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Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011 Friday Dinner Time

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Spent the morning until about 10 AM watching the Royal Wedding on TV. Was a nice wedding but I will be happy to not hear about it again after today. I think the prettiest dress was on Kate's sister, the bridesmaid. Spent the morning cleaning the house and vacuuming for the weekend. Tony picked me up a little before noon and we went to have lunch with the guys. Had a great lunch filled with laughs. We stopped at the lumber store on the way home since Tony had his truck so I could buy four 2"x2"x8' treated boards to redo or fix the canopy above the kitchen deck. Came home and spent the afternoon slowly removing the lattice canopy wood one piece at a time and replacing it with a more sturdy boards. I used the 2 x 2s as braces. Had to ask the neighbor for help holding a ceiling board in place at one point this afternoon. I figured I might as well get it done this afternoon since it was close to 60 degrees and SUNNY. Yes, the sun has been out all day today. Also figured if I try to do it tomorrow and ask Tony for help he will ask me why I didn't get it done during the week. Last weekend he actually had the nerve to tell me to stop doing a project I was working on because 'the weekends are for taking care of him'. I had to laugh. When Tony comes home for the weekend if it doesn't involve drinking or being served, he wants to just sit in front of the TV at home. I guess I would rather have that then a man who wants to go out all the time and you can't trust. Making a pizza for dinner and a small salad to go with it. I am never hungry on Friday nights after lunch with the guys. No plans this weekend. I might beg Tony to take me to a Walmart outside the city. Maybe even a mega Walmart since I have a huge list building of necessity things we need sooner or later like Toilet paper, paper towels, plates, napkins and such. He hates Walmart. I find it much more enjoyable with him, by just a little.
I see on the frig Tony hung the summer car shows. There is one this Sunday so if the weather is good I am sure we will go to that car show. Something funny did happen today. I wrote the other day about the dog Titus that was missing and found dead that has been all over the news lately. The owner has been living in a tent for the past month hoping the dog would return to their old home. I wrote an email to the guy saying: I don't know you or Titus but your story broke my heart. I cried like a baby when I heard the news that Titus is no longer with us. Please know you did everything you could to find him........ In today's Milwaukee Journal there is a story about the man and his dog again and in the story he talks about all the emails he has gotten from around the world and then goes on to quote my email word for word. So I guess that makes me happy that I made a difference in someones life and my email ment something to him. You always wonder if people get those kind of emails. I was happy to see the one email he quoted was mine word for word. How cool hey? Here is a link to the story I am refering to:
Oh well. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

Last night we met a friend at a local bar where they have $1 hamburgers and $1 french fries. Had a couple drinks with her and her new boyfriend. Met her at 6:30 PM and was so shocked when I saw a clock in the bar said almost 9 PM. I could not believe how fast time went with her. We had a good time. Came home and watched a little TV before going to bed.

Kali had us up at 2 AM throwing up. Jeez, these dogs are going to be the death of me yet. Cleaned up the mess and got everyone back to bed. Got up at 6 AM and fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Tony left for work around 7:30 AM. I went back to bed until 9 AM. Watched Regis and Kelly before taking a shower and got ready for my noon meeting at ARCW. Had an uneventful meeting. Kinda starting to feel like a waste of time. Picked up some bread at the food pantry and came home. Spent the afternoon doing a little cleaning, laundry and watching TV while I finished the morning newspaper. Watched Rob Lowe on Oprah. Wow is that man handsome and sounds like a very grounded family man. Making some hamburger helper, tator tots and a salad for dinner tonight. Tomorrow is lunch with the guys. Two already called and said they would not make it due to the fact they are sick. Will miss them but don't need their illness. It was cold and cloudy today in Milwaukee. Even drizzled a little at times. It was in the high 40s most of the day. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 60s which is welcome weather. I am so sick of cold, rain, cloudy days. I guess we are lucky we are not down south where all the tornadoes are hitting hard.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011 Wednesday Night

Did the usual routine this morning and got Tony off to work. Watched a little TV and read the morning newspaper before showering and heading out the door to do some grocery shopping. I knew this was going to be expensive because we needed meat and dinner items. The price of food is going through the roof like the gas prices. Total came to $140.00. Got home and made myself a ham sandwich for lunch before taking a nap with the dogs. Stella is not feeling well and has the runs. She snuggled under the bed blankets this afternoon and got a good nap also. Cruised the Internet a bit and found a news story that broke my heart. A guy in Milwaukee lost his dog a month or so ago after the family moved from their home. The owner had been sleeping in a tent for the past month at his previous home hoping the dog would return to the area. It was seen in the area. The dog was just found dead. His name was Titus.
So sad. I would need major therapy if I lost one of my dogs and it ended like this.
Meeting a past tenant for dinner at the $1 hamburger bar for a drink and to get to know her new boy friend. Will be nice to catch up on her life since we haven't seen each other in a while.
I have a board meeting tomorrow afternoon.
The weather was again horrible today in Milwaukee. Drizzled all day and in the 50s.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011 Tuesday Afternoon

