Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Maddie's TV Debut

video


Maddie was on a local TV show last winter and I thought I would do a blog post about it today. We have a show here called Show Me St. Louis and Amber is a friend of our daughters, and does segments on the show occasionally. Here she was just 5 weeks old. This past year has gone by so fast. I thought I would show parts of a recent video I did with Maddie. So many times when we are just blogging and meeting people through our writing and picture sharing, we don't get to experience the person's voice. So, this is me talking to Maddie.
Well....that did not workout, but I will post this anyway. I only have snippets of time here and there, and I have not been able to figure out a way to get blogger to accept my movie. Back to the drawing board when I have time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bitter Cold

photo courtesy of wiki commons

Our weather is going to become colder than it has been for at least 10 years. I did all of my outside errands today with the hopes of NOT having to go out again the next few days. I had to get all the party items for the baby. They are in Europe for a vacation and I haven't seen her for almost a week. I miss her and can't wait to get to see her, hopefully on Friday. So, for tonight I plan on sitting in front of the TV and knitting. That is what I did last night and I watched 2 hours of 24. I thought it was pretty good, even though I have only seen maybe a years worth of shows so far. Keifer Sutherland just YELLS too much, in my opinion. Speak softly and carry a big stick Jack.
Whenever I know I am going to sit in front of the tube, I go on line and check out what will be on. We have basic cable. I don't know how many channels that includes, but it is rare that there is anything worth while on any of those channels. I could really go back to no cable myself. My husband couldn't because of sports, but most of what I watch is on the networks that have been on since I was a child. NBC, CBS and ABC. Tonight the only thing I saw to watch is American Idol. It is never all that interesting in the beginning, but since there isn't anything else on, I guess I'll watch it. Maybe Simon will say "What the bloody HELL was THAT?" That is my favorite line of his.
The knitting needles await me.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Marley and Me

Clifford (as a puppy)

We went to see the movie "Marley and Me" last night. Our dog Clifford is going to be 15 in May. His health is not all that bad for his age. He isn't really on any medications other that some fish oil tablets for very bad dry skin. However I do find myself checking him for signs of life fairly often. The average age for dogs is 13. So far we have been very blessed with a couple of extra years with him. The movie was good. Just not what I really wanted to see, with having a dog the age ours is. I had not read the book, but from what I had heard about it, I thought it was about a very mischievous dog. I didn't know the dog was going to die. I cried and cried and cried...like a baby. I know I should be happy for all the time we have had with Clifford, but I still am not ready to accept him no longer being with us. If anything, the movie did make me appreciate every day we have left with him. I would not recommend seeing this movie if No. 1 You are in a similar time and space with your dog, or No. 2 You are as big a cry baby as I am.

Aside from that, I got a lot of things accomplished today. All Christmas decor is put back in the closet and we rearranged our furniture for Maddie's birthday bash on Saturday. Our weather is supposed to turn bitterly cold this week, but I still haven't heard much in the way of any snow accumulation. I fear we will get hit right about the time our trees try to bud out. That has been the norm the past couple of years.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever