Friday, October 31, 2014



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

After hubby left, I did laundry & dishes.

The guy from the Window Cleaning place finally came out at 10:00. He cleaned the window.

I fed the deer.

Lighted the pumpkins.

It was cold today. Picked up dog poop outside.

Vacuumed everywhere.

Hubby came home at 6:30; he did not have to work at shop. Did not have needed parts.

So we got changed and went into town for groceries at Walmart. Saw lots of people in Halloween outfits. Then we went over to Papa Murphy's to get our Pumpkin Pizza for the dogs. Hubby got Cowboy Stuffed for himself. We came home, unloaded groceries and made pizzas.

Dogs were happy to have us home & ate the pizza.

We watched tv for a while, then went to bed at 10:00.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day Before Halloween


Warmer today already this morning.

Got up and made egg sandwich for hubby & eggs for dogs. I was so tired, I barely opened my eyes. I believe I am getting better rest on the Ambien. I sleep all night long. I was not tired last night like I have been in the past.

Hubby took in some pumpkin bread & some walnut/banana bread.

Did laundry & dishes. Fed the fish. Need to get more fish food.

Called the Credit Union about the account. Got a new revised billing from VZ Wireless.

Will have to bring the fish in this weekend, clean up all the summer stuff from the outside and bring them inside. Plants, chairs, benches, picnic table. Maybe we can go into town on Sunday and look for new living room furniture?

The guy from the Window Cleaning company called and said that they would come out tomorrow morning and finish the window. He acted kinda odd on the phone like he wanted me to pay more for the windows being extremely dirty? It was very odd.

Hubby came home at 7:30 and was at the shop for while, then he finally came home and we watched some SNL re-runs I had recorded. We went to bed at 10:30.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Windy, Cloudy, But Warmer


Got up in a zombie coma and made breakfast sandwich for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Hubby left for work.

Fell asleep on the couch for a few minutes and forgot I had gotten up & dressed!

Did laundry & dishes.

Fed fish. Fed deer. Maggie came out to help me.

Vacuumed rugs.

I picked up dog poo in the back yard. Only Lil Bit came outside to help me.

Called Levolor for replacement or repair on blinds, but they stated "they do not have the ability to repair the Mark 1 blinds anymore." What a load of crap. So, no brand loyalty to their customers from Levolor. The customer service rep hung up on me. Rude, nasty company. I can wipe my ass with their "Limited Lifetime Warranty". WTF?!

Still no call from the window cleaners. A Glass Act. They said they were going to call me about coming back to clean the last window. WHY do I have to be a nag and call them again? It was their responsibility to clean ALL the windows.

Went down to the mail with Bud & Ben. Had to get out some parts from the big shop for hubby. Set them out on the ground.

I made Banana bread from the almost expired 3 bananas that hubby did not eat. Put walnuts in the bread.

Hubby came home at 6:15. He was upset. He had gone to a foot appointment with a new foot doctor today. Then he stopped at Nick's before coming home.

Hubby went to the shop for a while; then came home an hour later. We carved pumpkins. He had dinner, then he fell asleep in front of the TV.

 Dog Paw Print Pumpkin carving

 Kitty Cat Pumpkin carving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mostly More Rain


Hubby left this morning without waking me up. Ben came in and jumped up on the bed to sleep with me and Lil Bit. Maggie snored.

I got up at 8:00; was raining. Cold.

Fed the deer at 11:00; did dishes & laundry.

Hubby called at 12:00 so that I could meet some people down at the shop - they wanted to look at the storage building. It was cold and raining still. I picked up the mail on the way down. Bud came with me. Opened the door. The people came. They wanted electricity. Told them no electricity available. They left and I closed up.

Bud ran into the woods. Then we went home.

I had diarrhea most of the day. It made me very tired. & lethargic.

Ben & Lil Bit played most of the day.

Ben & Lil Bit playing on the couch

Hubby came home at 6:00. Then he went down to the shop to deliver the F350 truck. Owners had deliberately sabotaged it per the guys at Les Schwab.

Then hubby ran down to the shop for a couple hours. When he got back, we watched The Blacklist that I had recorded from the night before.

I was tired and went to bed at 11:00 during the news.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chilly, But Not Cold


Still awfully tired. Got up and made eggs for dogs, made egg sandwich for hubby.

After he left, I started laundry & dishes.

Vacuumed rugs.

Tried to take a nap in front of the fireplace, but woke myself up immediately. Don't know why.

Bud was restless, so I took him out with me to get the mail. He ran into the woods. Came back by walking down the driveway.

I made Sloppy Joes for hubby's dinner.

Still very tired. I am a zombie.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rain In The Night


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

Picked up a latte in town & drove thru the neighborhood so the dogs could bark at other dogs.

Took dogs for walk in park down by the Frisbee tournament area. They liked the different area & fresh smells.

Saw a couple white tailed deer run away thru the woods.

Came back home and took truck over to Charles' shop. At 11AM, met realtor woman at house on Diagonal to look at for rental. She had another house to look at north of Athol. Both were not very good.

Then we picked up a pizza in Spirit Lake and got lattes. Came back home. Hubby worked in shop until 5:30PM.

We watched TV until 9:30 and I went to bed with a sleeping pill.

It rained REALLY HARD tonight. The wind blew so much that the trees were almost falling over.


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

Picked up a latte in town & drove thru the neighborhood so the dogs could bark at other dogs.

Walked the dogs in Gilmore campground.

Came back the long way and drove thru Athol on the new road.

Ben & Lil Bit ran off into the woods when we unloaded the dogs. We filled the deer food & fed the fish. They finally came back.

Watched tv & turned on the fireplace to relax at home.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Less Rain


I was so drugged from the Ambien that I could not get out of bed to make hubby his breakfast sandwich.

Hubby had to come back & get his phone because I was not there to give it to him.

I got up later and gave dogs some sliced ham for breakfast.

I did laundry & dishes. Then vacuumed living room rug again. Paid bills.

Thursday, October 23, 2014



Woke up this morning, and after taking NO sleeping aides, I had slept the whole night thru! Now, I just need to do that 365 more times to make up for all the sleep I have missed.

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

It was raining. Dark outside. Overcast.

After hubby left, I started to get ready for the window cleaners. I took down all the knick-knacks, opened all the mini blinds, cleaned up hubby's countertop in the backroom.

I got the dogs loaded up at 8:15 and took them into Apryl's, the groomer at 9:15. On the way back home, I stopped to get a latte in Rathdrum. Stopped at Goodwill and dropped off donated goods.

At home, I had to replace a lightbulb that had burnt out. I turned on all the lights in the house because it was so dark.

Nurse Heather from the Doctor's office called & I requested a prescription for sleeping aides. She said it would be waiting at the office for me.

The window cleaners from A Glass Act, Gabe & Sam - came early. They started working. Fun guys. Very nice. After they were done, I gave them Strongbow Apple ciders & tipped them. Told them about Greenbluff & they said they had never heard of it!

They finally left at 1:30; I got ready and then turned off all the lights, got the house put back together. Went to pick up the dogs. Picked up my Rx on the way, got burgers for the dogs at Wendy's, picked up a latte from Jitterz in their new big building in CDA. Got dogs.

Drove to Medicine Man and dropped off my Rx. Hubby can pick it up on his way home tonight.

Got home and gave burgers to dogs. Washed covers for the dog beds. Vacuumed the carpets.

I turned on the fireplace so it was warm in the house for hubby, then made flaky biscuits so it would make the house smell good for hubby.

Hubby got home and spent a little while at the shop with Tim. Then he came up to the house. He had brought my sleeping pills.

I warmed up the pot roast and put it on the flaky biscuits that I had made before hubby came home. We watched a couple shows on TV, Grey's Anatomy, Mysteries at the Museum. Then I had a hot bath & went to bed. The Ambien made me instantly dizzy & sleep. But I woke up at 3AM again and could not go back to sleep. I will not be taking it again.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another Day, More Rain


Got no sleep at all last night. Hubby woke me up, it was still dark outside. 

Lil Bit slept with us last night. He pushed against my leg all night.

32 degrees this morning, the coldest yet this fall!

I made cheese eggs for dogs, egg sandwich for hubby. Had to cook bacon in the microwave because we had no more left in the fridge.

Hubby said goodbye to all the dogs with squishy hugs, then he took the grey dually hauling the truck he had brought home last night to work on.

