January 14, 2019 New Stuff!

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New rug in the front room!  This is a big deal to one individual in our house.

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Mandy was like…what have you done with my old carpet, I had it smelling just right. (yep that was part of the reason to give it up.)

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And apparently she decided to take matters into her own paws.

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Well Mandy, I see you are making it smell a little more like you…is it soft enough?  Is it going to pass inspection?

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Mandy: Hummm…still deciding.

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Mandy: Okay, not bad, nice and soft, but I will have to work on the lack of odoriferous dog odors.

So far so good with the new carpet!

Something else I will mention we saw yesterday:

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Target just remodeled our local store.  There must have been some event or something because when we arrived to do a little grocery shopping this truck was pulling off the sidewalk and employees were directing it trying to get it out of there.

The weirdest part was who was inside….

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I believe his name is Spot? Thank goodness he wasn’t the driving.

Happy Monday!

January 11, 2019 Morning

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There it is! The view out my window…another day on the rise.

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Looks like it is going to be a pretty nice weekend:

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Not a bad forecast for a Minnesota January.  Been kind of a mild winter all in all, still no snow…makes me a little nervous, just waiting for the ‘other shoe’ to drop. 🙂

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Mandy is two ears up these days!!  She was having so much trouble with one of her ears, I won’t even go into detail, but even a punctured ear drum.  She would keep the left one mashed down flat to her head all of the time.  It has taken us nearly a year to get a grip on her ear problem.  But as you can see, she’s listening with both.  So either we are saying a lot more interesting things around her, or it just feels better…good enough to raise.  Actually it looks a little odd when she holds her ears like that…I think she’s listening for the sound of Cheese, her favorite.

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Mandy: And you know, cheese is pretty quiet, so it takes a good listener to be able to hear someone bite into cheese. I hear more than I let on.  TCHEESEIF

Happy Friday!

January 7, 2019

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Nope, no beautiful sunrise photos to share today…that is fog.  Very cloudy from the upper atmosphere down to the ground.

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Fidget: Not a spot of sunshine to lay in ANYWHERE. Yes, I’m grumpy….

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About the most exciting thing happening the last day or two is that Mandy has decided to do weird things with her paws….like hold them like this…for no good reason.

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Mandy: Boring me again, Mom.

Happy Monday!

January 4, 2019

Sunrise!

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You can still see stars (planets – for you DH), it is such a beautiful clear sky.

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A few light ribbons of clouds forming towards the top of the photo.

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Good morning!

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Coming to the end of the first week of 2019, well it is Friday…TGIF!

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YaY! (The emoji that is supposed to look like me….;)  So weird.)

Fridays my husband works from home causing Mandy to be SO confused about where to lay…the office or the living room???

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Mandy: Mom, can you please go sit in the office. I need to keep an eye on both of you.

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Mandy: Compromise is tough…no bed, but I can see both of you from here when I need to. Just keeping my priorities straight.

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Mandy: Or from here….

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Mandy: We need a bed in the hall by the front door! You guys are making my life difficult.

Happy Friday!

January 3, 2019

Sunrise!

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It’s all about the sunrise today!

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It progresses so quickly.

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And starts to take over the entire sky.

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So vivid.

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So beautiful!

 

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Mandy: Yeah, beautiful.

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Mandy: Is that all ya got today, Mom?

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Mandy: Hummm….an even more beautiful sight.

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Mandy: Now we’er talkin’ progression.

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Mandy: zzzzzzz

Happy Thursday!

January 2, 2019

Sunrise!

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Another beauty! Just want to mention that these photos are taken with my Galaxy 9 Note cell.  No enhancements.

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Panorama photo above.

Winter is definitely here, but the holidays are over so the decorations began coming down.  The tree in the back yard is all snuggled in its box until next year.

Most of the decorations were put away inside but:

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Yup…still up. We love the lights of the tree so it is getting one more week and then away it goes until Holiday season 2019.

The outside lights are still up, until the weekend as well. As it was pretty cold the last couple of days and we are hoping for a little bit of warmer weather (not with a windchill below zero), to take them down.

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Mandy: Mom…

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(quick stretch and yawn)…blurred sorry.

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Mandy: You are boring me to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

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Happy Wednesday!

January 1, 2019 – Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

          Happy Birthday, Mandy!!!

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11 Years Old! Waiting for her Birthday treat, still doing a mean tail spin and playing with her toys.

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Of course there was a lot of this after all that playing – see below.

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We love you more than words can express, Miss Mandy.

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Wishes to all for a wonderful 2019!

Some of our kids come over to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us, which is fun. But let’s start with New Year’s Eve DAY!

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Some snowing and a LOT of blowing going on.

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Was also really cold outside, BUT it was warm inside.

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Wish I would have thought to take a couple of photos before folks got here, but you can still see there was plenty of goodies to eat (and drink).

Games played, initial munching completed, we turned to Rock Band….a New Years Eve favorite.

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Meet one of our drummers!

And our main drummer is below:

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You go girl! 🙂

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Because we moved in just a couple of months ago, the drums needed to be re-assembled, so we put our best people on that.  These are our roadies/techies….above.

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One of the guitar players.

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The other Guitar player.

Me…well….I tend to vocalize or do some drumming…occasionally both at once even when no one wants to hear me.  I am also paparazzi…if you want to purchase a photo of any of these famous rock stars, please let me know. 😉

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Mandy: I am going to start a ‘GoFundMe’ page to purchase ear plugs.

Happy Tuesday!

and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!