Saturday, July 7, 2018


Lady is home! I know it sounds so weird from me, but we really missed her. She has come back with 10 lbs on her and taller than when we dropped her off! She retrieves birds and isn't gun shy which is good for a bird dog!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4th of July

This is the 4th of July! I'm so proud to live in this wonderful land! I'm so proud to be an American! Let's us learn to love one another! Thank you to the men and women who serve our country!

Monday, June 25, 2018


With today being Monday, it's always a good time for new beginnings! Work has been stressful for 6 years. My feelings have gotten smashed more times than I can count on both hands by upper management and co workers. I don't go by feelings as feelings are fickle, but that is the only way I can describe what has taken place at work. I have been called to the office 2 times since I have been there in 17 years and it has been over trivial things, like sitting down is an office for 4 minutes because my knee hurt and for saying something that was truth, plus I didn't deny I said it. But I am slowly seeing that I am in control of my self and have to stand up to a couple of people. I don't plan to be mean about anything, but they need to stop controlling me like my mother, I had a great mother and they are not it! I'm saying all of this for my own benefit as I need to take the step to do it! Probably tell everyone off when I finally retire and won't look back!! :)) Well, that's all I wanted to say and to pray for the situation! Blessings!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me and others about their 15 year marriage and what they had learned. I cracked up, I have been married 46 years and still finding out things about Gordon I never knew before, 1. either I wasn't paying attention or 2. he never told me. More likely the latter.
We don't fight, we may disagree, but never fight. We have before, but he just walks away and nothing is resolved. So we try to calmly figure things out. We have gone to bed not speaking to each other, but its a rare occasion. I have slept on the couch because I was mad, but that never solves anything either. When the kids were little or teens, we stood united, we may disagree privately, but we stood united in front of them.
For instance, he wants mustard on his hot dog, really????? I didn't know this until 10 years ago, I thought everyone had ketchup on it, no not him! :)
Another one, he likes a clean house, but on my day off, I can do what I want, didn't know that until 3 years ago. It's my day off from work, so in his mind that means cleaning the house too. I do clean the house, but not always on my day off.
WE love traveling together, but I do enjoy being alone from time to time, so when he goes hunting out west, I'm ok.
His love language is touch and gestures of love. Mine is words. He loves his head rubbed and still holds my hand. I love it when he calls me or now he's learned to text, go figure!
Well, that's all for now. Blessings!!


It's June 20th, how did that happen?? Summer is flying by! Vacation was ok, I wish we could have gone away, but it wasn't in the cards. We did see Lady on that Friday and she was glad to see us! Hopefully she will be home next weekend! That will be 6 weeks. It's too long , but I have gotten a lot of cleaning done! I finally hauled 4 boxes and one garbage bag to Vinny's , so onward and upward for more decluttering!!
I posted on Instagram , Gordon's new way to grow tomatoes. I will show it here now. So you can see there is 5 gallon buckets with about 5 holes drilled in them, plant the tomatoes around the bucket and then add the wired cage around the plants. They get watered by using the bucket and adding fertilizer also. So the top photo is 3 weeks later than the bottom. I hope this works!

Saturday, June 2, 2018


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later than 4 am, I'm awake at 3:30 am. WHAT????!!!! Yep, lousy sleeping patterns! Plus, I have been sick with bronchitis and taking steroids for the breathing thing! Sleep eludes me and has for a long time, I know it's restores my body, but no go for me! Anywho, I'm going to take a nap later today, maybe! :)
So, I have a plan for the week. Clean some more of this stuff out, take a trip to Eau Claire for a lunch with a friend, haul stuff to Vinny's, get a shot in my back and rest, go see the grandgirls! Maybe I will throw in a lunch with my daughter! :)
But we miss our little girl! We didn't realize what an important part of our lives she has
 taken up. Yes, she is naughty, sweet, loving and funny! All wrapped up in a puppy! Puppy love!!
This the face I saw when we dropped her off for her bird training, oh sweet girl!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Gordon's garden project

😊So, after much talk and figuring things out, Gordon has decided to plant a partial garden. Mostly potatoes and tomatoes. He's using a new to us technique for the tomatoes. It involves a bucket with some holes drilled in it, plants and wire fencing. The premise of the deal is to put the bucket with the holes down first in the ground, put the plants around the bucket(4 of them), then the wire fencing. You use the bucket for watering and fertilizing, the fencing holds the plants up. So I took a couple of photos now and will take some later in the season as it goes along! He also laid that cloth down that prevents weeds coming up. So we will see!!


Lady is home! I know it sounds so weird from me, but we really missed her. She has come back with 10 lbs on her and taller than when we drop...