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I can’t remember the last time I said hello. Sorry about that. I just didn’t want to be a Debbie Downer for you and the Ladies during the time when our family was going through major changes. I was a mess.
In November, my DIL and Grandson moved to Houston. We are talking and keeping the communication open—I am so thankful for that.
In January, my son sold the house in Reston VA, packed up and moved back to Texas to Austin and has a new job. Hubby flew to Virginia to help him pack up and to drive the moving truck to Austin. Son just got moved in, in time to experience this past week’s ice storm. He lives about 1 and 1/2 hrs from us.
We are still standing after over a week of unbelievable weather for us here in Texas. I never want to see snow again, LOL! We did have bottled water for drinking and used the snow to boil down for other uses. We used our 2 burner propane camping stove and was able to have warm food, hot tea.
The power outages were another story. Thank God we have lots of candles. Sleeping bags came in handy too.
Thankfully once we got water flowing again, the pipes held up.
The weather has been sunny and very nice the past few days. People are out in shorts and flip flops. We went for a nice bicycle ride today. That felt so good. Hubby surprised me with a new bike for Christmas.
My two munchkins, Jewel and Little D are just the best. I can’t believe how good they were during that whole miserable week. They have been enjoying the mild weather and especially walking on grass again.
Sheba, thank you for being my friend and thinking about me. ❤️❤️
I’ve missed the sunshine in my life.
Good evening Sheba.
Well, I have finally decided on what to pack! I am really traveling light—can’t believe everything fit into a carry on. I never have to think about overpacking when we go by car but this time I have to be serious.
I ran to the store for travel size items and bottles to put some of my other things in.
My two munchkins know something is up and really watching me. I feel so guilty.
Jewel is still a little limpy and gets up slowly. Then, walks pretty good. She is an amazing fur baby.
Seeing those cookies yesterday made me think I should surprise my son with some of his favorites. So Sunday, will make those.
Sheba, I love your positive energy🙂🙂. Some people look for a beautiful place and others make a place beautiful. I love this thread❤️❤️
Wishing you a great evening. If it works into your theme, I love White Christmas by Bing Crosby. I
watch that movie every year.
Sheba, my dear friend, I am so sorry you are having to go through this and then have to wait til Monday.
You take good care of yourself so it seems that the Doctors are being cautious and thorough.
I had a similar situation in 1997. I won’t go into the details but all turned out fine. It was difficult for me not to think about it.
Sheba, you are a Woman of Faith and so am I. I’m sending prayers and comforting hugs to you.
By now you should be back from your exams and labs. I have to go every 6 months for labs. The worst thing is not being able to have coffee before I go. I can do without food but don’t get between me and the coffee pot!!!
Hubby ran some errands today and I wanted to stay home. I jumped on the treadmill and had a good long walk while listening to my music. That helps when I start feeling overwhelmed.
Jewel and Little D were with me and taking a nap while I exercised.
Sheba, I couldn’t wait to taste that one special birthday drink 🍸. I enjoyed it while watching the Sunday night football game—Texans vs Patriots. Yea Texans won that game.
Have yourself a great evening and enjoy your beautiful Christmas decorations.
All is well here in the sunny Texas hill country🤠 😎
I’m afraid to blink because it will be time to leave next Monday. I know this week will fly by. Speaking of flying, I am afraid to fly. I haven’t flown since August 2008. I’m trying not to think about it and get stressed out. Packing will be a challenge since we drive I can take as many clothes and shoes as I want, LOL.
I have enjoyed seeing your Christmas galleries. I love to decorate for Christmas. The house feels so good.
Thank you my friend for the birthday wishes. You can’t see me but I’m smiling right now😉
If you’re thinking the same song I am—a perfect song for (shadow) dancing under the moonlight🌙
❤️ to you and Poppy
Good Saturday to you and Jake. So glad you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was very nice. We had my Sister and one of Hubby’s friends over. Our numbers have dwindled over the years.
Jewel is doing a little better each day. She does rest a lot and walking on the leash outside.
It was so warm and sunny today we all sat out. Jewel and Little D sunned themselves and enjoyed the afternoon.
I made the Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe today. It was delicious. Hubby had seen that recipe on the kitchen counter and asked when I was going to make it. He loves all things pumpkin!! I told him today if he went to store for ingredients. Well, he did and I made it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It really was easy.
You and Sheba asked about the surgery date. Please see the story under my section.
