Thursday, February 17, 2011

What a day - and it's only noon!...

Today has been such a good day so far! I got JP off to work, had some breakfast, grabbed the mail and went for a walk to the mailbox and back. I must have gotten too much fresh air or something on that walk because I came in the house and decided that this is the day I'm gonna finally shampoo our carpets....hoo boy did they need it! So, of course, I had to detail vacuum before getting the shampooer out. So, here I go vacuuming along, even getting some of the dust on the tables when schwoop---there goes my favorite gold chain and cross necklace!! Sigh... I emptied the contents of the canister into a bakery box so I could pull it out and get on with it---was it there? No. Heavy Sigh... I knew I was gonna have to take that stupid (who's stupid?) thing apart. So, I got my little screwdriver and took the back part off and fished out my beloved necklace. Of course, I had the help of Charlie and Violet.

I must explain this picture. I've named it Violet's temptation. I had a Kleenex next to me while I was working and that is her absolute favorite thing to steal and eat, so she was waiting for me to turn my back. It's kind of like me trying to ignore a brownie--it's just one of those things.


So, I finally got the carpets completely finished! Yippee... :O) I decided to go outside where the dogs play and walk the fence to make sure no unwelcome guests can just waltz in and Scrappy can't get out. I found a few spots that needed attention and fixed them and, of course, there was a stick game going on.

I have forgotten to show you our first batch of homemade wine! It's White Grape/Cherry and it turned out really good.

The day isn't over, Corrie and Daisy have their annual check up this afternoon. Corrie isn't going to like it but Daisy loves any opportunity to get attention. Tomorrow I'll take Speedbump and Violet and we'll be all done for another year. Did I say there wasn't much going on here in a previous post? What planet was I on that day? We're enjoying the spring like weather here in the holler and so thankful for it.

Blessings from the holler to you... 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too thought I would go out and do something but the sun just won't come out and even though it is warm enough, it just looks so gloomy. I dug up a hisbiscus and moved it to another spot in our yard however. I am waiting to get a trailer load of mulch and start the process of shoveling and spreading that out on my flowerbeds for this coming year. I have to wait on my husband and his schedule to help with the hauling since a trailer is involved. With all the cold weather and now the warmer temperatures, I am so ready to get started. B.

Cindy said...

You have outdone yourself with these pictures! Really neat! You must be soooo tired from carpet cleaning, but what a wonderful feeling to have it done! The kleenex pic is so funny, as well as you helper, Charlie. And that must be the best pic of the stick game ever---I never tired of that. Do you have to let that wine age? I know nothing about it, but it looks very professional! Hope all goes well with the vet visits and that the entire pack if fit as a fiddle!

Carmen C. said...

Glad you were able to dig the necklace out:) That is a BIG stick for the stick game, I'm impressed!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You sure did have a very full day and WELL before it was even near being done. We are so glad you found your necklace - and no damage, we hope.

Hope the vet visits went well too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lena said...

I'm glad you got your favorite necklace out of the vacuum! I've been known to do that with knitting needles, beads....you name it. Hi Charlie - did you help mama with the vacuum cleaner? You sure look interested! Hope the vet visit went well. Have a wonderful blessed weekend!

Paula said...

That is so funny about the necklace... those little hiccups always let you know what kind of day it will be... *sigh*...
The wine looks wonderful~ I'll bet it is dee-lish.

Sierra Rose said...

Don't know if our previous comment was submitted or not...but wanted to say...love the stickie game! Wishing I could join in! Your homemade wine looks fanatstic!
Such patient vacuum supervisors :)

Hope to see you again soon :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose