Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Made meatloaf sandwich for hubby.

Washed hair, played with puppies.

Ben stole my seat.


After hubby left for work, I made cupcakes.

 Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting

Called vet to get Isabelle's pain medication.


Made meatloaf sandwich for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Helped hubby carry cupcakes out to truck.

Maggie was really cold & tired today.

Covered Maggie with a quilt

Paid bills, Ordered doggy door, Ordered more pills for Isabelle.

Called Espresso machine Repair and paid for repair to machine, then talked with guy there & told him to replace the thermostats. He said would have to order them & it would be another week at least.

Vacuumed house. Put away dishes & laundry.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hubby went to work with no sandwich. Said he is getting "too fat"!

Snowed. And snowed. And snowed.

I was dizzy. Not getting good sleep.

Made Lasagne for hubby on Friday night.

No dog walk because snowing again. Made egg sandwich for hubby. I napped on couch & hubby watched tv until 10:00 when he went to shop.

Kids came up to shovel decks.

I made Snickerdoodle cookies.

Joe came over to plow driveway. His truck broke down across the street while plowing & hubby had to fix it.

Dave Rodriguez came up to fix security cameras at shop.

Hubby came home and brought left-over pepperoni pizza for me.

Kid that is buying the dually came thru with 1/2 the money. Hubby scheduled lots of work for the shop today.


Dog walk at wild dog area up by Sandpoint.

Maggie laid down in the river water, but she got up too quickly to take a picture!

Ben played with Maggie while she walked thru the ditch water.

Ben, Bud & Maggie down by the river

Ben & Maggie playing

Ben hopped like a goat across the ditch water

Shopping at Big R for dog food. Took Bud & Maggie inside with us. They were a HIT.

Everybody loved the dogs at Big R.

Shopping at Walmart for groceries. I got a new curling iron.

Stopped at Arby's for burgers for dogs.

Home & unloaded groceries.

Watched pay-per-view Argo.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nail Day


Got up and made egg sandwich for hubby in a Kaiser roll. Then fed the rest to the dogs. Ben threw up on the floor in about 4 different places. Had to clean that up.

Did laundry; Lil Bit had thrown up on our comforter last night and had to get that clean! Then dishes. Sewed up dog bed that Ben has been gnawing upon; sewed up hubby's favorite sweatshirt for shop work.

Ben is almost bigger than Bud!

Then did exercise.

At 2:00, left to go for nail appointment. Took Bed & Bud with me in FMF. Got cheeseburgers before we went to appt. They waited patiently in car.

Got home at 4:30 and gave burgers to dogs; then got oven warm for garlic bread & made spaghetti for hubby. He came home at 5:15 and had hamburger; put it into mushroom sauce.

Hubby worked in shop until 9:00. Then we watched Raising Hope & New Girl. Went to bed early. Hubby has to install satellite for some customer at 6AM. Need to get up by 5AM.


Not good sleep last night. Both of us waking up every 2 hours. Bad.

Hubby got up at 5AM; started laundry. I had to get up and turn it off. Then he thought he left his work keys at home & texted me. So I got up at 5AM and was up for the day.

Made eggs for the dogs at 6:30.

Monday, February 18, 2013

MONDAY blues


Happy President's Day!

Lil Bit got up at midnight to go potty. Then he slept on the couch for the rest of the night. Got up at 6:00 to potty, then went back to bed. Ben decided he wanted in bed with us, so I pulled him up and snuggled with him & the hubby.

Got up at 6:30; hubby had made himself a turkey sandwich for lunch and did not want an egg sandwich.

After he left for work, the dogs wanted eggs so I made them anyway.

Still on the juice diet. Feeling pretty good. No aches, no pains, no joints that are hurting.

Gave Lil Bit a bath.

Lil Bit with Reindeer legs after his bath

Did the dishes & several loads of laundry.

Refilled the evaporated water in the fish tank. Watered the plants in the basement.

Hubby got home at 6:00. Watched HIMYM on tv.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Shopping on a Sunday


Woke up at 6:30. Ben jumped up on the bed (with help on his rear end) and slept with daddy for a while. I went downstairs to sleep on the couch until hubby got up.

Around 7:30, I started making breakfast. Eggs for the dogs and hubby wanted me to make baked egg ham cups.

Then we got dressed & loaded dogs into Excursion for walk in the park. We walked on the trail close to the road and around the circle. Lots of people were out for the frisbee golf area which was open.