I started laundry, started dishes. Tried to nap on the couch, but that did not work.

Made tea for myself. Went out to feed the deer.

Got ready at 12:30 and left early so that I could pick up a latte for myself in Rathdrum.

I dropped off donation goods at Goodwill.

Drove to Vera's house and sat with her for a while. She was having to take water before we left. Even tho her mouth was all wired shut, I was still able to understand her.

I drove her to Post Falls for her Dr. appointment. I had taken along my Kindle so that I could read a Stephen King short story while I was waiting for her.

Then she came out and said that the doctor had given her a prescription.

So we drove to Walgreens across from Walmart. We dropped off the prescription and were told it would take 20 minutes. So we drove to Wendy's to get burgers for my dogs. When we got back, the stupid pharmacy girl said they did not have the antibiotic. So we drove to Rite Aid instead. They did not have it either. So I called Walmart on my cell phone. They did not have it either. We were very frustrated. I suggested Medicine Man and we drove there. A nice gentleman named Korey called over to Savon Pharmacy in the Albertson's grocery store. They finally had it. We had to walk inside so that Vera could give them her Rx. We waited for 20 minutes before they were ready. It was a LOT of liquid antibiotic. Vera would have to come back tomorrow for even more to fill the whole prescription.

I drove Vera home and made sure she got into her house OK. Then I drove home. By this time it was already 5:30 and dark.

Gave my dogs the burgers. Waited for hubby to come home. He was down at the shop for a while with Tim and then finally got home at 7:30.

We watched TV and then went to bed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rainy Day & Cloudy


Today is Maggie's Birthday. I have already got bones for her. She will get them tonight.

My cyst is back on my left leg. It hurts a lot.

Got up and made breakfast for hubby this morning even tho I was tired. Made cheese eggs for dogs and egg sandwich for hubby.

Hubby cleaned out the back of the Dodge so I can load Goodwill stuff in it and take it to Rathdrum to drop off today.

Hubby left for work at 7AM.

I started laundry & dishes. Rearranged my countertop and put away all the vitamins into the cupboard.

I took a short nap of 15 minutes on the couch. Made me more tired than ever.

Hubby called & then texted - Vera has to have a ride to the Doctor tomorrow so I texted her an made the arrangements.

Put out the Halloween scary stuff in the yard.

 Halloween Decor

I loaded all the stuff to donate into the back of the Dodge. I cleaned up the floor in the basement backroom. Poured vinegar on the mold to clean it up and put fans on all of it.

Took Maggie into the vet at 12:00. Picked up milk at Lil Town Market before we went. Dr Mike said that Maggie is doing very well for a dog her age (10). The cloudy lenses are just attributable to old age and nothing can be done about them. She won't go blind, but might have vision problems. He warned about senility, too. Maggie received her updated shots & everything was fine.

We drove to Rathdrum and dropped off the donations at Goodwill. Then we got doggy burgers at McDonalds for Maggie's birthday. I drove home and gave the burgers to the dogs.

Then I loaded up all the garbage and took it to the dump. The road crew were working on paving the intersection in Athol.

Working on Athol intersection

When I got home, I was exhausted. Took a hot bath.

Uploaded a couple Stephen King books on my Kindle.

Read until hubby got home at 6PM. He had to pick up a truck. He got a quick snack of a pot roast sandwich and then went to shop to work. Hubby came back about 30 minutes later, then went back to shop to work until 9PM. He got home and watched TV with me. We went to bed after the news.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Sunny Day


October is almost over. Seems like it went WAY too quickly. We are NOT ready for winter yet.

I was not able to wake up until 9:00. Too many sleeping pills. But at least I got some sleep. Got up at 3AM to pee last night and was awake until early morning.

Hubby left and I barely heard him leave. Lil Bit jumped up on the bed with me to sleep.

I got up and started making another pot roast.

Started laundry & dishes. Fed the fish. Fed the deer.

Vacuumed the floors again.

Picked up the mail.

Hubby came home at 6PM after working an hour OT. He had a little pot roast and watched tv for a while, then he helped me clean up the basement.

Hubby also fixed the cabinet door for me & installed the thermo coupler on the fireplace.

Ben sat with hubby tonight on the couch.

