Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
This is how it all looked before. We ate and ate and ate some more. Below are some shots of my goofy two year old granddaughter. She wanted her picture taken with her bunny-- but not enough to put down the pizza. She has various poses she likes to try out. Her grandpa (Sam's Dad) decided she should add the dramatic one at the bottom! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. too!
Friday, March 21, 2008
I am still in shock! I got this cute little wool coat at Costco- for $12!!!! I guess they wanted to get rid of them before summer. In most places this would sit in the closet forever but here in Michigan they forgot Spring! I hear rumors that it is coming but with the predicted arrival of snow tonight- you can't convince me! Happy Easter one and all!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Today is John's birthday! I won't give his exact age but will say he is old enough to drink. A few minutes into any conversation with John and you will know two things about him. Firstly, he was a pharmacist until his retirement. Secondly, he had a winery and made zinfandel. I think those two things pretty much define John.
This is a bottle of the wine he made.
This is the sign from his winery which now graces our hallway!
So, I propose a toast to John--- Happy Birthday and many more! Cheers!
Monday, March 17, 2008
To really appreciate this post you should check out Heather's post at http://splaneyo.blogspot.com/ I am totally in awe of my daughter and son-in-law's talent. This amazing cake helps illustrate John's passion for jam.
You can't begin to imagine the joy of finding a market in Ann Arbor that carries Kumquats and Meyer Lemons! At $3.99 per pound for Kumquats we didn't buy a lot but we got enough to make Kumquat Marmalade- yummm!
Got this book at Amazon
My rather grey mood was much improved by these beauties from Costco. I just know that spring will come soon!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Poor Julio has died. We noticed he was having a lot of trouble walking --- so off to the vet he went. Initally they decided that as an (ahem) older cat he was prone to constipation so gave the poor guy a series of enemas and some nasty gooey stuff to ram down his throat. Well, that didn't work and the nasty stuff had him not eating at all. Back to the vet he went. This time his not eating was causing his liver to malfunction so he needed a feeding tube (I am now having doubts about the outcome of this) and we were assured that cats tolerate these tubes well. Bear in mind that the cat can barely walk. I called Monday to check how the little guy was doing and was informed that he had passed away over the weekend. Sometimes I wonder about vets. Was this all about their bottom line or was this about providing care for my cat? I say this because when I was last there some lady was complaining about the $100 plus per month for pills for her pet. The vet overheard this and said that if money was a problem (don't you just love that attitude) the same medication in the non-chewable variety was available for $20-- since she had to put the chewable pills in food as well she thought she'd just save the $80! So here we are-- Julio is dead; we are hundreds of dollars poorer; and we put our dying cat through hell-- not a good feeling!
Enough of my rant- I am hopeful that Spring is just around the corner! Some of the snow has melted, the sun has been sighted, and Costco has roses!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Thanks so much to Dolly of From My Cherry Heart for the I Sparkled Someone's Day Award! Stop by her lovely blog and listen to the wonderful music, enjoy her creativity and get acquainted- such a lovely lady!
We took a few days last week and went to Orlando, Florida for the first time. We were hoping to thaw out our bones and had one warm day and one day back in our Michigan clothes. We had a great time and came back with our very own princes! Mom and Dad came from California to meet us as this was the grandkids first Disney World trip and was not to be missed.