Wednesday, December 31, 2014


DECEMBER 31 2014

Happy Birthday to me.

Woke up at 7:30; got up and made the bed.

Made breakfast eggs for dogs. Hubby gave me a card & a lighted cupcake. He sang "Happy Birthday" song to me. He gave me a present- a couple boxes of ammo for my gun and a box of ammo for his rifle in a small metal ammo box.

Hubby ate his egg sandwich. We watched an episode of the Marathon Twilight Zone. KRN texted happy birthday to me.

Got mail. Hubby started a fire in the shop. It is very cold this morning; only 2 degrees.

Drove to town with the dogs. Got lattes. Then took the dogs to the campground in the park to walk. It was snowing. We talked about the mother who got shot by her own son in Walmart the other day. Talked about gun safety.

We drove down to feed ducks, but only 1 duck & 1 Canadian goose were there. Drove back home and 2 County Sheriff's cars, 2 Kootenai Electric trucks, the Fire Dept truck were down at the gas station in town surrounding a white car!

At home, hubby dropped us off and he went to the shop to meet a guy to pick up a truck.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

1 Day to My Birthday


Woke up this morning when hubby went out to start his truck. Lil Bit jumped out of the bed and landed with a thud on the floor!

Maggie followed me down the stairs and hubby was there with a flashlight to help her see the stairs.

Only 2 degrees this morning!

I made cheese eggs for the dogs; hubby had an egg sandwich on wheat buns. Then he fixed the fireplace that went out again. We really need to get that fixed permanently.

Hubby left after we hugged the dogs; it was too cold to see him out.

I started laundry & dishes.

Went outside at 1:00PM to feed the deer.

Vacuumed the house.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Countdown To Birthday

DECEMBER 29 2014

Only 2 days til my birthday!

Got up at 6AM and made breakfast eggs for dogs; a breakfast sandwich for hubby. He left at 7:08 after watching morning news.

I did laundry and dishes.

After taking 4 allergy pills, I STILL can't fall asleep. I am so tired that my eyes feel full of sand.

Went out at 1PM to feed deer and get mail. Just junk mail. Boo.

Called KRN and talked to her. Texted her around 3PM.

Called City Service Valcon to come fill our propane tank. They said maybe out around Wednesday.

Put ham in the oven around 3:30PM.

Hubby came home at 6:00 after working OT.

Sunday, December 28, 2014



I did not get any sleep at all last night with the pain killer. Had hallucinations, night fears, and insomnia. Will not take that ever again.

Slept on the couch last night on heating pad because I had thrown out my back from shoveling yesterday.

Finally got 1 hour of sleep from 7-8AM. Ben jumped in bed with me. Hubby had already left the bed at 7AM and was sleeping on the couch. Lil Bit was sleeping there with him.

Got downstairs and made breakfast eggs for dogs. Hubby had eggs & leftovers.

There was an additional 4 inches of snow from last night after the final time we shoveled.

Then he got dressed. He shoveled both decks and knocked snow off the trees in the back yard. I walked with him out there. I went out to get deer bowls and Ben, Maggie, & Bud ran into the woods with me. Ben went to the shop with hubby so that he could plow snow.

Saturday, December 27, 2014



Got up at 7:30; made egg breakfast for dogs. Made 2 egg sandwiches for hubby. Then we got dressed and headed down to town for lattes.

Took dogs to walk in park around road on campground side. It was lightly snowing.

Drove back home and hubby got out at the shop. I took dogs down and unloaded them. I took down the winter decorations outside - the deer, the snowman, the dogs, and the holiday signs. Put them under the deck to take inside later.

Changed clothes and met hubby with the Excursion at the shop. He drove me to my nail appointment. Snow is coming down heavier now. I got my nails done from 11:15 - 11:45. Then we got lattes at Jitterz and picked up Pizza Hut pizzas that hubby had ordered. We drove back home.

Went inside house and gave dogs some sausage log & ham slices because we had forgotten to get hamburgers.

I was getting ready to make crab cakes but hubby came back to house and said he needed to go into CDA for parts. Really snowing heavy now. We took the red dually.

Drove to town. Cars going slow on Hwy 95. Saw a couple wrecks. Picked up parts and then drove back again. More car wrecks. We came home the back way via Boekel.

At home it had snowed about a foot already. Hubby took the grey truck to the shop. I shoveled the decks 3 times and it piled up again. I finally gave up by 4:00PM.

High of 31 degrees.

I shoveled the decks again by 6:00PM and then walked down to the shop to get hubby. He was drinking beer with Tim. I told him to come home. I walked back home and he drove both the Red Dually & the Grey Dodge back to the house.

We shoveled again by the time he got home. Did a nice little walk area for the dogs so they can potty if it gets too deep. Plus a little walking lane out to the woods for them.

My back had gone out right after finishing shoveling, it hurt so bad that I sat on a heating pad for the rest of the night.

Piles of snow came off the roof, but hubby decided to wait until morning to shovel there on the side deck. We went to bed at 11:30.

Friday, December 26, 2014



Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Hubby texted the kids; they were in Florida at Disney World & EPCOT. While he was talking on the phone, he fed eggs to Ben.

We got everything cleaned up and hubby passed out presents. We chose not to wrap the presents to waste more wrapping paper.

Hubby had gotten heated seats installed in the Red Dually yesterday as a present to himself.

After unwrapping our presents, we started to make food. But realized that we forgot to thaw the turkey & ham! Will have to bake those on Sunday!

Then we took dogs for walk in park. It was very cold. We walked in the campground area. Then fed ducks in Bayview after walk.

Erin's Espresso was closed, so we decided to drive to Rathdrum to see if Jitterz was open. No such luck. We got gas instead and got extremely poor coffee drinks out of the dispenser at the gas station.

Came home and hubby started making crab. I made bacon roll-ups. We put out all the food. Warmed up the Crab Rangoon. Put out the Beef Brisket. Put out the cheese & crackers. Put out the cheese ball. Made the mini weiners with BBQ sauce in the crockpot.

We watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the old Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story.

Also took the old dishwasher off the deck and put it in the back yard behind the garage. We need to haul it to the recyclers.

I got tired around 9:30 and went to bed extremely exhausted. Hubby cleaned up some food and came up later.


The day after Christmas seems so depressing.

Got up and it was extremely cold in the house. Started all the heaters.

I made cheese eggs for dogs and a sandwich for hubby. He started his dually and then sat around watching TV until 7AM. Hubby had to go to work today.

When I woke up, I had felt good but had started sneezing and then a cold. Hubby gave me Cold Calm and I took 2 Benadryl. Passed out on the couch.

Hubby called and guy had to pick up truck at shop. I went down to open doors by 10:00 in the FMF so I would not freeze. Guy came at 11AM finally!

I picked up dog poop in the backyard around 1PM and then went to get mail. Got 1 more Xmas card.

Hubby worked 2 hours OT. He got home around 6:45.

We watched tv & went to bed at 10:00PM. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs; egg sandwich for hubby. He had gotten up really early so that he could get candy loaded in his truck.

After he left I fed the deer, took more Xmas postcards to the mailbox, did laundry, did dishes.

Then I made another batch of Magic Bars.

Cleaned up the house.

It started raining really hard.

Hubby came home at 5:30; we got ready to go to Xmas program.

Took the red Dodge. Got lattes in Rathdrum. Drove into town and looked at pretty lights.

Got to the Kroc Center about 7:10. Still raining. Very cold.

Had fun listening to the Clarion Brass! This is a great tradition. During the Jolly Wassail Bowl song they did a cute skit that involved beating on plastic Xmas cups & clapping. What talent.

The show finished at 9:15. We drove to Olive Garden and ate there again. No alcohol!

After eating, we picked up dog burgers at McDonalds and got groceries at Walmart. Lots of stinky, smoky, disgusting people there at 10:30 at night. Druggies everywhere. Very depressing. We got out of there quickly.

Drove home and gave burgers to dogs. Unloaded groceries. Went to bed at 11:30.

CHRISTMAS EVE 12-24-2014

Got up and made eggs for dogs; made egg sandwiches for hubby.

It was snowing. Bah humbug. I did not want snow this year.

Cleaned up the house. Had to shovel both decks.

ABC Appliance guy named Scott came at 10:00; the dishwasher front was damaged. He did not install it.

I had to shovel the decks again. However, by 11:00 it was melting! No more snow.

At 11:00, I called to order our Crab Rangoon at Golden Dragon in Post Falls for hubby to pick up at Noon.

