Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vacation Countdown

My brother and nephew are coming next week and I have taken a few days off to visit with them. I am really excited to see them, but more importantly I am excited to just be away from work for a few days. This past month has been really busy and I am ready for a break.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Busy Weekend

This weekend was busy, but we got a lot accomplished. We cleaned out the spare bedroom which had become a collecting place for everything we didn't know where to put. We moved a bed frame in that room and we rearranged my office to accommodate a futon.

My brother and nephew will be coming down in a couple of weeks, so we wanted to be sure we had the bed set up for them. We also finally broke down and purchased new furniture which will be delivered next week. With the new furniture coming, the futon will be moved to my office. This will allow space for someone else to sleep when everyone comes to our place for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gotta Love Texas

At 9:30 this morning it was already 93 degrees. We haven't really gotten in to the heat of the summer yet. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't so humid. After being outside only 10 minutes, you are drenched with sweat because of the humidity. I wish Fall would hurry up and get here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there. Especially to my Dad, my brother, and my hubby. You all do a fantastic job of taking care of your families all year long and deserve this special day.

To all the other father's out there (traditional and non-traditional), I hope your day was just the way you wanted it to be.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Milk - It Does a Doggie Good

I love milk. I have a medium to large glass of milk every night. Well, Nash is always curious about my milk, so one night hubby stuck his finger in my glass and gave Nash a taste. That was a huge mistake. Nash loves milk too. Every night when I get my glass, he instantly goes to it and wants a drink. If I don't watch him carefully, he gets on the end table and helps himself. He will even get in my face and try to get the taste of it from my lips. He is quite the crazy little boy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Beer, Tomatoes, and Jalapenos

Beer, tomatoes, and jalapenos. What do these three things have in common? My dog, Riley, loves them. Yesterday after work I went outside with a beer and kicked around in the yard a bit before checking out the garden. Instantly when hubby or I picked up the beer, she did a "sit" and "watch me" (this is what she was trained to do before she could get a treat). She was so intent on getting a drink, nothing could break her focus. So, hubby have her a little of beer and she was in heaven. Then when we went to the garden, there were lots of jalapenos to be picked. As soon as she saw the first jalapeno, she instantly did her commands. She was very disappointed as there were no jalapenos to be shared. Then on to the beans and cucumbers which she has no interest in, but was almost drooling on herself when we got to the tomatoes. Hubby gave her one of the tomatoes and she was a happy doggy. It is a good thing I have my garden fenced or she would be out there eating all of my veggies.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Long Week

This week had seemed like a really long week and I am glad it is coming to an end. All week I have been tired and can't seem to get enough sleep. I think my body still hadn't caught up from spending the past weekend at my parents house.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yellow Pear Heirloom Tomato Plant

One of the plants is my garden is a yellow pear heirloom tomato plant. I have no experience with these plants, but decided to give it a shot this year. Well, I had no idea how large it would get. This plant is over 5 feet tall and about 4 feet wide (it would be wider if I didn't have it caged in). This plant is crowding out the other tomato plant and 2 of my jalapeno plants. I don't think I will plant this one again next year. We finally got some ripe tomatoes off of this plant and they are okay, but not fantastic.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Riley

Yesterday was Riley's 2nd birthday. Instead of just celebrating her birthday, she had an extended birthday celebration that started on Sunday. On Sunday morning, we took all of the kids to PetsMart and Riley picked out a raw hide that she wanted. She got to eat that treat on Sunday. Then on Monday, we gave her a big meaty knuckle bone that we picked up for her. She loves bones and is the only one of our three that has the jaws to break them down. Then on Tuesday, I popped out and picked her up some cookies. Of course, all day on her actual birthday she got special treatment so she would know it was her special day. By 11:00 pm we had put the all in their kennels for the night and she was still laying there smiling. You could tell she had a good birthday.

And for all of you reading this shaking your heads thinking I am crazy. Yes, I celebrate each of my doggie's birthdays and have no intention of stopping.