I wish I had a more exciting life and had more to say about what I have done the past two days. Pretty much just did a lot of napping, watching TV and cleaning the house here and there as well as the usual daily activities that must get accomplished. Bo is back to peeing in the house again. Found one on Sunday, one yesterday and caught him in the act today in the kitchen. I do not think he will forget today's spanking anytime soon. I did not hurt the dog but let him know this was not acceptable. He is over a year old now so I think he is just testing us and marking his spot. He seems to do it when Stella moves from a spot laying down. I think he then marks this as his territory. As far as I am concerned, it is all MINE, not his. So this does need to come to an end very fast. Yesterday was a nasty rainy cold day here in Milwaukee. Today started off much the same but late this afternoon the wind shifted to the southwest and the sun came out between the clouds warming us to the 70s. I even have the windows open which is the first time this season. Haven't even yet taken a shower today. I downloaded a bunch of music and spent most of the day listening to it as I did little things around the house. Soon I will have enough good new music for another DJ Dave Mix. Most of the music I download I listen to and then delete it because if I don't like it, why keep it or put it in a mix. Called my ex today and asked him to pick Tony and I up a Papa John's pizza for dinner tonight. He stops there every Tuesday and always said if I had a taste for their pizza on a Tuesday to call him, so I did. Will make a salad to go with the pizza so I don't look totally useless to Tony when he comes home with dinner after working all day. It feels so good sitting here with the window open and the cool, but warm enough air and breeze, coming into the living room. Watched Dancing With The Stars last night and then gave Tony a little lovin before we went to bed. Tonight we will watch the results show and DVR Glee and Raising Hope. I love the TV show Raising Hope. If you haven't seen it give it a try, Cloris Leachman is hilarious as the grandmother in the show. Tomorrow I will have to be a little more ambitious and get some things done away from the house. Have to do a major grocery shopping for dinner items. I even checked my food card balance today, $48. I only get $16 a month. Like to save it up a few months to make the embarrassment worth while at the grocery store. The cost of food lately has not made grocery shopping fun in any way. Our cable / phone / Internet bill came today and increased again. I called the company and after being on the phone with them for almost a half hour and threatening that my next call would be to a different cable provider, got the total monthly amount lowered by $20 a month for the next year. We have basic TV, basic Internet, and basic phone service. They first get you with those introductory prices and slowly keep raising them over the year or years. We are almost at $150 a month for those three items in a bundle now. I soon will cancel the phone land line and tTV cable if it keeps increasing. We don't even have HBO or Showtime or any of those pay channels. Just the basic TV is good enough for me. If I can't find something, anything, to watch on those 200 or more channels there is more wrong with me than the channel selection. Well, the sun is behind the clouds and it is getting cool fast. Going to spell check and close the windows before getting to making that salad for dinner.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011 Sunday Morning

I am now 50 years old!

Friday we had lunch with the guys. Was an enjoyable lunch as always. After lunch I dropped Tony off at his shop and I drove to get my birthday cake I had ordered the day before. When they brought out the cake I could not believe my eyes. The person took the order wrong and the cake was HUGE. It was too big. I told them it was beautiful and all but there is only my partner and I who will be eating it. Ended up buying a smaller cake in a different flavor. Came home and took a short nap. Tony got home a little before 6 PM and we spent the night watching TV.