Walked down to get the mail at 1:00PM, but there was just 1 piece of junk advertising. No more Xmas cards. That is depressing. We only received 13 cards this year. Did not even receive a Xmas card from our daughter. So sad.

Monday, December 22, 2014



Struggled to wake up; heard hubby urging me to wake up and felt him rubbing my hair & kissing me!

Got up and made breakfast eggs for puppies. Made egg sandwich for hubby.

Did huggies with the dogs at the door. Even Bud came to get a squishy hug before hubby left.

I walked down to the mailbox & posted the rest of the Xmas postcards. Came back & fed the deer.

Then I took Bud with me to Athol and picked up a $25 latte stand gift certificate for hubby's Xmas present with the change I counted out the other day. I also stopped at Super G to get a couple lottery tickets. Hope they are lucky this year!

 Xmas Postcard 2014


I went down to get mail at 1:00PM. Just junk mail and no more Xmas cards!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas CAROL


Real awful sleep last night. I kept opening and closing the window for fresh air. Had to put Lil Bit on the floor early because he was so restless & panting. Hubby gave up and went down stairs to sleep on the couch. Buddy slept with him on the couch.

I got up at 8:00; made the bed and then came down stairs. Made cheese eggs for the dogs & a egg sandwich for hubby.

Lil Bit was limping. His right rear leg was hurting him. Hubby felt it all over & manipulated it, but Lil Bit did not cry.

Hubby watched his shows for a while. Had a hard time waking up because he had taken his prescription sleeping pill last night for the first time and it gave him an intense headache. He said he will never take it again!

We loaded the dogs up and took them into Athol so they could bark at other dogs in town. Got lattes in town. Then took dogs to park. We walked in the area near the water tower. Then drove down to the boat dock where we saw 2 eagles flying past.

Stopped to get milk at Lil Town Market.

At home, hubby got out at the shop & brought the red dually up so we could go to the dump. I unloaded dogs. Took the milk in the house.

Gave Lil Bit an aspirin for pain.

Helped load garbage with hubby. Then went to the dump on Diagonal with Bud & Ben in the backseat.

On the way back, we went to Spirit Lake to get large dog bones for Xmas. Also picked up some eggs. Very expensive tho. $5.39 for 18 eggs.

We came home, fed the deer, wrapped Barbie for Tessa & off-road vehicle for Gauge. Then we got ready to go to Newport for play.

Left the dogs home chewing bones to occupy them while we were gone. Stopped at Chad's house. Gave Angus her Xmas bone, left the Xmas presents for the kids in the shop.

Drove to Spirit Lake to get lattes. Then on to Newport where we got more groceries at Safeway. Eggs were much cheaper. Got ice cream so I can have Brandy Alexanders for Xmas.

Got lost looking for the Pend Oreille Players Association. It was right across from Safeway, but we had gone downtown instead!

The play was A Christmas Carol and it was boring, some RUDE ass people had brought their toddler & it would not shut up the whole program. We left during the intermission because it was a badly acted play, the seats were SO very uncomfortable, and the actors would not speak up so that we could hear them! We were even in the front row and could not hear well.

Hubby took me over Golden Dragon restaurant so he could eat oriental again.

Then we drove home.

Cut up the frozen Magic Bars & watched the Muppet's Christmas Carol on tv.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Candy Making Day


Got up at 7:30; slept in late. Had nightmares again last night.

I made cheese eggs for dogs & a egg sandwich for hubby. He finally got up about 8:15; took a shower.
Then got dressed & loaded dogs in Excursion. On the way out of the driveway, the FedEx man dropped off my new Xmas camera, a Nikon DSLR 3200.

Nikon DSLR 3200

We went into Athol for a latte; took dogs for walk in park down by the shooting range. It was 32 degrees slightly overcast & foggy, but it was a nice walk.

We drove down to Bayview to feed the ducks. Huey & Dewey were there. No Louie.

Came back & mailed more Xmas postcards in Athol.

Hubby dropped us off & he went down to shop to work. Mark was already down there.

Christmas Blender!

After ordering a new RED oster blender on Amazon, I started making Xmas candy.

Made Brad's Balls.
Made Peanut Brittle
Made Cashew Brittle
Made No-Bake Cookies
Made 7-Layer Magic Bars
Made Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Made Sugar Candy Popcorn
Made Peppermint Almond Bark

At 3:00PM, I went down to get the mail and feed the deer. The deer were already out in the yard! They watched me walk down the driveway. So I went to get the mail first, stopped at the shop to feed Jack some leftover bacon roll-ups, then came back to feed the deer.

I came back to the house & made Peppermint Almond Bark because I had forgotten to do it.

Then I took a hot bath. Hubby came home at 4:00PM.

Friday, December 19, 2014



Got up when hubby left the bed. Made eggs for dogs, egg sandwich for hubby.

Hubby sat down to watch the news for a while. He left at 7:00.

I did laundry & dishes.

Then paid bills online.

Vacuumed and cleaned house.

Picked up dog poo.

Got mail & fed deer. We received 3 more Xmas cards in the mail.

Hubby got home late; then he had to find a rear end down at the shop.

Went to Olive Garden in CDA. Met kids there instead of in Spokane because we were running late. Sat at the bar to wait our table. Bartender was really stupid. Served warm wine. Hubby got drunk. We were seated in back; table was too big & area was noisy. Kids got there at 8:00; we had dinner. Hubby knocked over wine on table!

Left about 10:00; said goodbye to kids in parking lot.

Got Wendy's burgers and drove home to dogs. Gave burgers to dogs & went to bed. Hubby stayed on the couch until 1AM.

Thursday, December 18, 2014



Only 7 days til Xmas!

Nightmares last night. Ugh.

Woke up at 5AM to pee, then got up at 6:14AM when hubby left the bed.

Made eggs for dogs, egg sandwich for hubby. Also used the sausage cream cheese roll ups as bread to hold his eggs. That will make a different taste!

Did squishy dog hugs with Lil Bit and Ben. Bud hid in the library.

Hubby left at 7:05AM. Took his red dually into work.

I did couple loads of laundry & dishes.

UPS came at 10:00 to bring my Lancome.

At 5PM, hubby came home and had a quick snack, changed clothes. We left bones for the dogs, and turned on lights for Maggie.

Picked up lattes in Rathdrum, then went to pick up Vera (Dave was still working up by Bonners Ferry so he could not attend with us), gave her the wood branch deer. She gave us some homemade pumpkin bread! Vera is looking SO much better since her surgery and the last time we saw her!

We drove to the KROC Center and went to the "Traditions of Christmas" performance. It was very good. Vera really liked it. 

At 9:00, we took Vera back home. Dave was there by then and we talked to him for a while.

We left and drove to Albertsons to get milk & groceries. Then went to Wendy's to get dog burgers.

Drove home on Hwy 95; there was a deer hit dead in the road. Very sad. At home, we gave burgers to dogs and went to bed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby.

After he left for work, I did a couple loads of laundry. Did dishes.

Re-strung the female deer on the deck. Walked down the drive with Bud on a leash to get mail.

Shoveled the decks because there was a light covering of snow after last night. 

Made Sausage Cream Cheese Roll-ups.

Checked to make sure that Home Depot gave us a refund of $148.50.

At 5:00 Dave Rodriguez called me to check on the weather. It was 38 degrees and was already snowing pretty big flakes here. But by 6:30 the snow had already stopped.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



How many days till Xmas? Seems like it is coming too fast now.

Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. Thank goodness we have water & dishwasher again in the kitchen.

Hubby left at 7:00 in the Red Dually.

I did a couple loads of laundry. Opened the mini blinds because it is getting warmer. Did a load of dishes in the new dishwasher.

Washed my hair. Vacuumed the living room carpet again and cleaned out the vacuum. Cleaned the floor in the kitchen where the dishwasher had made scuff marks. 

Ordered a new Nikon D3200 DSLR from Walmart online.

Put up the red lights on the tree outside. Installed the new light timers. Fed the deer. Picked up dog poop. Gathered all the garbage in the house and put it in the garage. Put away dishes. All before 10AM. It must be the B12 I started taking again giving me all this energy!

Made green Marshmallow Rice Krispy treats for hubby.

Made Chocolate Scotcheroos.

Made Peppermint White Chocolate Popcorn.

Started snowing lightly around 5:30.

Hubby came home after working for 1.5 hours Overtime. Then we loaded Lil Bit & Maggie into the Red Dually to run over to Spokane in order to purchase gears from a guy that hubby had found on Craigslist. We drove to the CAT dealer because the guy worked 2nd shift there.

