Tuesday, January 31, 2017


JANUARY 30 2017

Got up, fed dogs.

Fed cats.

No moose today.

Katrina, UPS delivery person brought a box from Lancome early at 10AM this morning.

I did laundry. Did dishes.


Hubby got home at 6:30PM after working OT.

We used the Sauna.

Went to bed at 11PM.

JANUARY 31 2017

Got up at 6:15AM this morning. Hubby put clothes in dryer and the clunking woke me up. I had to potty, so came downstairs.

Fell asleep on the couch until 8:30AM.

Moose was outside sleeping by the firepit, so I closed the doggy door.


Gave dogs some meat, gave Bud his painkillers. He is slightly walking on his leg now. Getting better every day.

Took Tuna downstairs for the cats. Cleaned up the litter.

Called Kim at 9AM to sing Happy Birthday to her.

Did laundry. Started dishes. Put away clean dishes.

Made breakfast and coffee for myself.

Looked at RVs online.

Fluffy tried to follow me everywhere today. He got up on the fireplace mantle and broke my wooden moose. The antler broke. I had to try and repair it with wood glue.

The sun was shining today.

 Fluffy, Zim, Wilson
Max, Wilson, Ben

I left at 3:30 to pick up birthday stuff at the $1 Store in Rathdrum. Then I stopped and got a latte at Jitterz. I needed something to warm me up. It was quite cold yesterday.

In Post Falls, I got Kim a $25 gift card for Starbucks. Loaded it on my rewards card!

Met Kim at 5:00 in the parking lot at the Highlands. Walked downstairs to visit Christine.

Then we went to dinner. It was absolutely fabulous!

For an appetizer, we had the Shrimp & Vegetable Friture, they brought bread.
Then we had a glass of wine with dinner.
We both ordered soup. I got Onion and Kim got the Soup of the Day - Cauliflower. Yum.
We sampled each other's soups.
Then they brought out our orders for Steak Frites Maitre d'Hotel. The steaks were organic and cooked perfectly. We had also each ordered Herbed Butter Green Beans which were thin and delicious.

For dessert, Kim got Tarte Tatin with WA apples & ice cream. I got the Chocolate Tart, and we also ordered the Dessert du Jour which was Creme Brulee. Yummy.

Afterwards, we sat in Kim's car and I gave her presents.

We left and drove home at 7:30PM, I almost fell asleep on the way home. Very tired. Too much food and liquor!

Got home and cleaned cats, gave dogs fresh water & food.

Hubby got home at 8:20PM. He had worked at the Post Falls shop tonight.

Hubby went to feed the moose apples & grain. We went to bed at 11PM.

Saturday, January 28, 2017



Hubby woke up at the crack of dawn as usual. He turned on TV and started watching his shows. This woke me up because of the light from the television.

He made tuna for the cats & cleaned up their litter.

Then he made eggs for the dogs. They were runny, he mixed eggs & tomatoes together in the blender. Yuck. Had to thicken it up with mashed potato mix. Gave Bud TWO painkillers.

Bud is still limping around and won't use his right rear leg.

 Rattler on Dog Bed
 Rattler on Couch
Rattler spread out on couch

Then hubby took a nap on the couch. I had tea, water, & chicken salad for breakfast.

While hubby was napping, we watched Alton Brown. Then I went outside to feed the moose. Took out bread, carrots, spinach, cinnamon rolls, sweet potatoes. Refilled the grain. Took out more apples.

I brought in a couple buckets so we can fill them with water for her.

I picked up all the garbage and put it out in bags on the deck so we can go to the garbage dump.

Then I started laundry & dishes.

Baked more turkey bacon in the oven.

Hubby went down to the shop in Post Falls to work for a while.

He came back later and met some people here at the shop.

We both sat in the Sauna and went to bed.


Got up early.

Gave ham to the dogs, gave Buddy extra painkillers.

Bud was still limping this morning, but his swelling had gone down a lot.

I cleaned up cat litter and gave them Tuna.

