Monday, December 12, 2011

All you 'kneed' to know...about my knee replacement surgery.

Welcome to my Knee Replacement Journey.

If your reading this, its for one of 3 reasons...

1) Your my friend and didn't get enough of my play by play on Facebook haha

2) Your about to have knee replacement surgery & looking for other's stories


3) You've had surgery..and still like to read about others.

Before you read further..I must warn you...I am picture happy and there will be a lot of pictures,
some of them a bit graphic. So if you are weak with these kind of things....
stop here...don't read on.

You HAVE  been warned! :D

Where did my knee problems start?
I've had problems with my knees for a good 20 years now.
They gradually got worse over time, until it came to a point
where it just needed to be completely replaced.
This is an x-ray before surgery. Notice the knobs sticking up (bone spurs)
and there is no gap between the bones on the inside of the leg. I was bone on bone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hosting your 1st Thanksgiving?

OMG! I am hosting Thanksgiving! 
What do I do?
Well..I've hosted a few dinners in my life...
and I think I can give you a pointer or two to save you a little stress and worry this year.
Or next year...or the year after....

Time to put on your thinking caps.....

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Alicia's first 'formal' dinner at home.

My daughter got a wild hair and decided she wanted to have a 
'girls formal' dinner at home.

She wanted the company of some good friends and
an excuse to dust off those dresses hanging in the closet!

I told her to go for it...and go for it she did!

Alicia and her co-host, Brittany, planned well ahead of time.

They got invitations, addressed them and mailed them off.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Target Trash Bag Babies.

What's a Target Trash Bag Baby?

Well, I'm happy to share the story.

I have a client who called one day to ask me how to care for kittens.
Her and her son had been shopping on a warm day at Target
(over off Arlington)
and her son heard a noise in the bushes.
They went over to investigate and found 3 little baby kittens 
(about 3 weeks old)
wrapped up in a plastic bag. 
The bag was all sweaty from the heat.

(I won't say how I feel about the person who could do a thing like that..
it may end up taking up this whole blog...and that's not where I want to go.)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A.D.D. - but we call him Donatello.

We had a neighbor who had a soft spot for dogs.
They would find strays and take them in.
As long as they were all 'ok' with each other,
they usually stayed ...
but most of the time..they managed to find homes for them.

I believe they were up to 5 large dogs 
when my husband came home and told me that they had yet 'another' new dog.
What? Ok...I had to go harass them haha.

Iwent over and Jeff was in the front yard
with a little white thing on a leash zipping around his legs.

My goodness, that thing was full of energy!

I asked him about the dog and he said his wife had
found it running close to the street in front of the post office.

They didn't 'want' another dog . . so if I knew anyone . .please help!

I knew someone who had recently said they were looking for a small dog.
They were living in their 'parents' place (not with them, just their extra home)
but they were not 'technically' supposed to have any dogs (parents rules.)

I took this puppy over and we all had a good play date.
But of course...she called her parents and they said no.
Ok...back to the house we go! 

Here is the little bugger sitting in my truck on the way home that day....
That was April 29, 2006.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our cat Mr P & Holly the Shepherd.

Animal's have always, 
and will always be, 
a part of our family.

I've had animals as long as I can remember . .
and can not imagine my life without them!
Even when they are naughty and I get mad at them. haha

I'm sure I will share some 'past' pets too..
but right now, just the ones who currently live with us.

We shall start with Mr P.
Yup...Mr P..
Mr Pathetic, Mr Personality, Mr Puff ball, Mr Psycho...
He fits them all! lol

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Morning Humor.

You know my motto...laughter is the best medicine.
So enjoy your cup of coffee, relaxation ...and a couple of jokes!


One morning, a grandmother was surprised to find that her 7-year-old grandson had made her coffee!
 (My grandson just turned 1..I have a few years to go! lol)