Sunday, October 22, 2006


I just had to snag this tag from Shelly's graphics journal  Roxy's Links and GraphicsI feel like my eyes are spinning around in my head.  I was tempted to snag Jackie's head banging graphic.  This has been a week which seems more like it's been a month.  The move at work was a tremendous undertaking but goodness the new space is lovely and, well, new.  It smells new and clean.  The ventilation has been redone so hopefully the sick building won't be sick anymore and neither will I

And the Vivi', the Vivi's are cutting Jackie and me a break for a week or so.  But honestly, all of you make it worthwhile just by your wonderful comments in that journal and seeing all those beautiful tags on your sidebars.

Grizzly has rebounded pretty much near to normal.  He is hungry...I mean hungry.  The rice and Alpo or chicken is just not cutting it for my pooch.  He can't have his kibble back until the end of the week.  He is now carrying his food bowl into the family room and dropping it at my feet.  Dang that dog is still smart.  He has also started licking the spot where the anesthesia was placed and biting at his sore spots where the claws are missing.  He wasn't messing with it when he was feeling under the weather.  We've scolded him.  That seems to be working.  Forget the bucket on his head.  He removed a bucket on the way home from the vet's when he was neutered years ago. 

My DISH was installed yesterday.  I must say it's only been 24 hours but I'm loving it.  ROFL at my ghetto house.  The best spot for satellite pickup is on top of the front porch roof.  I mean I'm at 115% and more but the front of my house....I'm missing a shutter that blew off in a wind storm in the spring; missing one railing that Megan "fell" through carrying the trash out when Joey and I were inFla last summer and now....a DISH centered in the front of my porch roof.  To top that off, Megan was home this weekend.  Of course, the air conditioner was still in her window so while she was removing it, she ripped the mini blinds totally out of the wall.  Her window is huge; ceiling to floor almost, and wide.  I'm sure these were customed ordered blinds.  So, now there is one window in the front of the house with nothing in it.  Hmmm....can we say Chris' house is getting more ghetto everyday?

Anyway, the wind was howling today and the rain was coming down but the DISH never went out.  According to the guy who installed it, they are only as good as the person doing the installation.  hehe..of course, he would say that but it does make sense. 

I have a receiver in Megan's room which is now mine.  Her room is pretty large; the tv is 19" and looks way too small for me.  So, I'm scouting out a bigger tv.  No rush, though, because I'm not laying in bed in that room with nothing on the window with the light on.  My BF thinks the blind can be fixed.  We'll see...keeping my fingers crossed.

Grocery shopping and reading journals was my day today in between watching the Steelers flub up yet another game.  With that, I bid you all adieu. (And in true bout dem Stillers)  Right now, Joey and I are rooting on the Detroit Tigers.  Jim Leyland, the coach, was the Pirates' coach when Joey was a kid.  We spent many many nights at the old Three Rivers Stadium cheering on the Pirates under Leyland.  Oh, the good old days when Pittsburgh was the City of Champions.

(Thanks Missie for the tag!  Maybe I should have started cheering with it sooner in the season.)



sugarsweet056 said...

You two deserve a break! Great job you've both done, wish there was a reward we could give you both!!! {{{}}}
Glad Griz is better, I felt he would be just takes al ittle time! And hugs & prayers, & I feel he got it all!
Congrats on the Dish! :)
Have a lovely week.

krspkrmmom said...

LOL...looks like you've had a seriously rough week!!  Glad you're enjoying the dish...

Annie =)

siennastarr said...

I just noticed something.  You need to update your age, Ms Chris.  We are the same remember.  Don't go fibbing by leaving off a year! lol

I bet you Grizzly's wounds are starting to itch from heeling, and that could be why he is starting to lick them.  

LOL at your description of your "ghetto house"... I'm telling you kids will do it to you.  Then they move away and look what your stuck with!  

Love you

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:) i know how you feel we had pipe(drain) problems all weekend ugh


lisa41076 said...

Chris, love your graphics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Grizzley is feeling better too, congrats on getting a new TV, Hugs Lisa

lanurseprn said...

Chris you are so funny describing your "Ghetto House."  LMAO!
I wish I could see it!  I'm sure it's not as bad as you think, though.

Glad the doggie is better.  LOL on bringing the dish to you.  Smart Grizzly!!  

Hope your week goes ok.  Get some rest tonight.  And thank you for the nomination graphic!!!  I love it!!!

penniepooh said...

Thankfully things are coming together. This week will be better!
hey, now all you need is an old bathtub in front of your house, and maybe a refrigerator sitting by the road, or get Joey to put an old car up on cinder blocks. ROFL.
You know I love ya!

gehi6 said...

