Monday, February 19, 2007

President's Day

               

 

Thank the Lord, we only had a few squalls of snow move through yesterday.  Saturday was pitiful.  The news kept saying a dusting to an inch yet the snow started at 1 in the afternoon and went through most of the night.  It was a fine, wet snow, prone to icing.  My BF and I still went out as the Day's Inn is across the street from his place, and my car with the snow tires made the 4 mile trip without consequence.  It was nice to get out and about and to actually get to see my BF again.

          

I think if I could wish upon a start right now, it would be my Grizzly that would be the recipient.  I'm so concerned that his hip joints are just not rebounding.  The vet doubled his Glyco-flex in October.  Just not working too well.  When I first started him two years ago on Glucosamine, it was almost a miracle.  He was romping like a pup again.  Not so anymore.  He gets really stiff after he's been laying for a while.  I can tell he gets sharp jabs of pain at times.  It just breaks my heart.  The deep snow is taking it's toll on him.  I can still remember the young pup romping through all accumulations of snow.

        

I would go out and take more pictures of the ever increasing snow but really it's getting so old.  We amassed 5-6 inches Saturday through Sunday morning on top of what is still remaining.  The mountains of snow from the plows is getting higher and higher.  There is a warm up on the way.  This should melt some of the snow but I don't have hopes of seeing the ground beneath for a good while.  I'm hoping to get the car washed today since the weather is supposed to be above freezing.  Just heardthe news....grrr...hitting the 40's in the day but a mix of rain/sleet/now coming in Tuesday night....oy vey.

           

Yesterday, I spent most of the day driving myself crazy installing some new tricks in my PSP program.  After literally hours of frustration, I managed to get the darned thing to open.  ROFL..now I have to figure out how to use it.  No simple task for this old lady.

             

Since I was up at my usual awakening time of 5 am, I think it's time to go back to bed for a while.  Haven't decided yet what I'll do today.  I could continue that neverending cleaning :(

Think Spring!

Chris

24 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

Have a good day off from work, I'm glad you managed to get out for a meal and to see your BF. I hope the snow soon goes for you all over there, it's been so mild here we're feeling rather guilty about talking about it! I'll think spring for you! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

my78novata said...

ah cleaning is a never ending story. glad you gto to see your B/F. yes we got a socking of about 6 inches and we are to warm up to 40s' with sun they say today. that will melt alot and since its not to freeze at night that will be good. the run off wont freeze so bad. But I do hear near 60s the weekend. that is what they say anyway!!!!!!! LOL but yes rain on the way I do guess the cars can use it they are dusty and nasty and gritty to the touch.

I have some stuff for Bonez he has back problems its meta something I can go look at the bottle and it helps him the sweelling. I also have used boswellia fromthe health food store its an african root for my hubby but check with the healthfood people to make sure its okay for dogs too. AND Pepper my big dog I started giving him fish oil pills that have vitamines fro mthe vet and well He is not popping and cracking when he tries to jump on the bed but yes this cold snap has been hard on the babies. Poor doggies just getting old. If you wnat more info try looking on the web. But I can seind you what info  I have and stuff I have tried on my fur babies if you wish.

nightmaremom said...

aawww we got that snow too.. started about 4-5 here... but it was after the church and we were all snug at the reception... no one cared after that...
hugs
d

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris! I'm so glad you got to go out with your BF.  Nice just to get out, huh?
Stay warm and safe.  And I'll be thinking SPRING!! LOL
Pam

bobbysgirl8584 said...

spring is all I am thinking!! March 20th is the first day ...right??? so only about 30 more days??
whoo hoo...I am so ready!!
Have a good week and stay warm.
Maria

springangel235 said...

I'm so happy you were able to get out with your BF...
I know what you mean about Rusty, the snow...moving slower...meds working at the start...now they don't.  Going through that with my little Sasha.  Let's hope the spring brings warmth to us and our little furr babies...maybe that's what we all need.  I agree...think spring!
Have a great week...hugs,
Joyce

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you and your b/f still managed to get out ~ I hope Grizzly gets better and roll on the Spring perhaps the warmth will help him ~ I'll just keep thinking Spring and Sunshine perhaps that will make it come quicker for you ~ Ally

tendernoggle said...