Ben resting on hubby's leg

We went to bed after watching The Blacklist.

Sunday, October 19, 2014



Got up this morning at 8:30. Actually got a couple hours sleep after the sun came up this morning.

Made cheese eggs for dogs. Made a egg sandwich for hubby. We stopped in town to get an Eggnog latte for him.

Took dogs for walk in the Gilmore Campground.

I dumped out hubby's soup for the park animals, and accidentally dumped out our pot roast in another container. I had not even seen it was not hubby's soup. Oh, no!

Came back home and hubby had to get the boats out of the big Storage shed so he could pull out our boat trailer. I picked up garbage. Bud hung around with hubby for a while, but came home with me.

I baked 2 Pumpkin quick breads in the oven while hubby went down to get the boat out with CN Tom. While hubby was gone, a couple dropped off their camper.

I watched the movie Big Driver that had been recorded.

Hubby came back with Tom, Naomi, and their daughter. Along with their little dog - a Carlin Pincher.

Hubby took Tom and family back to the marina to pick up their truck. Then he came back and put away all the boats.

He came home about 3:30 and watched TV with me for a while - The Lincoln Lawyer. Then we drove to the Marina again to pick up the electrical cord & our inflatables from the dock. Lil Bit came with us. Afterwards, we went to Rathdrum Super One to get another pot roast so we can cook it again.Hubby bought lottery tickets. We stopped at McDonalds afterwards to pick up burgers for dogs.

Drove home and unloaded the few groceries. Watched Walking Dead and The Good Wife. I took sleeping pills and went to bed early at 10:00.


Dry rub Montreal Steak Seasoning onto pot roast
Sear all sides of pot roast in pan
Add 1 bag of Red Fork Sunday Pot Roast Seasoning Sauce to slow cooker
Add 1/4 cup wine
Add 1 pkg Western Family Dry Onion Soup Mix 
Add carrots, celery, onion, potatoes
Add water to top off
Cook 8 hours

Saturday, October 18, 2014



I woke up at 1AM and could not fall back to sleep. Went into Ben's room to sleep with him. Lil Bit joined us later. I think I fell back to sleep for 1 hour around 6AM. We got up shortly after that.

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

We went to get hubby a latte in town. Drove thru town to let the dogs bark at neighborhood dogs. Then we drove down to Farragut Park. Walked the dogs thru the Sunrise/Willow Day Use Area. Took them down the trail past the cabins. Passed some bikers while on the trail.

Farragut Park morning

Came home and hubby dropped us off then unloaded dog food & deer food. He went down to the shop to work.

I took a hot roast beef sandwich down to him later. Mark the Mumbler was down there. Out of jail again... He had his little black dog named Jack with him. Jack is a cute dog. I took a couple RMOR t-shirts down to him.

Came back home and continued to crochet on my blanket.

Hubby is supposed to be done with work at 6PM so we can go to the Lake City High School play tonight at 7PM.

Hubby got done at 3:45 and came home to take a shower. I took care of his ear hair, he got dressed in nice clothes. We watched RED on tv for a while, then left for the play at 6:00.

On the way, hubby decided he needed a latte so we stopped at the stand on Prairie & Ramsey called Daybreak Espresso. He ordered an Eggnog latte.

Arrived at the high school and saw lots of buses & cars. They were there for something else. We purchased our tickets. Hubby had to potty before we went inside to the auditorium.

Watched the play, Epic Proportions. It was OK. Not greatly entertaining. But the kids acted well. Finally ended at 9PM and we stopped to get gasoline for $3.07/gallon at Maverick station. Drove thru Rathdrum to pick up dog burgers at McDs.

The dogs were happy to see us when we got home. Bud came out thru the garage & greeted us. They were fed dog burgers. I went to bed early after taking an allergy pill with warm milk to help me sleep.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cold, Brr Morning


Woke up to really cold morning. Hubby has a stuffed up nose. My throat is extremely sore.

Lil Bit had crawled to the top of the bed and was sleeping on the pillows between us; he was hugging my arm with his paws. So cute.

Got up and it was extremely cold in the house. Really need to get the fireplace remote fixed!

I made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. Packed some grapes for his lunch.