After hubby got done in Spokane and on the way back to CDA, hubby called in an order for wings at Wing Stop (at my suggestions); we picked those up and stopped at Big Lots for more lights. The female fucking deer on the deck lost the lights on the front half of her body.

We also picked up a gift basket for Don & Lucille. Got them spaghetti, pasta, pasta sauce, garlic, crackers. It all fit quite well into the basket.

I walked Lil Bit over to the Wing Stop when hubby walked there to get his order. Lil Bit pottied on a couple trees. Then we stopped at Wendy's across the street to pick up dog burgers.

Drove home and gave burgers to the dogs. Hubby had his dinner. It was 9:45 by the time we got home. I took a pill and we went to bed.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Recap of the Weekend


Got up at 8:00, dogs would not let us sleep in any longer! I made eggs for dogs, egg sandwich for hubby.

Then hubby watched a couple shows on tv before getting dressed. We drove to the latte stand for drinks, then took the dogs to the park for a walk.

Drove to Bayview to feed the ducks. Also fed a bunch of Canadian geese. Huey & Dewey were there, but Louie looked quite sick. Louie stayed in the water and did not eat much.

By 11:00, we were back. Unloaded dogs. Hubby went to work down at shop.

I got ready and went to my nail appointment at 12:15. I got another latte at Jitterz. Then went to get my toenails painted with red & put little white snowflakes on them. Got my nails redone to a much shorter length to see what I will have to wear when taking massage classes.

At 2:00, I was done and on my way. Picked up dog burgers at McDonalds, picked up pizza for the guys at Pizza Hut. Goodwill was closed so I could not drop off the bags to donate.

Came home, picked up mail, and dropped off the pizza to the guys. Gave a hamburger to Jack, Mark's dog at the shop.

I fed the dogs their burgers.

Then I went outside and fed the deer.

Hubby came home at 6:00 and we watched tv for the rest of the night.


Got up at 8:30. I made eggs for dogs, egg sandwich for hubby.

Picked up drinks at the latte stand, took the dogs for a walk in the park. Getting colder.

Then we went to Bayview to feed the ducks. Louie was not there. We are scared that he might be sick or dead.

Hubby took out the old dishwasher and forgot to turn off the water line underneath the sink. It started spraying water everywhere. Good thing I had taken everything out from under the sink. He finally got the water turned off. We had to vacuum up the water, wipe the rest down with towels, and then put fans on everything.

The old machine WAS actually hard-wired so the installers COULD have put it in like they were PAID to do.

Hubby managed to put the old spout from the other dishwasher on the end of the copper water line so that it would not leak.

He called Home Depot to complain and eventually a guy called back to tell us that we would have to wait until Monday to talk with somebody to schedule another installation.

Hubby drank a beer to calm down.

We put together the Saint Bernard pulling the Christmas sled lights and put it outside later. I put timers on most of the lights outside.

We also fed the deer.

Hubby surfed the internet on his laptop and we watched tv until we went to bed at 9:30.


Got up at 8:30 and dressed. I was unable to make breakfast because the water was still disconnected. So we readied the dogs for a dog walk, went to pick up lattes in Athol and drove to the park.

The sun was shining today, but it was much colder. Only 36 when we walked. We stayed out in the sun and walked around the water tower.

We stopped and fed some ducks & Canadian geese. No sign of Huey, Dewey or Louie.

Came back home and I changed clothes & picked up my purse. We drove to Rathdrum and got lattes at Jitterz. Got hamburgers for the dogs at McDonalds because I could not breakfast for everyone today. I fed them the burgers at Jitterz.

We went to Corbin Park in Post Falls to walk the dogs some more. It was windy & shady down by the river. We did a quick walk. I had to pee by a tree 1/2 into the walk.

Bernice called from Home Depot. I explained that they needed to bring out a new dishwasher since the one they delivered had a scratch on the front door. She whined about 48 hours to return & nonsense about the manufacturer would not take it back from Home Depot. I told her we were thoroughly angry & upset that the original installers were so STUPID or LAZY that they did not install it. We still had not gotten our install refund from 10 days ago! So she said she would talk to her manager and get a solution then call back. Duh. WHY call me in the first place! Idiot people.

Afterwards, we went to the Army/Navy Surplus in CDA to check on a wool coat for me, but they did not have any. Crying baby in the store got on my nerves. Saw the owner take his dog thru the store. Petted the dog.

Hubby got a call back from Bernice and she said they would have ABC Appliance replace the front door of the new dishwasher and that Home Depot would refund the install fee plus refund us $75 for the trouble that we had gone thru. About time! WHY do we have to pull teeth to get customer SERVICE???

Stopped at Big Lots to get red LED lights, 2 light timers, a Barbie & a remote controlled off-road Silverado truck (for Chad's kids).

We shopped at Costco and got paper towels, toilet paper, etc. The line was too long for a hot dog so I told hubby that I would take him to PauPau's kitchen. We walked the dogs in the Costco parking lot before we left.

Instead of staying in town, we decided to drive home and drop off the dogs. They had been sitting in the truck too long.

We drove home, there was a guy waiting to see hubby at the shop so I dropped him off there and went to the house to unloaded everything. I fed the deer.

At 3:00, I went back to the shop and told hubby we had to leave in time for his Dr appt.

We took the Red Dually back into town with Bud only.

Picked up deer food at the Farmer's home on Hayden Avenue. Got 2 bags.

Stopped at the Columbia Bank ATM so hubby could pick up some cash. Picked up lattes at Jitterz and the girl made my drink WRONG. She filled hubby's drink with foam! We did not have enough time to go back and have them corrected because we had to get to hubby's 4:15PM Dr appt. Had to pay with a credit card because hubby had no cash! After the appointment, we went back and corrected my latte. Stopped at the Columbia Bank ATM so hubby could pick up some cash.

Picked up dog food, deer food, a pig ear for Bud and some bolts for hubby. Bud nosed a box full of dog cookies & dropped them on the floor. He scooped up some of the broken pieces to eat. Bad dog! LOL.

We went to PauPau's to eat. Hubby had Kung Pao chicken while I ordered the Sweet & Sour chicken. It was pretty warm in the restaurant and LOTS of people were coming in to get their pick-up orders! After we were done, we went back to Wendy's to get dog burgers where they only gave us 3 out of the 4 we ordered. We had to drive around again and instead of giving a complimentary burger for our problems, they only gave us 1 burger. Assholes. No customer service & no going out of their way to retain customers!

Finally drove home around 7PM. Fed burgers to dogs.

Hubby installed our new dishwasher with only a little leaking of water. The new dishwasher actually works & does not leak!

Went to bed at 10:30. Tired.

Friday, December 12, 2014

All Is Calm PLAY


Woke up at 5AM; then just could not fall back to sleep. Got up at 6:00.

Still relatively warm. 46 degrees, but it was raining all day.

Made cheese eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby. We watched tv weather & news after we were done feeding dogs because we had gotten up so early.

Hubby left for work at 7:00AM.

I did several loads of laundry & did dishes.

The UPS order from  Lancome came. I gave the UPS driver & his helper their Seasonal tips.

Went outside to pick up dog poo. Another full bag. I am still finding old poo out there!

Took Maggie & Lil Bit with me to get the mail. Left the Seasonal tip for the USPS person in our mailbox. STILL NO XMAS CARDS!

I put more lights on the snowman outside.

When I came inside, I ironed patches on my jeans that were ripped the other day. Then I vacuumed the rugs.

Got the dog bones out of the freezer so the dogs can have them tonight when we leave for the play.

Thursday, December 11, 2014



Got up at 6AM. I had slept thru the whole night!

Temp was 45 degrees when we woke up. I am really liking this wet, warm winter!

Made egg breakfast for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby.

Hubby had to clean out Ben's ears again and give him antibiotics & steroid pills for his infection.

After hubby left, I did laundry and dishes.

Then went outside to pick up another full bag of dog poo. I think I have gotten most of the old stuff now. After not picking up for a whole month, that was a lot of poo out there.

I had an attack of endometriosis pain and had to take some ibuprofen. Felt better after a hot bath & sitting on a heating pad.

It started raining at 2:00.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Brazilian Blowout


I got up out of bed later. Hubby had already left for work. I was up since 3AM awake after going potty during the night. I could not fall back to sleep.

Got up and gave the dogs a piece of ham. Then I fed the fish.

Did a couple loads of laundry.

Went outside to pick up 8 bags of dog poo. The yard was FULL of poo.

Dressed to go get my hair done. Told the dogs to behave when I left.

I stopped in Rathdrum to get a latte.

Saw two dogs running along the road on Mullan in Post Falls; one a little tiny poodle and then a big Labradoodle.

Hubby was supposed to be at the hair stand putting in DSL, but he had already left by the time I got there at 11:30AM. So I waited in my car until 12:00. I had to re-park the car in the middle of two parking spots because some older woman parked right on top of me and I could not get out of the car!

Julie was staring at my car and I got out of it; she was looking at the emblem on the car.

She did my hair. I left by 2:00.

Stopped at McDonalds to get dog burgers; stopped at Steins where an irritating Salvation Army bell ringer kept up with the bells and I complained to the cashiers about getting a headache from it. Purchased dog bones and then got change for giving out to the USPS and UPS drivers. Also bought a lottery ticket.

I got home by 2:45.Picked up mail - got hubby's sweatshirts for Xmas presents.

Did more laundry, changed my clothes because my pants had a rip in them. Took out garbage. Fed the deer.

Hubby came home briefly at 6:00 then went down to the shop to work until 8:00. He came home and had rewarmed pizza.

Found that Ben was shaking his ears, so we had to clean them out. They had a bacterial infection so we gave him drops & started him on meds again.

Went to bed at 10:30.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Count Down to Xmas


I got up and made eggs for the dogs and an egg sandwich for hubby.

I was extremely tired today; more coughing and felt exhausted.

Put lights up around the garage & around a tree. Went down to get the mail, fed the deer. Took garbage out. Vacuumed the rugs.

Even though it was thoroughly warm outside, I had a chill going all day & kept the fireplace turned on.

Hubby came home at 6:00, then had to help Mark at the shop until 7:30. I went down there with Ben on a leash, put him in the Dodge and told hubby we needed to go get more milk.

Fed some frozen sausage links to Mark's dog - Jack. Jack really liked them. He is a happy dog.

I had to wait a few minutes for hubby, then we went down to the Lil Town Market and got milk.

We came home and watched the Xmas Lights Competition from 8:00-10:00. It was very pretty.

I went to bed at 10:00; hubby came to bed way later. He was having trouble sleeping again.

December 9, 2014

I got up and made eggs for the dogs and an egg sandwich for hubby.

Dogs took a nap after hubby left. I went outside to put up more lights on the Fucking Deer.

Lots of trains going by today. Really loud because of the cloud cover.

I hung up all the Xmas ornaments in the window.

Window Xmas Ornaments

It started raining at 11:00.

I did several loads of laundry today. Warmer again today. About 45 degrees by Noon.

I went down to get mail. Still no Xmas cards yet.

Hubby came home at 7PM; he brought Papa Murphy's pizzas. I put them in the oven while he went down to the shop. He came back at 8:05pm; I was already watching Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer on tv. Hubby ate his pizza, then fell asleep on the couch.

Hubby woke up at 9:30 and went outside to feed the deer.

We went to bed at 10:30 after the news.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

WARM Winter

december 7, 2014

Only 18 more days left until Xmas!

At 3AM, I had endo pains, so had to get up and take a hot bath & lots of aspirin. I was able to go back to sleep. It was not a very bad attack.

40 degrees by 8AM; 42 degrees by 9AM. What a great winter so far!

I woke up at 8AM; hubby was still snoring. Lil Bit was at my feet, so I rubbed his belly for a while. I got up and made the dogs eggs for breakfast & a breakfast sandwich for hubby.

Put bacon stuffing roll ups in the oven around 9AM.

Hubby started watching an old Jimmy Stewart movie - No Highway In The Sky.

After the movie, we took the dogs for a walk down in the park. It was fun.

Then we stopped in Bayview to feed the ducks. Huey, Dewey, & Louie came running just as we were coming to the end of the bread. There was also a wild Canadian Goose there that was by itself. He followed hubby on the dock to get fed.

 Huey, Louie, & Dewey

 Hubby feeding the geese

We came home and then took Ben with us to the garbage dump. Stopped on the way back at Lil Town Market to get milk.

At home, we changed clothes and went into town. Got gasoline in the Excursion, got lattes at Jitterz in Rathdrum, then went to see AICM in Post Falls, washed the Excursion at the car wash there. I purchased a gift certificate for more washes. Then we drove to Big Lots and got lights, along with a couple Barbie dolls & a stuffed animal for Tim's kids.

We went to eat at Red Lobster. It was really good. Seated at a table back by the bathroom, but very private. It was only 3:00, so there were not very many people there. The sun set while we were there & it got very dark.

At 4:30, we left and went to Walmart to get some groceries. I had to dodge around some drug addicts in order to go to the bathroom in the back of the store. We finally got out of there at 5:30 and then went to get dog burgers at Wendy's. Drove home and fed the dogs. Hubby unloaded groceries & I put them away.

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

Saturday, December 06, 2014



Got up after hubby left for work. Hubby had the "jimmy" shake leg all night long. I could not get any sleep.

Fed the fish. Fed the deer.

I cleaned up the house. They are supposed to deliver the new dishwasher today.

At around 2:30, the delivery guys called and they came out at 3:00 but because our old dishwasher was wired directly instead of being plugged into an outlet, they could not install the new one. They said we would have to call out an electrician.

So I had them leave the new dishwasher in the garage.

Hubby got home around 7:00 after picking up a truck. Then he went down to the shop to work.

Lil Bit sleeping on dog bed

I watched Z Nation and then went to bed at 9:00. Hubby came home and went to bed at 11:00.


I was awake every hour last night, having to get up and pee. Then I was hot & sweaty so I slept on the couch for an hour. Very uncomfortable all night.

We woke up to snow falling off the roof; Lil Bit came upstairs and whined to be put on the bed, Ben jumped up on the bed because he was scared of the snow hitting the deck.

Got up at 8AM and made eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby. Pulled out all the old food in the fridge and took it with us down to the park. Purchased lattes for both of us on the way to the park. Mine was mostly made with foam!

We walked in the campground area. It was slightly raining, slushy, but very warm. About 37 degrees by the time we walked.

Dog Prints at the park

After our walk, we drove down to the boat dock. The water was very dark blue. Cloudy out today. Then we drove to Bayview. Got out to feed the ducks & 1 lone Canadian goose some of our bread sticks that were still left over from Olive Garden last week. Hubby almost fell into the water when he checked out a boat that was in the marina. The ducks started to follow us off the docks. 

Came back and hubby went to the shop to work. I was at the house with the dogs. I did laundry, did dishes. Shaved my legs, curled my hair. Decided to run down to Bayview to the Craft fair at the Community Center.

I walked down to the shop to ask if hubby would take me over to Charles' shop to pick up the grey Dodge. So he drove me over. I came back and took Bud along with me. But I had forgotten to take money with me and had to drive all the way back home. I wasn't going to go back, but hubby told me to go anyway and gave me money. So Bud & I drove all the way back to Bayview and got the two reindeer that I had wanted to purchase. I will give one to Vera R because she saw one of these in the storage area of our Zipline ride and expressed the desire for one.

Craft Deer

Then I came home.

I ordered Lancome perfume for myself for an Xmas present.

Hubby called me around 3:00 and asked me to come down so he could drive a truck over to Charles' shop and follow him in the grey Dodge to bring him home. So I got dressed and we did that.

When I came back, I fed the deer. It was very dark outside.

I had to run down to the shop at 5:15 because hubby was not answering his phone. Mark's dog, Jack had torn up a box & was sleeping on the pieces. The concrete floor in the shop is probably pretty cold. Smart dog.

We got ready and I decided not to dress up; wore my old jeans.

Drove to Rathdrum and got lattes; then took the interstate to Spokane. We parked at our regular parking lot just West of the Bing.

It was crowded at the entrance because people were picking up tickets at Will Call. Hubby purchased a box of popcorn at the entrance. He wanted a snack. I pottied in the Balcony bathroom (it was COLD) and talked to a lady in there that was married to one of the trumpet players.

We went upstairs to the Wine Lounge called Ovations Wine Bar. Hubby convinced me to purchase a whole bottle of Riesling before the concert because we got there at 7:00 and had 30 minutes to wait. Hubby filled my glass to the rim & I spilled it on myself! 

When entering the Balcony, a lady directed us to the incorrect seats. We went up, and were supposed to go DOWN. We had great seats! Right at the edge of the balcony on the south side.

 Spokane Jazz Orchestra

The concert was wonderful, the musicians were highly talented and even Charlotte Carruthers was pretty good.