We drove around the Sienna Loop subdivision to see the new houses that were being built.

Went to Rathdrum to get groceries at Super One. Left the dogs in the truck.

Got home & gave bones to the dogs. They had great time bone-cracking.

Purchased SKYFALL (new James Bond movie) on pay-per-view. Then watched Walking Dead at 6PM.

Saturday, February 16, 2013



Woke up too early. Made egg sandwich for hubby. I started juice diet.

Dogs had eggs.

Piled dogs into the Excursion. Went to park for walk on open area by the water tower. Wild dog walk for everybody but Ben. Too scared to let him go on his own.

Beebo ran around with all the dogs sniffing things.

On the way back, we had drive to Spirit Lake to get latte because A-town was closed.

Hubby went to work at 10:00 at the shop. Got exhaust fixed at 12:00. He got pizza at 3pm.

I vacuumed, did laundry & dishes.

Kids got here at 6PM. Stayed to chat until 9:30.

We watched news and went to bed.

Friday, February 15, 2013



I was really sick to my stomach after eating at the all-you-can-eat buffet last night. Never again. It was good, but too much rich food.

Beebo barks at everything outside!

Beebo inside on couch, Lil Bit on deck outside

I got up and made egg sandwich for hubby & gave the rest to the dogs. They were happy to have treats.

My head is still having a low current electrical buzzing in it. Very debilitating. Don't know what is wrong.

Saw coyotes cutting thru the back of the property this morning. Another thing for dogs to bark at while in the back yard!

Hubby brought home balloon, red tulips, cupcakes, cookies, pizza. Fed some of the pizza & cheesesticks to the dogs.


Watched ARCHER and Grey's Anatomy.

Went to bed. Beebo slept on the couch again.


Hubby got up at 5:45 this morning. Ungodly hour. I was still trying to sleep, but he turned on all the lights & woke the dogs up, too! So I dragged myself downstairs & slept on the couch a little longer.

Then made egg sandwich for hubby.

Ben vomited all over the living room. I had to clean it up & then vacuum. Gross.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PRE - Valentine's Day


Espresso machine blew up and can't make drinks anymore.

Hubby went to work with an egg sandwich that I made him.

I was still dizzy from BPPV and sat around much of today. I did manage to get laundry & dishes done.

When hubby came home, we had to take tires to Rathdrum to sell to a guy. Brought Bud, Ben & Lil Bit along with us in the grey Dodge. Met the guy at Stein's grocery. Afterwards, we shopped for groceries.

We came home and I made birthday cake fudge for KRN.

Loaded up all her presents in birthday sacks we had purchased.

Went to bed after watching Raising Hope, New Girl, and Cougar Town.


Hubby took today off so that we can celebrate KRN's birthday before they leave for a "mysterious" vacation.

We are supposed to babysit Beebo while they are gone thru the weekend.

I got up at 6:30 to let the dogs out and made egg sandwich for hubby. Then we got dressed & loaded the dogs up in the Xcursion and took them to the park for a dog walk.

Stopped at Espresso stand on the way to get latte for hubby. At the park, we walked all the way down around the point on the beach. It was fun. The sun was out and there was a breeze blowing.

Came back and unloaded dogs. Hubby colored his hair. Dogs took a nap.

Loaded presents & dogs in Xcursion. Hubby drove the X while I drove the grey Dodge. We left the dodge at CN Diesel so the detail guy could clean it before we sell it.

Detail guy met us at CN Diesel. We piled into Xcursion and drove to Argonne & Trent to drop off the broken Espresso machine.

Then went to KRN's. We hung around their place until 3:45. Drove the Xcursion and took Bud/Ben with us so they would not tear up KRN's house. Left the dogs in the parking ramp in the vehicle while we went to the Casino and had the Seafood buffet at River's Edge. Lots of rich food. Yum. Played KENO while we were sitting at the table. After purchasing a $6 card, KRN won 25 cents!

KRN & I used the restrooms afterwards, then we went to the non-smoking part of the casino and promptly lost $20 in the quarter slots. Boo.

We drove back to the kids house and then picked up the dogs. Babysitting Beebo this weekend, so we brought him with us.

Came back to CN Diesel to pick up the Dodge. The detailer was late so we had to wait. Then the gate would not close when we left. Hubby had to call guys to find out what was wrong with it. Hubby took all dogs in Xcursion while I drove home Dodge. The Dodge was really clean, but stinky clean. Lots of chemicals. I stopped on the way home to get burgers for the dogs at McDonalds.

