Friday, December 30, 2016



Got up at 7:45. Wilson was in bed with us this morning. Then Ben got into bed after hubby left.

Fed the dogs some turkey. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the kittens tuna and cleaned up their room.

Did laundry. Did dishes.


Paid MORE bills.

Thursday, December 29, 2016



Got up at 7:45. Wilson was in bed with us this morning. Then Ben got into bed after hubby left.

Fed the dogs some turkey. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the kittens tuna and cleaned up their room.

Did laundry. Did dishes.


Paid bills.

Put away Xmas decor. Cleaned up crap in the office. The cats were crawling all over the bookshelves.

Hubby got home at 5:30. He was feeling bad. Sounded like he was better, but he felt worse.

He sat on the couch all night, mostly sleeping.

Went to bed at 10:00 after watching recorded show of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


DECEMBER 28 2016

Wilson got into bed with us at 3AM. Shortly after, hubby's phone began ringing indicating a text message. He got up to potty and mute it. It was stupid Kevin R texting.

Hubby left at 6:30AM.

Got up and fed the dogs. Gave Bud his painkiller

Fed cats. Cleaned up their litter.

Started laundry-washed our comforter.

Did dishes. Did laundry.

Took down Xmas decor.

 Shoveled off back deck.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Post Xmas


Woke up at 6AM with hubby. He is feeling sick again. His thumb still hurts from where he sliced it.

I went back to bed with Wilson and slept another 30 minutes with him and Ben.

Then I got up and gave the dogs some ham. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Went downstairs and cleaned up kitty litter. Gave the kittens some tuna for breakfast.

Shoveled decks for 2 hours because we got 7 more inches of snow.

 7 Inches of Snow

I was exhausted.

Had to clean up Ben's vomit.

I made egg omelette for myself.

Then had to start Jeep to go into town.

Dropped off Xmas presents for KR at her home.

Then I drove to Starbucks where I met Kim.

We talked for 2 hours. She gave me a birthday present little bag and 2 cupcakes, and I gave her the "Raindrop Technique Essential Oil Collection" and Stress Relief Lotion that I had gotten for her.
Kim Brought Cupckes

Hubby came to pick up his vacation schedule. I unlocked the Jeep for him.

Kim and I looked at the Verismo Coffee Pod machine. It was on sale, so I purchased it for hubby.

Starbucks Verismo Coffee Machine
I also got a peppermint / chocolate latte. It tasted horrible.

Kim and I left to go over to Walmart when a family with 4 kids sat down in front of us and the kids started screaming.

I got tuna for the kitties at Walmart.

Then I brought Kim back to her car. Hugged her goodbye.

Drove home. I was exhausted.

At home, unloaded everything. Gave ham to dogs. Made myself a sandwich. It tasted awful.

The snow from the roof had fallen on the side of the deck. Now we have a 4 foot berm on the side of the house.

Hubby got home at 5PM. He is still sick. He sat on the couch for a while.

I made him a latte with the Verismo machine.

Monday, December 26, 2016


DECEMBER 26 2016

Got up at 8AM. We actually slept late!

I fed the cats & cleaned up after them.

Hubby was cutting ham to feed the dogs and accidentally fileted his left thumb. We quickly wrapped it up. I started the Jeep as I thought he might have to go in to the ER for stitches, but he refused.

I made his Biscuits & Sausage leftovers for breakfast and he napped on the couch.

Cats were playing upstairs in the bedrooms while I gave the dogs some Xmas bones to quiet them all down.
 Cat Drinking Dog Water
 Dogs Bone-Cracking

We watched The Secret Life of Pets and afterwards hubby rewrapped his cut thumb. He went outside to shovel the side deck for the dogs.

I took the Xmas tree down to the basement back room. Then I started taking down some of the Xmas decor.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

XMAS 2016


Woke up at 8AM. Got dressed. Plugged in all the Xmas lights. Brought up all the Xmas presents from the basement.

 Presents Under Xmas Tree

KR came down a little while later.

We had forgotten Cinnamon Rolls so made Biscuits & Sausage Gravy instead.

Hubby fed the dogs. I fed the cats tuna & cleaned up after them.

Opened our presents. It was fun.

KR wanted coffee, so she and I drove to Rathdrum Jitterz in her Jeep to get lattes. Not very busy there. We gave the girls some Sugar Scrub from Bath & Bodyworks, gave them a $10 tip in nickles and dollar bills.

Hubby was working on the crab & lobster when we got back. He was done.

We had lunch. KR & Hubby fell asleep on the couches.

