Thursday, April 16, 2009


Lucy cracks me up!! I get the feeling - most days - that she was a person in a former life.

She Looooves to chase the ball. She's not really what you'd call a "retriever" though...outta sight - outta mind, yup - that's my girl!! lol Because of this Love, (and the fact that I totally throw like a girl) we bought a "whip-it" a couple years has been my salvation!!! I can send that ball flying for miles with just the flick of a wrist! Since we can't really walk her on the's been a gawd send for exercise purposes and she has yet to complain!

Now that the snow is gone, I've found all 17 tennis tennis balls that were lost in the fall...just as the snow arrived, tennis balls became invisible as they hit the ground. Did you know that a dog can totally give you a dirty look?? Cuz I got one every darn time that ball disappeared under a cm of snow!!! I tried to convince her to run after it, but all I got was a huff!! LOL crazy dog!

Most of the field is dry - and perfectly suited for ball chasing. I'm still recovoring and can't really manage a full out Whip of the ball...but she hasn't really had much exercise all winter so we both started slow...I threw it a decent distance, about a dozen times and she plodded slowly to go get it, then plodded back to drop it at my feet. Poor thing, that night she was soo sore!! lol I had to laugh, but the loaf of peanut butter toast I fed her seemed to make her feel better! lol

This morning, she waited with the girls for the bus. She's really very good - she knows where her limit is, and sits quietly beside me as they hop on (being sure to bark a single thundrous bark at the bus before it eats her children). While we were waiting Soapy said something about Lucy "whizzing" in the field, but Lucy was beside I politely corrected my cherrub that we don't say "whizz"... As it does every morning, the bus arrived and ate the children. Lucy was pretty spunky so I decided to toss the ball for her for a bit before breakfast. This morning, though, she was jogging in a totally weird pattern?? I'd throw the ball straight...but she'd run in an arc allllllllll the way up and around then back down to get the ball. On her return, she jogged alllllll the way down then back up to drop it at my was totally weird! I made the mistake of distracting her when I threw it, so she didn't see it's path. This resulted in the inevitable look that I get from her that I'm positive sounds like "good girl Mommy!! You threw the ball!!!" I squish accross the field (in a straight line) to get the darn ball - I found tennis ball 18 this morning! lol Lucy, however, followed off to my side...watching me, and looking at the ground?? too weird! So halfway accross the field, she starts to spazz out??! Anyhoo - I look down and SHE TOOK A DUMP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!!! LOL THAT is why she was avoiding the center!!! ROTFL So I pull the grocery bag out of my pocket - dealt with it - then collected number 18, the ball I threw and the light up rubber ducky that we lost in November!! LOL

I suppose there's no point in mentioning that the next time I threw the ball in a straing line...Lucy jogged in a straight line to get it! LOL She also made it a point to watch the ground alot on the way back!! She cracks me up!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


So...Yesterday, I took a trip in town. I saved up my energy all day and then went with hubby to take the girls to sparks/guides. Well...I'm dumby, cuz I totally forgot about the notice that last night was selling cookies night!! Yeah - we stood outside the doors for about 15 minutes...then figured it must have been cancelled, so we left. About 2 minutes ago - I found the e-mail reminding me that I'm a bad mom!

Anyhoo...I shuffled my way into the Superstore and i'm really still walking funny! It felt like everyone was staring at me!!! (I'm pretty sure they were!) With any luck, the nurse lady will remove my 2nd drain today and then I'll officially be "Unplugged!"

Now, I'm on my way to try and take a nap in my very own bed...for the first time in almost 2 weeks!!! The recliner has been a blessing...but I miss my bed. Sleeping in a chair every night is just weird!! It's funny cuz I know that the second I try to nap...the freaking phone will ring!! What is up with that?!

Oh well...Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nearly cordless and other random ramblings!!

This surgery thing is hard work!! I'm like a little old lady, shuffling around the house!! Today marks day 8 on my 6 week recovery, and I am suprised that I'm not climbing the walls yet!! I'm thanking the gawds above for my recliner!! Who knew a chair could be so comfy to spend the night in...night after night after night!!!

I'm also thankfull that I'm not in pain!! I don't know weather that's normal, or if I just have I higher tollerance then the average bear?? In either case, I'm really not taking anything for pain...aside from the occasional Advil for - of all things - a head ache!!

So having the house allll to myself is weird!! The day flashes by me like crazy, thanks to the Twilight series (that I'm almost finished - sniff!) Book 1 & 2 were done in no 3 took some adjusting was like they changed writers or book 4 I was like "Oh COME ON!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS??!!" and totally ready to drop it...but I'm now on page 610...which is pretty much done.

The nurse stopped by today and took out my right drain. first - let me take a moment to say EWWWW!!! I'm soo totally thrilled to be relieved of at least ONE blood grenade!! I probably should have taken more pictures...but maybe it's best that I haven't?? I won't get into're welcome! Being cordless will be AWSOME!! Sponge baths kinda suck!!

Lucy has been the ultimate guardian! She helps keep my feet warm, checks on me often, helps me recline the recliner, pushes me back when I go to far and get stuck! (THAT I should have had pictures of!) and keeps me company when I'm home alone...good dog!!

So now...I think I'll go grab a snack and take a quick nap before I read the last few pages of book 4, while waiting for my crazy family to get home. I don't think this is a lifestyle I'd want long term...but the break is nice!!