We left the concert by the back emergency exit and then went to get our truck at the Parking Ramp.

Drove to Rathdrum and hubby got dog burgers at McDonalds, then had to drive thru at Taco Bell. Got their rolled up chicken tacos, but at home found that they were several hours old and not edible. They had also not given us our spicy cheese dip; instead had given us some taco sauce...

We watched the news and went to bed at 11:30.

Thursday, December 04, 2014



Hubby kept me up all night with his intensive snoring & leg jerking. Even though I had taken a sleeping pill, I still could not sleep.

I slept in this morning when hubby went to work.

Got up and saw that it had snowed. Just a dusting, but enough to be awful. I don't want snow this year.

I fed the fish, went outside to feed the deer, walked down to the mailbox to get mail.

Vacuumed the house, did several loads of laundry. Washed my hair. Decorated the house with Xmas decor. Put up more lights outside on the deck.

An automated call came from Home Depot around 3:00PM; it said that our delivery of our new dishwasher would be between 2:30 and 5:30PM tomorrow! So excited for a new dishwasher. The old one has only one cycle for the last couple years.

A couple deer came to eat around 4:00pm.

Hubby got off early, but it took him a long time to drive home because it was snowing so much. He said that traffic was going about 25 mph.

He finally got home at 5:30 and we got changed. We left and noticed that Tim & #3 were at the shop. Hubby called Charles and was told that he had left the window open on his grey Dodge. We had to drive BACK to the house to get the keys for the Dodge, then drive to Charles' shop, and roll up the window.

Then we drove to Rathdrum to pick up drinks before the Concert.

We got to the Kroc Center exactly on time for the Philip Aaberg concert. He played piano. It was OK. Not very many Xmas songs and it was SOOOOOOooooo long. The concert started at 7:30, the first break was at 8:30; then the concert did not resume until 9:00 after intermission. We decided that we needed to leave after the intermission. I went potty, then we left.

Picked up burgers for the dogs at Wendy's, then drove home.

Dogs did not chew anything up! Yippee. We gave them the burgers.

Went to bed shortly after we got home.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs; egg sandwich for hubby.

After hubby left, I did dishes & laundry.

Fed the fish & fed the deer.

Drove to Vet's office with Ben and purchased County license for Maggie. Then went to Lil Town Market and picked up a couple gallons of milk.

Rested in the afternoon because I still have no strength & energy from the flu.

Hubby came home at 7PM after stopping to pick up parts at CN. Then he fell asleep on the couch.


Hubby left this morning before waking me up. I did not even hear him leave.

I got up and gave the dogs some turkey slices.

Fed the fish & fed the deer.

Got ready to leave at 12:40. Drove to Rathdrum and got a latte, then went to AICM to discuss taking classes there. I talked with Jackie and had a tour of the building.

Then I washed the car in Post Falls. Some old man tried to cut in front of the line of all the cars, but I pulled forward and beeped at him. He finally backed up and got into line.

After washing the car, I drove to Rathdrum and went to get my nails done.

When I was done getting my nails done, I went to McDonalds to get dog burgers. Drove home, fed the dogs their burgers. They were overjoyed to see me home.

Hubby came home at 6:00 and ate dinner. He fell asleep on the couch again. He is still sick with a cold.

Sunday, November 30, 2014



I made Lil Bit get out of bed very early in the night because he was squeaking and would not be quiet. He went down to sleep on the couch. At 6:30, he came upstairs to sleep with us and I put him o the bed again.

Hubby got up at 4AM to turn on the heat & close the window in the basement. It was only 17 degrees when he got up. It dipped down to 15 by the time we got up at 8AM.

I would rather have the 50 degree temps back.

The basement still reeks even though hubby sprayed scented lysol down there. 

Made eggs for the dogs, hubby had green bean casserole for breakfast.

Got dressed & went into town to get lattes. Even I got a nasty tasting one because it was SO COLD. We walked the dogs by the water tower at the park so that we could stay in the sunshine! Even walking in the shade of a tree lowered the temp too cold for us. My face froze even thought I had TWO scarves wrapped around.

We brought the dogs home and dropped them off. We took the red dually with the truck to Rathdrum and got more lattes. Picked up windex & cleaner & paper towels at the grocery store so we could wash the windows on the Red Dually (the heater core had just gotten fixed at CN, but it was still spewing antifreeze thru the vents. It made the windows grease up). We cleaned out the Red Dually & I threw away hubby's pumpkin he still had in the back seat!

Then we hauled the truck to CN, but it had no gasoline in it and would not start. Hubby had KC who was at CN take him to the gas station to get fuel while I waited in the freezing cold truck.

We finally got the truck unloaded 1 hour later. Then we drove to the Spokane Valley Mall to get my ear pierced. Hubby had a shit fit about paying so much to get my ears pierced as an Xmas present.

However, I LOVE my new piercings and will go get 3-4 more in about 3 weeks. Could not do all 6 piercings in one instance because of the trauma they said.

 3 New Piercings

Then we stopped at HM to look at clothes. Too expensive. Then went to Sears to look for deals. I told hubby we could take pictures & get them online at home thru Ebates to save more $.

Hubby had to stop at Krispy Kreme to get donuts and we waited FOREVER in line behind a car of 2 women that only ordered 4 dozen donuts & 1 coffee. But it took them 20 minutes to order. Stupid bitches.

We drove to CDA and went to eat at Olive Garden, but had to get diesel at Holiday Station before we ran out when the truck died at a stop sign. Hubby had forgotten to fill the tank! Then we came back to Olive Garden and had a great meal. Our server was Joseph and he was great. We got a bottle of Robert Mondavi wine with our meal.

Took leftovers with us. Then got dog burgers at Wendy's. Had a bad minute when we thought we saw smoke coming from our house - thought the house was on fire! But it was the neighbors that were burning slash. At home we fed burgers to dogs. They had chewed off the starter to the fireplace that hubby had to fix. They seem to chew on something every time we leave the house.

Watched Walking Dead 2014 Season Finale. No more new shows until Feb 8, 2015!

Maggie had to get up on the couch and sit by Bud because he was on HER couch.

Maggie & Bud

I accidentally spilled some milk on the counter when trying to give hubby a donut. I am really bad with liquid things this weekend.

Hubby watched his car shows. No more Good Wife shows for me...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wet House


Got up at 8AM and gave turkey sandwiches to the dogs for early breakfast.

Drove to town for latte. Took dogs for walk in the park. VERY windy. Warm at 51 degrees!

Walked along Shooting Range road, it started to rain at end of walk.

Picked up stamps at Post Office.

Came home and dropped off dogs. We made turkey sandwiches to take into town.

Drove grey dodge & took Bud with us. Got lattes in Rathdrum. Picked up a dehumidifier at A-Z Rental in CDA.

Picked up red dually at CN Diesel. Drove back home, I stopped for lattes in Rathdrum.

At home, we set up dehumidifer. Hubby had lots of magazines delivered so he read all night.

I put out the Snowman and plugged it in.

It was raining tonight so we could not set up Xmas lights.


It was about 25 degrees when we woke up this morning. Got up and made turkey with stuffing, buns, & mashed potatoes for the dogs. Made hubby an egg sandwich for breakfast.

We drove into Athol and got a hot latte for hubby, then we went to the park to walk. It was very windy, so we walked in the campground area. Still lots of lazy hunters trolling the park for deer. I believe that all the deer are dead.

Saw Turkeys in the Park

Afterwards, we came home and dropped off the dogs. Mark was at the shop and hubby got him working, I gave water & dog cookies to Mark's dog before we took the grey dodge & drove to Rathdrum to get a hot latte for me & allergy pills for hubby at Super One. We picked up fish for me at Zips (which I fed most of it to the dogs because it was awful). Hubby decided he wanted to pick up crappy McDonalds hamburgers for him & Mark. He even got a little burger for Mark's dog.

When we got back at noon, hubby worked in the shop until later. Then he came to the house & got the red dually, hooked up the trailer & loaded a truck on it so we could haul it to CN tomorrow.

I did laundry & dishes, put up some Xmas lights outside & moved the snowman out to the circle driveway. I addressed some Xmas cards.

While I was outside putting up lights, Bud ran off. I called for him for over 20 minutes and when he finally came back, he was covered in something black, dead, and stinky. I started bawling because I had NO way to clean him up. I pushed the other dogs inside & started hauling buckets of warm water outside. Then I washed him with Dawn detergent. It took about 45 minutes to get him cleaned up. He had it on the underside of his neck, all over his back, on his belly & down his legs. It was awful & stinky. I had to wash all my clothes because I was soaked after I was done.

Hubby came home at 6:30.

There was absolutely nothing on tv worth watching. I took a sleeping pill at 7:30 and was in bed by 8:30.

Thursday, November 27, 2014



I slept in because I was still a little bit sick.

Fed the deer, went down to get the mail.

Hubby actually was supposed to get off 30 minutes early for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but still ended up getting home at 6:00 because he had to work late & sign out.

We went to Super One to get a few last things for Turkey Dinner. Took Bud & Ben with us in the Grey Dodge that has new heated seats!

Picked up burgers for the dogs at McDonalds.

I put away groceries because hubby was tired & fell asleep on the couch. He still has a really bad cold. I gave him a sleeping pill & we went to bed early.


Got up and fed eggs to the dogs. Put the turkey in the oven to bake.

Then went into Athol for a latte for hubby; Erin was actually open today.

Drove to the park, but turned around at the traffic circle because it was raining so hard.

Instead went back to the Idaho Dept of Fish & Game Open Area at Spirit Lake & took dogs for a walk there. Drove thru & came out on Hwy 41.

Came home and discovered that I had accidentally left on the water in the basement to fill the fish. The basement had flooded! OMG. Hubby vacuumed up a lot of the water with the shop vac.

I washed my hair. Made the side dishes. Hubby fell asleep on the couch after vacuuming for 1.5 hours. We watched the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade. Woke up at 3:30 to get changed so we could go into CDA Resort for 5:00 dinner.

We left at 4:00 to look at Xmas lights in town. It was disappointing.

At the Dockside Resort, hubby refused to let the valet park us. We parked on the 4th level and walked in. Then we had to wait for 20 minutes to be seated. Even when we got up to the waiting area, they STILL did not have our table ready (they were "checking" on it). When another couple came past and were seated right away we decided to leave.

We drove thru downtown looking at the new McEuen Park. Then drove below the CDA Government building. Saw 2 deer and threw out dog cookies to them.

Stopped at Safeway because hubby wanted another hot drink. Got drinks at Starbucks inside Safeway. Then we got more buns & gravy.

Drove home and gave dark meat & buns to the dogs for treats. They fell asleep after dinner. Hubby and I watched TV. Hubby perused the Black Friday ads online. Went to bed at 11:00.

Monday, November 24, 2014



I am too tired to get up.

Hubby left his alarm on and had to come back up stairs to turn it off.

I get up later. My cell phone is ringing.

The girl called to deliver pies. I call her back and tell her to leave mine at the Salon.

Ben wearing my glasses & being cute.

I take my pills.

Get dressed. Go outside to feed deer. Bud comes outside with me.

I take a hot bath.

I take a nap.




I am still sick. Not doing much beside resting. The doctor prescribed TamiFlu (Oseltamivir Phosphate), Azithromycin for my sore throat. I am finally feeling better.

The dogs are getting restless because I am not doing anything with them. I sleep on the couch or take hot baths to relieve body aches & pain.

Sunday, November 23, 2014



Got up and made eggs for the dogs & hubby.

We went to get a latte for hubby in Athol.

Took the dogs for a short walk in Farragut Park.

Came back and I was tired for the rest of the day.

Went to bed early. I am exhausted.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Influenza Type B


I have had the flu since Monday night. Had to cancel my nail appointment, my appointment with AICM, and was not able to go to Cirque Holidaze last night. I am SO pissed.

I drag myself out of bed after waking up with a violent head pain at 4AM. Go downstairs and take ibuprofen and take a hot bath. I also take my flu medications. Pass out on the couch. Bit sleeps behind my butt. I am too exhausted to move him.

I get up an hour later and go back upstairs to sleep. Hubby is snoring.

We get up again at 7AM. Hubby is already downstairs watching car shows. He makes eggs for the dogs. I have a leftover piece of pizza.

Hubby heads off to work at the shop by 11:00.

I pay bills at 1PM. I am exhausted. Will go upstairs to nap again.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Start of Another Week


Woke up with a heavy drug-induced hangover. The pills are just too druggy and make me sleep really well, but leave me with a hangover in the mornings. Difficult to swim thru the sleep to wake up.

Got up and made eggs for the dogs; egg sandwich for hubby. Used the left-over sausage pattie from breakfast yesterday.

Hubby forgot to pick up the dog food and Ben had pigged it down before we noticed. After hubby fed him his eggs, Ben threw up in the living room. So we had to clean it up. Yucky.

Hubby left for work. I started laundry & dishes.

Went on the Frontier website to update our Health, Dental & Life Insurance for the coming year. The company requires you to mark down that you DO NOT SMOKE every year. Otherwise it defaults automatically to smoking and charges you more on insurance.

I went down to get the mail by myself. Filled the deer bowls with food.

Some guy brought another boat, so I went down to the shop to help hubby re-position the boats. It is severely cold outside, but we stay and get the boats inside better. Wesley comes to get paid.

It is very dark when we are done. I come home feeling very bad. My throat is sore & I can barely move. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014



I told hubby that I was tired of making breakfast for everybody so I stayed in bed. He made the eggs for the dogs, fed them, and cleaned up afterwards.

Then we went into Athol and ate at the former Grey Goose restaurant. It was only 8AM and nobody was there. It was also still VERY cold. We sat across from the workstation and had a very nice breakfast. Nobody recognized hubby and we actually had a nice conversation without interruption. Good restaurant coffee, too!

Eggs Benedict & Potatoes for hubby

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs for me

We drove back home and picked up the dogs. Hubby had the truck we were supposed to deliver into CDA on a trailer behind us. He actually went down Clagstone and forgot we were going to the park, so we drove the back way down Good Hope Road to get there. Saw a deer running thru the woods. Saw a huge coyote run across the road.

Got to the park and walked for about an hour. We got in two miles! It was so sunny & warm & nice.

Our water in the back of the Excursion was frozen so we stopped at the park ranger station and put some water in a container for the dogs. All of them were very thirsty.

Then we drove into town. Dropped off the truck. Got lattes at Jitterz. Got gasoline at Costco. Stopped at Big R for deer food and more pipe for another fish filter.

When we returned home, the guy with the other boat was at the shop. So I dropped hubby off and took the Excursion & dogs up to the house. I got out with Lil Bit and took him in the house, but the doors locked on me and I could not get the rest of them out. I panicked.

Went inside the house to make a contract for the boat guy, then took my bike & rode to the shop with it. I told hubby about locking dogs in Excursion. He suggested trying the back hatch, so I rode up again and got them out by unloading all the deer food, the fish filter, and the grain. Then crawled thru the truck & opened the doors. I put all the dogs in the house so they could get water & food.

Then I back the trailer up, unloaded the deer grain, deer food & fish filter. Afterwards, I drove the truck & trailer down to the shop. I had let the dogs out to go see daddy at the shop. Bud, Ben, & Maggie ran into the woods. They were gone for quite a while and I was getting scared they were not coming back. But pretty soon, Maggie came out of the woods, Bud ran down the drive to see me & Ben was down at the shop helping hubby put the boat into the storage unit.

After hubby was done, I walked down to the shop again because we needed to go into Athol to get milk. We did that and then came back.

Hubby wanted pasta for lunch, so he made some sauce & I boiled the vegetarian noodles. They smelled good. While that was going, we put the grille downstairs, covered the tree with burlap bags, and put together the fish filter bucket. I cleaned out the bucket, bucket lid, and fake plants while hubby put together all the pieces for the bucket. We got it hooked up and going! No more fishy smells.

When all that was done, hubby came upstairs and finished his pasta. He said it was 5 Star quality food. I did not try it because it was too spicy.

Then he installed the new spotlight outside over the French doors so that we can see the dogs.

Both of us were exhausted by this time. So we sat down and watched a movie while waiting for The Walking Dead. Then watched Talking Dead and The Good Wife. Hubby kept nodding off the whole time we were watching tv. Went to bed. SO tired.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wonderful Day


omg. We actually slept in until 8AM. I had woken up at 4AM to pee, realized I had left a contact in my eye; then staggered back to bed. Could not sleep well after that and was restless.

Made egg breakfast for dogs, made egg sandwich for hubby.

We drove to Spirit Lake to get lattes. Mine was 1/2 full of foam even though we told her no foam.

Drove to Farragut Park & walked in the water tower area. Hubby was obsessed; talking about surviving a zombie apocalypse similar to Walking Dead with the water tower as the safe area with the fence!

