Friday, November 24, 2006

Black Friday

I don't think they call it Black Friday because it's supposed to send all the stores into the black in terms of sales. I think they call it Black Friday because it's dark when you have to get up to get to the stores. I left the house at about 4:50am and got back by about 5:40am. I didn't see any fights at Walmart this morning. In fact, many people were pretty friendly. I got the sheets I wanted and some big bath towels to use as Phoebe's blankies in her crate. I got some other things that weren't on sale just because I was there this morning. I came home, fed the dogs and cats, ate a little something, and then went back to bed.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey Day

Well, we had a good Thanksgiving. I cooked and Mom and Dad came here. The dogs were excited beyond belief to see Mom. She never comes here. Dad put together a couple of bookcases I bought on Saturday and changed the tires on his car while he was here. He took the dogs for a couple of walks too. Dinner was very good. Turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade noodles, gravy, stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, hot rolls, and a pepperidge farm chocolate cake for dessert. I only had the turkey, potatoes, noodles, hot rolls and then later a piece of cake. We were all stuffed. Mom did my dishes and I packaged up some leftovers for Mom and Dad to take home in gladware and ziploc containers that they can keep. I imagine I'll get them back at Christmas when we do dinner at their house. Mom also got some Christmas wrapping paper and bows so she can wrap all the presents she's bought. I had them take the presents I've bought to their house so I don't have to bring them later on. When I go to their house, I usually have Phoebe with me and if I leave her to go out to the car, she pees in the floor. So, I figured it would be better if they take the presents for me. After they left, I curled up on the couch and took a nap while the 2005 Skins Game was playing on ESPN Classic. It has been very warm today, about 60 and the sun was sure bright. I took the dogs for a walk today after Mom and Dad left and they had a good time.

Tomorrow morning I will be one of the stupid people out at 4am standing in line waiting on the big Walmart Sale. There are 600 threadcount sheets that I want to get.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Getting Ready for Turkey Day

Today I dusted my dining room furniture, cleaned the toilets, and began preparations for tomorrow's big dinner and my company coming to share it (my parents). I may put up a Christmas tree today. I have a 4 ft white tree that I might get out. I don't know how Phoebe will do with the Christmas tree. This will be Phoebe's first Thanksgiving and next month will be her first Christmas with her permanent family. She was born on December 18th last year. I may have to have a birthday party for her, especially since my birthday is close to hers.

I also have tentative plans to do the day after Thanksgiving shopping thing at Walmart this year. They have 600 thread count sheets on sale.

I can't believe there isn't anything good on tv during the day. Usually, I'm at work, but this week, I've taken the whole week off. There isn't much on tv. Right now I'm watching a show on the History channel about Captain Kidd's treasure and Oak Island. They detailed an elaborate engineering system constructed to protect some sort of treasure by damming up some water along the shore and redirecting it toward what is called the money pit. If anyone dug a shaft down to the rumored treasure, the shaft would fill with water.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ready for a Week Off

Today is the first day of a whole week off. I took Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off from work and I get Thursday and Friday off. I had a big day. I went shopping and then after I got home, I took the dogs for a walk. Phoebe was very happy to get some exercise. Then I cooked a turkey for Steffi and steffi, Phoebe and I took a nap on the couch. After the turkey got done, I took the dogs for another walk today. Phoebe has been acting out and not using her puppy pads for #2 so I thought maybe if I took her out, she would do #2 out there. But no. I just got finished taking her out again and she didn't do anything. But she wasn't out that long this time. I did have to take the dining room away from Phoebe because of how she's been acting with her puppy pads. She's confused now and doesn't know where to do #2, even though I have puppy pads everywhere else.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

History International Channel Misleads Audience

Right now there's a show on called "Digging for the Truth". However, there is no Josh Bernstein. I am very disappointed that History International would air a show called the same thing as Josh's show.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I told you so

I did find something to do today. I steamcleaned the dining room carpet and then worked very hard to find a way to block it off from the dogs. You have to walk through the dining room to get to the bathrooms and bedrooms so I had to leave a walkway for them but block off the part of the room that has the table and chairs. I used storage totes and it will keep Fritz and Steffi out, but Phoebe is so tiny that she can fit through the gaps created by the slanted sides of the totes. But it's a start. I also took the dogs for a walk today since it was over 70 and sunny. And I walked down to the mailbox and got my mail, ordered a Christmas present for my sister and brother in law, and ate way too much today.

3 Day Weekend

I have today off and I can't be happier. Don't know what I'm going to do today, I don't have a list of chores or anything, but I'll find something to do. It's supposed to be 75 degrees today and sunny. That will be nice. Phoebe will get a walk today. She hasn't been getting walks since it's been rainy and cold and she's getting fat.

I got the bitter apple spray Tuesday. It seems to work pretty well. I just hope Phoebe doesn't get it into her head to chew on my chairs since my buffet now tastes bad.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Alias Bradley Cooper

I was watching Globetrekker tonight and guess who I saw hosting it. Bradley Cooper who played Will on Alias. I was so excited to see him. He was biking in Canada and Alaska. He isn't featured on their website with the other trekkers. I don't guess he spent much time working with them. But it was cool seeing him on the show.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Since Last Week

I got some pans for my toaster oven. I can't wait to use them. I made biscuits the other day in my toaster oven and it worked really well. they baked faster and evenly. I've changed my diet to include poptarts so I've been using my toaster oven for that as well.

Fritz got hurt the other day. He was outside with a neighbor dog. I didn't see what happened but I called him a couple of times before I heard him yelp. His right front paw was hurt in some way, but he's better now. He was so worried about it though and it must have hurt him a lot. He let me pick him up and carry him into the house.

Phoebe has started chewing on my new $1700.00 dining room furniture. I sprayed some generic no chew spray on it, but ordered some brand name bitter apple spray.

Next week I have two days off due to holidays. Then I work a week and then I'm taking all of Thanksgiving week off. I get that Thursday and Friday off for holidays.