Saturday, March 27, 2010

Giving In To This

Ok, I gave in, I caved, and rather quickly too I might add! Our poor Goliath has only been gone a month and we are now getting ready for a new addition to our household! In one sense I feel extremely guilty and on the other am excited too! Of course having seen him I fell in love with him so that didn't help. I can only hope that G Man is looking down from dog heaven and saying good for you. So anyway here he is (although we don't actually pick him up until we come back from Cuba). We haven't quite decided on a name as of yet, but we do have a week to decide.

Monday, March 15, 2010


14 days and counting til we board the plane to sun, sand and relaxation. The countdown to our first ever Cuban vacation is on!

The one bad thing to this countdown? It seems each day closer brings me a little more nervous. For one thing I am not the world's best traveller, for that matter I could probably be considered one of the worst ever travellers!

I think I have googled everything I possible could about what to bring, what not to bring, what to do, what not to do, what to look out for, etc, etc.....
By the time I actually board and land I am so going to need that vacation!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

January Ramblings

I haven't been a very consistent blogger so far this year (but then again, so far this year has really sucked!)

I promise to get better at it, blogging and reading blogs has been somewhat of a life saver for 2009, and although 2010 has  started out "sucky", I am really hoping with a little (OK maybe a big push) I can get my mojo moving again.

Hey, I just noticed my blog now has spell check! Yeah! Great! (I really, really needed it).

In 2010 so far our cat succumbed to kidney failure, our dog lost his battle with diabetes and we have just gone through a horrendous weekend of gale force winds and rain that knocked down our chain link fence (that we just finished repairing this summer I might add, kinda makes you think they didn't do such a good job). So guy is coming out tomorrow (next day if I don't get this posted tonight) to have a look at it, but since the deductible  is $500, not sure it will be worth it or not, although with our luck have a feeling it will be double that at least.

And after my son put the chimney cap back up on the chimney (thanks once again to those gale force winds) he noticed a few shingles are torn and possibly missing! He did say there was no wood showing, I guess that was the good part of the bad news. Have I said how much I hate wind, snow, rain, etc,etc. Or maybe it's just owning a house and the constant, never ending stream of money that seems to go out!

There is a bright spot (at least I hope that's what it turns out to be), as we are heading to Cuba for 8 days at the end of this month! Sun, drinks, sand, drinks, (get the drift). And I am so hoping that it will be the turning point for a much smoother and nicer 2010.

Message for "GMan"

Hey Goliath,
You were more than a dog, a true friend.You were there when I was down,and up,,some how you always found a way to cheer me up.
RIP,, my friend and companion
This is a request from my hubby to add to my blog. As you can guess they were a formiddable twosome!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lost Battle

He was a part of the family, a companion, a best friend.

Diagnosed with diabeties in January, he faded fast. We thought he was showing so much more liveliness and youthfulness  since going on insulin (twice a day, poor thing), but his frail body gave out today. He couldn't maintain that energy anymore as hard as he was trying (for us I think).

So we said our tearful goodbyes today. RIP Goliath, we will miss you!