Cool stuff I want to do!

Today was a an extremely rare day.  Michelle had errands to run with her brother.  He is hosting Christmas morning at his house and needed the stuff that Michelle is going to make for breakfast,  Yep, we will be at his house, but if we want a yummy breakfast, it better be Michelle cooking.

Afterwards she went to mom’s to help with the wrapping of presents.  Then she got to have some fun, and spend the afternoon with one of her best friends having a snack, drinking good wine and just chatting.

I had the house to myself and nowhere I needed to go…. Continue reading

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First aid kit for pets

Mountainstroh (Tony):

I never thought of this! Leave it to my buddy the Vet to give a good idea for those with bets! Especially those that hike with pets!

Originally posted on sage country animal advice:

Most of us don’t think about a first aid kit for our pets….until you need it.    A lot of the items may be things you have scattered around the house, which may be fine, unless you can’t find them when you need them or it may turn out you don’t have what you need at all.

All it takes is a container big enough to hold most of what you need. (I recommend waterproof such as a sealed plastic tupperware)  You can store it in a bathroom or hallway cupboard to have on hand when it is needed, and can easily stash it in the car for road trips and camping.  Then, in case of an emergency, you will have what you need, easily accessible, when you need it.

  • Rectal thermometer with lubricant. (you may scoff but knowing a pets temperature gives vital information if they are sick…

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OK, tell me when you get tired of me blogging about the kids!

It is amazing how one year can suddenly be different from almost every year prior.  Here we are, the week before christmas week, kids are getting ready to go on Christmas Break from school, and for the last five years at this time, I was mad as hell.


Why you ask? Well I’ll tell you…. Continue reading

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I had to give it all I had to keep up with her!

There was a time, way back in the way back days (ok maybe 10 years ago or so, I was a runner.  I did 5, 10, and 12Ks on a regular basis, and once (ONLY once) I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles)

I ran well enough to complete my one and only Half a thon, 13.1 miles in just over 2 hours!

I ran well enough to complete my one and only Half a thon, 13.1 miles in just over 2 hours!

A week after this picture was taken I had a hernia operation and never got bad into running shape.  Today proved that to me a bit! Continue reading

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The girl who saved Christmas!

Ladies and gents you have heard me say many things about my wife Michelle.  She is a great wife, the perfect mum for the boys, a loving daughter and sister (though lord knows these two can be challenging) the best friend and, bar none, the owner of the biggest heart I’ve ever met. She is simply a giver, and does everything in her power to make others happy.image


So last week when her best friend called and said “Michelle I need your help!” she was on it! Continue reading

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One of those rare December days..

Any one who has ever spent time in Seattle, especially as Fall slides into Winter (Winter is Coming!) would be willing to bet that on any given day, it would be raining.



Yesterday they would have been correct! Continue reading

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There is Evil afoot!

It happens every year, about this same time. The evilness invades the office….

It starts sneaking up around Halloween, when there are bowls full of candy all over just prior to the big night, and then overflowing the day after.  All that candy that wasn’t handed out has to go somewhere, and it ends up at work.

But then, sometime after Thanksgiving and before the Holly Jolly Holiday, the ultimate example of the darkside appears, sometimes, like today, out of the blue.  Yes, you all know of what I speak, the Office Holiday Pot Luck!!  <shiver> Continue reading

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