KR Asleep on Couch

Played Rummikub all afternoon.

Watched new movie that hubby had received, Suicide Squad. I did not like it very much as too much CGI. Yuck. Difficult to follow movie.

KR left about 9:30PM. She took her small Xmas items, we planned on taking the rest of her presents to her tomorrow.

We cleaned up and went to bed exhausted.

Saturday, December 24, 2016



Got up at 7AM.

Wilson was in bed with us. I had to potty really bad.

Hubby got up and made eggs/sausages for dogs. I fed the cats tuna and cleaned up their room.

Took the pillow cases and duvet off Ben's bed to wash.

Hubby started the laundry for me.

Then I vacuumed upstairs.

Hubby got dressed.

We shoveled the decks. The snow berm from snow falling from the roof is on the side deck, about 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It is frozen, so hubby will have to break it up later.

Athol Latte was closed again, so we drove to Hayden to get drinks at Golden Glo. Gave the girls extra tips.

We drove to the shop in Post Falls to pick up hubby's Dually. He drove it while I drove the Jeep. Stopped at Super 1 in Rathdrum to get crab & lobster.

Hubby went to Wah Hing Chinese Restaurant to pick up the Crab Puffs. I drove home in the worsening snow.

By the time we got home it had snowed 5 inches again and we had to shovel. Hubby had to plow. He came up to the house and helped me carry groceries inside.

5 More Inches of Snow

KR came at about 5PM. Hubby was still plowing snow.

We brought all the presents inside. KR wanted to make EggNog Spritz cookies.

When hubby came inside finally, we watched A Christmas Story and Muppet's Christmas Carol.

Went to bed. 

Friday, December 23, 2016



Got up at 6:30. Hubby was already awake and dressed.

He left to haul a truck down to the Post Falls shop.

I got dressed and made eggs for dogs.

Gave kitties tuna and cleaned up their litter.

I got an email from WA to fill out the Massage Therapist application in handwriting instead of "modifying" it by typing it. So I re-filled out the application again and addressed it in an envelope.

Then I ordered our Infrared Sauna from Costco.

It started snowing at 8AM.

Hubby came back at 9:15 and took down the tree branch out front with the Forklift.

We had to drop off parts at Post Falls shop, then went to pick up the bracelets from Harley Davidson that I had ordered.

It started snowing again. Was very cold.

Decided to eat at Europa Italian Restaurant in Spokane.

 Lasagne & Manicotti
 Tortellini & Lasagne

Ended up too much salt on the meals, so we left our meals with a homeless guy that was under the bridge where we parked the Jeep.

Drove home.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


December 22, 2016

We got up early. It was cold.

Hubby put Scaredy Cat & Fluffy into a kennel (after he repaired it).

Then we took the cats to Spirit Lake. Got lattes. We were there early, so drove around the lake.

Dropped the cats off at the Timberlake Litter Control.

Then we stopped back home so I could get the pillows & Green Bay stickers.

Brought BUD with us today.

Drove to KR's home and put the pillows into pillowcases. Put up the sticker. Cleaned up Beebo's torn up stuffed animal.

Then we drove to the shop to drop things off. Tom has Bronchitis. I cleaned the windows & mirrors on the Dually while we were there.

We got lattes at Jitterz.

Drove to Atilano's Mexican Restaurant and ordered the 12 pack of Tamales. They were cold. Also ordered chips & guacamole.

Went over to Big Lots. Hubby shopped for me. I looked for hair ties.

Then we went to the CDA Mall. Ran into Joy when we entered Sears. I looked at junk in the Fabric Store, hubby went to Bath & BodyWorks. We walked around the Mall. Went down to Penney's. Saw an exhibition of Photo Portraits, our Chiropractor & his family was in one of the pictures. All of the pictures were very airbrushed.

We drove over to Staples and hubby picked up another gift for me.

Lots of traffic getting out of there and we finally got on to Government Way going home. Hubby had to stop at Golden Glo Espresso and get another latte. He is addicted.

Bud getting attention at the Espresso Stand

Drove to Spirit Lake to pick up the kitties.

Drove home. Unloaded kitties.

Hubby drove back into town to pick up driveshaft from Eric, the Machinist on Seltice. Then he stopped at Walmart for tuna.

He came home.

Kitty Sleeping on Hubby

We watched Dr Who Christmas shows and went to bed at 11PM.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

21st Day of Xmas. Tired & Cold

DECEMBER 21 2016

I got up at 7AM. Fed the cats. Cleaned the cat litter.

Hubby made eggs for the dogs.