It must have felt so good to get out and to get to go see your boyfriend too!!!! So happy for ya!!! Hey, I never tire os snow pictures...they keep me knowing what the stuff actually looks like! lol Look, if you want to do some cleaning head down here! lol
love ya,
carlene

queeniemart said...

i am so sick of this snow that i refuse to journal about it. I could have taken some awesome pics too but got in a terrible bad mood and refused to do that either. SIGH.
I am so so so so glad you and BF got out and had a good time. I hope it warms up for you and it all melts and then doesnt flood. I am sorry about your doggy....my Buddy is 5 and fat and i can see him having big problems someday too.
love you, lisa

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I hope you get an early Spring comes and melts away the snow, Awwwwwwwww I'm sorry to hear about Grizzly, I hope he will be ok, have a good week, Hugs Lisa

siennastarr said...

I really want to "think Spring" for all of you who are being bombarded with all this ice and snow, because I know you are cold and tired of it all.  But.. selfishly, if I wish for an early spring, it will be 100 degrees here in March! :/  I can't take it!  I hate it!  I wish I could move, sometimes.  I need to find a place where the weather stays the same all year.  In the 70's or a bit below.  How perfect would that be?? lol   Yeah, I know.. "Suck it up, jackie!"  lol

Sorry to hear about Grizzly..   :(  There is nothing worse than watching our beloved furr babies (as Sugar calls them) be in pain, or hurting in anyway.  I hope that they find something to give him that will reduce his pain, and make him feel better!

Hang in there Chrissy poo.....  Hopefully, the snowfall is coming to an end!  

Love you
Jackie

am4039 said...

so sorry about the snow. I must say in IL. it is in the 40's today. Yeah finally a nice day and it's supposed to be a nice week. I hope Grizzly feels better.

helloimkara said...

Seth is at the vet right now with my Lukie. Poor old boy is limping so bad and we think something is wrong. Our poor doggies!!!!

Kara :)

millieukgirl said...

I hope Grizzly finds some bounce again.  It's not nice watching our pets be uncomfortable or in pain.  I hope, for your sake, that snow melts soon!  At least, doing all that housework will keep you warm!! Take care sweetie.  Millie :)

bmorrrick said...

I hope Grizzly will soon feel better.  Sorry your weather is so miserable.  When you finish cleaning at your house, you are more than welcome to come work on mine! (ha) I was sick for several days, so there is plenty to do!

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

jeadie05 said...

Oh Poor Grizzly hope he soon feels better ,still got snow oh you my word you must be so fed up with it now,pleased you got to see your bf ..love Jan xx

queenb8261 said...

Glad you got to have your night out with your BF. I love that graphic up top and your sig.  Tommy toasted some  marshmallows tonight outside. He smokes  outside, sometimes he makes a little firepit.  The girls were in bed, but he took them all a marshmallow.  They LOVED it.  
Awwww Chris.  Poooooor Grizzly.  I feel for him. Gettin old is hell.  I'll send lots of prayers. Poor darlin. Give him a scratch behind the ears from me. I need to send you some warm weather too. We've warmed up to the low 60s and 70s on Wed. YAY.  
  Well y'all stay warm and safe.
Love ya, Barb

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris, It`s nice to hear that you and your BF got to go out. I know you enjoy that. Poor Grizzly...it breaks my heart to think of him in pain. This cold weather sure doesn`t help. We got some rain today, which has melted some of the snow.
Love ya xo
penny
http://www.myspace.com/pennysplace2gogh  

rdautumnsage said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry that Grizzly is doing so poorly. I'm keeping him in my prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Glad you where able to visit with your BF for a while. Always does the heart good to be around people we love. Love Ya Indigo

princesssaurora said...

I hope that you had a nice day... Glad you got to see the bf this weekend, too!

be well,
Dawn

zoepaul6968 said...

Take care in all of that snow hun,Im glad you got to see your bf though lol,good luck with the psp and tags,I cant figure out what Im doing and Im younger than you hun,so that goes to show youre grey matters much better than mine,take care zoe xx
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mrsm711 said...

Aww...poor grizzly.  Give him a big hug for me.  BF and you got to go out.  Hoope you had fun.  What up with geting up at 5AM?  ugh!  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/      Tracy

shayshaydc said...

Sorry about Grizzly... I know that is hard on you watching him like that!!!! Hope he will get better!!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

rebuketheworld said...

I can imagine the snow getting tiring, but jeez I live in Oregon where it rains 300 days out of the year,lol. Luckily, its not a must that I drive in the snow so I can enjoy the visual of it without it causing my life to be hell. I am looking forward to blue skies though and maybe a summer tan.  My butt is high yellow and I am a bit tired of it. ~Raven