Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer's end...


She's now officially a blankie dog.  lol


  It has gone from 102 degrees on Saturday to 46 degrees this morning. The shock is almost too much for my system.  I slept in my flannel nightgown last night and I'm in a robe and socks this morning as well. yikes!

Been a whacked out morning...not a good sign of things to come.  The Irishman has lost his truck keys [again]. I am searching for them all the while praying to the patron saint of lost things (St. Anthony) and swearing. I've been up since 6 AM trying to find the damn things. He took my car and left for work so he wouldn't be late. I will be stuck if I don't find them.  I've looked everywhere they could and shouldn't be...that I can think of.  Sigh....


  They'll turn up. They have to be here somewhere.  After I left yesterday for MissB's house, he took the Jack Russell Terrorist to the reservoir for a long run and play. They came back. Keys were in hand at that point. I have searched all areas near the truck itself, where the leashes are kept, in the fridge, ..everywhere. This is the most aggravating part of marriage, I am sure.  I told him just take my car and I'll find them. That may have been a mistake.  lol


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 We had a wonderful weekend with his brother and sister. Nothing fancy...they got here on Friday afternoon and  I got home from work about 8:30. Before I left, I made a big skillet of chicken fajitas and some Spanish rice for their supper. Got out some homemade salsa to go with and they were set.  On Saturday morning we went to a meeting and then on to Jerseyville to attend the annual Victorian Festival.  It's a lot of fun, with all sorts of booths and exhibits of old timey stuff like blacksmithing and pottery and basket weaving. They have bluegrass music shows and Civil War black powder shoots. There are soldiers in full CW regalia riding around on horses, ladies in period dress sashaying around in hoop skirts with parasols. All kinds of fun, lots of people there.  We had a sandwich there for lunch (of course the boys had to have buffalo burgers and we stayed with more  [ahem!] traditional food.  Went home and grilled T-Bones for supper, with corn on the cob and salad and new red potatoes from the garden. Ate like big dogs. The guys played cribbage and my SIL and I sat around chatting.

  Sunday the guys headed out to a meeting and then on to Pere Marquette State  Park to hike the bluffs. Kathy and I stayed home and had a nice lazy day of talk and a movie and going in town to Paneras for some soup and sandwich and mostly to pick up a whole grain miche to go with the spaghetti I planned to make for supper.  It was a great day, all in all. After breakfast Monday morning, they headed back to Minneapolis, and we were sad to see them go.  I hope they come back soon.


 My son is coming by this morning--just called. He said he's got nothing going on and thought he'd come out and fish. And when I told him about the keys, he said he'll help me find them. That's what I like--a good positive attitude. lol


 There's lots of crazy dog activity going on  outside and I'm keeping the beasts in. We need to get the Bella dog spayed and I know the local studlies are out on the trail of a neighbors dog. A dog who has had at least 7 litters since we moved here.  It's ridiculous, esp since I'll almost bet my life the dog (or any surviving pups) have had any kind of shots or anything else.  Sigh....

Time to go make another pot of coffee (I had nuked a remaining half cup from yesterday) and find some breakfast. Hungry work, searching for lost things.


  Have a grand short week, everyone.



Namaste.

11 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Loosing keys is a real pain! I recently lost my truck key, himself has one set, and I had the other. It cost over $200.00 to replace. Dang! I'm still hopeful they will turn up. We have been going through things for the house sale, and into the RV.

Love the pictures of the blankie baby!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have now found the keys Annie - I often find strange things in my fridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love and hugs Wendy xx

Akannie said...

Sandra...I know. My son said it would cost at least 200 for a new key. What a rip!!

Thank Wendy--good to see you !!!!

The keys have been found by number 1 son and all is well in the world....

Even have supper almost ready....

Towanda said...

Thanks goodness the keys got found. $200 is a joke.
If it ain't one thing it's another. Yesterday was steaming and today is cold. Go figure.

Akannie said...

I know, right? It's crazy Linda...just crazy....lol

fullfreezer said...

The change in weather is so amazing. But, I guess we take what comes. Glad you found the keys and that you had a good weekend.
I've got an award for you, stop by sometime.
Judy

Petit fleur said...

My God! There's a person in that sea of blankie somewhere? Cool.

roxie of foxie.
xo
ps In your next post, you really have to tell where you found the keys or else the curiosity will kill me.

Rita said...

So glad #1 son found the keys!! :):)
Roxie looks so contented in the blanket. We dropped down to chilly temps, too, up here. Feels wonderful.
Sounds like such a nice visit!
I wish there was a law that would force people to get their animals fixed unless they could prove they were a breeder pr something. What happens to all those puppies?
Hope eagle-eyed son caught a fish or two. :):)

Akannie said...

Judy--why thank you, Miss!! I'll be by in a bit!! And, yes--it was all good. (It's 52 right now!)

Little Flower!! Yup, she was up at the other end, lol. They fell in love with each other and Roxie stuck to her like glue the whole time they were here !

Rita--I always thought I liked the warm weather best. lol. Boy, was I wrong. Or at least, things have changed drastically in Annieworld!
The pups all mostly just disappear. There's still one or two scavenging around, and I think one of the neighbors up the road calls animal control now and then. It's tragic...I've seen one or two hit by cars...

Kristen said...

Sorry to hear about the key fiasco. Hope it's solved.

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Akannie said...

Thanks Kristen!!!