We saw a dead red tail hawk. Poor thing had been torn to shreds. We brought home a feather.

Brought dogs home and hubby dropped us off before he went down to shop to meet a guy, then he came back about an hour later to pick up me, Bud & Ben so we could run into CDA to pick up a truck. Stopped at Midway Appliance to get fish filter; then got lattes at Jitterz. Hubby had bought caramel corn at Midway Appliance. Went by to pick up truck, but nobody home. We then wasted time at a VERY BUSY Walmart. People standing in the aisles like cows, nobody moving, rude little kid with ignorant parents. We checked out at the self-checkout and got out of there fast. Then ran over to Walgreens to pick up hair conditioner for me. Hubby purchased a couple Xmas candy turtles.

Guy called & we went back to pick up truck, I walked the dogs around the neighborhood while waiting. We then drove home thru Rathdrum.

At home, I picked up the mail and walked down the drive to the house. Gave Bit & Maggie some pieces of the salami we purchased at Walmart. I had to walk down to the shop to get Bud & Ben.

I put more Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda on my hair to tone down the red. Then conditioned it with "It's A 10!". Hopefully this helps some more.

Just junk catalogs in the mail. Nothing interesting. Did my elliptical. Watched Sherlock on BBCA.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cold & Colder To


When I got up, hubby was already up. I made breakfast eggs for the dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby.


He left for work and I started laundry & dishes.

I was not feeling well today and slept a lot.

Tried washing my hair 3 times with different soaps and it will not get ANY of the color out. This is SO depressing. Not liking this dark color at all!

When hubby came home, he brought Head & Shoulders to try to wash out hair color.

Hubby worked in the shop until 10PM. I went to bed at 8:30.


Not pay day today.

But cold. Woke up to 7 degree temps. The sun was shining, tho.

Made egg breakfast for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby.

After hubby took the Excursion and left for work, I started laundry & dishes.

Washed my hair with Head & Shoulders, but it is still that horrid red. It is just NOT coming out.

Went outside with Maggie, Ben, and Bun. They ran around while I refilled the deer food bowls. It is JUST TOO cold outside to stay there for long.

Came back inside and looked up Black Friday ads online.

Left a message for the Registrar at AICM.

At 1:30, I went down to the shop with Bud and got the mail; waited for a guy to pick up his truck. It was bitterly cold. Bud ran around and sniffed everything. I waited in the shop to protect myself from the cold wind. The guy finally came with his mom after 15 minutes of waiting. Then his Diesel truck would not start. We had to put the battery charger on it. Waited another 15 minutes. Finally left at 2:00pm.

Came home and put hydrogen peroxide on my too dark red hair to try to lighten it.

Jackie, the Registrar at AICM called back and I made an appointment to go talk to her on Tuesday at 11:30 before my nail appointment. Yippee!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014



Got up and it was very cold this morning. Only 15 when we got up. All the mini blinds and curtains are closed so that we can keep the warmth inside. Hubby started the fireplace.

I made eggs for dogs and egg sandwich for hubby.

My stomach was a little bit upset today. I almost felt like if I did not have a yogurt & glass of milk that I was going to pass out.

After hubby left, I fed the fish. Whitey is MUCH better. He is swimming around and looks like he is OK. The cyst on his fin is still huge and we might have to put him down later, but both of them are doing fine in the warm basement. I also washed one of the rocks from their pond and their milk crate home so there was no algae on either of them. Then I put them in the pond for them.

I did laundry & dishes. There was already food left in the deer bowls, so I did not have to feed them again. I chose not to get the mail today as it was much too cold.

Hubby did 1 hour OT and then came home. He had a light snack & then went to the shop for an hour. We watched The Blacklist when he came home. Then I went to bed at 9PM. I was SO tired.


It was 11 degrees when we got up this morning. I hope people are bringing their pets inside. That is TOO cold for anything to be outside.

I made eggs for dogs and egg sandwich for hubby.

Then I started laundry & dishes are hubby left.

I got ready to go to my appointment for hair.

Picked up a latte in Rathdrum before my appointment, wanted to shop at Super 1 in Post Falls, but they were too crowded.

I got to appointment early and had to wait for girl to finish eating lunch. Then she just plopped hair color on my head instead of doing foils.

Hubby stopped by to say hello.

The color came out WAY too dark. She did not check my processing and let me process for 20 minutes!

I hate the color it is a dark chocolate red. Yuck. I wanted a strawberry blonde. She just said "it will wash out!"

Then I paid and left. Hating the color. Got a latte on the way back and picked up dog burgers at McDonalds in Rathdrum.

Fed the dogs at home.

Hubby came home about 5:15 PM. He was late.

We got changed and then went into town. Got drinks in Rathdrum, then drove thru Post Falls to NIC. Hubby picked up KFC and ate on the way. At the auditorium, we found you could not have drinks or food, so we drank our lattes down before we went inside.

It was too loud and no seating. Finally found seats. The bands were awful, it took too long to seat them. They traded seats between bands and we left because it was taking so long. For middle school children playing, it was awful. Sounded like they had not practiced at all. WHY were they taking up seats that the audience needed?

We drove to get burgers for the dogs again, stopped at Super 1 in Rathdrum to get groceries, and got home about 9PM. We watched a little tv and went to bed.

Monday, November 10, 2014



Wow. Can you believe it? Already mid-November. Where does the year go?

Snow on the garage roof this morning, snow on the deck! A very light dusting, but WTF?

Got up at 6:30, turned on the fireplace, then went back to bed. Lil Bit jumped out of bed and tried bothering us, but later got back into bed and slept longer with us until 8:30. We were lazy.

Made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby.

Started dishes.

We got dogs ready for a walk. I had already warmed up hubby's latte from yesterday, so he did not stop for a drink today. Went to the park and walked them around the water tower. Of course, some idiot hunter had to drive thru and bother us again!

Then we came home and dumped off dogs. Hubby got the tire off my car & showed the nail in it that had caused the slow leak. We loaded it up on the truck and went into Rathdrum to get lattes, drop off tire, make a deposit at the bank.

After that, we drove to Post Falls purchased pelled stove pipe at Ziggys, I walked Ben afterwards, and then we stopped to get a part for hubby at Advance Compressors.

Drove to Lowe's to get lightbulbs & a thermostat for the pellet stove. Saw Vera there. She was looking better but still was wired & could not talk well. According to her doctor, she can get the wire removed in 2 weeks.

We went to Fasteners to check on a drill bit for hubby which they did not have. Ben & I waited in the truck. Drove to Big R to pick up dog food & burlap bag for our tree. Lots of people wanted to pet Benny. One couple cornered me and asked questions about him & rescue.

Deposited checks at Horizon bank, picked up dog burgers at Wendy's. Made a BIG mistake in going to ULTA. WHY do I not learn? They are rude, never had the advertised Sale items, and I always regret going in. I wrote an email to complain about the Coeur d'Alene store. The women there are SO rude.

Hubby picked up a transmission and then we drove back thru Rathdrum to get the tire. Picked up another latte.

Raced home before dark to get the fish transferred inside. We had to clean out their tank. Some of the tank things were so filthy, we will have to throw them away. Impossible to clean off the algae. Hubby unloaded his transmission and let Mark inside the shop to pick up some tools he had left here.

We were cold, exhausted, & wet by the time we got done with the fish. Whitey looks really bad. His poor little cyst on his left fin is HUGE and he can barely swim. I think it is time to euthanize him peacefully.

Watched TV after we were done. Hubby had to get warmed up because he had been trying to clean out the tank in freezing 27 degree weather.

The arctic cold from the Alaska Hurricane has pushed a cold snap down to us. and television weather people had been predicting rain thru the rest of this week, but it dipped down & we were besieged by snow!

Went to bed at 10:00.

Sunday, November 09, 2014



Got up at 7:30; it was raining outside. About 40 degrees when we woke up.

I made eggs for the dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby.

We loaded all the dogs, including Bravo into the Excursion and picked up an Eggnog latte for hubby on the way, drove to the park for a walk.

It as soaking wet raining, stupid hunters still driving their trucks around in the park to look for deer. We decided to walk in the RV camping area to get away from vehicles. But it was wet and cold and icky. After a quick 17 minute walk, we loaded the wet dogs into the vehicle and drove home.

Both of us got stomach sick & dizzy, with nausea on the way home. We were going to clean out the fish, but neither of us had the strength so we rested instead.

Saturday, November 08, 2014



I had a really vivid dream last night about living in a huge home with an indoor pool and hot tub. I started describing this dream to hubby as soon as I woke up. Got up at 7:30 and made breakfast eggs for dogs; made breakfast sandwich for hubby.

We stopped to get hubby an eggnog latte, then took dogs to park to walk. We were walking on the road to the museum when I told hubby that probably somebody will drive down the road. Then a truck with two asshole bow hunters came driving by! Instead of walking around the park trying to find a deer, they were lazy asses that were driving! After they drove by, we encountered a woman that had parked on the road right in front of us and was walking her gigantic black poodle. She finally left and we then were passed by the park ranger! All of this at 8AM in the morning. On the way out of the park, we saw 2 more trucks cruising around for deer! OMG. Lazy asses.

At home, we unloaded the dogs and hubby watched a tv show until 11AM. He went to the shop to work. I worked out on the elliptical for 30 minutes, then decided to walk Bravo from 12:15 to 1:00PM. We walked around Sienna Loop.

At the shop, I gave water to Mark's dog, he followed us home. Dogs at home barked at him. He ran back to the shop.

I came home and gave the dogs some ham.

I washed some clothes, put away dishes.

Did some more time on my elliptical so I could get in 10,000 steps today. Which is essentially about 1 and 3/4 hours of exercise.

Hubby finally came home at 8:30. We watched a Sherlock Holmes on BBCAmerica then went to bed at 10PM.

Friday, November 07, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs including Bravo. Had to shut him in the bathroom to eat his separately because he pigs up food. Hubby fed Ben in the back room.

Hubby left with the egg sandwich I made him. He unloaded the deer food at the front patio while I fed the deer.

Hubby helped me bring up the elliptical from the basement.

After he left, I started laundry & dishes.

Then I made coffee for myself.

Paid bills for hubby and mailed them. Rode my bike down with Bud & Bravo. They loved running into the woods!

I did 1 hour on my elliptical.

I also got on the MINTED website and made our Xmas cards for this year.

Hubby called me and said we would have to go to Post Falls to pick up parts so I got make up on and got dressed. By the time he got home, he said they did not have the parts, so he changed into his PJs and stayed home the rest of the night.

I went to bed at 10:00 because I was exhausted.

Thursday, November 06, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. It was dreary but still warm out - about 44. Hubby left for work.

I started laundry & dishes.

The sun was shining for about an hour from 10-11:00. It was very beautiful.


Went down about Noon to get the mail. Took Bud, Ben, & Maggie. They ran around on the property while I took Lil Bit on a leash. He runs away too much.

Fed the deer when we got back.

It started to rain. Cloudy & dreary again.

Hubby called me and wanted to check a phone number on his phone that he had accidentally deleted.

Vacuumed & cleaned the house.

Hubby came home at 5:30 bringing Bravo along with him. We are babysitting Bravo for the weekend while the kids compete in Boise Idaho at the NPC of Idaho Fitness, Figure, and Body Building. We wish them all luck.

Bravo was so happy to be here. He tore around with Lil Bit into the back yard. All the dogs sniffed him up really good.

Hubby went down to the shop to work while I rented a Pay-Per-View movie; Live, Die, Repeat. I hate Tom Cruise but I was so bored and this looked interesting. It wasn't. Like Groundhog Day with Aliens. There was no development of story between characters. HOW did the lead character know all the personal stuff of his squad? It was a lot of repetitive fighting aliens and shots of Tom Cruise. BORING.

When hubby returned home at 9:30, he had dinner. I went to bed a short while later. Bravo slept downstairs on the couch.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Nails Day


Got up this morning and told hubby NOT to turn the TV on until I was up and awake. I did not want to hear the Election coverage chatter.

Made cheese eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby. We watched Election coverage for a while. Republican swept the elections. No surprise there!

However, I did NOT vote for the Republican governor. He deserves to be HANGED. Passing that stupid inane Ag-Gag bill for Idaho was the worst thing that he could have done. He was probably paid a kick back for that. Cheat. Dishonest ass. The next thing he will do is probably pass a bill that prohibits anybody from saying anything or even THINKING about it. Asshole.

Hubby finally left for work at 7:00, then I started laundry & dishes.

Vacuumed the house. Tore off a fingernail. Took off the rest because so many were lifting.

I accidentally spilled all the dirt out of the vacuum canister when I went to dump it. Then I had to vacuum it up again. 

Dumped garbage before I left.

At 11:45, I took Lil Bit with me, picked up mail on the way out, drove to Rathdrum and picked up a latte.

Lil Bit in car

Then dropped stuff off at Goodwill for donation.

Went to my nail appointment. Got a full set.

Then stopped at McDonalds for burgers. Came home and fed burgers to dogs.

I picked up dog poop in the back yard.

Fed deer and let Ben come out front with me to help.

Wes came at 3PM to pick up brush to take out to pit.

Hubby came rushing home at 6PM to meet people that were bringing boats. I made up contracts and met people down there; also let Mark & his dog into the shop. It was nearing dark, and I was riding down to the shop on my bike... the dog comes out of nowhere & it freaked me out!

I talked to the people with the boat, opened the big shop doors. Hubby finally got there about 6:15. Then the other boat people came. It was getting colder, so I biked home again.

Hubby came up to the house around 7:15 - he had brought home dog burgers from McDonalds for the dogs; and then we had to rush to Rathdrum in the grey Dodge to get oil from O'Reilley's.We took Maggie along with us.

Also stopped to get eggs & some few groceries at Super One in Rathdrum. Got gasoline at the little gas station in town.

Then drove home. Hubby went down to the shop again for about 45 minutes. Then came home at 9:45. He had not changed the clock back in the shop, so he thought it was really late.

We went to bed after the 11:00 news.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs. Made an egg sandwich on Everything bread for hubby.

Hubby left for work.

I started laundry & dishes.

It was raining again today. Overcast & cloudy.

I fed deer only one bowl which I placed under a tree so it would not get soaked.

Then I made Spinach Balls.

Spinach Balls

Wes showed up at 3:30 and started working on down trees & brush, putting it on the trailer to haul to the pit.

Maggie Sleeping

Hubby came home at 5PM; he changed clothes and we drove to Spirit Lake to vote. We took Ben & Bud; left them in the truck while we voted. There was just a short line in the library - about 10 people in line. Not bad. We voted and then went to get groceries at Miller's. The prices are very expensive there and I think we will not be going back there. It is less expensive to drive to Rathdrum and get better prices there.

We came home and gave snacks to the dogs because they missed us. Watched a couple episodes of Z Nation on SyFy which is not bad and kinda campy we finally went to bed at 10PM.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Jekyll & Hyde


Got up early. I made eggs for dogs & a couple egg sandwiches with the Everything french bread that we purchased at Walmart the other night.

Then we put collars on the dogs and went to Athol to get a latte. However, the stand was not open, so I suggested we go to Spirit Lake instead.

We got lattes at Spirit Lake, then took the dogs to the Idaho Wildlife open area on Hwy 54 to go for a walk. Lots of beautiful view. The road was a little bit wet & muddy, but it was a BEAUTIFUL sunshiny day. Encountered one truck with a couple hunters that drove thru.

Then we came home after the walk.

Had totally forgotten it was Daylight Savings Time. Had to put back all the clocks. No wonder nobody was out this morning and the latte stand was closed! LOL.

Started putting everything away outside. My plants, the picnic tables, park bench, chairs in the firepit, lawnmowers, hoses, and electrical cords. Hubby went out back and cut down all the trees that were dead, dying, or had fallen down. He will have the kid come over this weekend to clear them out.

It looks much better outside. All tidied up & ready for winter now. That is a lot of worry off our minds.

Hubby changed clothes and I washed my jeans before we got ready to go to Spokane for the play. We left at 12:30 and hubby stopped at Dagny's to get another latte. We got to the the Spokane Civic Theatre and went in the wrong entrance. The side entrance was where the little theatre happened to be putting on the play. It was very cool. We sat on the north side at the top of the small bleachers. Comfortable seats. GREAT play - Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Excellent fun afternoon.

On the way home at 5:00, we stopped in Rathdrum to get burgers for the dogs & french fries for hubby.

When we got home and fed burgers to the dogs, Ben had an upset tummy then threw up in 2 different places. We had to clean it up. The hallway rug had to be dragged out and hosed off!

We watched tv and sat with the dogs for the rest of the night. Watched Walking Dead & The Good Wife.

Bud slept on the couch near the steps all night. He was VERY tired. He usually sleeps on his dog bed and it was odd that he slept there most of the night. Maggie was upset that he was sleeping on HER couch.

Went to bed at 11:00.