We both fell asleep on the couch.

I texted Kim and said that I was not feeling well and did not want to drive over to Spokane today.

We both slept until 2PM.

I got up and made eggs because I was hungry. Did not eat too much.

Put away laundry. Put away dishes.

Got hubby's cell phone. He had missed many phone calls & text messages because the cell did not ring.

So I fixed it. Looked on internet. It suggested that the "Do Not Disturb" button was on. So I showed hubby how to fix it.

Hubby got dressed and left to go get trucks to take down to Post Falls store. He took Bud with him.

I stayed home and watched tv. Was very tired today.

Hubby got home later.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016



Got up at 7:45AM.

I fed the cats and cleaned up their litter.

Hubby got dressed and shoveled the deck so we could get out of the house.

We received over 7 inches of Snow from last night. The snow had fallen off the roof while we were sleeping last night and piled up on the side deck.

 Another Snowstorm Dropped 7" on us

It was heavy, slushy snow.

We got the dogs loaded in the Dually. Drove to Athol to get a latte for hubby.

Then drove to Post Falls and picked up Beebo. Drove to Apryl's and dropped off Bud, Ben, and Beebo to get groomed for Xmas. We were about 15 minutes late due to the weather.

Wilson riding "Shotgun"

Wilson stayed with us in the truck and had an adventure today with mommy and daddy by himself.

We then stopped at Atilano's Mexican Food for a breakfast burrito for hubby. I ordered a tamale which they put cheese and sauce on instead of just the tamale!

Stopped at Jitterz for another latte.

Got Xmas cookies & cream horns for hubby at Pastry and More. The girl there was quite snippy and rude. We will not be going back. Their pastries are getting too expensive.

Then we drove to Paws & Claws to get a gift certificate for Doggy Daycare for Beebo.

Drove over to Commerce Park and mailed the Xmas Postcards that I made last night.

Drove back to pick up the gift certificate that had to be printed up.

Then we stopped at Eric's the Machinist in Post Falls so hubby could drop off the Xmas present Moonshine for him.

Drove to Post Falls shop. Hubby dropped off parts and I talked with Naomi.

We then drove to Spokane so he could pick up part at Spalding Auto Parts.

Drove over to Conley's Restaurant to get pies.

Then we drove back to CDA to pick up the dogs. Gave Apryl a big tip for Xmas.

Took Beebo back home and dropped him off. Gave him a quick dog walk. Made sure he had water & food.
Beebo was so handsome in his Xmas collar

Drove dogs home. No mail in the post box.

Hubby unloaded the dogs. Deck was REALLY SLIPPERY ICY. I turned up the heat in the house.

Hubby went to unload parts in truck and hook trailer up to truck. Then he plowed the driveway.

Ben and Bud in their  Xmas collars from the Groomer

I put away dishes and did laundry. I took a hot bath.

Hubby came in after plowing and  shoveled some of the side deck.

We watched TV and went to bed early.

Monday, December 19, 2016

19th Day of Xmas and A WINTER SNOW STORM


Got up at 8AM after Charles had called at 6:30 to wake us up. We had both gotten up and peed earlier. Both of us had brought water up for Beebo as he likes to drink while he is napping.

Hubby ran down to get eggs at Lil Town, he also got a latte because they were open in Athol.

I had fed the cats tuna, cleaned up after them. Gotten everything ready for hubby to make the eggs. I brought up a sausage log and cut it up; toasted English muffins for his egg sandwich, gotten out the cook pan.

I started laundry & dishes.

Hubby backed the Jeep down to the door downstairs and we loaded all the boxes into the Jeep.

Drove to Jitterz and got lattes in Rathdrum.

At KR's home, we decorated her spare bedroom and bathroom.

 Spare Bedroom
 Other comforter draped over dresser drawers
 Spare bathroom

Hubby dropped Moonshine Xmas gifts off at Transamerica for the salesmen there.

Then we drove downtown CDA to eat at the Olympia Restaurant, a greek restaurant. Such VERY good food. The waitress was great and personable. Our new favorite place to eat. I got Baklava for dessert and hubby got a Almond cookie.

 Spanakopita with Greek Tzatziki sauce

Chicken Lemon Soup

Hubby got Chicken Souvlaki with fries

 I ordered Lamb Souvlaki

Stopped to get gasoline at Costco, then went shopping inside Costco. Lots of people there. We got lots of stuff for Xmas. Shrimp Ring, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Baklava, dog bed for Beebo.

We loaded everything in the Jeep and drove home. It had been a long day.