After hubby left for work, I browned the pot roast we had purchased last night and threw it in the crockpot with onions, celery, and carrots. An hour later, it already smells DELICIOUS!

I started a load of laundry and started the dishwasher. Settled down with my Market Spice Cinnamon Orange Tea. Yum.

The UPS delivery driver (a temporary as our regular guy is on his honeymoon in Florida!) came with the Omron Electro Therapy for hubby. He saw it advertised the other night and said that other people that have tried it, told him it works pretty good for pain.

At Noon I took Bud, Ben, & Maggie out with me to get mail & feed deer. It is still very chilly, only 49 degrees! There was no mail, so we filled the deer food bowls.

I started crocheting a blanket for winter while watching a re-run of Thinner. That was a good show.

 crocheting blanket

Hubby came home at 5:15. He had a snack and we quickly left to go up to Sandpoint. Maggie came with us. It was a treat. She never gets to come alone with us.

Stopped at Tom's Differentials to pick up parks. Hunter was there with his Boxer dog - Spencer. Spencer is SUCH a great dog. He has really filled out and gotten good muscle tone. Friendly dog. Hunter said that the dog had turned up at Tom's property a couple times looking for food and Tom finally decided not to return him to the owner who never wanted him in the first place. The poor dog had an embedded collar in his neck and had to recover from that. Who throws away a great dog like that? Spencer reminds me of Bud. 

After Hunter gave hubby several new t-shirts and hats, we finally went to the former Big R (now re-named North Forty) and picked up dog food & deer food. Maggie came walking thru the store with us and picked out a pig ear which she ate out in the truck after we were done. EVERYBODY loved Maggie & wanted to pet her.

Stopped at Wal-Mart and Maggie waited in the truck while we got some groceries.

We drove to McDonalds to pick up burgers for the dogs.

Saw a dead deer going south on the west side of the road right after the Longbridge. So sad. WHY do they have to cross the road?

Got home and fed burgers to dogs. Unloaded groceries.

Hubby used his new Electro Therapy. Then he fell asleep on the couch. We went to bed at 10PM.

Thursday, October 16, 2014



I got up having finally slept after getting up at 1AM.

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

Fed the fish. Fed the deer. It had finally quit raining, so I could put food out for them. The bowls were FULL of water. Did not want to ruin the food yesterday.

I called local high schools, but no plays or concert info.

Then I went online to find more activities & found a couple concerts at NIC and a Cirque show in Spokane. So I scheduled that & bought tickets for us.

I am so excited to go to all the activities we have planned for this winter!

Sent another text to Vera. She had mouth surgery yesterday. I think she will get my card today & I scheduled flowers to be sent to her on Friday by Duncan's Florist.

Dave R texted a picture of Vera later and said that she is now recovering.

It was partly cloudy today, but the sun managed to finally come out. It got up to 69 degrees today.

I went outside with the dogs to pick up poo.

At 4:30, I left to go get my hair french braided with Wendy. She did a very tight braid and it looks great. Before I left, I ordered some Lakeland High School cherry pie, pumpkin muffins, & turtle cheesecake for their fund raiser. Yum.

Stopped at McDonalds to get burgers for dogs & drove home. Gave burgers to dogs.

Hubby got home around 6:00. He went down to shop to work for a while.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hubby's Day & Nail Day & Rainy Day


I am already down 12 pounds! Yippee. Hope I can sustain this for a while.

Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. Picked up a latte for hubby in town. We went for a walk in Farragut Park to the Brig Museum, then along the path thru the woods. Wonderful beautiful day. Very fresh air.

Went to check on the boat. It did not sink. Hubby left on the bilge pumps just in case.

Hubby worked in shop when we got back at 10AM. I made spaghetti and Italian Meatballs for hubby for snack. I also put the gel pad back on our mattress so that we could sleep again.

After hubby got done around 4:00, then came back to the house to change. I had already moved the recliner on to the deck so we could load it into the truck and then we went to Rathdrum. Got an estimate on repairing the recliner, but it was VERY expensive and it would not encompass re-covering ALL the leather.

Then we came home again. Unloaded Ben who had come with us in the tan dually. Hubby loaded the green truck on the trailer and we took the red dually to Spokane to deliver the truck. On the way back, we stopped at the Wendy's on Barker Road to get burgers for the dogs.

