Random Tuesday! And boy do I feel Random today! Random...scattered...discombobulated. Yeah..that pretty much covers it. This puppy exhausts me!! It is worse than a baby! Having a heck of a time getting him potty trained! Peeing we have...pooping...sigh!! He thinks the living room is the place to go. Arghhhhhh! If anyone has any sure fire solutions; please share.
The winner of the Amazon Gift Certificate is......drum roll here.............Brain Miller!!! Woot!! Way to go Brian....that is super!!! Send me your snail mail addy and I will get this off to you! Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting!!
Randomness...my new orchid!!''
Well, the new granite kitchen counter is in!!!! And it is so beautiful! Here are some pics.....I didn't get before due to puppy needing constant tending during this time!! Ha! He wanted to "see" what was going on. Crate didn't work so well...so finally set him outside in front patio...he tore up the door and barked for 2.5 hours!! Another sigh here!
How could all this stuff fit into my kitchen? Seriously?? Some determined purging to commence!
The 4th of July weekend was wonderful! Just having Dr. John home was terrific!! Our cookout consisted of bratwurst and dark beer and baked beans...oh...and macaroni salad! Yummmmy!!! Just the two of us and puppy...oh yeah!! For dessert....Banana splits!! Did we do it right or what???
Our activity during this time?? Well...puppy-proofing both patios!! Lengthening gates so he can't get underneath and all around the walls....any little hole....he will try to squeeze through. See...Ottis is an escape artists. He once got out in the front yard....and proceeded to run down the driveway and started going up the road, Can we say.....coyote bait? Large dog play toy! These are the thoughts in my head as I, in my sandals, am trying to keep up and entice him to turn around!!! Ack!!
I started praying for divine intervention and the puppy turned around!!! Thank you Lord!!!! I picked him up and determined that given any opportunity...he will take off! Sheesh! And I give him good treats too!! Sigh!
We start leash training this week! And also crate training! Wish me luck!
Today the new sink and such is being installed! Next week...the wood floors! OMG! Here we go again. Where am I going to put all my stuff? You have heard of 5 lbs. of ##### in a 1 lb. bag?? Well....just saying!
Hopefully, puppy and I will fair better this time. Once the counter was installed, I felt like someone had hit me in the back of the head. What with the pup and the noise of cutting granite; the dust and the inconvenience...I was exhausted. I will say that the men doing the work....fantastic. True artists and very professional. They worked hard on controlling the debris and I wore ear plugs when they cut! At their suggestion by the way, Albq. STone Masons! Great guys! Oh and they cleaned up after themselves as well. Could hardly tell they cut granite in the house.
Random picture......choya cactus is blooming!!
Yeah! Finally got my new laptop! In my spare time, I will be setting this one up and it will take over as my main work horse. Dr. John will inherit the old one of course!! Ha! I have to move all my files! Whew! Tons of photos!! I am very thankful to have this new one...more memory and faster. Will work well with my photo art projects!
Newest photo this week...well..actually two...Digital Whispers and one for The Mag.
|digital whispers manipulation with others|
|original at The Mag|
|altered original photo|
Make sure and wander over to Stacy Uncorked and say a big hello to Stacy! She too is getting ready to move and going through the same process I am. Including doing all the things to the house that we wished to have done over the years!! Ha! Just saying!!!!!!!!!
Have a quiet and uneventful week!