Dogs ate McDonalds that hubby fed them. We went to bed afterwards.


Monday, February 11, 2013

So Tired


Horrible night. Ben up at 1AM and 3AM for potty. Lil Bit vomited on the bed and I had to clean it up at 2AM. Then he wanted to go out to potty; then again out at 4AM.

This was horrible as I had extreme BPPV last night. So dizzy falling to the left all the time.

So I slept in a chair in front of the fireplace today and tried to sleep. I am so very tired.

Hubby came home at 6:00. Went down to shop.

Moose was here by 5:45PM. He is alone. Lost his friend. Sad.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Espresso Machine Explodes


Two moose on other side of road.
Espresso machine blows up. Stink in the house.
Breakfast for hubby.
Very tired even though got lots of sleep last night.
Put water out for moose.
Walk in park at the beach 10:00. Dogs very happy.
Other people walking their dogs without leashes. Bad.
Spirit Lake groceries, bones for dogs.
Spirit Lake Hardward, paint for burlap heart banners.
Home again.
Groceries unpacked.
Hubby makes potatoes & hamburger & onions.
Hubby makes hamburger helper for lunch.
I have peanut butter & apples for snack.
Put molasses in moose food.
No moose appear all day. Very strange.
Dogs chew on bones.
I sew heart banners.
Hubby spray paints heart banners.
Hubby makes dessert, pound cake, ice cream, whipped cream & strawberries.
Watch National Treasure & Sherlock Holmes on tv.
I am exhausted by 7:00. Want to go to bed.

Saturday, February 09, 2013



My dizziness has been coming on for a couple days now. I woke up in the middle of the night and almost fell down the stairs because I was so dizzy.

When I woke up in the morning, it was difficult just getting out of bed. The dizziness, the nausea, vertigo, lightheadedness. I made breakfast & latte for hubby but then fell back asleep on the couch. He had covered me with a blanket because I was cold.

Hubby had to go in to work to install a DSL service for some whiny people that could not be home M-F. So Frontier caved and made "special arrangements" for the whiners. Two techs called out for a minimum of 8 hours at 1.5 OT. Assholes. At least hubby made overtime, but it wastes time from our personal life.

I felt really bad that the dogs could not have their walk this morning.

Laid around on the couch most of today feeling rotten. Could not eat much because I was so nauseated. Just ate a couple pieces of apple.

Moose came at 4:45 to eat. Hubby brought home food, but we have not had time to put it out for him yet. We will get straw for him tomorrow.

Friday, February 08, 2013

More Moose


Woke up to Mr. Moose in the yard again. It did not look like he had slept here, he just walked up and started trying to find food again.

Hubby will have to stop so he can pick up more deer food, straw and a salt lick.

Hope Moosey does not get hit in the road as he crossed the road when hubby was leaving this morning. Very dangerous. Wish the moose would stay on this side of the road.

Made breakfast & latte for hubby.

I was suffering from inner ear inbalance again this morning. Dizzy. Almost fell into Maggie.

Did dishes & laundry.

Thursday, February 07, 2013



Just woke up and did the same old. Breakfast & latte for hubby.

Then spent the day cleaning house & exercising.

Girl from rescue called and asked us to take a 165 pound 45 inch tall Great Dane for 3 weeks as a foster, I had to turn her down. Too many dogs. And this one is just a little bit too big.

Tired Bud

Hubby came home and spent the night with us watching TV.


Woke up this morning to a moose in the front yard! He was nudging around the old moldy deer food. So I rushed out to give him some more without frightening him. But he would not eat the food, too close to the house. I threw out some bread & apples, but he was not interested in that either.

Dogs barked for a while at moose (mostly Lil Bit) but later they just ignored him.

I made breakfast & latte for hubby.

Hubby left for work and the moose ambled off into the woods.

I exercised today, vacuumed some more. Ben was a bad dog and had brought in a cedar chip from outside.

 Maggie watching for daddy to come home

Ben gets the hiccups a lot.

Hubby came home and had dinner with us, then went down to shop to work until 10:30.


 Again this morning, the moose was in the front yard. Hubby suggested putting water out for him. We will do that tonight.

Hubby had put the deer food out in the feeders, so the moose had eaten that. He was now sleeping on the ground.


Moose got up when the dogs came out to potty, but for the most part the dogs just ignored him. Obviously he enjoys the weeds around here because he dug up some while he was here. Then later he slept on the ground for a while and ambled off into the woods again.