When we got back home, I fed Wendy's cheeseburgers to the dogs and then we watched The Big Bang Theory and Scorpion before we were both too tired & went to bed. Scorpion is a very boring show and I don't think it will last long...

Buddy on the Couch with Dad


Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. I had spent a few hours sleeping with Ben in his bed & woke up there this morning. It seemed cooler in his room.

Hubby loaded the white truck and took it into work this morning.

I was tired and slept on the couch for a while.

Did laundry & dishes.

Fed the fish. Fed the deer.

Canceled Maggie's appointment today. I am too tired to do that AND my nails today.

At 12:30, I drove to Rathdrum, got burgers for dogs. Stopped at Super 1 to get groceries. Picked up some wine, too. Purchased lots of chili that was on sale, got some DELICIOUS green grapes. Got to my nail appointment early. Rhonda straightened out my nails & painted them red. Put the same red on my toenails.

Drove home and gave burgers to the dogs.

I picked up dog poop in the back yard.

Hubby came home later. Turned the fireplace on because it was cold, but the thermocoupler is not working again. Hubby will have to get another. We watched a little TV and went to bed.


Got up after having little sleep; trying to hold out for Black Friday Specials to buy our bed.

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

Hubby left and it started raining. Lots. Lots of rain. And more rain.

A older man named Kent came walking down the driveway to let me know he left his jet skis on a trailer to be stored away.

It was boring today. Dogs could not go outside to play...

I did dishes & laundry.

Hubby came home at 5PM; we scheduled some concerts & plays for this coming Oct, Nov & Dec. It will be very exciting to go see them!

Hubby fell asleep on the couch. Not much on TV tonight. Then we went to bed at 11PM.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boating & The VERY HUGE LOG


I woke up at 3AM and could not fall back to sleep. Just lay in bed until about 7:30 when I finally fell to sleep.

Got up at 9AM. When hubby got up and Ben stuck his wet nose in my butt.

Made cheese eggs for dogs and egg sandwich for hubby on a Grands Flaky biscuit.

Went into Athol and got a Creme de Menthe latte for hubby. It was mostly foam.

Took dogs to Farragut park and parked in the RV area; some people started following us. We went on the high trail from the RV park. Ended up walking about 4 miles. Had to walk along the road back to the Excursion. Ran into other people along the road. More people walking, bikers, people walking dogs. Dogs were really thirsty when we got to the truck because hubby had decided not to carry water.

 Waiting For Dad in the Truck

Drove back to the house and dropped off the dogs. Decided to go to the boat. By the time we unloaded deer food and fed deer, loaded up garbage, took Bud in the Dodge, it was windy again. Got down to the boat and it was blowing into the dock. Had a hard time getting it out. We motored slowly out of the bay and finally when we past the buoys, hubby shifted it into overdrive (but not too fast) and we hit a HUGE LOG. With a couple chains on it.


It bounced under the boat a couple times and hubby automatically shut down the motors to check for damage. We decided to back up to the log and get it out of the water in case somebody else hit it. It had been impossible to see because of the wind on the water, the color of the log & water being exactly the same, and the cloudy sky. We thought that maybe something was telling us NOT to go out on the water today. So we motored slowly back to the marina. Tied the log up to the other dock, docked our boat, tied up, and packed everything up. Then drove home.

When we arrived home, we dropped Bud off so that he could enjoy bones with the rest of the dogs. I changed clothes and put on makeup; hubby changed his shoes. We drove over to Spokane Valley to compare beds at Denver Mattress. Met an interesting African America named Saint that helped us on the beds. We also looked at various couch sets but could not decide on anything we liked.

After leaving the bed store, we drove over to Wines & More; got Rum Chata, Strongbow beer, and Cinnamon flavored Whisky.

Hubby just HAD to have a steak, so then we ventured over to Black Angus. He got the special - Bone In Rib-Eye. I also had a glass of merlot copper ridge wine. Yum.

Then we drove back to Rathdrum and got burgers for the dogs at McDs.

Came home, fed dogs. Watched new season premiere of Walking Dead - SO suspenseful! The Good Wife, and CSI. 

