched tv for a while, then I went to bed early again.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kids Come Over


Was tired again. Cannot catch up on my sleep. However, Ben only got up once last night - at 2AM. So it was a pretty good night.

Made latte & egg sandwich for hubby. Dogs got their pills. Said goodbye to hubby with squishy dog inbetween us.

Vacuumed and steamed the floors again for the kids.  My back was hurting, so I spent most of the day on a heating pad.

Kids got here around 5PM and KRN made dinner.

Matt decided to go see his parents.

Hubby came home. KRN & hubby ate the dinner she made. My tummy was bad & I did not want to eat.

Hubby went down to shop to work.

Matt came home later & KRN took a nap on the couch with Maggie. Matt ate the last of the dinner. When KRN woke up, she was mad because she wanted to share dinner with Matt.

I took a walk down to the shop to see the guys.

Hubby came back from shop late. When to bed.

Thursday, December 27, 2012



Busy Busy day. Baked cookies.

 Xmas Snickerdoodles

Xmas Marshmallow Krispies

Xmas Birthday Cake Fudge

I also made more Microwave Peanut Brittle for hubby.


So tired. Did not get any sleep last night. Ben was up at 12, 1, 3, & 5. I had just barely gotten back to sleep before I was up for the day.

Made hubby egg sandwich & latte. He is getting picky about his sandwich. Now... he wants it with a big chunk of ham on it along with the ham & cheese that I puree into it.

He left for work at a hug between the squishy dog. And I tried to rest. Not able to take a nap. Either the dogs wanted out and in and out and in and out and it. I really need a doggy door.

Then when the dogs took a nap, I could not sleep.

Ben almost falls off the recliner while napping

 Ben with a blanket while he naps in the library

Hubby stopped on the way home to bring Homo milk, eggs, and wheat bread.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to One and All


Merry Christmas.

What a wonderful holiday. So festive, so bright, so happy.

Got up early and made egg sandwich for dogs, latte for hubby. Unwrapped presents while Ben tore the wrapping paper from the back room and dragged it into the living room!

Lots of great presents.

Hubby got Gaiters, Flashlight,

I got Lancome perfume, Uniden Guardian Security System, Sonicare Toothbrushes, Davenport Gift Certificate, Baking Pans, 

Dogs had Xmas bones while we unwrapped presents.

Ben's FIRST bone!

Then we packed up food and took dogs for walk in Farragut Park.

Drove to Matt & KRN's to surprise them for the holiday.

Matt was actually off & already at KRN's espresso stand. We surprised her. She was closing early at 1:00. Not really busy today. Customers dwindled off on the holiday.

So we drove home with Beebo in the Bark Ark with all the other dogs.

Unwrapped presents at their house, had all the food that we took over, played games & watched A Christmas Story.

Kids Opening presents, Hubby in kitchen cooking

After presents, dogs fell asleep (Ben left, Maggie right)

Bit chose to sleep on top of the couch

Ben stretches out to rest his head on Maggie's head

 Watching A Christmas Story

After Christmas celebrations, we drove home in a snowstorm.

Unpacked everything again at home. Watched a little TV. Went to bed.

Monday, December 24, 2012



Unfortunately, hubby has to return to work today. Christmas day he will be off!

So after getting up with Ben several times last night, I finally got back to sleep at 2AM until hubby woke us up at 6AM. It had snowed about six inches, so he had to get up early to shovel.

I shoveled the front deck so the dogs could go down the stairs for potty.

Then I started breakfast. Made egg sandwich & latte for hubby. He gave the dogs their pills.

Hubby had shoveled off the back deck. He left...but had to return because he forgot his company cell phone!

I took KRN's final Xmas cards to the mailbox along with Maggie & Bud. They had fun running thru the deep snow.

Then I walked back to the house, made more Birthday cake fudge and marshmallow rice krispies for treats.

Also did more laundry & dishes.

Started wrapping Xmas presents. Listened to Xmas music.

