Sunday, April 25, 2010

The is the day that the Lord has made!

What a beautiful morning it is here in West Monroe, Louisiana! Jackson is still asleep, Steve is exercising, the 4 dogs are outside, Daisy is not and I am starting breakfast. We are planning a nice breakfast on the deck and we are going to do our own bible study this morning instead of going to church. What a beautiful day to worship God in his own beauty.

God has a plan for all of us, a plan full of hope. Even when things seem absolutely, irreversibly awful, if we seek Him, He will lead us back home and restore to us even more than what we've lost.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Ouch!Hailey was pinching the back of my neck! We were just about to take a picture when all of a sudden somthing starts to sting on the back of my head, and I make this face (Ihave no idea where it came from), just as it flashes in my eyes(the phone/camera). BTW I just got a phone!And Mrs. louanne said that she might let me have facebook when she has time! Lately at school I've got in some TROUBLE. A couple of weeks ago my teacher Mrs. Brown told me to turn in my sheet and there's this cord that goes across the room and she told us to go around it. Well I sorta didn't hear her and tried to step over the cord and everything went BAD. She shouted at me and put outside of the classroom. See Woody (the dog beside me) looks like he's smiling! Thursday 22 of April 2010 in school I went to a play at Dixie Theatres in Ruston, and I went to see Alladin. The guy that was Alladin acted realy realy weird...

Steve made it home safe and sound during all of the bad weather. We had quite a bit of rain and Jackson had lot's of fun playing in a mudhole in the front yard although his Daddy wasn't real happy but it was soooo much fun! Everyone had lots of fun today including all of the dogs. Hailey came over to play with Jackson and we all went to town and bought a new microwave at Sears in West Monroe - when we walked in they offered us popcorn and cokes - how much fun was that. Microwave is installed (the old one started smoking) and we have new lights in the laundry room so I can start washing the dirty clothes. Everything always goes out at once doesn't it...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Steve has been at a school for Financial Advisor's in Rock Island, IL all week and will be home today YIPEE! I can say that it has been really fun juggling a job, the house and five dogs. I am so ready for him to be back home - really hope the weather stays good enough where they can land. We are supposed to have some rough weather today, tonight and tomorrow. This morning I cleaned out around the well so when they come back to work on it they'll have more room. I had a little bit of A+ work to do so I've got that knocked, emailed the client and called the Dallas Office to make sure they received the revised invoices and they did. So now the rest of the day will be devoted to Steve coming home. What must I do? Run back over the house making sure all is picked up, dust free and ready. I think I'll go to the grocery store and pick up somthing for supper - we don't really know what the weather is going to do so I don't know if grilling is in order or not. Right now all dogs are inside and sleeping like dogs - HA! It's thundering and treatening to rain. We also have tornado warnings until 5:00 pm so I bet Steve will be late getting home today - I'll keep all posted as it develops.

By the way - Happy Birthday Danielle!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Good Morning All! Well - Steve is still out of town so I am doing it all by myself. It really isn't that easy to take care of a home, 3 Acres, 5 Dogs and work. Anyway, since we replanted our flower beds (that were destroyed by a yellow dog I rescued & we no longer have) it is my responsibility to make sure these plants are watered good and kept alive while Steve is away. We spent way too much money on these beds to make the house beautiful again. I met George (Walker Well Service) at the house yesterday to fix the well so we are able to water the flowerbeds. Only time will tell if the fix is temporary or semi-permanent. It could require another procedure so I am praying that all is fixed. Leah came over last night and we had a really good visit. We met with the contractor on her house about some item's that needed to be fixed before she moves back in. Her house was flooded by a busted pipe under the sink in the kitchen this winter that flooded the whole house and ruined everything.

All of the dogs are outside today - even Miss Daisy - having a great time enjoying the beautiful weather but, on my way out of the house I stepped in poo. Yes - one of the five had an accident. At least it was on my way out and it wasn't tracked all through the house. I better get to work now - will post more later!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dog #5 - Woody

Woody a rescue too and so sweet! What can I say other than he is a big big teddy bear. He loves to hug and kiss and sleep. He also has so much fun running and playing with the other dogs.

Dog #4 - Lucky Ducky

Ducky or better known as Lucky Ducky is one of the sweetest dogs. She is also the best watchdog we have out of the five. She originally came from Paws and was even the Mardi Gras Queen with Paws one year! Her owner before us moved to California and was not able to take Ducky with her. Ducky loves her new home more than any home she has ever had.

Dog #3 - Lucy

Lucy or sometimes we call her Sybil - HA - I'm sure you get it. Such a sweet girl and then sometimes she is way out there. Lucy came to us traveling about 3-1/2 miles from the previous owner's home. When we found the owner she gave her to us and now we understand it all.

Dog #2 - Rusty

Rusty our hunter! He hunts all day long with his tail wagging as hard as he is running. At night he is ready to come in and rest to be ready for the next big hunt. We adopted Rusty from the pound and fenced him in on 2 acres of running space. He is a happy dog.

Dog #1 - Daisy Mae

My baby girl who will be 10 yrs old on November 25, 2010 - what a great friend she has been to me through the years. She loves all the children and loves to play, chase the squirrels, bunnies and other things. Daisy's main concern is what she is going to eat next (just like a woman) and who is going to take her on her next ride.

Monday, April 19, 2010

So here goes my thoughts for the day. I thank God for all that I have and my health and the health of those I love. We often take life for granted and don't think about all of the little things that we have to be thankful for.

I am waiting on the Well Repairman. Seems the well is saturated - well shouldn't it be? It does hold water - HA. He is going to meet me their around lunch to teach me how to bleed the well when this happens again. I have assisted in bleeding the well before but didn't take notes - I will have a notebook in hand today to take notes.

With 5 dogs you always have something going on in your life. All seems to be relatively quiet now and Rusty, Lucy, Ducky & Woody are all outside enjoying the cool weather. Daisy Mae is inside relaxing and making sure that all is in order inside.

Here is Jackson's latest artwork on display at the public library and this is his 4th year that his artwork has been on display. He said it's fish in the Sea and if you look at it from the side it looks 3D. Wow - isn't he growing up!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thank you Katie! You inspired me to blog and so here it goes and what better to call my blog than The 5 Dog Night...HA.