Wednesday, January 31, 2007


This cooking thing is such a drag.

Dana came over last night, and there wasn't much in the house to cook. I was distracted with the pups, and she ended up taking over the cooking. We found some old frozen vegetables, but they weren't any good. She heated up some rice and we found some potstickers. So that's what we had.

It occurs to me that I need to plan meals when we go shopping. i usually just buy whatever looks interesting. It's overwhelming to even think about.

Maybe I'll sign up for an email you can get that suggests meals and gives you shopping lists.

I am trying really hard, but it's not easy.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mud Puppies

Mud Puppies
Originally uploaded by gr8what.
Needed to clear some brush from an area they like to play in, so I can see what the little rascals are up to. Took them outside with me, and we had a great time.

We were on such a roll, that we went over to the garden and started clearing out the old dead things that had bolted months ago. I think we cleared a lot of sunflower stalks and stuff. Very satisfying. And did they get muddy!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I just got things set up to send blog entries from my phone. Oh brave new world. A million ways to say something, and very little time in which to say it!

Transplant Update

Our world has changed over the last two months. Gail was waiting for a transplant any day, but it didn't happen. She went into the hospital on December 13th, and had a cardiac cathether installed in her chest, and she has been doing dialysis three times a week since then.

It is working well, but it still sucks.

She got a call this Monday that she is back on the active transplant list, so we are once again on-call 24/7. It was sort of relaxing not being on the list, but this is better.

We are trying to get the back yard fixed for the puppies, and I kind of hope that they don't call her until that is done....

One baba, two pups

One baba, two pups
Originally uploaded by gr8what.
We decided we don't have enough stress in our lives, so we got two puppies. They are the cutest smartest puppies in the world, and we are very very happy!

Tizi-n-Tichka were named after a mountain pass in Morocco. Tizi is a very determined little girl, and Tichka is a mellow laid back big boy. They are Swedish Vallhunds, and we are in love. !!

This is both of them. Tizi is in the front. She has very dark markings around her eyes. We call her our raccoon baby.

Tichka is behind her. He is very sturdy and looks like a plush toy dog.

Friday, January 12, 2007

In memoriam: Charlie

Originally uploaded by gr8what.
Sweet Charlie died last night. He was the happiest, sweetest, goofiest dog in the world, and he will be dearly missed.