Happy Mother’s Day

For my Mother, who loved yellow flowers, and all of the mothers out there, Happy Mothers Day! Have a beautiful day. πŸ’›

Take care and have a great day. 🌞

Spring Yard Work

My bedding plants are ready for transplanting, so I’ve been busy getting the garden ready for them. It is a work in progress, as is the front lawn, and the patio furniture. I am just happy that spring is here, the sun is shining, and our yard is once again ‘living space’.

Flowers, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and onions. 😊
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That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž

Eleven and a Half Weeks

I am a little late on my fitness report but I have not slacked off on getting FIT. I am just behind on my report this week.

My dancersizing is still helping me to get into shape. I went for a lung x-ray on Tuesday and while I have not seen my doctor yet, I have seen the report. The permanent damage to my lungs is still there BUT there are no new issues so that is great! If I can stay where I am and keep my asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis under control, I can avoid having to use oxygen so that is huge motivation to get and keep in shape. My weight loss is still slow but the fitter and more active I get, the sooner that will improve. I did wear a pair of jeans this morning that haven’t fit for a year, so YAY progress. πŸ€—. I also carried a heavy bag of yard waste to the back gate this week. Dan was impressed that I was able to lift it, much less carry it that far. πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰

Working out is rather more challenging some (most) days, with Molly growing bigger and getting more active every day. When she stops running between my legs (which is challenging enough) she generally takes a nap in my workout space or starts doing something that requires intervention.

Playing ball outside with Molly this morning.
Can’t see her ball because TO HER “Bring the ball, Molly” means “Go hide the ball in the bushes so I have to crawl around to find it, Molly.”

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ‘

More Molly!

Just a short update today on life with our new pup.

Molly did way better last night!Β Β  We went to bed with her at 10, she slept until 3:30, I took her outside for a few minutes, and she went right back to her bed and slept until almost 6 this morning.Β  Yay Molly!

Her potty training is going well.  She has had two or three piddle accidents in the porch and one in the bedroom.  That is ALL.  Not bad for a puppy with no housetraining prior to coming here.  😊

She still isn’t into walking on a leash, but Dan went and bought her a harness today which helps.Β  I also watched a You Tube video on leash training and read up on the leash biting issue, so I am ready for another session tomorrow. Gotta love You Tube and Google.

Other than that, Molly is busy chewing on everything and dragging anything she can shake loose (blanket, bath mat, shoes…). Standing on her hind feet she can see, if not reach, anything that gets her attention – and everything gets her attention.

Tomorrow is her first vet checkup and vaccine!Β  That should be fun.Β  Everyone in the vet’s office enjoys meeting a new pup. πŸ’

I think she grew overnight. πŸ™„

That is it for today. Take care and have a great rest of the day!

New Beginnings…

We have added a new member to our little family. She is a Pyrenees sheep dog. I have been wanting an Old English Sheep Dog but they are hard to come by in these parts. Maybe they are not up to dealing with our weather. 🀷

She was very good this morning, despite separation anxiety from her Mom, siblings, and human family. She is not house trained but does her business when I take her outside. She has not been trained at all (she is barely nine weeks old) but is obviously highly intelligent, understands what I want her to do, and ignores me when she has other plans.

She loves to play outside, nap when she is inside, and she ate her lunch with no hesitation. πŸ‘

The only downside so far was when I did my dance workout. She likes to chew on things and apparently when I dance, I am her everything. It was hard to concentrate with a twenty pound pup chewing on my toes, ankles, knees, and butt. When that didn’t get her anywhere, she decided to howl – louder than the music I might add. Finally, she got bored and decided to drag her blanket from one end of the house to the other. It was too adorable but awkward when she would go between my legs. Now that my workout is done, she is exhausted, so sound asleep in the middle of the livingroom floor.

Her ‘pillow’ was Kat’s bed. 😳

That is it for my big news of the day! Take care a have a great day!

(Ps – She doesn’t have a name yet. We are still debating. πŸ™„)

January 23rd – Cooking for Kat

It is another quiet weekend for Kat and I.Β  The two of us are mostly just relaxing while Dan is at work.Β Β  I got the sidewalks done yesterday, so today I just have to get out and shovel off an area of the patio for Kat to do her business.Β Β  Kat will come out to supervise.

The Patio πŸ™„

I made Kat a new batch of food yesterday so thought I would share that kitchen performance today. I freeze it in small bags and take out enough for a few days at a time. She also gets her dry kibble, although for now we have to soften it for her so she can heal from her dental surgery last week.

Chicken livers fried in a bit of olive oil, fresh ginger, sage, and curry.
Chopping vegetables.
Cooking orzo in chicken broth – added gelatin for Kat’s aging joints. Cooking vegetables – carrots, parsnips, turnip, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and okra.
I made the mistake of putting the cooked chicken livers through the food processor. Kat doesn’t seem to mind but it is not something I would do again. 🀒

After making Kat’s food and spending a bit of time shoveling snow, I wasn’t too excited about making supper. Chef’s Salad it was, with a glass of Pelee Island Merlot to dress it up.

Lettuce, radishes, green onions, celery, tomato, cucumber, artichoke hearts, boiled eggs, ham, sunflower seeds, homemade croutons, and peppercorn ranch dressing.

That’s it for today! Take care and have a great Sunday! πŸ’ž

Day 2 – Pawsitively Adorable

This is a reblog from some time ago. Just thought these pics were too cute not to reshare. πŸ€—

I couldn’t get too deep into my June β€˜Accent the Positive’ challenge without sharing some moments with our precious Cavalier Kat. Our lives would not be the same without her. πŸ’ž When Dan and I decided (ok Dan agreedπŸ˜‚) to get another dog, I wanted something small and manageable. Dan wanted a β€˜real dog – […]

Day 2 – Pawsitively Adorable

December 22nd – 3 More Sleeps

Every day is still a day to celebrate the season!  I have gotten a few things accomplished lately and could realistically be ready for Christmas any time now.

We packaged up a few things for son Dan and family.Β  Dan sent it out for three day delivery on Monday and Amanda let me know they got it yesterday. (Way to go Canada Post!)

I wrapped presents – without a single glass of wine 🍷.  Not that I need wine to do anything,  but it helps if that anything involves rolls of paper, sharp instruments, and sticky tape.

I received the last of the Christmas gifts that I had ordered for Dan and the birthday gift that I had ordered for granddaughter Genie.Β  Dan drove me to ‘Chocolate Regina’ to pick up a small box of gourmet chocolates and we stopped by a the recently renovated restaurant at Casino Regina for lunch. The food and the restaurant were both very nice but the rest of the renovations left a lot to be desired in my mind. I am not a fan of clutter and chaos and that seems to be what they were going for.

Bernard Callebaut chocolates are amazing! Definitely not a treat we buy every day but they are Christmas worthy.

I have done a bit more cleaning up and decorating around the house. I love this little candle and these placemats that I picked up from The Dollar Store.

I also ran to Walmart to pick up a few last minute things while Dan was at work yesterday. Their Christmas displays are running a bit low but they brightened the place up by adding shelves of Valentine’s chocolates and Easter bunnies. That is not too wierd. Who buys Easter bunnies in December? 🐰

Today I am going to try to get a bit of baking done and wrap the rest of the gifts.

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž

December 11th – The Christmas Tree

I have been MIA for a couple of days. Dan and I have been working on getting things in order in case I am less than capable next week after my hernia repair. If nothing else, we are ready to celebrate by rocking around our Christmas Tree. (I have the chair to rock – Dan and Kat can lounge on the sofa. πŸ™„)

Considering the scarcity of trees this year, we were fortunate to find the perfect one for us!
All decked out in lights and ornaments.
I lost my Father and Dan lost his Mother shortly before we met. We celebrated our first Christmas together with my Mother and Dan’s Father. Dan had these ornaments made to hang on our first tree so that all of our parents would be with us.
Some pretty glass ornaments that have survived years of kids and grandchildren.
Child friendlier ornaments
I found a few of these snowflakes in our ornaments. No idea where they came from but they are so cute and sparkly.

I don’t remember when we last had a Christmas tree. I am so glad that we got one this year and that we got it all decorated up! I hope you enjoyed the little tour.

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day. πŸ’ž