Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Choosing Paint Colors

After almost 17 years in our home, we are FINALLY going to redecorate the living room, dining room, kitchen and main bathroom!  I got my wish of finding a way to preview how different colors would look in our rooms when I went to Lowe's and looked at a brochure titled "Be a Color Genius."  at Lowes.Olympic.com, you can actually do this!  I was SO excited to find this that I spent three hours playing around with this on Saturday night! 

Right now our living room is blah white with white wallpaper with a light flower print in it on two walls in our living room and one in our dining room.  Our kitchen is a pastel yellow and our bathroom is a very light pink! 

I'm tired of the blah look and old outdated wallpaper.  It's was fun trying different colors and we are narrowing it down and have pretty much decided what we want to go with. You can see our "before" pics and the new looks that we are planning to do here.  If you have any color suggestions you think we should try, let us know in the comments.
I encourage you to give this cool feature a try!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Fragments: Finally Did Some!

Friday Fragments is hosted by Half Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post.


After 17 years, I think it's time to redecorate our rooms and update some things if we are ever going to do it. Right now, just trying to decide on a color scheme and choose some colors that will look nice that are not so blah.

Fascinating Read

I just finished reading Risk Factor: Crossing the Chicken Line into Your Supernatural Destiny by Kevin and Chad Dedmon. I can't stop thinking about it! It's about really putting faith into action and taking some risk to publicly pray for people to be healed. These guys actually go to hospital emergency rooms to pray for people and they get miraculously healed! The one guy prayed for a person in a grocery store that was hard of hearing and then after she was healed, invited other people to come to a certain checkout lane if they had certain health problems and wanted to be healed. A bunch of people showed up and were healed at the grocery store! These are only a couple examples from many that are shared in this book.

Vet Time

We go back to the vet tomorrow with Spunky Doodle to see if she has gained any weight in the last three weeks and see if her ear infection has cleared up. If it has, she'll be getting some shots. I hope it has but am not so sure I did the ointment right. Then Manny goes for his shots and comprehensive exam on Wednesday.

Cat Treats

I found that my cats both like to lick the inside of my salmon package. They also like the sardine juice, but Spunky licked it up so fast that she vomited her dinner shortly after. I'll have to give her less next time. She loves the sardine pops I make for them and that way she has to lick them so that keeps her occupied for a long time.


I am enjoying the outdoors now so haven't been blogging much, as you probably noticed if you are one of our followers. Just feel it's more important to enjoy time with my husband playing tennis and walking the dog together. After all, there are only so many hours in a day so we have to make sure we do the important things.

Sweepstake Surveys

I keep faithfully doing the sweepstake surveys we get from Giant Eagle, Dollar Store and Walmart but haven't won yet. It sure would be nice to win soon!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Loving Husband Surprises Me Again!

My husband surprised me this morning with a new shirt.  The first I saw it was when we went on our early morning walk together with our dog.  This one really made me feel good!

Isn't he sweet?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vet Visit For Spunky Doodle - Good News and Bad News

Chunky Spunky at 13 lbs, March 2010
Jan. 2014 (perfect weight) when we started using the feeder toy to slow down her eating to keep her from regurgitating her food.

Spunky Doodle had to go to the vet today for her regular comprehensive exam and routine vaccines.  It's so hard to find the right amount of food to give her to keep her weight where it should be. I think I need to give Manny more to eat too because he's looking pretty thin as well.   In 2010 Spunky was way overweight, then I finally got her at 10 lbs, her perfect weight, but now she has lost too much.

Good News:
Today I am Skinny Spunky, just 7 lbs.
Spunky gets to eat more often because she lost too much weight now  (Spunky liked hearing this!)  I see more salmon and sardines in her future.  I knew she looked too thin!  No wonder she's always hungry, she's not getting enough to eat!

Her heart is strong, no arthritis, and clear lungs.

She was very good at the vet and even let them pet her furry stomach.

She got out of getting those shots today.

UPDATE 7/22/14:  Her blood work and stool sample results came back good!

The bad news is:

She has an ear infection in her right ear.  That means I have to squirt in some ointment once a day for 21 days! 

We have to go back again in 21 days to see if she's gaining any weight from just being fed more food.  Hopefully she will and there are no other problems.  The ear infection should be cleared up by then too so she can get her shots then.

Going to the vet is so stressful and expensive.  Just the trip today without even the vaccines was over $300, but Spunky is worth it to us.  We hope to have her with us for another ten years!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to Spunky Doodle

This is Spunky Doodle's 10th Gotcha day so time to celebrate!  She is still spunky, living up to her name.

Mom says since I have pretty much outgrown toys but love to eat and hunt for food, she has a  special treat for me today.  Maybe she'll finally let me have some of Abby's dog food!  Or, maybe she'll actually share her ice cream with me.  I don't know what it is but maybe you could help me guess.  What do you think my special treat will be?

You WILL share your special treat with me, won't you?
I got my special treat for lunch:  Salmon juice and bits of salmon--yummy!

I LOVE this juice!

Manny managed to get a little too!

Thanks, Spunky.
Abby got to lick the bag.
When we got back from playing tennis, we found the recycle can knocked over and the Salmon package separated from the rest of the stuff. 
Guess the cats wanted more!
See other cats in this Feline Friday meme.

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