Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July - 2015

Indy has her 4th of July finery on
and I think Marcus likes it.

Marcus LOVES being next to her sister, Indy.
It's hard to get a picture of them
because Marcus doesn't sit
right next to me that often.

Indy got her 6 weeks grooming yesterday.
Mindy always has a scarf,
 appropriate for the time of the year,
that she puts on her clients.
I don't know if you can tell but this one
has red, white and dark blue
fireworks on it.

Indy did have a bow above her left ear
but it must have gotten loose in bed last night.

The husband has been busy in the kitchen.
we are trying to  use everything we have in the
freezer and the pantry.
Today's items were 
spiral pasta,
frozen peas and
Devils Food cake.

He made a tuna and pasta salad
with the frozen peas.
After he mixed these ingredients with
(we have been using the olive oil mayo and it is SO GOOD)
he added some diced onions and celery.
When he brought it in for a taste test
I was in heaven.
I always forget how good it tastes.
I think this and crackers will be lunch today.

While he was making this
I saw he had cupcake pans out
with the liners in them.
So I make the Devils Food cake
and placed it in the cupcake liners.

Now we have lunch and desert.
I think supper will be hot dogs and chips.

Then, ater tonight, chocolate cupcakes,
with chocolate or lemon icing
(since that is what we have available)
with some ice cream.


Remember to keep your pets inside
so the loud noises don't bother them.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Moving Update

8:32 am, this morning, 
I got a phone call from my bank in Indiana
our offer has been accepted on this house at home.

Living room next to the garage.
Two bedrooms facing the front.
A "twin" bedroom matches the bedroom on the right with the three windows.
Dininr Room and Kitchen behind living room.
One and a half baths, full basement
and, for Indy, the right half of the backyard  is fenced in.
The back door goes directly to this part of the yard.
So, if all goes well . . . no more stairs for middle of the night
human or fur potty trips.
Nervous with anticipation about starting this part of the journey.

Excited about the possibility of actually being home with my family
but will be missing our neighbors,
and all of the emenities we will miss from living here.

Not sure how well you can see this
but there is another window on the side of the house for the corner bedroom.
The Master in the back has this same window configuration.
I am already thinking about the curtains I want to make
for the bedrooms.
I think the next part of this journey
will be to find a moving company.
Wonder how much more it will cost
compared to our move here in July 2006.

I hope this tree lasts for our lifetime.
I can see many summer days spent in our swing under this tree.

Not so sure how I feel about the fireplace in the living room.
Interesting Southwestern design for a home in the midwest.
But, I think it is growing on me.
Now, to see if I can find some other lights for the niches.

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