I’m Back On The 14th.

Good Morning–another sun shiny day.  Just finished Ruth Ware’s The Death Of Mrs. Westerway.  I was so impressed with it that  I ordered The Lying Game and The Woman  In Cabin 10.  They should be here in a couple of days.  In the meantime I have The President Is Missing to work on.

Brandy is doing pretty good with no seizures the last few days but I’m keeping her medicine up.  We are in and outside a lot.  I have had her taking a short walk the last couple of days.  THe vet said no walks but she goes to the gate every morning and a short walk to just past Murphy’s house and back seems to satisfy her needs. I feel as long as she doesn’t overdo we should be fine.

I found a new plant in the front garden.

It is in with the Bleeding Hearts,  What is it?  Beats me but it is pretty

An invasion of the seed feeder

Day before yesterday what looked like  these American Crows took over the feeder area.  I had to take down the feeder and put in the seed bucket until they had eaten their fill.  I put it back up yesterday and have had no problem since. I do have a Blue Jay visit some times now.

Well the zoo is fed this morning, the dishwasher emptied, and there is time for our visit before the rest of the humans get up.

I have a nail appointment tomorrow but nothing going today.  I think a short walk with Brandy, starting The President is Missing, and getting s few household chores done is the order of the day. Enjoy this Tuesday .

I forget to wish grand daughter Courtney a Happy Birthday yesterdaybut I did send a card.  Happy birthday! love you  Gram




Catching Up On Reading

Good morning on this sun shiny 71 degree day.  The high today will be 80–warm but not unbearable.

Well I finished Jeannette Walls’ second novel last night Half Broke Horses.  She has only had 2 novels that I know of but I really liked both.  Check them out you’ll enjoy them.

I start Ruth Ware’s  The Death Of Mrs. Westway  today.  I am almost through the September issue of the large print Reader’s Digest.   Called the Genius Issue it certainly showed how much logic I don’t have.but could be enjoyable for people like my sons.

This is how Brandy and I spent part of yesterday.

Her medicine is helping prevent the seizures when I can get it in her tummy.  So far she has rejected her food, two types of cheese, and it seems that peanut butter seems to work best on getting the pills in her.  Chris’ Pam suggested it and it works.

I still have to wash Brandy’s face because her eyes are runny.  But a warm washcloth and her drops are controlling that.  (It is like having a sick child, but like one you do what a mom has to do to help her.)

I have the zoo fed and the outside birds taken care of so after my visit with you I have my room to sweep but I have to wait until the sleepers get uo.

This month my son Lesley and grand  daughter Courtney (his daughter) have birthdays  My very best wishes guys!

Well it looks like I can run the vacuum so I’m up and out of here for now.  But I’m warning you I will be back.  Have a great day.

It Is The 7th of August

Good morning!

First Congratulations on Cindy’s 15 years at her job.

Next I finished Sleeping Beauties last night and have now picked up Jeannette Wells’ Half Broke Horses.  I had read her The Glass Castle and decided on this True Life Novel also.

About Brandy the vet has change the dosage on one of her medications for at least a week and then will confer with me about the next step.  The good news is she has had no seizures in the last couple of days.

I have to show you Juicey’s new outfit.

The closest I could come to Bonco ( what we play).

The Butterfly bush out front is doing it’s job now  but I just haven’t caught a large butterfly in it.

Beautiful Blooms on it

It rained over night and looks like it may rain again today which means no lawn cutting today.  I haven’t check the weather report just looked outside.

Well that is it for now–Have a great day!




Mary’s Day

Today is not Sunday it is Mary’s day because I proclaim it.  It has been a heck of a week with Brandy’s seizures. waiting for the 3rd so I could get needed supplies in, and fighting an unknown depression.  But that changes today.

First I guess Cindy and I won’t be doing a back and forth post because there is too much going on for both of us–maybe another time,

Now for the weather on my day.  It is sunny as I said, will be mid 80s and up all day, and the wind will be around 11 mph making it a good swing day.

I started my morning with French toast made with apple/raisin bread

I have wanted this for a few days and being My day I made it this morning.

Then to the computer to announce My day.

I have fed the zoo, gave Brandy her pills, ( she is resting right now,) so is every living creature.   Also outside the birds are fed, and the the flowers and bushes watered.  I think I might change the flowers on the shepherd pole for greens like ferns but I want to check with Cindy first.

I changed the flag yesterday seeing July was gone.

I love the satisfied look on the dog’s face. It is like all is right with the world.

A new Panasonic phone system now.

It is by the computer with another in my bedroom.  It is loud enough so I can hear it.  I really like it.  It is just another one of those things I needed to improve.  With the old one I had to pick up the unit to hear the messages.

Cindy picked these out at the grocery store the other day.

They sit on the stove because Lily will eat them otherwise.  Cindy said the pink caught her eye.  I like her choice.

Brandy got up and wanted out so I’m out of here to celebrate My day.

To Be Is New.

This is an ongoing thing between Cindy’s blog and mine.   I start .

Everything was going fine. the butterfly bush had visitors, the birds feeder was full, and the flowers and bushes were showing their finest when all of a sudden the shit hit the fan!  My companion of more than 12 years started having seizures.  Her heart the Vet said and prescribed medicine to control it.  Cindy jumped right in and went for medicine   My first thought was I was going to lose Brandy and my stomach tightened up.  Cindy help me set up a routine to get Brandy her medicine on time and help me get it correct.  This is the first of a lot of changes in my life.