Friday, April 29, 2011

Do you know what I love today?

Naturally I love Mickey....



I love my dog Bob..

And I love that Marley is fully recovered from her eye surgery and feeling fine.

Mickeys dog Shirley had ACL surgery on her leg last week and is doing great too!



I love that these two little ladies are spending the weekend on Peebly..We will plant some things and cook and watch movies and do what country girls do! 
I love that I have goats!! 

Did I mention that I love Bob?

I love that my Grandma was released from the hospital and doing great!  She is spending the next couple of weeks with her niece Nancy, and I know that makes my Grandma happy happy happy. 

I love that I have this portrait of my great great grandmother who I was named after.  It hangs in my house on Peebly. 

I love that I have good friends.

I love that the weather is beautiful here in Oklahoma .
I love that my Mom and all my Pennsylvania family is safe and doing well. 

I love,  that for this little window in time, all is well and peaceful..

I will relish that thought for the weekend.

What will you do this weekend?

Tell me.

Love,
Me

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Late Easter pictures


I had a big dinner at my house on Easter.  
For every holiday the more the merrier is our motto.

This is Amanda.  She is my daughter in laws sister.  She is at my house for every Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and any other gathering we have in between.
She had feathers put in her hair.   

How cool is that?  They say everyone is doing this! Rumor has it that its because of Steven Tylers hair and his latest appearances on American Idol..
*I think James is going to win, what do you think?* 


"I was just reading about that in my Grit magazine!!! "   Oh Bob!!!

* Now Im not saying Bob is making that up, Im just saying he may have read about the feathers in another magazine instead of the Grit*

The girls looked especially cute in their new dresses!!!

And their prank joke eyeglasses...


The Grand ones will be spending the weekend.  I cant wait!!

What are your weekend plans?

Tell me.

Love,
Me

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Godfather Part 1 on Peebly

Sometimes I like to play pranks on Mickey...

Its not always easy to do because he is usually the one doing them.


But I got him this morning..



I told him something was wrong with the bed...



He went in to inspect....Bob was right along with him...






GOT YA! 


Do you do these kinds of things?

Tell me

Love,
Me

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Mantel in Brick Town/Oklahoma City

For Administrative Professionals Day (which is tomorrow) our office went out to lunch here.


It was a very enjoyable meal..

I had this..

Chicken Pasta Primavera
Oven Roasted Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, and Farfalle Pasta with a Marsala Cream Sauce.

Delicious...

And just because..
Just because I love him so much....

And no matter how you look at him....

He is beautiful...

My boy Bob...


And the birds are back in town....

This all makes me happy.

 My grandmother is recouping from pneumonia..She is in the hospital but doing just fine..So its a good day...

Hows your day?

Tell me.

Love,
Me


Friday, April 22, 2011

Emma the Clown Fish


Emmas school conducted a fantastic play last evening.

GO FISH!


The kids did a great job and just look at the elaborate make up and costumes!



I was very proud of her...Afterwards when we all gathered back at their house, Emma asked me not to put her picture on the internet.  I said, "Why baby?" 

Because...

Ok...If you really dont want me to, then of course I wont. 

Ok Grandma, you can, but only on your blog.

My daughter in law told me that Emma has been bullied at school because of her weight.  This makes me so sad for her and just mad too. I cant believe this is happening in first grade.  It seems that bullying is on the news a lot lately.  

I assure her that she is beautiful and that she is wonderful inside. 


I have to figure out a way to handle this without making anything worse or to make her dislike anyone.  I want her to feel safe and secure and understanding.

My daughter in law is going to speak with the principle and the teacher.

What can I do?


Any suggestions?

Has this ever happened to you or to your family?

Tell me.

Please.

Love,
Me

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bob...Peebly Roads newest fire fighter

Yes its true.  Bob is a firefighter...I will tell you all about it further down the page..but first... 

Marley is getting so much better...
Easter is just around the corner..

 Doesn't she look better now????
What a sweetheart...The vet said the eye looked good.  They had to take out a stitch that didn't dissolve on its on.  They said to keep putting the antibiotic cream in her eye until the tube was all.  There is still some redness but nothing like before..We are on our way to recovery!!!  

Now about the fire..

About 4:00 pm yesterday Mickey walked outside.  He immediately came back in and shouted to me that there was a fire!  I stopped what I was doing and walked outside..Bob right with me.  Soon as I walked out I could see smoke all throughout our yard and I started walking down the driveway to see what was going on.  As I got to the end of the driveway I realized that directly across Peebly there was an out of control fire.  Brush and trees were burning.  There was no time to take Bob back to the house.  I gathered him up and carried him across the road with me.  I didn't want to take a chance on him getting hit on the road and Mickey was still behind on the phone calling 911.  I knew that people lived down the gravel drive right where the fire was so I ran thru the smoke and down the driveway to their home carrying Bob all the while.  Finally at their home, I put Bob down and beat on their door and told them what was happening.  They put hoses together and we ran back to the fire stomping and spraying and I told the teenage boy that lived there to go back and get some towels. We then wet them down and beat back the flames as best as we could.  Bob was right there.  The smoke was horrible and the flames were terribly hot.  We held on until the fire company finally came about 10-15 mins later.  At that time I literally threw down the towel and gathered Bob up and walked home. 