Shoelady, if you don’t mind, may I join you tonight for one of Sheba’s specials?
Hugs to you and Jake.
Good Saturday evening to you Sheba. So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
Ours was a good one too and a little extra celebrating because it was also of my birthday 🎂
Jewel is doing a little better each day. She does rest a lot but still does her normal routines inside. Outside she still patrols her yard but on a leash and at a walk, not run.
Why surgery date of 12/12? That is a story.
Hubby and I have reservations to fly to Virginia on 12/9, (returning 12/13), to see our first Grandbaby—a boy, our son and DIL. We are so excited to see them but are torn about what happened to Jewel and the timing of this trip.
We took her to the Vet last Monday for the exam. He does this type of surgery on Thursdays. The 28th was Thanksgiving so it was either the 5th or the 12th. We talked to him and told him we were going to see kids on 9th and what would be better for Jewel. After much talk and what we needed to do to keep her comfortable and safe, we would do the procedure on the 12. We will be back on the 13 and pick her up.
I know they’ll take excellent care of her. This clinic/hospital has taken care of our pets for 24 years and Jewel for 10. Dr will keep an eye on her on the days leading up to the surgery.
I have faith all will work out and she will be fine. We will be nervous wrecks worrying about her and will be calling everyday.
Sending Saturday night hugs to you and Poppy.❤️🌹
Happy Thanksgiving Eve 🦃 to you Sheba and all the Ladies.
Our Jewel is doing a little better today and I am so thankful to be able to say that. She still has her spunk and her friendly tail wag. Seeing that wag greet me in the morning makes my day!!
We got the house decorated yesterday and looks so pretty. Getting a lot done today—food, table setting, baking.
Sheba and Poppy—Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with the family. ❤️
Shout out to all the Ladies for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you for the kind thoughts and prayers for Jewel.
I must say she is a little warrior. Years ago, she had a condition called a luxating patella, (kneecap moving out of place) and had surgery for that. She bounced back and it never bothered her again. That was on her right hind leg.
We’ve had rescue dogs for the past 25 years and Jewel is the first one that has had to have major surgeries. We adopted her at 9 months and she is now 11 years old.
We take her out on the leash to control her. She is managing on three legs. Thank goodness she is not overweight.
I do want to share this story with you. We had 3 Great Pyrenees that got quilled by a porcupine. We live in a rural area with all sorts of critters. Most of the time, deer are the only ones to jump the fence and come in at night. This particular night we heard these horrific barks. Went outside to find Shawnee, Kudro and Leo with a face full of quills. Never found the porcupine. We rushed them to emergency to have quills removed. They were fine.
Shoelady, thank you again for such a nice post. Give your handsome boy Jake an extra hug from me.
I hope your weekend was good to you. My Sunday went downhill pretty fast. Long story short, my sweet Jewel tore her ACL. We just got back from Vet and he confirmed it.
Yesterday, they went outside like they always do in the morning and Little D was running back inside. Well, Jewel saw him and starting running too and then yelped and immediately pulled her left hind leg up and 3 legged it inside. We had just taken her to Vet on 11/12 for a checkup and got pain med refills for arthritis. I gave her those and sat with her most of the day to keep her still. She put her head on my leg and looked at me with those beautiful eyes and wagged her tail. We comforted each other.
I called Hubby and he said he will leave and be home that night.. He was staying till Monday but came back yesterday.
We scheduled surgery for 12/12. Will keep everyone posted.
I am thankful that she seems to be comfortable and is managing on 3 legs. The Vet said to control her by taking her out on leash. Little D has been so sweet—sometimes he will go over and sit or lay down next to her.
Sheba, thanks for listening. Give Poppy an extra hug for me tonight.❤️❤️
So glad to hear you and hubby have arrived safely in Florida. That was quite a trip!
I thought about you and was hoping the weather cooperated during your travels.
Here’s to a good nights sleep in your own bed.
Howdy dear Lady,
Sheba, what a nice message you had for me today🙂🙂. I’m just checking in now and this made my day!! Thank you my friend.
I am blonde LOL. At least as of Thursday….highlights you know.
So beautiful today, sunny and warm. I cleaned the patio and made a spinach/berry/feta salad for us this afternoon. My 2 are sunning themselves and resting before Poppy’s visit. They also want to invite Jake. They think he and Shoelady might enjoy the sunny afternoon as well. They are so smart😂😂
Have a wonderful Saturday evening. Feel better.