Took the Jeep in to CDA to eat at Jimmy's Down The Street. Hubby had Biscuits & Gravy, but the gravy had no sausage in it and no taste. I got the cinnamon roll with a side of eggs & sausage. It was ok, but too huge. I shared my sausage with hubby.

We took home leftovers.

Eggs & Bacon

  Biscuits & Gravy

Drove over to Spokane and went to the RV Show at the Convention center. Got in there at 10AM. Found out that it was a sales promo for Click It RV in north Spokane. Only about 6 Class C RVs that we could look at; and a salesman glommed on to us and would not leave us alone.

We had to get drinks of water & hubby got an apple & some Red Vines because he got shaky.

We finally left at Noon. My knee was hurting and hubby desperately needed a latte.

Stopped at Dagny's on the way out of town. Also stopped at North 40 to see if they had dewormer paste for Jack. Seems that Jack has been rubbing his butt on the ground and hubby thinks he has worms.

Drove home. Was exhausted.

Decided to stay home and not take dogs for a walk in town. I had a nap on the couch, put my feet in hubby's lap. He napped in the recliner chair.

Scaredy, Max, Rattler
Koda Napping on Couch

No moose tonight.

We watched Shenandoah on AMC.

I cleaned up the cat litter tonight. Vacuumed the bathroom and the carpet in the basement.

Both of us spent 30 minutes in the Sauna and then took showers afterwards. It made us sleep so much better.

Friday, January 27, 2017



Got up and fed the Moose. She was outside and the dogs were barking at her. She had eaten all the grain and apples.

The moose was not out there when I took her food out.

Fed the dogs ham and gave Bud his painkiller.

Gave Tuna to the cats & cleaned up their litter.

Did laundry. Did dishes.

Paid bills.

Check the WA Dept of Massage Licenses and Kim was ACTIVE as of 1/26/2017! I am so happy for her!

Went to Hayden to get my nails done.

Afterwards, I drove to Wendy's and picked up some salads for lunch.

Drove back home.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wilson To The Vet


Hubby wanted me to take him into work again today, but I declined. It was supposed to be 26 degrees when he went to work this morning, ice on road. And last Thursday was the accident. So I did not want to do it again.

I got up at 7:00AM and fed the dogs turkey. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed tuna to kitties. Cleaned up their litter.

Called Vet and got an appointment to take Wilson in for his honking.

Took Wilson in at 11:45. Different Vet there. On Thursdays only she said. They made me sit out in the parking lot with Wilson until it was time to go inside as they thought he had something contagious.

The fill-in Vet (only there on Thursdays) said that he had a deviated Larynx, she checked the records and it happened in October. Just monitor him. Make sure it does not get worse.

 Wilson at Home
Wilson at Vet

Took Wilson back home.

I later took a nap on the couch. Was exhausted.

Fed the moose again.


Vacuumed rugs.

Cleaned up kitty litter late.

Put away dishes & laundry.

Hubby got home at 5:30 after meeting guy down at shop. Then he had to go fetch some guy from work that had broken down on Diagonal Road. He took him home. He came back by 7:30PM.

Hubby ate dinner. Then fell asleep on couch.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017



Got up at 7:30. Hubby had already left for work.

Had a bad reaction to the Tea Tree oil that I put on my face. It burnt and my face was red. Had to put on ice.

Fed dogs some turkey. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Gave Tuna to cats, cleaned up their litter.

Paid bills.

Went to get my hair done, but left too early. Thought my appointment was at Noon, but it was at 1PM.

I washed the Jeep, got gasoline from Costco.

Got my fingerprints done at the Kootenai Sheriff's office for my massage license in WA.

Took the paperwork and mailed it at the Postal Plus on Government Way. Took copies of everything and mailed it certified.

Rachelle called and thought my appointment was at 11AM, but by then it was already 11:30AM. She said come over now and she was ready.

I stopped at Golden Glo and got a latte for the appointment to have something warm to drink.

Got done with my hair at 2:30PM.

Drove home. Was going to get milk at Lil Town, but lots of cars there at 3PM waiting for the bus. Decided not to stop.

Got mail,

Cleaned up dogs. Cleaned up cat litter.

