Friday, June 29, 2007

Mmmmmm! Guacamole! I went to Houston today to take my nephew to the doctor. My brother, nephew, daughter and son went with me. We also stopped at a mexican restaurant (Pappasitos) for lunch. I ordered off the menu and also requested an order of guacamole. Boy was I surprised when a guy and his table came along side our table and made the guacamole as we watched. I mean, the whole thing from scooping out the avacados to adding in the ingredients and mixing. Very cool indeed! It was very good!!!! The whole time I was wondering how much this appetizer was gonna cost me though. It was expensive, to say the least, but...worth it!

This is my brother munching down on chips!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I'm sad. My goose is gone! Yes, I have a goose, or used to, anyway. We've had this goose for many years (6 or 7 at least!) It was a great watchgoose!!!! Much better than our dogs but wasn't very cuddly, to say the least. This morning, when I went out to feed him, he was gone and there were a few feathers around his foodbowl. Apparently, in the night, something got in his fence (in a fenced yard behind our home) and dragged him out. It was a quick death, there weren't many feathers. Either that, or it flew away while being attacked and is still flying........ We found no body.

It just wasn't a good day for our pets yesterday. Sniff, sniff!!! Not only did this happen last night, but yesterday afternoon, we took our older dog into the veterinarian because she was lathargic and didn't look good. She was about 12 years old and we gave her to my mother-in-law about 12 years ago. We've seen her once or twice a week for that amount of time and she's lived with us for a little less than a year now (after MIL was too ill to care for her.) Unfortunately, It seems she may be going into kidney failure. She is still there at the clinic, under observation with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Our fingers are crossed.

Edited to add: Our dog's condition deteriated today and this afternoon, we said goodbye for the last time.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Morning Thunderstorms are So Cool!!It's so nice to sleep with the sound of rain! Even a little thunder and lightening makes the sleep much deeper... This morning, there was a thunderstorm and lots of rain (it's still raining!) I didn't hear this on the news a couple days ago, so it must have originated within the last day or so. It was a nice surprise. I was involved in a really nice dream and the weather just infiltrated, making it a great dream. After waking, I just continued to listen to the thunder and rain in the darkened room. Fortunately, I didn't have anything planned this morning outside! It's a good excuse to clean inside today though, so I better a little while!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Summer schedule! I love not having to get up in the mornings! I don't have to get up early to bring anybody to school, work, or appointments! I can just sleep as late as I want or can (which is usually around 8am....but an hour later than normal!) It's summer! And I have waited for these couple of months all year long! Now that it's here, I'm stagnant. I'm enjoying not having to do anything so I'm not doing much. Kinda sad, huh? I'm going to make a summer goal list and check off each one as I do something. That way, I won't look up, and it be all over!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Mmmmm...popcorn! I hadn't been to the movies in ages. I have recently just rented movies and stayed home to watch them. I miss the aroma of popcorn in a theatre. As I type, popcorn is popping inside the microwave and I'm getting ready to watch a movie. Yes, this one would be considered boring by my teen. It's a foreign one with subtitles, but it's Monsoon Wedding and I'll be watching it again for the second time (the first time was years ago so I'm looking forward to it.) If I had raisinets, I'd be in heaven!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Back from a mini-vacation from my sister-in-law's home. It's always nice to go there and relax. I usually gain at least five pounds while I'm there. She lives on the bay and I love smelling the salty air, feeling the wind blow on my face and listen to the multitude of birds flying around. She, and her hubby, are fantastic cooks/grillers and the food is fantastic! After a while though, I miss my comfortable chair, my familiar surroundings, and my latenight phonecalls.

My toddler's close-up!
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My kids coming up the stairs.
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Playing in the water after a heavy rain!
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Friday, June 01, 2007

My Three Kids....

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For a brief moment in time, they all smiled at once... No make-up, no cute shirts, no fighting, no silly smirks- I thought it turned out great. Unplanned and rough.