Monday, August 26, 2013

I got a new puppy!

Today, while I was out, I spotted this cute little puppy.

He looked at me.

I looked at him.

He was very cute!

Then I decided he could be very useful.

He looked thirsty.

I thought I could use a thirsty puppy.

So, I bought him.

The girl at the store carefully wrapped him up in a bag, using it carefully as a blanket around him.

I gently placed him in my van and brought him home..

He was indeed thirsty, so I gave him some water from my portable air conditioner.

That made him very happy and he said he wants to live beside my air conditioners over flow container.

So his wish was my command.

He now resides there to drink the excess water from the hose when I dump my overflow container on the outdoor plants.

I think he makes a nice addition to my kennel!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ho Hum

Hi everyone, hope all is well with ya'll!

Life has been rather ho-hum lately.

I've been doing a lot of dog sitting lately, well, not only dogs, but a cat, 2 Peacocks & 1 Macaw.

Then there's my guys too. I too have dogs & cats.

I've become a kennel manager in some way. Hmmmm

So I've not been hanging out on blogger like I'd like to lately. But I have finally added my cheap, er, inexpensive camera that does videos to my netbook. The netbook has windows8 & won't take my real camera now :-(  There are no drivers for it so I guess at this point, I have to consider my old camera obsolete, which sucks. The memory card in it is sooo big that it doesn't even fit today's new card readers. Bummer.

So I will have to check out cameras out there & make a decision on acquiring a new one.

In the meantime, I've started working on videos again since I have footage that was just sitting there.

Last weekend, we did go to Brazos Bend State Park. I had no idea that it really wasn't that far away from me! It's  a really neat park, but it does have gators! My friends' grandchildren were here, so we took them there. They wanted to see gators, but none were out. So we did some walking & went to the observatory. Saw the moon all close up & personal. Saw Saturn, Venus & the stars of the Big Dipper. That was cool. Especially seeing the rings around Saturn & Venus.

I plan on going back to that park to do some camping when the weather cools down a bit. It's so darn hot. It's just too hot to go camping anywhere, which would really help with my boredom if I could. But me & the dogs would only sit inside of the RV trying to keep cool in the a/c if we tried camping right now.

Here is a link to Brazos Bend State Park:
I plan on buying a park pass for Texas State parks once I do finally get out to do some camping. I also live within an hour of Stephen F Austin State Park too.

I'm still in therapy. That should finish up in the first week of September. I'm not anywhere near where I'd like to be physically. I did pay for the walking we did at Brazos Bend. We didn't do that much, but what we did do was still too much for me. But then, there was also a lot of standing around too. Especially in the lines at the observatory to see through the huge telescopes. But it was cool! Especially with the young boys, which are my friends grandsons. Their excitement of seeing these planets really enhanced our moods for sure.

But since I'm not healing as well this time around, they might put me in another program for more therapy. We'll see. I do need it, but I'm so tired of all this.....

The main chiropractor there told me that it's harder the 2nd time around on the same type of surgeries on the same body part. It just takes a lot longer to heal. I have to agree with that.

Again, I hope all is well with everyone. I'm going to once again, try to catch up on my blog reading. I finally have some quiet time for about 2 hours.

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cool Lamp & Hi

Hi everyone, sorry, I seemed to have gone AWOL again!

Not much happening that's exciting right now.

Started therapy, so am glad of that. Will be even happier once it's all done!

But this time around, it's killing my knees.

I guess I'm just plain 'ol  outta shape!

I get 12 sessions, I've already done 4. So that's good. I hope this will be the end of this 3 year ordeal.

I'll just accept the outcome of how I heal & deal with it.

I can still walk, so that's good. Met one of the patients who totally dislocated her entire foot in a bad fall! Man, that's gotta be really bad. She's full of screws & plates & such. She's lucky that she still has her foot. And she can walk. She'll always have a limp, but she's grateful that she got to keep her foot.

It can always be worse.

We went to a resale shop a few days ago. A friend & me.

I spotted this cool lamp sitting outside. She was taking her daughters old clothes there to donate.

The lamp caught my eye & my subconscious.

Then my real conscious spoke to me when we went inside of the store to shop & look around.

It said "hey stupid, go back outside & take another look at that lamp". So I obeyed.

I could not believe I almost passed it up!

I asked for a price, it had just came in & wasn't tagged. They generally don't sell stuff till it's been processed & tagged.  I got lucky & they sold it to me for $20! But I had to walk inside to pay, then walk back outside with the receipt. My friend was "supposed" to be keeping an eye on it! I saw a man walking away with it & I yelled,"I just bought that!"  Of course, he was taking it inside to get a price on it & they told him I bought it, so he handed it over to me. He wanted it too!

My friend was sitting in her van, a/c running, on the cell phone, not watching. Humpf! Of course, I had to razz her over that one! ;-)

I don't really know lamps, but this one really "spoke" to me. It's a brass lamp on a black marble base. I think it's vintage, but I could not find anything like it on the internet.

If anyone knows anything about it, I'd like to know please.

I like it & think it's cool looking. Of course, not for the RV, I'll just put it in storage with some of my other things.

My internet has been sooo spotty lately. I've fallen way behind on blogger. I hope to get caught up. I'll read a few posts tonight till I lose my connection.

~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~