Fluffy in Cabinet

Hubby came home late tonight.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017



Got up at 6:30, hubby was sitting on the couch. He called in sick to work.

I laid down on the couch with him and covered up with a blanket. Slept until 8AM.

No moose this morning.

Started laundry in the dryer.

Fed dogs eggs, gave Bud his painkiller.

Gave Tuna to kitties. Cleaned up their litter.

Hubby called Direct TV and got our bill reduced by 1/2. OMG. Not over $100 anymore!

Hubby picked up a latte in Athol. The stupid owner had her little baby in the shop again. Probably spreading her sickness. I told hubby that I refused to go there anymore.

Drove into town and had lunch with KR at Red Lobster from 11:30-12:30. The food was not too good and the girl let me order extra rice when they SERVE EVERYTHING ON RICE. After we were done with lunch, we went to Big Lots, they had the storage bins there for KR, but they looked stupid. I had to run into the store by myself because hubby was on the phone.

We shopped at Costco and picked up a nice sound box for hubby's Post Falls shop. Ran into Kurt R's wife & son there. Even after eating, hubby made the rounds of all the samples at Costco.

I tried Starbucks, but they had no K-pods for the Verismo there.

Shopped at Home Depot for a breaker box for the new Sauna.

Then we deposited checks into Horizon bank.

Drove to Espresso stand and got lattes. Mailed Jefferson County document request in Hayden PO. Shopped at Walmart for bananas for hubby.

Drove home.

Unloaded groceries.

Hubby met a couple people down at the shop.

Larry came and dropped off a check, talked to hubby for a while.

The Sauna threw a breaker. I was in a lot of pain, so I just took some Advil and went to bed.

We had purchased a new non-bleached off-white down comforter. It is kinda crunchy but very warm.

Monday, January 23, 2017



January is almost done. Only one week left!

Got up when hubby woke up. The dogs started barking outside.

We closed the doggy door, but when hubby left he opened it again.

Then I had to get up because dogs were barking. The MOOSE was here again.

Drove to town at 10AM, got gasoline at Costco. Some stupid woman almost ran into me when she was driving across the lot.

I washed the Jeep at the Metro Express. Some car cut in front of me & 2 others!

Finally got to Riverstone. Kim picked up lattes for us.

We toured the Sola Salons, but I was not impressed. It was very expensive and not exclusive. Too many rentals in there already; Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Barbers. Carpet was not clean. The building smelled bad.

Afterwards, Kim and I went to the Well-Read Moose. Like a Walden books with a Espresso stand inside.  

Then we walked over to Azteca Grille for lunch. The table was dirty so we had to move to another table ourselves, the attendant did not bring more water. The food was not well made.

We walked over to Starbucks to get espresso pods for the Verisimo, but they did not have any!

So we walked back to our cars, said our goodbyes, hugged, and then I drove back to the Car Wash again and then home.

People were driving oddly all day. The temperatures were about 37 and more in town, the sun was shining for a while. Things were melting everywhere.

I cleaned up the dog water & food when I got home. All the cats were asleep. I think I may take a nap.

Sunday, January 22, 2017



Hubby got up at 7:30 and made eggs for the dogs.

While he was getting the tuna ready for the kittens, a MOOSE walked thru our yard again. This one was very big and had white back legs.


I got dressed and went outside to put grain out for her.

Then hubby cut up more apples and threw them out off the deck. The moose stayed out by the salt lick. We need to get another salt lick.

I went downstairs and did the kitty litter.

Fed the dogs.

We got ready, had to shovel both decks at it had snowed again. Only about 1 inch.

Dogs loaded in the truck, then we drove to Rathdrum and picked up a latte for KR, picked up latte at Jitterz.

At KR's, she said that latte was all sugar.

Walked the dogs at the local high school.

Dropped KR off at her house. There was a Green Bay game on today.

We drove to Rathdrum and dropped off return parts at O'Reilley's.

Then drove home.

The snow had falled off the roof of the garage. We unloaded dogs, had lunch. Hubby took a nap on the couch. At 3:30, he went outside and plowed the snow away from the garage.

I purchased a whole bunch of new music for hubby's iPhone. 

When hubby came back inside the house, we rented The Accountant. It was a good movie. At 8PM, we went inside the Sauna.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


JAN 21 2017

Hubby woke up before I did this morning. He made eggs for the dogs and gave Tuna to the kitties.

I went downstairs and cleaned up the cat litter.

It started snowing right away this morning.

We shoveled the decks again. Then we loaded the dogs up and drove to Spirit Lake. Got latte for hubby at the Espresso stand there. There was some big event happening at the high school, so we parked at the Junior High and walked the dogs around there. It was very icy.

Drove back home. Unloaded dogs.

Hubby had to meet some guy at the shop for parts, then he went to Chad's place to work on the RV with Larry. He came back late.

I worked on the snow berm on the deck some more and finally got the whole thing cleared!!!

Ben sleeps with Kitties

Hubby got home, we had dinner.

Then we each went into the Sauna.

Went to bed around 11PM.

Friday, January 20, 2017


JAN 20 2017

Our driveway is an ice rink. There is slush, ice, and water in the garage. Messy.

45 Degrees when I drove into town. By the time I left CDA, it was up to 47 and the sun was shining. Lots of ice everywhere in the shaded areas.
45 Degrees in CDA

Went to get my nails done at Noon. Got out of there at 2:50PM. Did my toes & nails.

Tracey gave me a little bag of gift stuff. That was nice.

Then I went to get my fingerprints done at the Kootenai Sheriff's Office, but the guy behind the window said they only do them on Tues, Wed & Thurs.

So I drove home. Drove past the accident. My heart started racing. Scary.

When I got home, I had salad, gave turkey to the dogs. Cleaned up the cat litter. Worked on breaking up the ice berg on the deck.

 Fluffy, Rattler, Zim, Max

Watched TV for a while, everything hurts. Completely exhausted.

We were supposed to meet Dave & Vera tonight at the Growler Guys, but hubby had to work late.

I worked on breaking up the snow berm on the deck.

When hubby finally got home from working at the shop in Post Falls, we took turns going into the Sauna.

Went to bed late.

Thursday, January 19, 2017



Got up at 6AM with hubby.

He drove the Jeep into work. I was barely awake. It was icy, but he still went 70mph.

I dropped him off at work.

Drove back home. It seemed warm out, 37 degrees and just wet on the road. However, a white SUV passed me at Silverwood and hit black ice. I watched it fishtail, then flip 3 times in the air and land on the east side of the road, hitting the Silverwood fence.

Along with 2 gentlemen that stopped to offer assistance, we pulled over and put on our flashes. Cars were still racing past us at speed!

A woman that had been going South towards CDA turned around at the Silverwood exit and came over the overpass to come back and help.

SUV Accident

The guys got the young girl out of the SUV while I called 911. An ambulance responded within minutes from Athol, and then a Sheriff, Fire Engine, and a State Trooper also came to assist.

EMT's checked out the girl, but she refused to go to hospital. The kind woman let her use a cell phone to call her father, and I had hubby call Chad's Tow company to come tow her car.

The guys left and I was left to make a statement about the accident.

Came home afterwards, I was all freaked out for the rest of the day.

Hubby came home late.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Got up at 7AM. Made eggs for dogs.

Gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed tuna to the cats. Cleaned up their litter.

Started shoveling snow.

Came in after an hour because I was exhausted. Heavy, wet snow.

I shoveled more snow in the afternoon after it fell off the roof.

Tried to shovel off the driveway, but it was too heavy.

Did laundry. Did dishes.

Joey Bishop


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just A Couple Winter Days


At 7AM, got up.

Fed the dogs turkey and gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the cats tuna and cleaned up their room.

It was cold, only 10 degrees today.

I took apples out for the moose.

No mail today because of Federal Holiday.

Zim sleeping on Ben's bed

 Solitary Moose visits to eat apples

Hubby brought home fish sandwiches from Arby's, but stayed down at the shop for over an hour. I tried calling him, but he would not answer his phone. I had to get in the Jeep to go find him.

