When every we watch movies for the first time that our children have seen, we can’t get through it without their remarks. So we end up missing something or finding out before we should. 

My oldest is behind on Game of Thrones so we have been watching the episodes with her and taking the time to hint about upcoming events. This is so much fun!

You dog!

Today was full of excitement- must be the full moon- but I’m only going to tell you one story that happened.

My oldest is now living with us again and had a short work schedule so I allowed one of her dogs to stay home with my two. Percy, the tall -toothless- white borzoi is a good boy for the most part but I have had problems with him running into the highway  or off to the DWR property behind our neighbors house so when I heard horns blaring this morning I panic. I was afraid one of the dogs was in the road but I found all three dogs laying in the living room.

I relaxed and returned to making my breakfast. Toasted banana bread with butter. I had just replaced the butter when I heard more honking and braking tires. This was not good. I noticed that my neighbor’s cow from across the street had gotten free and was playing frogger with the morning traffic. I dropped everything and rushed out to take care of it- which was fairly easier than we thought it would be.

When I returned into the house I was greeted by an unexpected sight. Druid was laying in the living room licking the carpet crazily, Hickory was sniffing around, and Percy was standing in the kitchen looking guilty. Instantly I thought I had lost my breakfast to the three opportunist but the bread was still sitting on the counter. What was missing? The stick of butter – and when I tried to replace it – the culprit stepped forward and drooled for more!

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised- his mother liked to do the same thing. (aka- my oldest daughter)

I wish I was a bear

Another day that has beat me down- we mowed, hauled stuff to good will and the dump, gathered all my friend’s belongings into two small cars – along with two dogs and two cats – they now live on our property in an old trailer that we hope will last the winter so we can build her a tiny home in the spring, we also delivered our truck to another dealership to be looked at.

So ready to hibernate!


I have bronchitis. I haven’t been able to sleep well at night because I can’t breathe and during the day I keep passing out from exhaustion. 

As we were heading out for our family dinner I blacked out for a second and ended up on the floor. 

Dirk and the girls keep reminding me to breathe. Very funny guys. 

Happy Dance

We are so blessed. After much worrying and stress over our future, my husband got a job, starting Monday. He wasn’t even out of work – he’s been doing side jobs over the pass week and I still plan to go work at the local Hot Springs for a few hours. This will help clear up some remaining debts (the new air conditioner/furnace, waterline, ect.) and keep our expenses down.