Friday, December 06, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Today was a busy day - we packed up all the fall ornaments and set up the holiday ones, while baking a turkey pot pie and cleaning up the house. I went for a bike ride along the American River as well. It was a bit chilly and I should have dressed warmer.
While setting up the tree, we broke a few ornaments, but that's pretty normal each year.
Click on the photo above to see a few more.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The kids had a great day at the pumpkin patch yesterday with their granddad and then came home for some warm stew. Today they baked biscuits for breakfast, and then we all went to the ski swap, where they got kids ski boots, in the same brand that their mom uses.
Busy weekend, and they're still not feeling 100% -- there was some vomiting this morning -- so we figured out how to use the steam vacuum cleaner too.
Click on the picture for the full slideshow.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Today was St. Francis's day, when the traditional blessing of the animals is given. We corralled all the felines, into three hissing bags, along with the more placid containers of dogs who are no longer with us, and brought them to the church courtyard for prayers. All of them, the hissing and the calm, were thanked for their love and companionship over the years, and we prayed that we will always keep them in our hearts.
Afterwards was the Airing of Grievances when Ru Ru let us know that she didn't care for the whole adventure, so she peed in the pet carryall in retaliation. So I had give her a bath when we got home, and she is scheduled to be groomed tomorrow, so she's going to go through all this again tomorrow.
If you click on the picture above, you can see a slideshow.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
After 14 years, the family dachshund passed away last week. He had been struggling in the last month or so, but he enjoyed life greatly -- sunning himself, getting pet, filching the occasional treat. The girls really loved seeing him and are saddened, even if they don't understand completely, why they can't see him anymore. At least everyone got to see him on his last weekend, as somewhat fortuitously the whole family was in town for his last few days.
The girls ask about him at night, when they recite their prayers, when among the list of petitioners, are all the pets names. Good pets are companions that live on in our hearts. Pablo was one of those.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 09, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A little bit of a break from packing up GaGa's house, at the nearby beach.
Click on the above to see a slideshow, and make sure to dust off the sand so it doesn't get on your keyboard!
The girls swimsuits are the whole body style, and are supposed to protect them from sunburn.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Then we went to the grocery store and then to the library which had a class on beekeeping, along with a couple of real live hives. The girls learned all about the industrious bees, and of course, sampled some honey. If you click on the picture you can what it looked like; the bees are buzzing under the blue covered hives.
They've spent a lot of time at their Nonny's in the last week while we've been packing and have
had so much fun, that being at home, with my rules is sometimes a shock for them....