We watched Star Trek Voyager on TV and ate dinner. No good shows in the dead of winter. Went to bed at 10PM.


Had endometriosis pains at 2AM so I took some aspirin. Slept soundly for the rest of the night. Wilson & Zim were in bed with me, sleeping between my legs.

At 8AM, got up and made the beds.

Fed the dogs turkey and gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed the cats tuna and cleaned up their room.

Started laundry. Started dishes.

Put away laundry. Put away dishes.

Wilson eating a bone on the back of the couch

Paid more bills.

Cut up apples and took them outside for the moose.

Sunday, January 15, 2017



Got up at 7AM.

Hubby put together tuna breakfast for the kittens and fed them. He let them out of their room.

He made eggs for the dogs.

Then sat around and watched his morning automotive shows.

I started the truck at 10AM to let it warm up. Hubby got dressed.

I started laundry and dishes.

We took the dogs to walk in Spirit Lake at the high school. Picked up lattes at the espresso stand. Then we stopped to get donuts at Miller's.

Drove back home. Hubby installed the switch for the new Sauna. Then he made bacon.

I used the Sauna and when I came out, Momma Moose and her baby were out eating the apples inthe yard. They used the Salt lick, then settled down in the snow for a nap.

 Mother Moose & Baby come to eat & rest

We drove into town in the Jeep to see KR.

Hubby stopped to get lattes at Jitterz.

Talked to KR at her home for quite a while. Then we left to get groceries in Rathdrum at Super One.

Drove home, put away groceries.

Hubby used the Sauna and then took a shower later. 

Went to bed at 10PM. I was really tired from using the Sauna.

Saturday, January 14, 2017



Cats woke us up at 6:30PM. Would not let us sleep late.

Hubby got up and made eggs for the dogs.

I started laundry and dishes.

I made eggs for myself.

We took dogs to walk in the park. There was too much snow. People were snowshoeing thru the park in the tire tracks that we had to wait for, then we drove the Dually back into the park.

Walked a short ways thru the deep snow back by the Frisbee area.
Lake Pend Oreille

Loaded the dogs again and drove down to Bayview to see the eagles, but there were none there.Hubby had to go get gasoline in Spirit Lake because he was almost out.

Came home and unloaded dogs. Hubby took Bud with him to the shop in Post Falls.

I did laundry.

 Wilson Riding on Console in Dually

 Max Hugging Rattler

Hubby got home at 5PM.

We met KR in town at MOD Pizza at 6:15PM. Had dinner with her until 8PM.

Drove home.

Cats were wild when we got home. Had to put them in their room so we could sleep tonight.

Friday, January 13, 2017


JAN 13 2017

Got up after hubby left for work.

Fed cats tuna, cleaned up their room.

Gave ham to dogs. Gave Bud his painkiller.

Paid bills.

Did laundry and dishes.

Koda sleeping on mantle

Left to get nails done at Noon.

Lots of snow and slow moving cars.

Afterwards, came home.

Hubby got home early. I was hurting too much on my shoulder to go anywhere.

Thursday, January 12, 2017



Hubby left early at 6AM. He had a big meeting in town with BIG wigs.

Then I got up at 8AM. I slept late because of the Float Tank yesterday.

Fed the dogs ham, gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed cats tuna and cleaned up their liver.

Did laundry and put away laundry.

Did dishes.

Ordered Salt Rocks for Kim's Birthday.


Bud Sleeping

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


JAN 11 2017

Hubby left early at 6AM.

Then I got up at 7AM.

Fed the dogs ham, gave Bud his painkiller.

Fed cats tuna and cleaned up their liver.

Did laundry and put away laundry.

Did dishes.

Left home at 11:30 to drive to Rathdrum via Hwy 41. Roads are still snowy and icy. Not very well plowed. Need to stick to main highways.

In Post Falls, Horizon wanted to put a hold on the check. So I drove over to Columbia. They were nice. Older lady verified all the information. Hubby parked in the parking lot to meet me. The teller told me to say "Hi" to hubby! They all know him there!

