Sunday, January 13, 2008

Love is Sprouting/Snag or Tag

   

Spreading a little bit of love here.  Anyway, it's been a super busy week for me for some reason.  The weather was really nice but the snow is falling again tonight.

Some of you have been asking about my Day in the Life journal.  It's sort of just sitting there lonely and abandoned.  The main reason being I don't have the time to keep up with two journals so I sort of blended my chatter into this journal.  Not that I seem to have much to chatter about anymore. 

Today was grocery shopping and football.  I actually got 50 cents a gallon off of gas today because of fuel perks.  Gas is $3.19.  I paid $2.69.  I cannot believe how much gas costs and how much food has gone up lately.

So, my biggest worry this weekend was my Grizzly.  I had to cut back his Rimadyl severely in the fall because it was causing his liver enzymes to get out of whack.  He was doing pretty well on the lower dose.  Yesterday afternoon, I took him out.  He wanted to go to the back so I walked him to the end of our property.  We got halfway back, and his hind legs just gave out on him.  I didn't think I was going to get him in the house.  I was soooo upset.  He could barely walk.  I've increased the Rimadyl back to the maximum dosage for the time being.  It took two doses before he was steady again.  Wow, was I a basket case until he was able to walk gain.  My boy will be 11 in March.  That's old for a large dog. 

Today was hamburger Sunday.  Joey mixes all kinds of stuff in the burgers, and I grill them.  It was a pretty nice afternoon for mid January.  I have stuffed peppers simmering on the stove for tomorrow.  Didn't I say my life was exciting.  Well, one more full week of work and then a long weekend for the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday.

Oops, and I'm storing my a lot of my stuff in Fotki because that last siggy tag was an AOL nightmare to send.  I'mstill going to send what I can but I've been messing around with Fotki and started uploading stuff in there.  ROFL...I didn't realize how easy it was to sort things alphabetically.  I'm so challeneged.  Here's the link:  Public Home | Mschrissyb | Fotki.com   I put some tags in there that have been hanging around on my external drive that I never posted.

Hope everybody has a good week.  I'm thinking spring.  The daylight is hanging around until almost 5:30 right now.

HUGS  Chris

 

                                 

28 comments:

jjdolfin9 said...

Hey Chris,  Sorry you doggie is having so much trouble.  I lost my kitty cat, Smokey just before Christmas and believe me, it's almost as hard as losing a human member of the family.  Let's hope he lives (comfortably) to a ripe old age. Have a good night and Hugs,
Joyce

bridgetteleigh75 said...

May I have this tag with Bridgett and Janya, please?
XOXO,
bridgett

Thanks so much!

bridgetteleigh75@aol.com

lisa41076 said...

Chris, will keep Grizzley in my prayers, Love and Hugs Lisa

ktkamanski said...

I so enjoy your reads, kinda like cozing up to a warm fire in your favorite chair, with your yummy jammy's on to read your favorite book. Sorry to hear of Grizzly's discomfort ~ hoping he finds relief soon. Way to go on the gas discount ~ I have just given up on driving, I just ride my bike or walk (lol). Hoping your week ahead is good to you and brings with it many reasons to smile. Take care and enjoy,
Katie

mcknansmom said...

i was wondering about your other journal.  glad to hear you are having some "boring" time. I think its preferable to drama, drama....
and i love this tag!
tina

tpiez4me said...

Poor Grizzly!  I hate to hear that.  Fotki....I gotta figure that site out.  AOL and Photobucket have been bears lately.  No snow here in NC!  YAY!!!

nay0114 said...

Awww.. your poor boy. I would be upset too.  Glad you're having fun setting up the Fotki account I really think you're gonna love that. It's just so much easier than AOL headaches.
Take care, Chrissie

nightmaremom said...

Nice to see you :)  tags awesome as usual!  I think the weather has us fooled into thinking it's spring.. LOL  
hugs
d

bhbner2him said...

All the best to you and your Grizzly.  Thanks for the link.  -  Barbara

tendernoggle said...

My Annie; a golden retriever/spits mix is getting on up in age also and it pains me to see her walking...she use to love to run like the wind.
I think she is around 11 also.
That is a pretty tag up there but since AOL has messed up putting anniamtion in, I can not do it anymore and try to stick to those that don't move....:-(
Love ya,
carlene

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))Can I have thet with Amanda on it?Thank you.Sounds like you been busy.I hope you have a good week ahead.I wanted to let you know,I snaged all of your graffis on your Foltki site.

happysunshien said...