Xmas presents under our Xmas tree

Sunday, December 23, 2012



Got dressed & took dogs down to park. Got latte for me at stand in town as hubby forgot his cash at home. Walked around the campground area and left bread for deer.

When we got back home, I made a latte for hubby.

Still feeding chicken & rice to Ben. Gave him more pepto bismol.

Then I made Candy Cane Sugar Scrub for xmas gifts, not as good as KRN's (I forgot to take pictures of hers)

I also hand made little bears on sleighs for hubby to take to work.

Little Bears sledding on paper snow!

Tried cleaning out our LG Washer as it was stinking again. Hubby ran several wash cycles of bleach thru it, also several loads of baking soda & vinegar thru it. Hopefully, it smells better after we are done.

Hubby made Rotel & Cheese dip; also made Lasagne for lunch.

Watched tv for a while, hubby got interested in Amish Mafia. LOL.

At 4PM, we went to Spirit Lake Miller's Grocery to get milk, dog bones for Xmas. Then on the way back we drove thru the town to see Xmas lights. Very pretty.

On Hwy 54, we came about 5 inches from hitting a HUGE Moose. It totally shocked both of us. The moose scrambled on the icy road & we avoided him. Thank god. He was so huge & beautiful. Hubby drove about 40 on the way home after that.

Unloaded groceries, had dinner & went to bed.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday Stumbles


Ben was up most of last night, and I slept with him on the dog bed next to him as he was quite upset. He had diarrhea again. I finally gave him some pepto bismol after reading online that Vets recommend it. It will be necessary to call the vet Monday to find a better solution.

This morning we put him on chicken & rice diet only to see if this will help.

Got up at 7:30 and made bed. Hubby had already gotten out of bed & was napping on the couch with Bud.

Made egg omelette for dogs to take their pills. Hubby had a little bit of it; he did not have a sandwich as his mouth was still hurting.

Dogs were loaded in Bark Ark. Everybody got in by themselves!

Went to Athol and left card for Heather with $. Got lattes.

Drove to Farragut Park and walked in the Picnic Area above the lake. Less snow & very beautiful. Dogs loved the new smells.

 Isabelle in front, black Lil Bit & our newest baby, Ben in red sweater

 Hubby in blue hoodie, tall Maggie to the left, and wild dog Bud on the right!

Stopped to get milk at Little Town Market.

Came home & hubby took treats down to shop to share with guys.

Then I worked on shoveling deck & then Ben was chewing on TV cords, so I worked on them to get them pulled up. But while I was doing that, the yardstick star fell on my head. I started bleeding. Called hubby to come help. He took an awful long time, so I started walking down to the shop while cursing & crying. Hubby finally came & took me home, put ice on my head & gave me Advil. Then I sat down for a while.

Vacuumed, Ordered Xmas magazines for guys at shop, shoveled steps on deck.

I made Hershey Kisses cookies for the guys down at the shop.

Hershey Kisses cookies

Hubby came up with Lane & Cade to shovel the driveway snow berm that had fallen off the roof in front of the garage. Hubby plowed after they had shoveled. I gave hubby cookies to take to shop.

Around 5PM, hubby started truck & let it sit for an hour with the headlights on; so at 6PM, I had to walk down to shop with Maggie & Bud to bring him home & turn off blinding headlights!

We sat around watching tv for a while until I felt too icky and went to bed at 8:30. Head still hurting. Hubby gave Ben some more pepto bismol before bed. Hubby got up with Ben a couple times and I got up with him at 5AM and 7AM.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Xmas Shopping (Again)


We got up and made eggs. Hubby gave the dogs their pills in the eggs. Hubby's mouth still too sore to have sandwich.

On the way, we stopped to get lattes in town & mail Xmas cards.

Walked dogs in the park. It was VERY snowy. Bud took off after some deer that were sleeping in the camping area. I accidentally fell over a downed tree limb under the snow. Landed on my butt in the deep snow.

We dropped off dogs & went into town shopping. Took Xmas treats to Victory Auto Parts & Earl.

Then drove to Rathdrum to drop off Xmas treats for Napa, O'Reilley's & the hair girls at my nail shop & Rhonda. Gave Rhonda her Xmas present of Sugar Candy Scrub, all the girls got Xmas Birthday Cake Fudge.

We drove into CDA to go Xmas shopping.

Stopped at Lowe's; no dog doors. Went to eat at Red Lobster. I walked Maggie & Bud all the way around the parking lot.
Eating at Red Lobster

Went to Costco & overspent! LOL. Got lots of Xmas presents.

Got printer ink for new Epson Workforce 545 at Cartridge World.

Ate yogurt at Jamm's. Hubby really didn't like it very well.
Eating Yogurt

I walked dogs at Lyle's while hubby went in to talk with Steve about the tire cover for Rodriquez'. 

Hubby shopped at Macy's while I drove the Bark Ark over to Wendy's to get burgers for dogs.

Then we drove over to CN Diesel and I walked dogs around the lot while hubby left Xmas treats and looked at truck to fix.

We drove home afterwards. Was dark and got to look at all lights.

Unloaded truck when we got home. Isabelle, Ben & Bit were all very happy to see us.

Thursday, December 20, 2012



14 inches of snow when we woke up this morning.

I got up at the normal 6AM. Very difficult to try sleeping later. Hubby went back to bed for a while. In the meantime, I got his latte & sandwich ready. Gave dogs their pills with eggs.

We shoveled decks for the next hour, then took Dogs for a walk in the park; which was fun... but awfully challenging to walk. Thru the deep 12 inch snow in the campground. All the dogs were extremely excited & happy to be out in the deep snow. It seemed to have lot of great new smells.

I think we need to take some deer food down to the park. We saw several areas where deer sleep which was devoid of snow. Cute.

Stopped on the way back to get a latte for me.

Hubby came home & shoveled the decks again as the snow had fallen from the roof. Then he started plowing. At 1:00, he came up to the house to pick me up so that we could get gas. He had plowed so much that he ran out of gasoline in the plow truck. We ran into Athol and got gasoline. Took Bud, Izzy & Maggie with us.

When we got back home, I had a quick few minutes to shovel decks again (more snow from roof), and get Bud along with Ben into the Bark Ark to take them to the vet.

They got their shots at the vet.

More snow

Lots and lots of snow!

I had to call the Idaho Transportation Dept because Hwy 54 was not plowed very well.

Came home and shoveled more decks. Had to struggle thru snow that was over my knees so that I could feed deer in the woods.

Rested for a while and then shoveled decks again. Hubby still out plowing at 4:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More Shopping!


Got up early & let hubby sleep in late. I made latte & egg sandwich for him. He got up and shoveled the deck. Then we got the dogs ready. Went for a walk at Farragut Park.

This is the second time we have taken Ben. He seems to walk very well with the gang on a leash along with Lil Bit. But the rest of the dogs go "wild dog" and run around. You can see that Ben wants to go with them.

Our beautiful pristine walk at Farragut Park

We came home & hubby met guy at the shop; then I went to house and got ready. Left Lil Bit & Ben behind. Door was open so they could go out for potty.

Took Isabelle, Bud & Maggie to the groomers in town by 9:30. Then we shopped at Costco after getting Costco gas. Saw one of my old work friends at Costco, Jan. Talked with her for a while. Also saw Dewayne from Athol. He seemed to be in better health than he has been looking recently.

We washed the Bark Ark at the car wash and got me a White Angel latte. Then hubby had to go see where the Polaris dealer had moved to. While going around a corner, my drink fell and splashed all over me & the carpet mat. So hubby took me back to latte stand for another drink.

Drove to Rathdrum to drop me off to get nails done at 12:30. Rhonda, my nail tech, gave me a card & Xmas present.

Card from Rhonda (perfect for our dogs!)

When I was done, hubby took me to Big R to get dog food & deer food. By 2:00, we picked up dogs from groomer. Then we stopped at Arby's for burgers. Hubby dropped me off at Rite Aid so I could get him mouth wash for his sore mouth. Then hubby saw Kurt at Arby's and talked to him for a while.

We came home as the winter storm started. It was snowing severely. By the time we got home there was almost 4 inches of snow. By 1 hour later, we had another 4 inches.

Hubby and I were planning on going to Xmas program at Lakeland Senior High School, but it was too cold & icy. We stayed home instead watching Ice Age Continental Drift.

I took a hot bath, blogged, & went to bed early.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HUBBY'S Holiday


Hubby has the rest of the week off! Yippee. Hubby holiday.

Woke up early as usual. Made latte & egg sandwich for hubby.

Hubby got up & dressed. Shoveled decks. Brr. Cold outside.

Let all the puppies out to go potty. All the puppies had egg sandwich & the girls had their morning pills.

Guy came over to fix fireplace. Was here from 8:30 to 10:30.

Sunday, December 16, 2012



Overnight, it snowed over a foot!  Lots of snow to shovel on deck & plow from driveway!

Made latte for hubby. Put the Funeral Sandwiches into the oven to bake. When I removed them from oven, I put eggs on them. Ham & Swiss & Eggs. Yum. Kids said they were good, but more of a lunch instead of breakfast thing.

Went out to feed the deer this morning and dogs wildly ran thru the snow. Caught them all & loaded them into the Excursion. Drove to A-town and got lattes. Walked dogs in park. KRN got tired quickly in all the deep snow, so we cut the walk short.

Came home and made candy & cookies. Matt went to town to shop & visit his parents.

KRN helped us pull out the surround sound & install the Blu Ray that we got as Xmas present from last year!

I made lots of treats for Matt. KRN talked with her dad, made sugar scrub & then took a nap later with Isabelle.

Hubby went out to plow snow. Lots of snow today!

Matt came home late & KRN packed up all their stuff. They left. Hubby came home from plowing snow very late.

We watched Christmas Vacation DVD on the new Blu Ray and then went to bed.


I could not get up to make anything for hubby. My back was hurting bad. So I got up to let puppies out. Hubby got his latte at A-town from Jen-Bunny.

Sat on a heating pad all day & napped. Shoveled the decks a couple times as it was snowing/sleeting/raining all day. Sprained my right hand.

Hubby came home and plowed first for 2 hours, then shoveled decks again.

Had chili for dinner. Watched a one hour How I Met Your Mother, then went to bed at 10:00.

Saturday, December 15, 2012



Made sandwich for hubby & homeless man in our garage. Made latte for hubby.

Dog walk in park with kids. Got lattes in A-town before we went.

Wild dog walk. Except for Bit. He runs away...

Came home & changed clothes. Went shopping with KRN.

Matt went Xmas shopping with his sister, Cait.

Liquor store in Rathdrum closed. Drove to Post Falls to pick up Harriet's remains at the Crematorium.

Picked up liquor at the liquor store in Post Falls.

Drove to latte stand in Post Falls to get gift card for hubby.

Got on interstate and drove to CDA, Fabric store is moving and having sale, but KRN could not find fabric. Then went to Bean Barn, but they had no white coffee & no soy milk?

Ate at Qdoba. Weird burritos. Then went over to Yogurt place next door. Yum. KRN did not want any, so she had some of mine.

Then went to get latte at Jitterz. Was wrong size & too hot for me, girl overfilled KRN's cup & spilt it.

We stopped at Beauty Supply across from fairgrounds, but they did not have anything for Keratin treatments.

Then we went to Michaels. And JCPenney at the mall. Also PacSun. KRN did not like shopping in crowd. JCP smelled like piss & poo. Dirty carpets & rude customer service. Shopped at Walmart & got new printer.

Came home on hwy 95. Got gasoline.

Unloaded everything at home. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

More Xmas Candy


Hubby got up extremely early which I did not know. When I finally looked at the clock and asked him why... he said that he wanted extra time to help Conan at shop.

Conan is a guy he met in Spokane that we had to drop off parts & money on Thanksgiving day... Conan's girlfriend kicked him out and he has been staying in our shop. Ick. Last night he stayed at his mother's house. Tonight he is going home. Wherever that may be.

Made latte for hubby & sandwich. Made another breakfast sandwich for Conan. Obviously Conan is down on his luck and does not have much money.

Hubby forgot his drink at home. Had to call him and tell him to come get it.

Fed the deer and cleaned out the basement room for the kids.

Bit barking all morning. Ben is sleeping right now.

Slightly snowing right now. at 10:13am.

I made Tiger Butter for Matt. White chocolate. Dark chocolate. Peanut butter. Yum.

Tiger Butter

Put away dishes & washed clothes.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

More Scattered Snow


Made hubby latte & egg sandwich for breakfast.

He made me drive Xcursion down to shop for guys to drive while they take parts into crusher.

Hubby brought me back to house & then I gave him Xmas card to mail for KRN.

We are giving KRN a 12-days of Xmas cards.

Fed the deer.

Finally got in contact with the Pet Crematorium. We have an appointment to take Harriet in tomorrow night.


I laid down on the couch to take a nap in the afternoon and Ben crawled up on me.

And looked me in the face

And decided to take a nap, too

Maggie came over to check out what was going on...

#3 came up later in the afternoon to put up lights on side of house to shape a star. This is an annual tradition.

Star on house

Hubby came home late. Worked overtime. Then he had a brief dinner before going down to shop to work until 9:30.  Bud, Isabelle, Maggie & I went down to get him.

We watched tv for a while, went to bed early.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Snow Day


Only had to get up once last night for Bed. About 5AM. He slept thru the night with no accidents. Hubby also left his food & water out last night.

Hubby said his friend Conan stayed down at the shop last night with a sleeping bag & cot. Was nice & warm with the stove running. Wanted to stay late to work & work today, too.

Dragged myself out of bed to make breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby.

My mouth is slowly healing.

Walked down to the mailbox to mail KRN's Xmas card. One everyday for the 12 days of Xmas.

Put chicken out to thaw.

UPS man (with very young assistant) came to drop off my hair treatment I had ordered.

Bud & Ben decided to sleep together. Bud was not happy about this...

Bud & Ben

Walked down to shop to get mail. Was going to drop of check for #3, but he was not there.

#3 finally came up later in the afternoon to get check for Sandpoint. He drove up there.

I made more Xmas treats.

 Birthday Day Cake fudge for KRN

Chocolate Rice Krispy treats

Popcorn Balls

Hubby got home late. He worked overtime. I walked down to shop and found Nick from CN Diesel waiting at shop. Gave him treats.

I baked chicken & had dinner ready for hubby when he came home. He was being fussy & did not want to eat chicken. Made biscuits in shapes of Xmas tree, wreath, etc. Also whipped up mashed potatoes & corn.

Went to bed early at 10:00. Hubby kept falling asleep on couch.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

No Accidednts


It is getting better every day with Ben. Taking his food & water away at night prevents accidents. I only had to get up once with him at 1:30 when he whined to go outside.

He had no accidents this morning.

I think it was Isabelle who vomited in 3 different places this morning...

Hubby gave Izzy & Maggie their morning pills.

I made breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby. He hugged me goodbye with the Squishy dog between us.

I had bad tummy this morning. Going to try fasting to make it feel better.

Did laundry & dishes.

Ben has to go to Vet today to check out his runny poo.

Took Ben to vet at 2:45. Had to take a sample of his poo. Tests said he had Giardia. Got pills to give him, and additive to sprinkle on his food.

Ben rolled around chewing on bone

Stopped at A-town Market to get cheese pizza.

Gave hubby pizza for dinner.

