Thursday, November 28, 2013
Here’s what happened this past week…
*The leaves are FINALLY done. Thank goodness. We did two really good hard days of leaves — meaning, pretty much leaves all day. Started in the morning and did them for about 3 hours, then came in for lunch and after eating, back outside for another couple of hours. Let me tell you…food tastes really good when you’ve been working hard. Let me also tell you…it is not very much fun going back outside after sitting down and eating…your muscles cool down, you start to get chilly, you are beginning to get achy…and yet you have to keep going. I am just SO GLAD that they are done. We had a total of 68 bags. Of course the day after we get them all done it rains ALL DAY long. I was so nervous that the bags were going to fall apart since it does say that if the bags fall apart, the city is not responsible for picking them up. Thankfully, the day after the rain it got really cold and the leaf bags were almost frozen…when I saw them being picked up, the leaves inside didn’t even move…they were frozen!
*Dancing with the Stars is done 😦 Amber won and I truly thought she deserved it. I can’t wait for the next season already!
*Izzy went to the vet to be checked out for all these lumps she is developing on her body. There must be about 5 of them. It was so funny, before we went we were trying to locate all the lumps and write down where they were so that when we went to the vet it would be easier to locate…of course Izzy thought this was a game and kept moving around! Turns out that our options are 1) to have each of the lumps biopsied or 2) wait and see what happens. We have decided to wait and see what happens. So far Izzy has been acting the same, no personality changes. The lumps are not getting bigger in size. I truly think that they are probably just fatty deposits or cysts. If they start to get bigger or Izzy isn’t acting like herself, we can always get it done then. We just thought having her put under and then making sure she doesn’t lick all the incision sites could be a bit much.
*The scrap metal people came and picked up a bunch of scrap metal…2 old air conditioners, 2 dehumidifiers, 2 wheelbarrows, a lawnmower, a weed wacker, an old fan, and curtain rods…it sure has freed up a lot of space in the garage!
*My new ice cream maker came in! I made ice cream in it for Thanksgiving…OMG…SO GOOD. RICH and CREAMY! The best part…knowing all the ingredients that are in it…nothing artificial.
*It was nice that I didn’t have to work the day before Thanksgiving. Gave me lots of time to get my stuff ready to go over to Kimm’s parents — Butter and Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots, cranberries, ice cream, Chex Mix, green bean casserole. We had a very nice Thanksgiving meal….all of the above with roasted potatoes, stuffing, crescent rolls, cheesy broccoli casserole, wine. Of course pie for dessert — apple and pumpkin! I did have to go to work that night, but thankfully only for one night!