My parents and my husband traveled to Iowa this weekend to adopt a rescue from IAMRA (Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association). She was surrendered by an Amish breeder and has had a hard life so far. She is SO very shy when she's inside the house. Here, you can see my husband coaxing her out … Continue reading Welcome to Wisconsin, Mary!
Out into the wild blue yonder. Not me though. My parents' husky, Jo. This goofball sitting next to our Tundra: Jo is a cat hunter. My dad was trying to put him out, and there was a cat on the porch, and Jo barreled through the door and took off menacing the cat. Dad goes after … Continue reading Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Today, my mom's service dog, who had been declining in health, was unable to get up at all, even with help. They had been assisting her with a sling we used to use to carry wood, but today she couldn't do it. Every time Mom left the room she was in she whined and chuffed … Continue reading Goodbye, Mariah. You are loved.
I've mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I'm looking for work. It's possible, at least for the near future, that I'll be working with my dad and husband in their business. Which is super exciting. And TERRIFYING. See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work … Continue reading Nerves, All the Nerves
After our snow day on Monday last week, we had a cold snap. And I mean COLD snap. Our offices were closed, and I got to take Wednesday and Thursday off as we all prepared for ridiculous temperatures. On Wednesday, it got down to -27, not counting wind chill. We drove over to my parents' … Continue reading Wisconsin, You’re Drunk
So, as is usual on my last-day-before-work, I got my laundry together and waltzed over to the washing machine, set it up, and turned it on. Or not. It didn't turn on. The light was still on, so it couldn't be the breaker. Went downstairs and flipped the breaker anyway. No good. My husband peeled … Continue reading Our Washer Isn’t Dead But it Gave Us a Scare
We had a fun Friday! My cousin got married, and while we weren't invited to the wedding (very small), we were invited to the reception immediately after. I left work early so we could get there in time. And all of our relatives were there! This was the first time we've all been together since … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!
It's Easter Sunday (as I type this), and I have spent the day with my family, so there's no post for you, sorry! I'm enjoying a relaxing meal and chatting with my parents, brother, and husband. See you Wednesday!
My husband and I were talking recently about what the happiest periods in our lives were, and I strongly believe mine is Right Now. And then I thought about it a little more. Our parents are all alive. Our siblings are alive. We visit them often. In fact, every Friday or so we visit my … Continue reading Those Happy Golden Years
It's a well known fact among my family and friends that I'm impossible to wake up and just plain stupid once I'm awake, not to mention snarly. It's bad enough that to get up for work each day, I have a bottle of caffeine pills across the room with the alarm. An old fashioned, metal … Continue reading Ring, Ring! And How I Was a Jerk to My Momma