Went to bed on the mattress WITHOUT gel pad. Had a horrible night. Hubby snored all night. Maggie snored all night. I ended up sleeping with Ben on his bed.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

PAYDAY & saturday


Hubby got me drunk last night, so I couldn't get up when he was leaving for work. Had diarrhea 3 times in the night. Should not drink.

Finally got up and fed the fish. Fed the deer.

Bud & Ben came out with me. They ran into the woods.

Started laundry & dishes.

Paid bills.

Hubby got home around 6:30. He had dinner of Bean Soup and then ran down to the shop to meet Richie C. Leo S came over to talk, too. Hubby was down there for a long time.

When he came back, I was watching Hunger Games. It was ok, but the children killing each other kinda bothered me.

Got done watching TV and went to bed at 10:00. Hubby had been napping on the couch.


Got up and made eggs & flaky biscuits. Hubby really liked the different flavors. Put cream cheese with Jalapenos on his biscuit.

We took the dogs for a walk in Farragut Park after getting a latte for hubby. Walked thru the campground. Saw 2 deer go flitting around with their white tails. Fall trees are turning color. Very restful walk.

When we got back, Tim was already in the shop. Hubby went down to work.

I went to get pizza at Pizza Hut in Rathdrum at 11:45. Took Bud with me. He wanted to lay down in the back seat & refused to put his head out the windows.

Stopped at McD's to get dog burgers.

Picked up pizza. A water jug that I had put in the back fell out and spilt when I put the pizza in the back. Then I went to get groceries.

Got groceries. Picked up 2 pumpkins to carve. Got eggs & a b-day card for son-in-law.

Then I drove back. Bud finally put his head out the window.


Kids were here picking up their truck when I got back. KRN looks hideous. She is too skinny. Has no boobs & feels like a stick. No fat on her body.

I came up to the house to feed dogs & put away groceries.

Started laundry. The new Star Blanket & matching shams that I ordered finally got here by USPS. Hubby had come up and put them in the house.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

almost payday!


Woke up and hubby was saying goodbye at 6:30, so I told him I could get up and make breakfast sandwich for him.

Fed dogs cheese eggs; they were happy. Hubby got his egg sandwich with bacon and I also packed him some coffee cake. Got to get rid of it. I can't stand the taste of it. Everything just makes me sick now.

Hubby took the Red Diesel because he has to bring a boat home for storage tonight. He said that we have to go on another Truck Date to pick up a different truck in CDA tonight. Yippee.

Fed Fish. Fed deer. Bud & Ben ran out into the woods.

Started Laundry. Started Washing Dishes.

Hubby texted that he got paid from his OT trip to Seattle. Wow. What a paycheck. Wish he got that every week!

I put out halloween pumpkin on the drive, put out the halloween decor on the front door, stepped on a mouse dead body in the basement. Yuck.

Took pictures of Maggie on the deck so that we can get an official Dog Portrait of her to hang on the wall.

Made appointments to have windows washed from new company in Sandpoint. Made appointments to have dogs groomed on the same day.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Truck Date


I felt awful. Could not think or do anything today. I was shaking because I am so sleep deprived.

Got up later and just wandered around the house most of the day. Can't think.

Tried to sleep on the couch, but can't.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day outside. Sunshine, Warm, and A Cloudless Sky. Wish I could had gone out to bike ride, but I had no energy.

Made coffee cake. Was not interested in eating it.

Hubby came home at 6:30. He worked Overtime. He brought home deer feed and fed the deer.


Actually got a little sleep last night. Was awoken by hubby's alarm because he forgot to turn it off. I yelled at him and he had to come back upstairs to turn it off. I got up later at 9AM.

Did laundry & dishes. Fed fish & fed deer.

Got mail. Bud & Ben came down to the mailbox with me.

Hubby came home at 5PM; hooked up trailer and we took Bud, Ben & Lil Bit with us to get a truck in Spokane.

Picked up the truck, then stopped at Wendy's on Barker Road to get burgers for the dogs. Hubby got the Pulled Pork specials. We drove home. Hubby unloaded the truck and we watched TV for the rest of the night.

Monday, October 06, 2014



Since I had not slept well last night, I was unable to get up at 6AM to make breakfast. Told hubby to take the 1/2 sandwich that was still in the fridge from yesterday.