 We were exhausted and hot and our lungs were raw.  Bob should have received an honorary junior badge for the day.  Thank goodness that Mickey was quick to spot the fire first of all.  If he hadn't, with the way the winds were whipping around and the dry conditions, things would have turned out far worse than a few trees.

It was quite the experience..


 

On a lighter note, the feeders are out and the hummers are back..  
Have you seen them?

Tell me

Love,
Me

Friday, April 15, 2011

Take some time

to listen to those around you...


Listen to the ones that depend on you

Listen to your heart

There is a lot to hear


Love,
Me

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bob has a crush!

Spring is in the air here in Oklahoma.....Its everywhere!!!


And evidently so is LOVE!!!!



Someone is smitten..
He wants to travel to Kentucky...

Here is a comment we received the other day regarding Marleys eye surgery...   


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...




We are so happy Marley came though surgery. We know all bouts the puppy mill and greedy breeders. I too had to learn all about life outside the breeders when I came to live with my momma. Can't believe we are the same age. Small world huh?!?! We are keeping our paws crossed that you heal real quick!

-Mollie Jo & Bobo

Pee Ess: For Bob's Mom's eyes only....Mollie Jo like to know if Bob is ready to have a girlfurend?

-Matchmaker Bobo and Brother to Mollie JO!



Who can blame him?  Look how ADORABLE she is !!!  


Picture of Mollie Jo CGC, a female Toy Poodle


Bob dreaming of Mollie Jo...

You cant stop love when it happens...

Be sure to check out their blog...


Love,
Me


Monday, April 11, 2011

The garden has begun!

Ok...Marley is getting better after her surgery and things look ok, but....not perfect.  I still think that perhaps there is something on the lower rim of her eyelid that is bothering her.  Follow up visit is this Friday so we shall see..


Ive been looking at this mass of mint I have growing around the house and Im thinking since it loves growing so much, I can transplant part of it around various places that need some sprucing!! 
Tomatoes are planted.
Rosemary is in...

Trying a new mammoth jalapeno.

Roma's.

One barrel is a spring mix of lettuce and the other,  radishes.
We have two raised beds.  The finished one, mine.  The one in back, his.  We are having a friendly competition this year to see who can produce the best crop.  I have the lead as I have mine all planted and he has..nothing..Nothing except a few onions that I planted before he came up with the idea of a contest...



I do love these bushes!! 

This is one project that I certainly hope we finish this spring...That is getting this bed done.  The wall needs finished and dirt hauled in.  I want to fill this with a variety of plants. 

Well there you have it.  The garden begins.

How is your garden growing?

Tell me.

Love,
 Me

Friday, April 8, 2011

Healing

Marley is getting better each and every day....


She gets an antibiotic cream in the eye twice a day and a pain pill every twelve hours.  She is eating normally and actually getting spunkier by the minute... 

She has a follow up next Friday...
In the meantime, onward we go..Grands spending the night.  Tomatoes getting planted. 
All the while, healing and spoiling are at the top of the list.

Naturally.


Love,
Me

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

After surgery


Thanks everyone for your well wishes and concern!   

Yesterday, Marley had her eye tumor surgery.  I took pictures of her last night but then forgot to bring my camera battery along today so maybe I will post them tonight for you to see.  In the meantime, these pictures are much more enjoyable.   



This is shortly after Marley came to live with me after a lifetime of living in a cage having babies for money for people that are despicable and selfish and uncaring and evil..Marley didn't know what grass felt like on her feet nor did she know what being loved was like.  It took her many months to open up... 
She lost all her teeth except for two from neglect and poor nutrition.Now she is unable to keep her tongue in because she does not have the teeth needed to hold it in.  .She only gets the best these days and that means all her food is homemade by me...Chicken and carrots and broccoli with split peas, lentils and brown rice...
She gets to socialize with the other dogs here and gets exercise, sunshine and love love love.  She of course sleeps in bed at night and I am her favorite thing in the world. 
Her skin was in terrible condition when I got her.  It took many many many baths to get the terrible puppy mill condition out of her.  In just 1 or 2 days after a bath her skin and hair would become terrible smelling and oily and it just wouldn't go away.  The vet tried a couple rounds of antibiotics but it still went on for about a year or more before it is has finally cleared up.   

She is beginning to lose her sight now and I'm sure we are only a short time away from being totally blind.  We will deal with that if its given to us.

The vet said that during the surgery yesterday they nearly lost her.  Her heart slowed and slowed until they finally had to give her a shot to revive her..The vet said it was because of her age.  We had to estimate her age because I just don't know how old she really is..They feel she is well over the assumed age of 10.    All I can say today is I am ever so thankful she did pull through and is at home today recovering...
Thank you all for your wishes...
They came in handy.

Love,
Me