Dark sky with a little big of blue sky shining thru on the way home.

Dark Snow Clouds

Got the mail. A couple Xmas cards. Unloaded everything.

We watched TV and I made the custom postcards. I went to bed early. Hubby came to bed at Midnight. We had to put the cats in the basement room because they were causing chaos and would not let us sleep.

Sunday, December 18, 2016



Got up at 7AM. Could not sleep late.

Hubby made eggs for dogs while I cleaned up the cats and fed them tuna for breakfast.

We had to shovel off the decks of 5 inches more of snow before we were able to load the dogs into the Dually.
Another 5 inches of snow

I purchased AAA Comprehensive Road Side Service for KR as a Xmas present.

KR had texted and called this morning about leaving her Jeep at a bar downtown; The RockerRoom. She had lost her keys on the dance floor and could not find them in the dark. So she had friends take her home after the Work Xmas Party. 

Rattler, Fluffy, & Zim

Rattler, Fluffy, & Zim 


 Scaredy Cat & Max

Fluffy & Zim

Drove to Spirit Lake to pick up drinks.

It has been difficult for me to walk in the park because of the uneven terrain due to the snow this week. So we drove around in Spirit Lake looking for barking dogs outside. It was quite fun; we found several. Then we walked the dogs at Timberlake High School.

As it was only 12 degrees instead of the 21 degrees they had predicted, the bitter wind & cold got to us immediately. We cut short the walk.

Stopped at Miller's to get groceries. I wanted a roast and they have the best meat there. Got potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes.

Went home and put the roast in the slow cooker.

After we unloaded the dogs, we went in the Jeep to Rathdrum and got another latte. Then we stopped at KR's home to find her spare key. Tore apart her back bedroom.

Loaded Beebo up with us because he seemed lonely. He had already torn apart an animal. Drove over via Seltice (lots of idiot drivers in the snow) to CDA and found her car. Hubby knocked on the front door of the Bar. A kind man that was sitting in the back of the bar came to the door and found KR's keys behind the cash register. Hubby tipped him a $20.

We got her Jeep started and while it was warming up, Beebo and Grammy took a walk around the block. Beebo peed everywhere.

Drove back to KR's home via Seltice again. Parked her Jeep in the garage. Then we drove back home. Stopped at Stein's in Rathdrum so hubby could get tuna for cat's breakfast tomorrow as we were out of tuna. He forgot to get eggs!

Beebo had fun at Gpa & Gma's house. He barked at things outside, played with Wilson, played with the kitties. He was very tired. Slept under the Xmas tree.

Beebo sleeps under the Xmas tree

We watched TV, went to bed late at midnight.

Saturday, December 17, 2016



-4 degrees last night. Brrrr.

Hubby's first day of Vacation.

Got up at 7AM. Wilson woke us up. He had gotten in bed with us early this morning.

We got up. Hubby made eggs for the dogs. I fed the cats some Spam. No tuna left, have to go grocery shopping.

I cleaned out the cat room so that hubby could take a shower. Vacuumed, put the aromizer in for the Xmas smell, turned on the Air Purifier, steam cleaned the floor.

I vacuumed the carpet downstairs.

Hubby went to take his shower.

He brought the vacuum up when he was done. I cleaned it out.

Then I steam cleaned the upstairs floors.

Steam cleaned the rugs.

My left ring finger started bleeding again where I cut it on the Xmas tree last night.

By then it was 10AM and we loaded the dogs up to go for a walk.

Latte stand in Athol was closed again. Hubby was pissed.

We drove to the Frisbee golf area. I lost hold of Wilson. Wilson ran far, far away and was trying to catch some deer.

We tricked him and walked back to the truck. He thought we were leaving and came racing after us. It was bitterly cold. Only about 6 degrees. Dogs were struggling, so we decided to leave. Hubby had to take a picture of the Dually by the road.

Hubby dropped off his transmission at the tranny guy on Llewellyn Creek road.

We drove to Spirit Lake, got lattes. It was SO cold outside. Hubby got gas at the station.

Came home, got the mail. Idaho Dept of License sent me a letter stating that I needed to provide a marriage license.

Unloaded dogs. Ben ran away to the shop.

Hubby drove down to the shop to get Ben and bring him back.

I finished Steam Cleaning floors in the bathroom and dog room. I washed the pad where Wilson had vomited the other night.

I washed my hair.

Wilson has severe dandruff from his wash the other day. The shampoo really poisoned him.

Friday, December 16, 2016

16th Day of Xmas and BITTER COLD

DECEMBER 16 2016

Last day of the week for hubby. Then he has 10 days vacation.

