Monday, January 12, 2009

Hey, Hurry Up Kids, It's Time To Leave For School!!

Cooper can go up the staircase, but his paw pads are too slippery to make it down safely... he barks out of frustration to get help to come down. My back is killing me from his weight, the times I do need to carry him down the steps... so I needed something to temporarily block the steps. I believe as a member of our family, and as a dog, that Cooper will have access to all parts of our house once he learns what to to, when to do it, and that our socks are not to be ingested!!!! Until that point in time, I found this in the basement... it's from the bunk beds, it's the side rail (note: the kids are not using the beds as bunks, so this is not needed). I was very pleased, it's nice looking, sturdy, and by placing it in between the spindles of the staircase, it does not move. Ahhhh problem solved. Meanwhile Cooper tries to keep the kids in check and makes sure they are not Tardy to school. Thanks Cooper!!

What to do today? Well after having a migraine for the past four days... I will rest, make a nice dinner (ahead of time), so that we can make basketball practice for Miss J and have a healthy meal. I then plan to catch up on laundry, now that I can use the washer and dryer!! WHOOOT... and then a NAP... hopefully my day will include a bit of knitting... and a blog post telling you all about Major Knitter and her new group Finish or Frog it Fridays

What else? Oh, my mom and I have a blog that I thought you might like to take a look at sometime... Villa Alba, the later posts are about our Dobes Rupert and Cooper... take a look. The earlier posts are about our summer in Sardinia, Italy. In case seeing some beach pictures will make you happy.

What will you be doing today?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Where's the dog!?!?!?!?!?!

I was washing dishes, while making brownies for DD10 soon to be 11 to bring to school... the girls are watching TV, the boys are at basketball practice... and where is the puppy, the non-housebroken puppy that we need to keep an eye on 100% of the time....

Perhaps the kids wore him out with dress-up...

What a good boy, he went into his crate all by himself and went to sleep... gotta love that.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Appliance Story....

Stephanie has proclaimed Mr. Washie DOA... I feel so badly for her troubles this morning... what a hassle.
Happily, our dryer... sorry no cool name... is only ill... my handy dandy husband just found the problem, a broken wheel...making it sound like there are elephants tap dancing inside... so we will be sans dryer this week while we wait for the part to come in. I am in awe at all my husband's talents...

So what's for New Year's dinner? Cooper's having a burger... we are having Ravioli...How we love this little guy! I thought this was a cute little chew toy. It's so cute that Cooper is discovering his toys.

I'm brain dead this morning. We were up until 2:30 am, celebrating the New Year with the S Family... off to fall into my knitting chair and finish the Civil War Socks that I am knitting for my dad, they were a Christmas (2008) present that I did not finish due to some poor time planning and a Puppy Pick-up... they will have to be finished by the end of the month, so we can deliver them in early February.

Happy New Year!!