Tuesday, February 26, 2008


The fanatic Christian woman at work claimed today that she doesn't watch any news on tv because it's all lies. She gets her news from a few carefully selected websites on the internet (as I pointed out - because no one lies on the internet). This is the same woman who listens to I think it's Sean Hannity on the radio and says that the we will end up in Hell if a democrat becomes President. I think she blames the democratic congress for the whole Iraq war mess when it was the President who wanted to go there in the first place. I bet one of her carefully selected websites is the Fox News website. I so wanted to debate with her today but I decided against it. It's much less stressful to keep my mouth shut. She is so republican and she won't admit it. She is so narrowminded and judgmental and calls it being a good christian. And she's one of those women who only wears dresses.

This other woman in the office has a son who was at one time a wild man and now is a faithful churchgoer - going so far as to preach at some of the services. She said her son won't listen to the news because it's all lies and that if she even dares to mention a recall on a blender, he will tell her it's a lie and tells her to stop watching the news. She says he won't even read a newspaper.

I'm starting to see a pattern here - churchgoers and news is all lies. Hmmm......

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still Reading

I'm still reading the Alex Rider books. I finished the second one last night - I stayed up late to finish it. I just started the third one this evening. I can read this one and the fourth one, but the fifth one, I had to order from the web. I have the sixth one and the seventh one is out in hardback, and will be released in paperback I think in April. I don't want to have to skip the fifth one so I might wait until I get that one to read it before moving on to the sixth one.

So, I stayed up late last night and today I had to take a nap. It was nice just laying in bed for a change. I got up this morning regular time - 5am and discovered that Steffi was sick again. She had thrown up and she wasn't interested in eating at all. So, before I went to the store, I gave her some pepto bismol. I went to the store and bought the puppies yet another kind of dog food. I don't know why they can't make dog food that dogs think are just like the treats. The puppies have no trouble eating treats. I found the puppies a few new toys at walmart and bought yet two more packs of puppy pads. I have to get them when I can because I can't depend on walmart to always sell them. I brushed the dogs today and was chased up and down my driveway by the neighbor dogs when I went to get the mail this afternoon. I also ordered birthday presents for my sister and niece. Tonight while I was on the phone with mom, PJ came into the living room holding up one of her hind legs. She must have hurt it somehow but after a while she started walking on it again.

Despite the 3 hour nap, I am still feeling a little tired. My eyes are droopy.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Can't Put It Down

I found new books to collect. The Alex Rider series. The books are about a 14 year old boy who is recruited by MI6. I found them at walmart a few months ago and thought I might buy one to see what it was like, but kept talking myself out of it because I didn't want to spend the money. Well, today I bought the first one, Stormbreaker, and it was great. I went back to walmart tonight after work and bought the next two books in the series. I think walmart has all of them except one. I'll have to get that one from the web. And there's a new one coming out in April that I will have to get. Even though these books are meant for kids, I thought this first one was really good. You all should read them too.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sucky Day At Work

It never pays, and I mean never pays to do your job well. I do my job well and what do I get for it? I get special jobs in which I get harassed and abused by other people's supervisors. I don't know if the backstabber hates me or hates my boss, but either way she's proving just how much of a little witch she is. If I ever get out of this special project I'm going to make a point of telling my boss who made me do it that it's only causing me to get abused. It's not helping anything, anyone, anywhere at any time. I told my immediate supervisor, who didn't have a say in this special project, that if this keeps up, I'm filing paperwork against the witch's behavior. Either that, or I'll look for another job.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Busy Day Off

Gee, what all have I done today?

1. Cleaned the filters for the vacuum cleaner
2. Gave Winnie and PJ a bath
3. Cooked a turkey for Steffi
4. Washed some dishes
5. Vacuumed the dining room
6. Dusted the buffet/hutch
7. Cleaned the dog hair off the roller bar of the vaccum cleaner
8. Gathered up some leaves out of the carport
9. Spent a half an hour on the treadmill
10. Took a nap.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Winnie and PJ Have New Dresses

I made these dresses this weekend. You can't see it, but Winnie's has two little straps encircling her neck, sort of like PJ's dress.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

First Day Off

For this, my first day of my three day weekend, I lounged around in bed for a while. I started the day at 5am, like every other day, and after feeding the dogs and cat I got ready and went to the store. I got home and put the groceries away, ate a sandwich I bought at the store, then went to bed for a while. I had brushed the puppies before leaving for the store and this even I brushed them again. It's a hit and miss kind of thing because they won't stand still.

