Monday, May 19, 2014

Birthday Humor!

This has to be one of the best birthday cards ever!  Leave it to Dad's sense of humor and my brother Sam to put a smile on my face.  Thanks Mom for capturing the moment and writing it down!!!  I love how Sam has to squeeze into everything and make his presence known... too cheap to even buy me a card on his own!!! lol

I did have a wonderful birthday though and everyone from my family called to send their birthday wishes.  Dear Hubby even made me an excellent meal of steaks on the grill, garlic buttered shrimp, loaded baked potatoes and homemade birthday cake.  He even took the time to make the garlic butter, by roasting the garlic in the oven and whipping it in the butter the night before. 

I did have to prep myself though for the huge meal.  I did the trim mowing while Don was on the riding mower.  I figured with the meal he had planned, I needed to burn a few calories before hand so I didn't feel so guilty eating it.  I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and family that love me so much!  My thanks to all of them for being a part of my life.

Until next time...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to the Best Mom Ever!!! 

Thanks for being a GREAT MOM!!!
I love you and miss you!

Until next time...

Friday, May 9, 2014

A Busy Week!

This has been a busy week for Dear Hubby and I.  We have been dog sitting the Brother-in-law's dogs this week while he is on a motorcycle trip to Tennessee with his wife and a group from their church.  They dropped the dogs off with us last Fri. evening and will be returning home tomorrow.... which is not coming soon enough.  Don't get me wrong, I loveeee the dogs, but when it's been so long since I have had my own dog, let alone house dogs, they tend to get under the skin a bit.  They are slightly spoiled and always under foot.  I feel like I can't even pee alone anymore and heaven forbid you should have food..... ANYWHERE in the house that is not theirs!  Here is a rare moment where they were actually laying still long enough to get a pic.

The chocolate lab is Bosco, and the little dust mop is Stitches.  Overall they are pretty good dogs, just not trained to MY standards.

On top of taking care of the dogs this week, we also had to do some more moving.  As some of you may know Dear Hubby's Mom is in the nursing home.  About a month or so ago we had switched her into the Assisted Living side.  Unfortunately, we felt that with her deteriorating health she wasn't getting the care that she needed and had to put in a request for an emergency move back to the Medical side.  We spent hours upon hours meeting with the Director and with Hospice, voicing our concerns about what we felt wasn't right and what we are paying for and not being done.  I felt that after 3 straight days of meetings and moving my Mother-in-law, that I should just pull up a bed beside her's and take up residency also.... but they don't have a psych ward there for me!

 On a brighter note, the birds have been chirping and the sun has been shining.  It was a bit on the warm side the past few days being in the mid to high 80's, but I will take it.  Here are a few pics of the cardinal, chirping sparrow and doves that have been hanging out under my feeder.

With all this nice weather we have been having, I was also able to cut my second batch of asparagus yesterday.  I probably let them go a day or two too long, but it is what it is.  I had some pieces that were over a foot long and twice as many as I was able to cut last time.  I left a bunch of smaller, skinny pieces for seedlings for next years crop. 

Now I just need to get on Pinterest and find some good asparagus recipes.  The last batch went into some homemade beef chop suey.  I was thinking maybe some cream of asparagus soup, but we will see.  Any good suggestions for your favorite asparagus recipes?

Until next time...