Monthly Archives: June 2007

on your market, get set, GO

I forgot to mention this…when Lydia was going to run through the sprinkler she would yell “On your market, get set, go”…I think Malorie and I giggled everytime she said it!  If she didn’t have everyone’s attention she would stop after market…wait for everyone to watch and then start over “On your market, get set, go!”  It was so funny and awfully cute!

Bruce got called out to work Sunday morning and then brought his big truck home with him. Lydia climbed in had a look around. She said it wasn’t the biggest truck she had ever been in though…she was in the truck that Karl used for the large cabinet install on the North Shore. She even remembered the name of the truck…Hino…she has a remarkable memory.

happy father’s day, dad

We had a great weekend with Sandy, Karl and the girls at our house and Josh and Malorie come over too.  The girls were so cute running down the driveway to see Grandma and Grandpa.

We had a picnic lunch in the front yard.  Grandpa, Lydia and Rachel all napped in Grandma and Grandpa’s room.  After naps we went to St. Ben’s to see the fishies!

Then came “happy hour” and we had some drinks while the girls ran thru the sprinkler.   And Grandpa’s Iron Claw came out to play.  The girl’s sure do love playing with Grandpa!

Even Artie hung around with us.

After dinner we went and played at the park with the girls while Sandy and Karl got their camper set up on the front driveway.  We played hide and seek at the park and even grandpa got into the action!
When we got back from the park we had a bon fire on the front driveway.
Malorie and Josh gave the girls some wonderful gifts…they got stickers, paints, color books, crayons and best of all NAIL POLISH!!  They girls were so excited!  They actually slept with the bottles of nail polish under their pillows.  When they crawled in bed to wake me this morning, they both were still in their jammies and holding bottles of nail polish!
The V’s slept in the camper on the driveway, and I guess the girls slept right through the thunder storm we had about 4:30 a.m.  Lydia forgot her stuffed animal at home, so she borrowed my old stuffed black cat that I took out after Boo got sick.  She told me she took really good care of him and made sure he wasn’t scared during the storm!  (Earlier in the week Sandy told me that she had told Lydia that Boo had died and had gone to heaven.  She said “you know what I am going to do mom?  I am going to buy Susie a new cat!”  Isn’t that so sweet?
Today has been a nice, relaxing day.  The V’s left about 11:00 or so, and we picked up the house…Bruce watched some TV, dad read the paper…mom made Bean Bag’s for Josh’s new bean bag toss game he made yesterday!  I spent hours editing photos…I made a super awesome one of Grandpa, Lydia and Rachel.  I spent so much time on it.  I had to combine 2 photos because Rachel wasn’t looking in one of them, so I took her head off one and added it to the other one…it was just an awesome job…and I DELETED IT BY ACCIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am do bummed.  I will have to redo it later this week.
Bruce and my dad are watching THE DEPARTED right now…there sure is a lot of fuc*ing swearing in this movie!!!!!!!! I am going to go edit a few more photos!

welcome home!

Well, my mom and dad arrived safe and sound last night around 7:00.  They were surprised by the redo in the basement and I think will be comfortable in “their” space.  It is quite warm and very humid outside…but I bet Artie is so happy to have them there…he can go in and out all day long!!!

TGIF – this is the first Friday I have worked in a month.  I took off Fridays for roofing the house, moving Josh and Mal and then to mourn for my baby Boo…now I am sitting at my desk wishing I wasn’t here yet again!  Fridays in the summer should be either a 1/2 day or a full day off…should be a rule!

I had two posts and some photos that I had blocked until my mom and dad arrived, so we could keep the basement a secret from them.  You can read them HERE and also HERE

Have a wonderful, safe weekend…and HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

my baby boo


1989 – 2007

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

boo update

Bruce and I took Boo to the vet today…very reluctantly on my part as I didn’t want to face what we might find out and what decisions we might need to make…but the news wasn’t dire.  Boo has megacolon(click on the word to read the wikipedia definition).  They are going to give him fluids, stool sofeners and enemas…THE POOR BABY.  They will call Bruce tomorrow after they take another x-ray, if he isn’t all cleaned out, they will give another enema…but hopefully, then we can bring him home.  It is something that can come back (or maybe never goes away)…but the enemas will clean him out and then hopefully with a high fiber diet and moist cat food, not dry it won’t come back.  I am also going to try some pumpkin.  I know Boo loves my Holiday Pumpkin Cheesecake…and it is low fat/calorie…so it would be good for us to have around as well!!  I hope Boo is resting comfortably right now…and not scared.