After the nap, I started work on another outfit for the puppies. I'm going to try to put a skirt on this outfit. I've never done skirts before. Hopefully it will turn out.

I went out and got the mail, using the car to get to the mailbox. When I got back to the house, I parked just a little bit away from my parking spot so I could gather up some leaves to get rid of them.

I ate way too much today. I had hopes of sticking to my diet today but that didn't happen. Hopefully it will tomorrow.

Oh, I bought new dog food for the puppies. I was hoping to use it for snacks and treats, but when I put some in a bowl and sat it down on the floor Winnie just started eating it right out of the bowl. She's never eaten her supper that way before. So, it looks like this will be breakfast and supper food for them. PJ ate pretty well too. This food is the dry Beneful stuff.

Friday, February 15, 2008

3 Day Weekend

Yay!!! It's Friday night and the start of my 3 day weekend. Thank you Presidents Washington and Lincoln for doing so many things to earn yourselves a National holiday for us to celebrate. Have you ever noticed the presidents who have holidays are war presidents? Why can't we celebrate peaceful presidents?

Well, I felt like celebrating Valentine's day yesterday so I went completely off my diet. I'm still off the diet but hopefully I'll be back on it and the treadmill tomorrow. Last night I had pizza, an orange swirl cake of some kind (a square in a small plastic container-not a whole cake), and some chocolate candy. Today I had some pizza left and a bunch of candy. I finished off the pizza and ate some of the candy. I'm not a big fan of dark chocolate so I know I'll be leaving that for mom and dad. I was going to give them the leftover pizza from last night but I decided to eat that. At least I didn't eat everything all in one sitting like I would have done a few months ago. And I'm not really interested in eating the chocolate. I was really wanting peanut butter cups.

I bought the last two packs of the really good puppy pads that Walmart sells. I got them today. I hope they put more out for sale.

I've been very, very tired this week. A couple of days I've even gone back to bed before going to work. Maybe I can catch up on some sleep this weekend.

I got my state tax refund yesterday. Not even two full weeks and I got my refund. Who needs to E-file?

There are birds chirping on tv. I'm watching golf and they are in Hawaii. Well, Winnie doesn't like to hear the birds chirping. So, when she does hear them, she barks and keeps barking. I guess I won't be moving to Hawaii any time soon.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Winnie Knows What She Likes

And it isn't Kanye West. I was watching the Grammys last night and when Kanye West started performing, Winnie started barking. She didn't like his first performance. But, when he started singing about his mother, she didn't bark anymore.

It's very cold in here tonight. I made some biscuits to try to stay warm. I even have the furnace turned up.

Tonight starts the Westminster dog show. I'm planning to watch it tonight and tomorrow night.

We're supposed to get 1 to 3 inches of something tonight. The national weather service said just one inch of snow, but other forecasters are calling for 1 to 3 inches. And it's supposed to warm up over night so that it will be rain by mid-morning.

I spent a fortune at walmart this morning. I bought two packages of puppy pads - they are really nice ones that are quilted. I didn't see them the other day when I was there, so I thought I better buy some while I could find them today. And I bought a kit for my digital camera printer.

Mom told me tonight that the post office was going to raise the price of a stamp again. I'd better buy more of the any price stamps before the price goes up.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Well, I had three things to do on my list today and I've done them all. I vacuumed the living room to pick up Fritz's hair. I've printed out a bunch of pictures off my digital camera and put them in the photo album. And I did my laundry.

I got on the treadmill today and walked for almost an hour. My mp3 player went through all of the songs on it and I started over. I don't have very many songs on the player - not because it won't hold many, but because I just wanted Michael Buble on there.

I needed the exercise. I came home from mom and dad's and made a small pan of biscuit bread that was covered in garlic-parmesan butter. It was good but boy am I stuffed.

I also took some bleach water and washed down the bottom half of the exposed walls in the house. I think Fritz has been marking territory.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Here are Winnie and PJ sporting their latest fashions - their Valentine's Day outfits.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

More on the Blogs

Last post, I wrote about Are You Happy Now, Norman Mailer?. I want to expand on that a bit. The author of that blog, Len, I met thanks to the NanoWriMo contest. I got into reading about his novel, Michael Drayton, Detective Guy, and really can't wait until it gets published. I will buy a copy as soon as it comes out and review it here. It's going to be good.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

New blogs

I added three new blogs to the blogs of note section. Chihuahua Craziness and Ramsey and Pablo are blogs about dogs, specifically chihuahuas. And Are you happy now, Norman Mailer is a blog by the guy who's writing the Michael Drayton novel.

Puppy Bowl

I'm watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. Every time the puppies on tv bark, Winnie barks. I wish she would get off my lap and lay in the floor. I can't type with her here.


I just realized yesterday that I seem to always do my taxes on the 3rd day of February. So, I guess this is my Superbowl tradition. LOL.

I made new patterns for Winnie and PJ's dresses. I thought they needed to be a bit bigger so I enlarged them. I did this at my dining room table and I have some storage boxes sitting next to the table. Winnie got up on the box and then put her front paws on the table. She won't be able to do that when I have the next big family dinner.

I had Winnie and PJ at mom and dad's today and both of the puppies got scared of a big fly that buzzed into the living room. PJ shook and shook and eventually went inside her pet carrier to get away from the fly.

It's warmed up nicely today. I don't know how warm it is, but the sun's out and I'm sure ice is melting everywhere. If it was just a bit warmer, I'd go outside and take in some of that sun. Any day over 30 degrees is a good Winter day to me.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


I spent too much today at walmart. I bought a Furreal Friends Baby Pig. It is sooooo cute!!!! And I bought an mp3 player out of the toys section. I didn't get a 'real' mp3 player because you'd have to talk to the walmart workers and they would have to open the glass case and everything. This one I bought works. There's some weird kind of scratchy thing going on with it, like a cassette tape that gets garbled. But it only lasts a few seconds. And this mp3 player is blue, has little hearts on it and rhinestones. So, it's cute. It took me a while to figure out how to work the thing. I couldn't even find where you put the battery for a while. There were no directions in the book about inserting the batteries.

I haven't done anything else today. I need to dye my hair, cook a turkey and do my taxes. I think I can dye my hair tonight and cook the turkey in a little bit. I'll wait to do that until after I go see if there's any mail. I don't want to leave the house with food cooking.

I'm giving the soup diet a break for a few days. I bought some flour tortillas and some chi-chi's shredded chicken fajita stuffing and some lettuce, tomato and low fat cheese and I'm making some 'pizzas' in the toaster oven. I can tell my diet's been pretty bland lately because the I think the chicken stuff is not agreeing with my tummy. Ooh, and I bought these little 4 ounce stoneware ramekins that were on clearance. So, I can make little chicken fajita potpie things too.

Friday, February 01, 2008


Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad it's the weekend. I stopped at the bank and Rite Aid after work today and it was spitting snow. We aren't supposed to get any accumulation though. That's good since I have to do my Walmart shopping tomorrow morning. I did stop by Walmart tonight and I got a 12 inch turkey sub from their deli. I wanted something with lettuce on it. To try to cut the calories, I cut the sub in half, tossed half of the bun away and doubled the fixings up on the part of the bun I had left. It made for a big sandwich. Next time I might take some of the turkey off and feed it to the dogs. I fed them some of the cheese that came with the sandwich.

I have to remind myself to do my taxes this weekend. I forgot all about them today and didn't remember until I read my last post.

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to make the puppies' a Valentine's Day outfit. I'm sure I have fabric that would work but I don't know if I'm that inspired.