He worked down at shop tonight.

Monday, December 10, 2012

SOOOOOooooo Tired


I got up to let Ben out at 2AM. He had not made any accidents! I had to wake him up to go potty. Then after he came back in, I went up to bed. However, I did not fall asleep. I laid awake for hours. and hours. and hours. Finally fell back to sleep at 5AM.

Hubby got me up at 6:30 and I made his latte & sandwich. I tried to go back to bed after he left, but it was no use.

I finally laid down on the couch to take a nap, but was woken up 8 minutes later when all the snow fell off the roof & hit the deck! What a noise.

I am tired.

I shoveled both decks, fed deer & while we were out... Bud decided to roll in poo.

So I had to give him an impromptu bath on the deck. He was mad.

Tried to address Xmas cards, but printer jammed. Have to have hubby unscrew it because it is REALLY jammed in there.

Sunday, December 09, 2012



When I woke up this morning, the temp gauge showed 14 degrees. Brrrrr.

Made latte for hubby.

He took me out to breakfast at Spirit Lake Annie's Restaurant. Took Bud, Izzy & Maggie with us & left them in the Bark Ark while we quickly ate.

Bud rides in the back of the Xcursion

Very festive inside the restaurant. Good food.

Came back home & bundled Bit up in his harness. Left Ben home alone. Still does not have all his shots, so I don't want to chance him getting disease from coyotes or deer in woods.

Went to Farragut Park & took them on wild dog run... except for Bit. He was on a leash the whole time. A loose Schipperke is a gone Schipperke!

Had to carry Bit back the last of the walk as his feet got cold. What a big baby.

All the dogs were quite winded.

We drove down to the dock to see water. No waves, but dark blue. Nobody out in boats.

Went thru Bayview to see the town. Then drove up the back way.

Got a latte for me in A-town.

Came home and then hubby took garbage to dump with Bud & Izzy.

Gave Maggie her pills.

Stayed home the rest of the day. Watching TV. Trying to stay warm.

Hubby surfed the internet.

Puppies help daddy surf the internet

Made fudge. Hubby helped.

Hubby made ants-on-a-log.

Walked down to shop to check lights that did not come on. The timer was buried in snow & frozen.

Hubby had dinner.

We watched Miracle on 34th Street (1947 edition).

Saturday, December 08, 2012



Harriet is still out in the garage wrapped in a blanket & garbage bag. If we can't get a hole dug for her today, then I will have her taken the creamatorium.

I got up at 8:00. Finally got some sleep last night when I went to bed at 9PM. Hubby came to bed at 1AM. I finally got the idea of taking away the food & water from Ben so that he could sleep thru the night. He eats & drinks too much.

Made egg sandwich & latte for hubby in the morning.

Guys came to pick up Roc Bronc. WHY couldn't they come when it was raining. Roc Bronc would not start, so hubby had to go down and fix it. We missed our morning dog walk.

I took Bud, Maggie & Izzy down to see what was keeping daddy.  Bruce Chachi was there so I went back to the house and brought little Ben down for him to visit.

I came back up to house with dogs. Isabelle vomited off the top of the steps. Had to clean that up.

Ordered Xmas presents online.

COLD COLD 28 degrees today.

At 5:30, Hubby took me, Bud, Tim, and Dave R to Tim's house to drop off his car. Then on to Post Falls CN Diesel to pick up a truck. We drove back thru CDA to get a latte at Higher Grounds Espresso. Then home. Hubby dropped me off at home. Maggie ran down to the shop to hang with the guys. I had to clean up one poop and several pees that the new puppy had done while we were gone.

Friday, December 07, 2012



Woke up and made hubby a latte. I was still too tired to make a sandwich for him. Cleaned up puppy accidents on floor.

Shoveled the front decks several times. Lots of snow. 4 inches by 11:00. I wish it had kept raining. I HATE SNOW.

Garage Door Center guy came to fix it at 11:00. Dogs barked, but not overwhelmingly so. Without the chaos of the Harriet factor, everybody is calmer.

Bud went out to see the guy but did not seem interested in him. I shoveled the back deck while he was here. Lots of snow.

It rained, hailed, and sleeted here today in addition to snowing. I shoveled both decks about 10 times. It was bitterly cold outside.

Went down to get the mail, brought the Dodge back and put it in the garage with the door that now works!

Made chocolate chip cookies that turned out like crap. Too much butter. Nestle Toll House Recipe sucks.

Hubby came home at 6PM. I begged him to stay home so that I could take a nap.

We watched tv for a while, then I went to bed.
Babies sleep a lot

Babies sleep on mommy

Thursday, December 06, 2012



I got no sleep last night. Well, maybe 3 hours sleep. I am exhausted. Was up 3 times with Ben again. Had to clean up after him again. And Isabelle got up at 3AM for about 20 minutes to walk around outside.

Could not make hubby latte because I was exhausted. Got to sleep until 8:15am.

Contrary to what hubby thought, Ben did not make it thru the night. I had to clean up even more potty messes this morning. Hubby said he had stayed up until 12:30 to let Ben out for the final time.

Gave meds to Maggie. Isabelle did not come downstairs all day today.

Made chocolate chip cookies.

Tried to sleep. Could not rest. Bit wanted in and out ALL DAY LONG. Kept barking at stuff outside.

From about 9AM, we had snow flurries. No accumulation. Melted almost as soon as it hit the ground. Still depressing to have snow & cold.

Baby Ben sleeps on my chair

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Busy Day


It was much quieter in the house today. No frantic barking or running around. Harry is gone. We are devastated. But it was awful for her to live like that. Frightened and upset all the time. No drugs or training worked.

Made hubby a breakfast sandwich & latte. He left for work.

Took Maggie down to the vet at 8:00. Her canine tooth on the left side is broken. Needs to be removed = Surgery. Left her at vet until this afternoon.

Came back and vacuumed house. Cleaned rugs.

Wrapped tree outside with more orange lights. Bud came out to help me.

Did wash & dishes. Ironed gloves for hubby after they were done. Cleaned dog beds.

Baked bacon roll ups.

At 2PM, I went down to pick up Maggie. Vet had already left. Got more meds for Isabelle.

Brought Maggie home, but she had stepped into poop at the vets. So I had to clean off her foot. Let Isabelle out to go potty and while they were both wandering outside going potty, I cleaned out the FMF.

Ben had pottied inside the house while I was gone, so I had to clean that up too. Opened the door to let the dogs out in the back yard.

Then brought dogs inside again. Shut the door.

Ben pottied in the house again. Had to clean it up again.

Went upstairs to take water to Isabelle, found that she had vomited all her undigested dog food in the corner. Had to clean that up.

By the time that I came back downstairs, Ben had pottied in the house again. Cleaned that up again. I need a dog door!!!!

I had to vacuum, so moved the dog beds out of the way. Piled them up. Ben climbed up on the pile and I did not have the heart to move him. He slept atop 5 dog beds for over an hour.

Sweet baby Ben

Made lasagne for hubby for dinner.

Hubby came home around 6:00. He sat around after dinner & fell asleep on the couch. I was exhuasted so I went up to bed at 9:30.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Bad Day


I was too tired to make a latte or sandwich for hubby. Tried to go back to bed, but unable to sleep. I am SO exhausted after being up all night with Ben. He had to go potty every 1/2 hour from midnight to 4AM. I slept downstairs on the couch next to him so that I could open the door for him. He is so smart that he whined & scratched at the door to be let out. After that, he seemed to settle down so I went back up to bed. I was freezing & stiff from sleeping on the couch.

Hubby left for work. I started dishwasher & washer for the clothes. Put up more lights outside. Put timers on the other lights.

