Saturday, May 30, 2009

All The Gang In One Picture

From left to right here is the run down of The Gang.
1. Cojak his is a blue, who will be 3 in October.
2. Mariah she is a blue who will be 2 in December.
3. Chloe is an Isabella w/blue mask, 3 in July.
4. Dakota she is a Lilac will be 2 in December.
5. Tink, she is an Isabella w/ blue mask. 2 in Dec.
6. Scooter, he is an Isabella w/blue mask. 3 in June.
Cojak and Chloe are the parents to Mariah, Dakota and Tink. They are my pride and joy! They are also alot of work, to which I give alot of credit to helping with them to my son but mostly my hubby. He is the main care giver when I go to work. He is great with them, although I'm sure they get under his skin some days.
I don't ever plan to be without at least one Pei in my life. My Chloe Belle is my heart dog!

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Followers!

Wow, wow, wow, I got on here today, to find that more people are following us! I'll have to really get with the program and start leaving more interesting stories now! I'm so glad!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Off to work I go!

I had to come back to work today! BOOOOOO!!!! I really so wish I could be a stay at home person. I love my house, I love my family, including my 6 delightful Pei, if I could just stop spending money, I'm sure I could manage staying home all the time. to make that happen? I give up, so it's off to work I go each day. I am glad I have a job, just wish I didn't need one.

Jonathan and I went down to Sinclair college, here in Dayton today and got to talk with a counsellor for people going to school with learning disabilities. We have to wait and see if the testing he has had done will be enough, or if he will have to have more done. After that is determined he will have to take a placement test, and hopefully get enrolled for the fall quarter.

He has been enjoying his new laptop. He gets on it alot each day, but I want him to realize he needs to stay on top of his chores as well. We are also going to start working on his driving skills hopefully sometime soon. I'd like to know he can drive if he needs to.

The dogs are doing well. Tink seems to be shaking her head alot, think I'll have to give her a good ear cleaning soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Final Gift for the Graduate

Tonight, we took Jonathan out to eat for his last gift from us for graduation. He chose to go to TGIF and we had a good time. I will state though, the entire time we were gone, my thoughts were wandering to the dogs, and wondering if they were tearing anything up, were they fighting, or were they just asleep and resting?
Once we got home, I went around to the front door and let the big guy(Cojak) out, he stays in the front part of the house while we are away. LB went through the garage and let the rest of the gang out. Once they calmed down, I was dirty, but it was nice to get out for a bit. It's not something we do as a family very often, as someone usually stays home with the dogs. So, Jonathan goes in the morning to see a counsellor to find out what he can take in the fall for college courses.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

We didn't do alot for the holiday. Yesterday, LB and his siter went out to decorate their family graves. I used to go with him to do it, but his sister moved back to town a few years ago, so I let them have this memory time together every year. Has to make it more special when a family member is there with you, I think anyway.

Today, I took Jonathan to get his graduation gift from us. Well, it didn't really start out that way, but it all worked out. We went by Best Buy on the way to the mall, and he seen the laptop he was wanting. He is so happy with his new computer, he stayed on it all night, well, after he wrote out and addressed all of his Thank you notes for people who sent him money for his graduation.

He did get to spend some of his money on the laptop as well as getting some new clothes, so he did good with the spending.

We were going to grill out, but decided to just cook some hot dogs and hamburgers in the house and call it a day. We are pretty laid back these days, all in all it was a nice and relaxing day.

LB split wood I think just about the entire time we were out shopping. I always worry about him, but he seems to be doing pretty good with his back and leg/foot problems these days. I notice though that he does seem to tire out alot quicker, I try to make him take it easy a bit, but boys will be boys!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Graduation Day!

May 22, 2009 The day my son graduated from high school! Yipeeee!
I am so proud of him, he behaved himself like a gentleman, I was afraid I'd cry but I didn't. It was a rowdy ceremony, but I guess the kids were happy to be done. He has an appt. for next Wed at the local community college here in town with a counsellor. Hopefully we will get him enrolled in something for the fall. He received quite a few cards, as well as money, which he really seemed excited about.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jonathan went to his Baccalaureate

Tonight was Jonathan's Baccalaureate for his class at a local church. He and his dad went to it, and he said he was glad that he went. He said the minister told them not to concentrate on the past but to be concerned only with the future. He really seemed to have enjoyed the message.
I stayed home tonight with the doggies, so that we aren't leaving them two days in a row for awhile. I really wasn't even planning to have Jonathan go, but LB said it was part of their graduation ceremony, and he thought he should go, I'm glad he suggested it, and that they went.
One more day, this time tomorrow he'll have the diploma in hand and be feeling pretty good about the accomplishment.
He's been getting some cards in the mail from friends and family, and even some money which he is really into. He's putting it all up and writing on the back of his cards so he can send out thank you notes. Thought that was good on his part.

Chloe On Patrol

Today, it was a really pretty day out! I believe it is getting a bit on the warm side though, as they didn't all feel the need to stay outside all day. Especially Mariah and Chloe they would rather stay inside with me and watch what is going on outside. Chloe is on her throne! This is where she loves to set and patrol the neighborhood for any moving objects.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boy that's a Big Picture!

