Thursday, June 27, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


This was a very hard week for me.  My Guinea Girl, who was quite the talker had stopped whistling, squeaking and all the cute noises she made.  She was always so happy in the morning when she heard me coming down the stairs, knowing that breakfast was coming.  Her sweet sister always sat back and let Lacey do all the talking.  When Lacey started to get sick, Luna, took up the slack and she started whistling for her sweet cage mate, letting me know they wanted some treats. Lacey showed no interest in food whatsoever, but I kept offering the same food as always, and saying what I always said when I was bringing them food, "Are my babies Hungry?"  Lacey and Luna would immediately get on the hind legs and perch up on their cage waiting for their food.  I always rubbed there heads between their ears. Lacey stopped all this on Thursday.  Numerous trips to the vet entailed this week.  I made all her food now, I juiced all her fruits and veggies and hand fed it to her through a syringe, she ate it like a champ..little chirps would come from her.  Not sure if the chirps were of happiness, or pain, or just saying thank you :)  The feedings continued and I upped them through the night.  It was like I was nursing a newborn baby again.  The sweet quiet nights holding her and feeding her, and then putting her back to bed.  I was exhausted, but I was happy to care for her.  You see she was not a rodent, she was a part of my family.  She was someone I loved dearly and she was a bright spot in our home.  I will forever miss her little antics, and her morning greetings to me.  She was loved and in return she loved back unconditionally.  I don't think Lacey will ever truly know, how darn cute she was.  That little tiny life, taught me so much and I will be forever grateful in knowing her.  RIP my sweet friend, thank you for letting me take care of you :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dinner :)

 We had Grandma Effie's Goulash for dinner tonight.  In a book we have, it has Kevin's Great Grandmother's recipe.  It was a childhood favorite of his, so tonight I made it :)
I also served it with a salad and crusty buttered bread .

It was very easy to make, and I hope I made Grandma Effie proud.  Kevin said it tasted just like he remembered.  It reminded me of a meal that they would eat on Little House On The Prairie :)  You can google Goulash and all sorts of recipes come up.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I am so happy when I come across labels like this!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2013


Today I sand papered and painted our patio furniture.....We have 2 sets, one on the upstairs deck and one on the downstairs patio...the one on the downstairs patio was my husband's grandfather's and it was rather weathered and worn, so I sand papered it and painted it.  It looks really nice now, and I put some pretty flowers on the table :)

Kevin is going to blow all the debris away, so then it will look really nice out there.

We also went out to dinner at a Pizzeria, "Pizza Pie in the Sky"  It was fun.

Summer Earrings!


 The other day when we were at the pool I took some picture of the bugs that came by :)
This ant was sooooooooooooooooooooooo big!
Little bee :)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013