Friday, November 23, 2018

What's up Weekend? Thanksgiving edition

Happy Thanksgiving!  I know it's technically the first day of the Christmas music season, but I'm not ready for that business yet. 

I'm linking up with the lovely ladies LindsayBeth & Charlotte at the Peaceful Posse. Here we share posts of things that we're grateful for / positive things, etc.  
My sister adopting her new dog, Ranger.
She just brought him home today - can't wait to meet him again (I went with her to the rescue last weekend and got to meet him then.  But he had to finish some meds before he could go to his forever home.)
Randy's been gone since last Friday and she's missing her favorite person.  I'm her second choice for pettings in the middle of the night.  She's also my #1 shower buddy.  She insists on being in the bathroom when I shower. 
 Saw both of these at Target.  A trophy for Adulting and 2 different kinds of Life cereal!
  Jack is feeling much better.  I had to take him to the vet because his feet were all swollen.  He's now on 2 different kinds of heart meds & temporarily on water pills to help the swelling go down.  The downside of this, is I haven't gotten more than 2-3 hours of sleep at a time since he started these!  I've been setting an alarm to take him outside at night so I don't have to clean up any accidents.   Rusty has been a pain in the butt.  He's really staying close to Jack & gets in the way when I'm trying to give him his meds or put on his coat to go outside (he's really feeling the cold more this winter). 
 Cool frost pattern on the garage.
 Daisy peeking over the top of my monitor. 
 Maddie telling me she's more interesting than watching the Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade. 
 The look Daisy gives me when I mess with her thru the window.  I don't know if she doesn't realize it's me or what, but she's funny!  She's so expressive with her eyes & ears. 
 The full moon thru the hazy clouds was so pretty out there at 0300 this morning!

So I was joking around when I said I would probably come down with whatever plague that Randy & Angel has had, once he left to go to his annual Arkansas trip.  Sure enough!  He left Friday, I woke up Saturday with a sore throat.  Sunday I was running a fever, but I still went to Laurie's.  I ended up leaving work at 10:30am Monday & staying home Tuesday.  I think the dispatcher I talked to when I called in Tuesday was grateful I was staying home, since I sounded pretty similar to Louis Armstrong.   Mom had a procedure done at the hospital Wednesday & came home Thursday morning.  She said she didn't want me to come see her there and as a joke, brought me masks from the hospital to wear for Thanksgiving!  I tried to stay away from my nephew's 2 month old baby, too.  Let me tell you how tough that was!!  I'm feeling much better now.  I'm at about 92% normal.

Thanksgiving was nice.  We usually go to Laurie's since she's got the biggest house.  We'd go out there Wednesday night & stay until Sunday, but since we wanted to make things easy for Mom....we all brought food to Mom's house!  That way she could rest comfortably when she wanted.   Instead of a whole turkey, we had a turkey roast, which was essentially only the breast & it was really juicy & flavorful.  Then balsamic roasted brussells sprouts, cheesy mashed potatoes, regular mashed taters, salad, rolls & 3 types of pie!

  I had to brave Target today to get some canned dog food for Mr. Spoiled Jack.  I was scared, I've never been anywhere on Black Friday.  But it wasn't too bad!  I went in & grabbed what I needed & they actually had enough registers open that I was directed to one right as the previous customer walked away.  Win!

 I joined in a Mug Swap with Sandra at the In Between is mine.  This should be fun!  

So Randy comes back home Tuesday.  I was really planning on having the house nice & clean and the Christmas tree set up.  I guess I'll have to see what I do this weekend, since I got ZERO done this week.  All I've wanted to do was sleep, so it's still a mess!  It's been too cold to get in the garage anyway.  It's supposed to be 45° tomorrow (check that out!  I learned how to make the degree symbol!) so I'll get the blowmolds out for the front yard.  My sister mentioned going horseback riding this weekend, I haven't heard anything yet so I assume that'll happen Sunday.   Otay!  

I feel eyes looking at me, I guess it's time to take Jack outside again!  



  1. I'm glad you're feeling better now, and happy belated thanksgiving!! Yay for your sister adopting a dog; he looks like a cutie! :) And your animals are super cute too of course!!


    1. Thanks & happy belated Thanksgiving to you, too!


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