I didn't know it would be soooo big! Anyway, this is a pix of my hubby, whom I love so very much. We have been married now for 8 years. As in all marriages, we have had the good and the bad, but I wouldn't trade him or the marriage for anything in the world!
He's my Knight in shining armor! That's what I've called him since the beginning. We spend alot of time together when we can. Easier now, because he is retired. He probably spends more time with the dogs than what he would like, but he is a great househusband!
Trying to think of something special to do for him on Father's Day this year!
Anyway, just wanted to share him with everyone on here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Outside almost all day

Not too much to report here. Today was Jonathan's official first day out of school! He got up, ate, and walked over to where his Dad and Papaw were cutting wood. Helped out there and then came home. The dogs stayed outside all morning, with the exception of my shadow, Mariah. She doesn't stay out too long if I'm inside. Chloe and Tink took breaks and came inside, but the other 3 stayed out the entire time. They love laying out there in the sun right now. The weather was really nice, cool, but sunny. I dread summer, I don't like the heat as much as I used to.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scratching in the Night

I get home night before last and let the dogs out as I usually do. Hubby went up to bed with Scooter in tow, and I stayed downstairs with the others as our usual ritual to let them settle down long enough to start drifting off to sleep but hopefully not long enough for Cojak to fall into full slumber. He's a bear to wake up just to go upstairs, seems like it takes me 5min or more just to get him to wake up. Some guard dog!
Anyway, once upstairs, I shower, and give the 3 that sleeps with us their nightly snack, and lay back to begin watching a bit of tv. Turn the baby monitor for the downstairs on to listen and make sure all is peaceful. SCRATCH, feet running, SCRATCH, SCRATCH, more feet. I get up and go down to see what is going on. There is styrofoam all over the floor in the family room. Some one had gotten one of the kitchen chair pads and properly destroyed it. That's the third one now, by the way. So I pick up all the pieces, meanwhile just fussing at all 3 of the ones downstairs. Bad dog, I say, you shouldn't do that. Just scolding away. I throw the stuff away, come out of the laundry room, 2 of the 3 are gone, and Dakota is slinking around with her tail tucked between her legs, head held down. The other three went and hid under things, and wouldn't come out! Now I feel bad, cause I scolded them. Sheesh, to look at them you would have thought I beat them, they just have a way of pulling at your heart huh? So, naturally I apologized, started talking baby talk to them, and all was right with the world.
Told them to go to Nighty-nite, back upstairs to bed I went, no more problems.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Last Week of School

We are on the last leg now! This is Jonathan's last week in school! He'll be out for a week and graduate on the 22nd of May. I will be so glad, now hopefully he can find a part time or full time job this summer. Keeping my fingers crossed for that too. He wrote out his announcements this weekend so they will go out tomorrow. He still hasn't tried on his cap and gown, but I figure we still have a bit of time for that. Wonder will I cry! Of course I will, better remember the tissues and make sure LB has the camera in his hands.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dog Fight

Cojak got jealous of the others getting attention from LB the other morning, and poor Scooter got a gash on the top of his head. LB said it was a bit rough to get them apart, and for whatever reason Cojak also grabbed Tink by the jaw. I had just gone up to catch afew zzzzs that morning and came down to help clean up the blood. We put peroxide on everyone and now all seems fine. Of course later when I did lay down, I dreamed of none other than a dogfight. ARGH! Silly dogs, I hate when they fight, although I should mention Scooter and Cojak havent' been at it since around October so that is pretty good.
Later when I got up, Cojak is licking on Scooters head, as if to say, "Im sorry", goofy dogs!

Announcements Ordered

So, this past Sunday, I ordered Jonathan's graduation announcements. I think they should arrive by next weekend hopefully. I told him it is his job to write out the address' to those he's sending them to. Gosh, I still can't quite get my mind wrapped around the fact that he is graduating! I'm sure I'll cry, so I better have LB hold the camera so we get a nice picture!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I just verified my phone to be able to send a post to the blog. Probably post more often now.

Down Day

I had to work yesterday, which was the first Saturday to work this year. A bit strange to say the least, but I'm glad, I can use the money.
Dogs are all doing good, in fact they are due for a bath, but I think I'm gonna take the day to rest and have some down time. I am learning to play a new game, EQ2 and may get on for a bit later.
I put a crockpot of potato soup on earlier, so as soon as its done, we are going to eat it with some french loaves.
The weather has been anything but consistent here. Today its a bit overcast but the good news is I believe its only in the 60's which is nice. I can't stand when its hot in the house anymore.
Jonathan is getting closer to graduation. It will be May 22nd, can't believe my baby is graduating.

About Me

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Jefferson Township, Ohio, United States
This is a blog about my life. Nothing fancy and nothing of consistency very much either, as I tend on occassion to forget to write on here. Anyway, I'm a married woman of 38. My son Jonathan just graduated from high school and now in the process of figuring out what to do next. We have 6 Chinese Shar Pei, and that pretty much sums me up.