Glad you got some time to rest after working hard on the VIVI awards and taking care of your ailing dog.  I groaned when I read that the venetian blinds got ripped out of the window.  I still remember when my ex got drunk and tore a huge venetian blind all to pieces in a rented apt. and we had to pay for it out of our meagre budget!    Gerry

am4039 said...

dogs are so funny. My dog used to eat his food and if and when he was hungry again would deliver his bowl to my feet. LOL. I don't have that dog now. Ozzie my dog now doesn't do that. You have been so busy with all the awards stuff. That's so nice that you and Jackie are doing this.

queenb8261 said...

I feel the way that spider is also!  SO glad to hear Grizzly has gotten his appetite back.   Glad the DISH held up.  
Have a great week.  Barb  

shermeen0621 said...

Its that graphic just really funny! :)

I'm glad that Grizzly is feeling better, it must be such a relief for you all.

Sounds like you won't be having any problems with your DISH and now you can watch channel after channel of tv at a low cost. Sounds good to me.

I think everyone can point to at least one thing in their home that is "ghetto" but I don't think you have too much to worry about! Hope the blind can be fixed though!

Shermeen xx

zoepaul6968 said...

Hi hun,so sorry I havent been around for a while,poor Grizzly Im glad hes recovering well,Ive got satellite but mine freezes when we get a storm and boy have we had some of those lately,thats England for you though,I hope youre well and I now have my nomination tag on my sidebar,lol,I was so busy I didnt know I had been nominated lol,trust me eh? Hugs xxzoexx

ally123130585918 said...

Glad the move at work is finished and everything smells nice and new and the ventinlation is working well ~ I am glad Grizzly is feeling better ~ must be a lot better to be eating so well ~ laughed at him bringing his food bowl to you ~ he is smart ~ Hope you are enjoying all your TV Channels ~ and I hope you can get that blind mended ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

Iam so pleased Grizzly is feeling better ,he is making you feel bad bring ing his bowl to you saying I want my proper dinner lol ,so pleased your work space is now sorted ,and I hope your blind can be fixed ,I dont believe you about the ghetto ,lol ,.,.,Jan xx

fuzilady said...

Love the tag myself,LOL.  Sounds like your weekend was as hectic as mine.  Glad your puppy is okay.  


jeanno43 said...

The graphics are wonderful and I know we are all proud to display them on our sidebar including one gentleman who has done some very hurtful awards of his own, I am sure you know who I mean.  Oh, your poor dog, I can just see him carrying the bowl in his mouth and not understanding why he cannot have more to eat.

pharmolo said...

Thanks for the great job with the tags, Chris - hope the DISH holds out!

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, I love the tag!  I'm glad Griz if doing better.  We had to take Milo to the Vet on Sat.  I think a deer poked hinin the snout.  It as all swollon.  He's better now.  They are one of the family, aren't they.
I knew you would like the Dish network.  I'll bet it looks GREAT on that new TV.  

ravenjuiced said...

I love the Steeler cheerleader! Don't even get me started on the Steelers today though. And I still think we should have cheerleaders. If I knew how to post these graphics, that's one I'd steal.


jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad Grizzly is getting better, laughed at him bringing his bowl to you! Lol! You and Jackie have worked so hard to get these Vivi's going. Thanks for all you've done! Glad your work place is better now, we have our office in a cold damp basement which stinks of mildew, ugh. Have a good week! Jeannette xx  

princesssaurora said...

I am rooting for the Tigers too.  The poor Steelers... I never would have believed this would happen....

be well,

ps... enjoy the dish

rebuketheworld said...

HEy if your deck is covered your dish should do well through storms....-Raven

kdcutie26 said...

Hey Chris...long time no talk...I miss you girl.  I will catch up soon.  XOXO
Katie Jane

astoriasand said...

Hi I finaly found you.Thanx so much for all the hard work you have been putting into the Viva Awards.I am not very ex[erianced on the computer so I was so  shocked when I found my journal had been nominated.I  have now put you on my alerts.So another follower for you LOL!! Love the graphic of the spider.Sorry it has taken me so long to get to you.Love the cheerleader Graphic too.Have a lovely day.Thanx for sending me the Viva Tag.Take care.

xxroxymamaxx said...

Hey Chris!  I didn't know you made the graphics for the Vivis!  They are awesome and everyone is displaying proudly.  and I hope Grizzly is better!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

P.S.  If you stare at that crazy spider too long he'll put into a trance like state. lmao!