I exercised. Did laundry & dishes.

Ben found lots of new toys in the back yard under the snow. We had gotten him after the big snow, so he is DISCOVERING our back yard! Such a sweetie.

Ben playing with new toys

Tuesday, February 05, 2013



Did not get much sleep last night. Lots of sweats and waking up every 30 minutes. Very tired.

Got up this morning to make hubby his latte. He had already made eggs last night, so he had some to take for breakfast today.

I did laundry & dishes, made beds, cleaned up dogs & refilled their bowls. Then got ready to go get my hair done. Left at 10:30 with Bud & Ben. Just before we left, I started the car while Ben decided he was going to wig out and destroy the cardboard garbage that hubby had left by the door. I had to clean it all up when I came back in the house to get Ben!

Got to the Salon at 10:45. Carol took me in right away and got started. She convinced me to have 2 different highlight colors weaved into my hair. It looks great. Just after my last rinse, I went out to take the dogs for a quick walk & pee.

Finished up at 2:15.


Sunday, February 03, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday


Slept in late until 8AM.

Made omelette & latte for hubby.

Watched a little bit of TV. I had to wash my hair & dry it.

While Bark Ark went snow wheeling on Sunday morning; we ventured on Dept of Lands trail off Diagonal Road. Did well going in, but on the way out we high centered. Had to be pulled off by random RMOR customer who just happened to be passing by. 

Walking at Farragut

Came home and watched TV; Puppy Bowl IX and hubby watched a bunch of his automotive shows. Then we got ready & took dogs to park. Walked on shoreline down by boat launch ramp. 

We drove into Costco and spent too much. Then came home. I was really tired. Watched last 1/2 of Super Bowl. Boring. Electricity went out on the arena! LOL.

Made more omelettes for dogs as we had forgotten to get cheeseburgers. Our bad.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Groundhog Day Again


I slept pretty well last night. Ben made his way up the stairs in the middle of the night and got on his bed. Then around 4am in the morning, he wanted in bed with us. So I slept upside down on the bed to afford him more room. He is getting so big.

Got up and made breakfast & latte.

Took dogs to walk at Farragut. Found out they were logging the wedding day use area. It looks awful. Like a bomb went off. Suppose nobody will want to get married there this summer!

Hubby with the dogs. L to R - Lil Bit, Isabelle, Bud, Ben, Maggie

Came home and hubby went down to work at shop.

I vacuumed house, did laundry, cleaned dishes.

Ben, Bud, & Isabelle walked with me down to the shop.

Ben standing on the drive to the shop

Friday, February 01, 2013



Started off as bad morning. Dropped too much cheese in eggs, had to double eggs.

Spilled coffee grounds in espresso. Had to start over.

Then dog walk at Farragut.

Dogs on dock at Farragut

Ben decided to go running down the road about 1/4 mile away. But he came back.

Sun was shining. Warmer day.

Came back to house to pack up & take everything to kids. Donation dog food, dog food bowl, Reese's cups for Matt, mail. 

Dropped off truck at CN Diesel.

Over to Spokane.

Accident on Eastbound I-90 at Maple Street closed lanes, forced traffic to go by KRN's espresso stand.

Visited kids.

Maggie ran into the espresso stand & greeted a customer!

Matt still healing with arm in sling.

Walked dogs in dog park.

Bud tried to pick a fight again because he saw Ben playing with another dog.

Looked like homeless kid walking his dog. No car in evidence.

Strange VW car in parking lot. Parked sideways instead of straight in.

People having sex in truck at the entrance to dog park.

Beebo super happy.

Drunk/ Drugged woman walking in the street downtown Spokane.

Drove north on Maple to GoGo Burrito.

Ate at GoGo Burrito.

Kids said goodbye.

Went to Don & Lucille's to drop off axles.

Lucille broke her left foot. In wheelchair.

Don had more health problems at Xmas. He was gone today to Idaho for snowmobiling!

Got burgers for dogs at McDonalds.

Shopped at Walmart after walking dogs.

Strange woman in white mini van stopped to ask us if dogs were "all mastiffs".

Dropped off hubby to pick up truck at CN Diesel.

Drove home. I unpacked groceries & put away.

Dogs took naps after eating & drinking. Long day in truck for them.

Hubby came home later at 7:00.

Watched TV & pre-recorded show from last night... Do No Harm. Pretty good show.