October 24, 2009



Took Lela to a pumpkin patch, wouldn't you know it began to rain, just when we got there. Thankfully we managed to get a few photos taken, then we had to go. And a few in the cut out wood holes. We wanted to go in the corn maze, but it was too rainy. But, we did manage to see a flock of wild turkeys crossing the street. Too bad this year we didn't see nesting Swans like we did last year!

Then we went to a Outlet mall we haven't been to in years. For some reason we remembered it being 3 hours away, yet it was only one hour away. They had a ton of stores too! We had only seen half of it before and never knew the other half was even bigger then what we seen. Since it's not our usual Tanger location, we were able to get 10 dollars in gift certificates. But, best of all...I got 2 pairs of Naturalizers for more then half off, that had been discontinued.

I bought a red pair last year, the last ones that Macy's had. In fact they were the demo pair. I had called Macy's and Naturalizers, and both said that one had been discontinued!

As I was passing the Naturalizer store there they were in the window...so now I have brown and black ones too. They are my favorite style! Soooo comfy it's like wearing a sneaker! Oh I was sooooooo excited. Then I had a coupon to boot! Plus, my gift certificates. The only thing that could of been better, is I did have a email coupon worth twice as much as the one I had with me.....but hadn't brought it because I didn't think I was going for shoes. But, still this couldn't of had a better day! I had been so worried about what I was going to do when this pair wore out as they were my favorite most comfy pair of meeting shoes I had! Now I don't have to worry for a bit longer. I wanted another pair of red ones too, but they were out of my size, and only had big sizes. (my size is always hard to find, as they hate making the tiny sizes it seems).

Any way, I couldn't wait to get home and put my new shoes in the best place of the shoe rack so I can see them every day! hahaha Now I have to go to the other outlet and make sure they don't have the red ones! haha

My red ones are only a bit different, the stitching on the red ones is only a single stitch instead of double. But, I could careless about that, I care about the comfort!

And to top off the day, I've been needing a new mixing bowl, between clearance and coupons, I was able to get a ceramic set of three red nesting mixing bowls for 5 dollars!!!! Woo Whoo!

October 21, 2009

Willow went to the vet


Took the cat to the vet today, and learned she has asthma! However, she should be ok, as long as we keep allergens out of the house, keep it cool and not much stress. Thankfully we already do 2 out of three. We are pretty stress free too, but I don't know, Lela may cause her some stress. I'll watch that more.

She also fell in the bathtub of water right before we went, so she was smelly too! UHG!

She also did much better this time with her shots, she was able to get blood done, and shots. With out a sedative, as the vet was a little worried with her asthma to give her a sedative. But, this time they kept her in the room instead of taking her to the back, and instead of leaving the room like they wanted me to, I opted to hold her for them for the shots and blood drawing, which in my opinion probably helped a lot. In fact the vet had the nurse write in the charts it was better that way. I guess most people are too upset to hold a pet during such things, but I know it's important for her to get the work done, so it doesn't bother me to see it happen to her. Not that I want her to hurt, but kind of like with my daughter, the dr was in shock I was strong enough to sit and hold her head, and hand still while he stitched her head up. He said most mom's freak out. Well, things have to be done, and they need some one they know and love in there with them! Thankfully I'm not the freak out kind I guess. Poor Willow. She was glad to get out of there though.

We also bought her a harness today, so time to work on that next.


Took the cat to the vet today, and learned she has asthma! However, she should be ok, as long as we keep allergens out of the house, keep it cool and not much stress. Thankfully we already do 2 out of three. We are pretty stress free too, but I don't know, Lela may cause her some stress. I'll watch that more.

She also fell in the bathtub of water right before we went, so she was smelly too! UHG!

She did much better this time with her shots, she was able to get blood done, and shots. With out a sedative, as the vet was a little worried with her asthma to give her a sedative. But, this time they kept her in the room instead of taking her to the back, and instead of leaving the room like they wanted me to, I opted to hold her for them for the shots and blood drawing, which in my opinion probably helped a lot. In fact the vet had the nurse write in the charts it was better that way. I guess most people are too upset to hold a pet during such things, but I know it's important for her to get the work done, so it doesn't bother me to see it happen to her. Not that I want her to hurt, but kind of like with my daughter, the doctor was in shock I was strong enough to sit and hold her head, and hand still while he stitched her head up. He said most mom's freak out. Well, things have to be done, and they need some one they know and love in there with them! Thankfully I'm not the freak out kind I guess. Poor Willow. She was glad to get out of there though.

We also bought her a harness today, so time to work on that next.

October 12, 2009



The cat goes to the vet today. I hope she is doing better. Thankfully we bought the insurance plan so it's free.

I made new linkies for my blog, and also a linkie for my recipe review blog. But, now I'm just trying to find the right fonts! I hope I can. I am hoping maybe I can get the old pc up and running just enough to get my fonts off of it. This time I'm writing the names of those fonts down!

My Uncle DG has been playing this game called Cafe World for a while on Facebook. I was resisting it, but finally gave in and started playing yesterday. It's really fun just like he said. Vince seen me playing it, so started too. Now we are both addicted! hahaha At least it's a fun clean game. Why don't they make more like that?

Time to make the breakfast-Fred the Baker, Dunkin Donuts icon.

By the way, have I mentioned how much I love Dunkin's Pumpkin Spice Lite Latte!?!?! HA! I love love love those things!

October 11, 2009



I am so happy today. For kicks I was reading old archives of my blog, and found out a cd-rom I found a few days ago when cleaning still works. I had it in my mind that it wouldn't work with XP, only with win 95. But, funny enough I had blogged about it my first two months of blogging. And the CD I wanted to use DOES still work. So I installed it into my laptop and it works! YEAH! That means I'm gonna get to make some cute customized thank you boxes for a function coming up. Which also reminded me I could make my own mints too! So I'm gonna do that too! Can't wait to get started. It will have to be a few more weeks till we know for sure about the function, but then I'm gonna start. It'll be so much fun.

Also sadly, I seen how depressed I was back then. I'm so glad I've came out of that depression fog. And am now content and even happy most the time. I know a lot of it has to do with finally feeling better after recovering from DKA. Boy did DKA do a number on my body and mind!

October 7, 2009



We went and picked up the oven I won on Ebay! Boy was that a longer trip then planned. Between 12 and 14 hours each way! So we ended up spending the night right outside Pittsburgh, on Nevel Island. At a very nice Fairfield Inn.

We were able to eat at A&W, Bob Evans, and Waffle House along the way. And I had my first ever Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice Latte, boy is that their best one ever. When we first stopped at Dunkin Donuts, I seen the pumpkin spice muffins, and asked the girls behind the counter about them. And they gave me a weird look. So I said, are they not good? I've never had one before. And the first girl said oh no they are wonderful! The second girl said they are awesome! So I had to get one of those too. And I must say the girls were right! YUM! I can't wait to get another Pumpkin Spice Latte though. And even better right now all smalls are only 99 cents! This will be a good winter indeed!

We also were able to manually add in all the really good places to stop and eat along the route, and that Fairfield Inn. As we seem to never be able to find good food or a nice place to stay along that stretch of highway when we are traveling home from Kansas. It seems the GPS always goes wacky there and we are always stuck at a terrible Denny's that is dark and dank, and doesn't like children much. But, we even found a better Denny's along the way! However, I'm sure we'll be choosing Bob Evans, or Waffle House instead in that area! But, finally to find a good hotel will be good as well.

Then we went to Super Wal-mart, where I was able to stock up on cheaper food we really needed. And also found a America's Eyeglass place, so maybe I can get some new glasses at a reasonable price soon!

Obviously we didn't get home in time to bring up the stove, as we can only move things in between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. And Vince has to go back to work tomorrow on the 8am shift. So next Tuesday we will try to get another permit from the office and hopefully I'll finally have my new stove/oven! Right now it's residing at the inlaws.

October 3, 2009



Lela broke my last good glass last night on accident. So went to Target today to get new glassware. There was nothing spectacular. But, I came home with some I'm ok with. It's been hard lately for me to find exactly what I like in glassware, that's why we were down to our last one. I'm going to look at Kmart next week and see if they have anything that catches my eye. I would kind of like some mason jars I think, with handles.

Right before we got home, the clouds opened up and the rain began to pour!

So to feel cozy and warm on the inside, we are having pot roast. And to brighten up the day we'll be having Scrumptious Surprise Lemon Pie from, The Diabetics Healthy Exchanges cookbook, for dessert! YUM! Can't wait for dinner!

October 1, 2009



Took the cat to the vet. And boy was that a adventure! First she heard a dog crying. She jumped around found the door, jumped in her carrier, poked her head out, looked and Vince and I, as if to say, whatchya waitin' for, let's get outta here!

Then she kept trying to jump up on the stainless steel cabinets and kept slipping off. So when the nurse came in she climbed him like a tree. And sat on his head! He said that was a first! And it was the first time we ever seen her do such either.

Ended up she had fleas and possibly worms. We ended buying pet insurance. And got medications for both. And for her loose bowels. Things are better today.

She has to go back next week, and be sedated for further tests, and vaccines. As she wasn't cooperative today. But, I think she'll do fine. We may get her nails clipped then too, I'm wondering if baths are included in the insurance, I know nail clipping is. Will have to check.

This week, I also rejoined my OTR trading groups. And have been having a ton of fun downloading new shows, I hadn't heard before. Such as the Couple Next Door. Very funny! But, I was very excited to find a ton of Blondie, and the Bickerson's. Both of which I only had a hand full of before. So that will be fun.

We've been listening to Superman in the car and Lela really likes the series. Vince has really been enjoying My Favorite Husband. He laughs so much at it. I'm not sure if I like it that much. It's a lot like I Love Lucy, not a favorite of mine. Will be glad to get the Bickerson's and Blondie on CD. And I do love Dragnet, so I want to listen to that again too. Oh and I found another series starring Jack Webb as well, Lion's Eye. We really like him. So can't wait to hear this series!

So it's been a pretty busy week.