It is 6 degrees when I wake up this morning. No snow, tho. I can't tolerate any more snow shoveling.

Fed the dogs eggs. Vet said bland foods for Wilson. Gave Bud his painkiller in the eggs.

Gave the kittens their morning tuna and cleaned up the litter. Let them out of the basement room. They came upstairs to sleep.

I paid payments because hubby got paid today.

Put away laundry. Put away dishes.

Ordered some stuff on Young Living Essential Oils.

 Bad Kitties Playing on Furniture

Bad Kitty in Window

Xmas Card 2016

We have only received 1 Xmas card in the post this year. How dismal. I decided that I will not send any cards to the people back in Iowa because they have never reciprocated. They have always been rude.

Tried to move the heavy, clumsy Xmas tree over and it fell over onto my finger. It cut my left ring finger. Had to wrap it up in a band-air with antibiotic cream on it.

 Wilson before bath

Koda sleeps in the Office near me

So hubby got home at 5PM. He had already run over to Toothless' home in Rathdrum with Larry to pick up his transmission, but Toothless was not home. So he said that he would come back at 6:30.

We got ready to go. Took Buddy with us. Drove to get lattes in Rathdrum, then drove to his home. Picked up the transmission. Then some tweakers were driving down the road (by the RR tracks, single lane in heavy snow) they were idiots. Had to have them back up. Idiots.

We drove to Post Falls for Tom & Naomi's 1 year anniversary Xmas party. They had Costco pizza, Naomi made Biscott, Naomi ordered a Xmas tree cupcake display. We only stayed for a little while, then washed Dually, drove home. It was late.

I took a bath when we got home. I was hurting all over.

Went to bed at 10PM.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

15th Day of Xmas & 5 INCHES OF SNOW & WILSON to ER

DECEMBER 15 2016

Got up at 7:30.

Gave leftover turkey to the dogs. Gave Bud his painkiller.

I fed the cats Tuna and cleaned up after them. Some cat had peed on the tile. Bad cats!

Kim called and we talked for about 30 minutes.

Then I had to go out on the decks and shovel 5 inches of SNOW. It was only 15 degrees out this morning.

I shoveled the driveway, too.

KR had to drive down to Lewiston for a small claims court appearance for work.

Hubby called and said that traffic was backed up bumper-to-bumper on Hwy 41 only going 10 mph. Awful. I hope all the Californians go back home because of the bad weather!

Since my Sorels don't fit, I purchased new Joan of Arctic in black from Zappos.

Joan of Arctic Black

I took Wilson down at 4PM to Diane's Pampered Pooches for Grooming. Brought him back at 5:30. Had to stop for train. Met Diane's cute little Rottweilers. I fell in love with them.

Hubby got home at 6:00. It was really cold outside.

Rattler Sleeping on the Back of the Couch
We went down to Grey Goose to have dinner. 

By the time we got back, Wilson had vomited yellow bile everywhere. In the dog room on the beds, on the pad for the laundry room seat, on the couches. So hubby hurriedly got dressed while I ran outside to catch Wilson who had gone out to poo & vomit in the snow.

We raced down to Post Falls (saw a two-car accident in Rathdrum with a fire truck & 6 cop cars blocking the intersection) Emergency Vet to get him diagnosed.

They took X-rays and said no Xmas lights or anything blocking his tummy. They gave him an injection of a anti nausea medication. Then we drove back home.

By the time we got home, it was 9:30. Watched a little tv and went to bed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

14th Day of Xmas


Brrrr cold. It was only 7 degrees when I got up this morning.

Hubby had already left and I said goodbye to him.

Wilson was tucked away sleeping in bed with me. He was nice and warm. Then Ben got into bed with us, too.

We slept until 7:15.

Got up and fed the dogs ham. Gave Buddy his painkiller.

I fed the kitties tuna and cleaned up the litter.

They played around the house all day.

 Kitties Playing Around House

 Kitty on Ben's Bed
 Fluffy & Ben on Stairs
 Wilson Napping on Couch

I went to get mail in the Jeep. It was utterly too cold to walk down there.

I signed up for replacement on our Cuisinart blades. They had a recall because of pieces of the blade falling apart and people getting cut on pieces they accidentally ate.

KR's pillows & stuff came via Fed Ex. 

I did laundry & dishes.

Vacuumed the basement and cleaned the kitty room.

Hubby got home at 6:30PM. He then went to deliver a transmission to a guy that lives south of Athol.

It is getting cold again. Only 15 degrees at 7PM.