CAn I have that with Kelly on it?  My great dane is only 5 months and she has a leg thingy going on....we know what it is,...meds keep it from getting worse...and I would cry if something happened to her and she is just a baby....

Kelly

princesssaurora said...

Good to hear from you!  Can you share your stuffed peppers recipe?  Always looking for something new!  Love the tags...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

queeniemart said...

i will check out that fotki in a minute.....i want some of Joey's burgers...sound delic!!
I love reading your words no matter what they are......you got alot off that gas, good for you. I agree totally about the price of food...it HAS gone up. Grizz is in my prayers as you know i know well the pain of watching your best friend be ill. I hope he has  agood week!!
i love you

lisa

siennastarr said...

Well, you have more to write about than I do! lol  I just feel like I am so boring.. and if I bore myself, what the hell must I be doing to the few people that do still read me? lol  So.. I really don't journal much anymore.  
Always good to hear from you Chris...  I'm sorry to hear about Grizzly.. I hope the meds help and then you can lower them again, so his liver enzymes don't get all out of whack again.  I swear, you're damned if you do... and you're damned if you don't, huh?

Love to you, my sweet friend,

Jackie

astoriasand said...

Hi Chris good to read you again.Not to worry about th eother journal I feel writing in this one is ideal.We have only one spot to go to then and only one alert to rely on and thats omething init'self alone the way AOL were last week Grrrrrr.Sorry to learn of grizzly my sons Dalmation has the same prob  OLD AGE the vet told them and cannot believe he has lived so long for that breed of dog he is 14 almost.Petrol here is a terrible price and the cost of living just goes up and up I do not know how pesioners live who are alone or people like yourself with no hubby .It is so so hard,I feel for everyone in this group.it's Time wages went up at the the same speed .I will go tot the fotki site when I have more time tanhx for sharing .I love th eend tag of your journal it is beautiful.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris nice to read you again ,I agree with what Kath said in the previous comment ,as long as we have this one to read ,I   have snagged the lovely graphic ,thankyou ,I love forgetme nots ,so sorry to hear about poor old Grizzly ,As with humans it gets harder as you get older I hope he will be OK ,your burgers sounded scrummy lol Keep warm ...love Jan xx

brendaspears97 said...

Sorry about old man pooch....and I think everybody is going fotki. I have to go and have me a look see.

Brenda

springangel235 said...

Poor Grizzly...my prayers are for the meds to stablilize him at a definite dose.  I know how hard this is on him...and the family too.  I'm happy I am not the only one with spring on my mind....hope we have an early spring for all.  Hugs and love,
Joyce

sangrialel said...

I hope your dog is doing better!!  Linda

chat2missie said...

I love Fotki.  It frees up so much space on your computer, plus, if your computer crashes, you still have what you stored on Fotki.  Enjoy your week.
Missie

queenb8261 said...

Prettty tag. Is it OK to snag from your FOTKI site?
Nice of Joey to do up the burgers for you.
Poor Griz. I'm glad he perked up when you increased the rimadyl. Our "pet" stray cat that I didn't want in the first place and told tom I
wouldn't let her in the house till he took her to be checked by s vet. Wellit got real cold the other night and she split. Haven't seen her snce. :( Oh well )amd to think I am the one with the cat phobia.  '
Anyway....Have a good week. Love N hugs, Barb

lanurseprn said...

Beautiful tag! Poor Grizzly. I feel so bad for him.
Hope you have a good week!
Love ya,
Pam

rdautumnsage said...

Keeping Grizzly in my prayers on the smoke. I would be heartbroken if I had to watch Pickles go through that. I'm always delighted when there is a post from you my friend and I think you have plenty to say (winks). (HUgs) INdigo

eyesbaerle said...

Hope Grizzly is doing better by now. Awesome tags! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Maria

carolelainedodd said...

Bet the hamburger were good.
I wish our petrol was that cheap.  We pay that much for a litre.!!!
Sorry to hear your big boy is not well. I'm sure he has a few more years left in him yet.
Take care
Carolxx

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I love your Love is Sprouting tag..would you tag one for me..Love love love it!  Hugs,TerryAnn

nortenadcorazon said...

Thank U for this Pretty Snag :)
Very Nice !
Have a Great Week Ahead~
Deb