I finally got up at 8AM. The alarm clock fell behind the bed. Fed ham to the dogs. I was too tired to make them eggs.

Got dressed & ready. Drove to Rathdrum to get a latte.

Went to Dr Wester's office at 10:00. Hubby was already there. We registered and went in to the office rooms at 10:20. Hubby got interviewed first so he could get back to work.

Then Dr. talked to me. He thinks I suffer from severe sleep deprivation. Duh.  Nurse came to take blood. Then I left.

Went to Wendy's to pick up dog burgers. Drove to Rathdrum again to get another latte. On the way home, I saw a huge MOOSE cross on Diagonal. But it was too far in front of me and ahead of a white pickup that slowed down for it. I could not get a picture.

Came home and fed burgers to dogs. Started doing laundry.

I was really tired. Exhausted again. Will try to take a nap.

Could not nap. Hubby finally came home at 6:30.

Jeff came over at 7:00 to pick up parts. Hubby talked to him for a while.

We went to bed at 10PM. I was very tired. Did not sleep well at all tonight. Up at 3AM. Tried sleeping on the couch, but froze so much that I went back upstairs. Cuddled with hubby for a while, then still could not fall asleep.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Hubby Comes Home


It is great having hubby back home!

Got up and made cheese eggs for the dogs. Made french toast egg sandwich for hubby.

We took the dogs for a walk in the park after getting a latte from Danielle at Espresso Stand.

Had to walk the way around the sewage treatment plant because there were a lot of people in the park walking dogs already.

I hate walking that way, too many weeds that park will not cut & there is too much dust on the trail from too many horses tearing up the trail.

We need to go on the other side from now on...

After loading the dogs up & as we were driving out of the park, we saw 6 deer and a flock of turkeys hanging out by the horse area. It was SO beautiful, but I had left my phone at home! Ack.

When we returned home, we left the dogs in the house while we went into CDA to eat at FIRE. Hubby ordered the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Salad, which he said was very good. We had the Fire Baked Parma pizza. yum. Andrew was a great waiter.

We had a couple beers and relaxed. Wish the seats were a bit more comfortable... Had to sit inside because there lots of little bugs hatching outside!

Then we stopped at Mattress Land to check out the Tempurpedic Beds; found a good one called Cloud Supreme. It is $2699. But we have to think about it before spending that much on a bed.

Some weird church group was picketing about abortion on the street across from Mattress Land. It was weird.

We then went to Safeway to get groceries. 

Stopped at Dave & Vera's to drop off a necklace for her & the Zipline CD with pics.

Drove home and fed the dogs. Unloaded groceries. Hubby sat on the couch to watch TV - Pawn Stars. He fell asleep while I was talking to him. Then we stayed up to watch The Good Wife & CSI.

I woke up at 5AM; unable to sleep & sweating.

Saturday, October 04, 2014



Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. 

Started laundry & dishes.

Went to get my nails done at 2:30. Picked up a latte on the way.

After getting nails done, picked up burgers for dogs at McDs.

Came home and fed burgers to dogs.

Did work around the house.

Went to bed and Lil Bit refused to sleep with me. He slept on the couch.


Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs.

Took Bud with me to go put deposit in bank.

Stopped at Jitterz to get a latte on the way. Saw Heather Graaskamp there. The girls petted Bud.

Came back home and had Larry fill my back tire with air. He said that he would come tomorrow and I told him that I would have a pumpkin bread for him.

I did laundry & dishes.

Fed the deer.

Made pumpkin bread & oatmeal/raisin cookies.

Went to bed early.


Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. I added sausage to them. Dogs loved the eggs.

Days are so monotonous. And it is not even winter yet. It started off very cold in the morning, but got warmer later in the afternoon.

I did laundry & dishes.

Replanted the aloe vera bush with the other one in the big planter. Put it out in the sun for a while.

Ben, Bud, and Maggie came out with me to get mail & feed the deer. 

Took a bath. My legs were hurting. Took a nap on the couch. I am SO exhausted all the time.

Hubby's new shoes came via UPS. So did a couple supplements I ordered.

Went to bed at 11PM.


Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. I also made pancakes but could not stand the taste of them, so I gave them all to the dogs.

Started laundry & dishes.

Hubby said he would be coming home later.