So I drove over and kissed him.

Then we both left. I had to get to Liberty Lake by 12;45.

Met Kim just as she was driving in to the area. We found the building. Went inside and watched a video about Floating.

Float Spokane in Liberty Lake

Then we Floated. I was freaked out at first because of the dark. My light would not turn off in the Float Tank. My split cut on my right thumb also hurt a lot even tho I put vaseline on it.
In the Rest Area after Floating

Finally we were done. I blow dryed my hair.

Went to lunch at Cork House. Food was cold. It was ok, not great.Waitress kept refusing to refill my water.

Cork House Menu

Then Kim wanted Starbucks, so we went over there. I got more Espresso pods for home.

We sat and talked there for an hour also.

Finally left at 5:15.

I drove home. Most of the business in Liberty Lake were getting off work. Lots of cars & traffic.

Finally got home at 6:15. Hubby was still not home. He was at the shop in Post Falls. He finally got home at 7:30.

He had to fix the dryer vent as the cats had chewed & scratched thru the dryer vent. He used duct tape to fix it.

We went to bed at 9:30PM after watching the Season Premier of Schitt's Creek.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017



Got up at 6:30 with hubby. Cats were all over the bed. Ben was sleeping on the floor and Wilson had already gotten down.

I fed the dogs leftover ham & gave Bud his painkiller pill.

Then I caught Zim and put him in the cat carrier. Fed the cats tuna & their cat food, filled the water for them again. Cleaned up their litter.

I put down the dog food and water.

Took Zim into the Vet at 8:00 for his Hernia surgery and Neuter surgery.

I stopped at Lil Town Market to get more apples. Hubby had forgotten to bring in the groceries from last night.They are still sitting in the Dually. There are also auto parts in my Jeep that he forgot to put in his Dually.

I came home. Made egg.

Hubby got home later tonight. Had to shovel the deck.

He held baby Zim because he was so drugged.

I made dinner for hubby.

 Joey Bishop resting on the couch

 Hubby's dinner, Tortellini with Italian sausage

After dinner, Zim tried to climb the Armoire and fell down the stairs. He was ok, tho.

Zim slept in bed with us tonight. He was between my legs all night. He did have some slight drainage on the comforter, but I cleaned it up.

Monday, January 09, 2017


JAN 9 2017

Hubby left at 6AM after shoveling the deck. I bet he forgot to eat oatmeal like he said that he would be doing in the mornings.

I got up at 6:30 because the cats were trying to bite my leg. There were 4 of them on the bed, Wilson, and Ben, too.

Fed the dogs some chicken & gave Bud his painkiller. Gave the new tuna to the cats and cleaned up their litter.

I made breakfast for myself of the rotisserie grilled chicken.

Then I went outside to shovel decks at 9:30AM. My knee hurts from shoveling so much yesterday.
4 Inches of Snow

Put together new Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner and vacuumed the rugs.

Shark Nagigator

I baked garlic cloves.

It started snowing again at NOON.

5 Inches of Snow!

I shoveled both decks and the dog steps.

Then the snow from both sides of the roof came falling down. It sounded like a freight train had hit the house! The dogs barked and the cats jumped & screeched. I was startled.

I had to go outside and shovel off the deck again. Could not get the dog steps because it was like concrete.

Dogs started barking at a Moose that was outside. I had nothing to feed her. I told her to come back tomorrow and that I would have apples!

 Rattler in front of Fireplace

 Max in the tall windows

Cleaned up kitty litter again.

Hubby finally got home at 8PM after stopping in Post Falls & picking up motor home with Larry. Then he stopped at shop here for quite a while.

Wilson on the Back of Couch

We drove over to Spirit Lake with Ben in the backseat of the Dually. Hubby got gas in the gas can to fuel up the plow Bronco, then we went into Miller's grocery to get apples for the Moose that the dogs saw today in the yard.

Drove back home, hubby dropped me & Ben off and he plowed for another hour. He finally got to the house at 9:30 and ate some dinner. He forgot to unload groceries out of the Dually.

We went to bed at Midnight. I was exhausted.