At noon, I went outside with the dogs to walk around in the backyard. While I was walking with Ben, Harriet decided to attack Maggie. They fought for quite a bit. Harriet even flung Bit across the yard. I got the other dogs inside the house & then got a snow shovel to separate the two dogs.

Maggie came in while I kept Harriet out for quite a while. Gave Maggie about 4 tramadol to calm her down.

Finally let Harriet in after she calmed down. Locked Maggie in the library. I contacted the Vet and made an appointment for 5PM for Harriet.

Made sugar candy popcorn.

Gave Harriet a big bowl of egg nog. Also gave her lots of turkey. She went upstairs and I laid down beside her on our bed to watch the Xmas lights on our tree. She likes that.

Sat with Ben & Harriet on the couch watching tv for a while.

Then at 4:50, I got the Bark Ark out, took a blanket and put Harriet in the SUV. We drove down to the vet and waited for hubby to arrive. He got there promptly at 5:05.

We went in and saw the vet. Harriet went down quite fast after the vet had given her an initial sedative to calm  her down. Then he gave her the final dose. We held her in our arms & said goodbye to her.

Brought Harriet home in the back of the Bark Ark. Once we got home, we tried to get drunk on hot chocolate & schnapps. Ate turkey sandwiches for dinner. Very upset. Both of us are crying. We miss Harriet.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

RAIN & lights


Rain, Rain and more Rain. So when we got up, I made hubby his latte. Then we went to A-town to eat at Saddle Up diner. We got a free birthday gift certificate for hubby. (even tho not his birthday-I cannot figure out how they determined it was his b-day).

Took Maggie & Bud with us in the Bark Ark. We saved $9.95 off of a $30 breakfast. Just coffee, orange juice, pancakes, & omelette. Way too expensive. I don't enjoy eating here because uncomfortable tables & chairs, food not that good, servings are very small now, and loud country music.

After we got a doggy box, we came home and bundled the dogs up in their harnesses & went to park to walk. Left Ben home to sleep as he has not had his full puppy shots yet. I will schedule an appointment for him this week for shots & check up.

Put up reindeer & more lights on trees; plugged them in from the shop. Need more blue lights. The summer has rubbed off all the color from the bulbs.

Hubby came inside to eat his leftover breakfast. Hubby had to go down to shop to meet Joe Jr for a while, when he came back we watched Men In Black 3 on pay-per-view. Hubby repaired fireplace.

It gradually warmed up to 41 degrees but was still raining & dark outside. Black clouds hung over everything all day.

Hubby had to go down to shop again to meet a guy with a truck.

Afterwards, he came back, finished fixing fireplace. Then we went into CDA to get groceries & lights. Took a Jeep into town for a guy.

Stopped at Walmart to get groceries. Picked up tacos at Taco Bell. Got burgers for dogs at Wendy's.

Lighted deer in yard


Made hubby a latte & breakfast sandwich.

After he left, I baked the turkey that we got on Sunday night.

Put up more lights that we had gotten at Walmart. Took down some lights that were not working on the trees.


Played with the dogs.

Hubby came home at 5:30 and sat with the dogs all night. We watched How I Met Your Mother. I went to bed early at 10:00.

Our metal Xmas tree.

Poor naked Xmas tree

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Saturday & Nails


Slept in until 8AM. I had gotten up at 4AM and 6PM to let Ben out.

He still is pooping on the deck. Bad dog!

Hubby got up at 7AM to let dogs out and then watched tv shows.

I got up to make him breakfast sandwich & latte. He decided he was going to make his own breakfast sandwich. He cut up some cream cheese sausage pinwheel into it. Along with ham & egg. Yum.

He sat around until 10AM when he went down to shop. He took the treats I had made with him to share with the guys.

I made popcorn almond bark sprinkled with m&ms. Found that I did not have the ingredients to make the rest of the popcorn candy. Will have to get it when I go get nails done this PM.

Bud & Ben are friends.

Bud & Ben

After I came home, hubby settled on the couch with Harriet & Ben.

Harriet & Ben