Saturday morning after feeding the dogs and giving Vito his shot we discussed today's birthday plans. Since Tony had come up with nothing so I decided we would spend the day pricing and planning for the sunroom I would like to have built off the side of the house and the pool I would evenually like in the room. So I had a list of pool stores and sunroom places we could visit to get some ideas and pricing. What a waste of a day. I figured $40,000 would make a good sunroom. The first place we went to was a pool place, they had only two pools. The second stop was a sunroom store that we spent 45 minutes finding out it would cost more like $70,000 for any sunroom due to the fact a foundation for the room would have to be 4 feet deep into the ground, making the cost so high. So that visit was a bust and killed my dream. The third stop was another sunroom store that no longer even builds sunrooms. So we decided to go to Olive Garden for their $4.99 soup, salad and breadsticks only to find out after we order a drink that that special is only during the week and it would be $10.99 for the same thing. I was not going to spend that kind of money on lunch for soup, salad and breadsticks and told the waitress we would only be having the drinks. Sometimes I just wish I wasn't so cheap but after drinks and a lunch at dinner prices it would have been $50 for lunch. A burger at McDonald's would have been fine for me. We drove home and spent the afternoon cutting more bushes and cleaning up the yard. It was in the 50s and partly sunny so it was OK outside. Around 5 PM we went to Palarmo Villa for dinner. An Italian restaurant that we enjoy. Had a nice steak sandwich, salad and pasta for dinner. Came home and spend the night watching two movies: Easy A and Let Me In. Both were good movies. Easy A being the better of the two. Gave Tony a little lovin inbetween the two movies. We took a 15 minute movie break, LOL. Eat some cake also between the two movies and after the lovin. The cake is dry and not as good as their cakes should be. Went to bed around 11 PM and the birthday was over.

This morning we were up by 6:30 AM to feed the dogs and give Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the newspaper and drinking coffee. I have showered and Tony is taking one now so we can meet his mom and sister for an Easter brunch. After brunch we will most likely spend the rest of the afternoon watching TV. Tony will be napping soon after we get home I bet. Happy Easter to all my followers.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011 Thursday Afternoon

Yesterday was another horrible day weather wise here in Milwaukee. I don't even think it got into the 40s all day and it was cloudy and rained. Stayed close to home all day and took a long nap in the afternoon. Last night we went to see the play Les Miserables for my third time. As you all know this is my favorite play and I even bought tickets to see it again on Saturday, my Birthday. Well, the show was not as good as the last two times I had seen it. The first time I saw the play the stage turned like a wheel as the scenes changed. It was unbelievable and I fell in love with the show. The second time we saw it in Chicago and it was in the round. It was even more awesome than the first time I saw it. Last night the stage was 'set' and it was just not as good. The women were not strong singers and I thought put the play to shame. I cry every time I see the show and get tears just listening to the soundtrack. Last night I never shed a tear and never got chills like the last two times. I was very disappointed. So when we got home I put our Saturday tickets on to try and sell them. I got a call a little while ago from a lady who is calling me back in a little while to confirm she is going to buy them. I figure at $65 a piece it just is not worth it to see it again. I actually enjoyed the 25th Anniversary Special on TV more than the performance last night. So disappointing since I was so looking forward to this show for so long. Went to bed around 11:30 PM after giving Tony a little lovin.

This morning I was up at 6 AM to feed the dogs, give Vito his shot and get him to the vet by 7:30 AM for another day of blood tests to see how his diabetes is doing. Picked up some breakfast at McDonald's and came home. Read the newspaper and watched a little TV before taking a shower and going to the grocery store to buy a couple items so we don't have to go again this weekend. Being my birthday weekend I don't plan on cooking all weekend. The sun is finally out today. I just got back from taking Stella for a walk. If I get more energy I might take a couple more dogs for walks around the block. It is suppose to get to 50 today and the sun should be out most of the day so I am much more happy about the weather than I have been the last couple weeks. It is actually suppose to stay above 50 degrees during the day for the next week or so. Lets hope we have had the last of snow and this cold weather. Making a beef roast for dinner tonight with baked potato and corn and a salad. Will watch the American Idol results and Greys Anatomy tonight on TV. Tomorrow is lunch with the guys and then I have to go to the north side and get the birthday cake I ordered for myself. I wasn't going to get an expensive birthday cake this year since we just got one for Tony's birthday a month ago. But I thought WTF my 50th birthday isn't going to come along again. Will have to figure out what to do on my birthday Saturday if I sell these tickets. Have to do something big now that we most likely will not being seeing Les Miserables again as planned.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Another miserable day in Milwaukee. What is with this crappy weather?
Got up this morning and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Shortly after he left I got some clothes on and drove to the nearest gas station and bought a pack of cigarettes. I had gone 2 days without a cigarette. I now am so mad at myself for doing this. I feel such a failure. When I wasn't smoking the last two days I felt like I was winning, like Charlie Sheen says. I still swear by the time I am 50 years old I will not be smoking and that is this Saturday. I just hate this frickin addiction. I feel better when I don't smoke. I can make it a couple days without one. Then my bad Dave takes over and goes and buys a pack and then the cigs are here in the house. Trust me. After Saturday if I am still smoking I do expect every one of my followers to get down on me. You have to do this for me. I could use a little encouragement leading up to this Saturday also. I have told myself for years and years that by 50 years old I would not be smoking and I can not fail at this. Gave Vito a hair cut again today. It is a process with him because he needs a muzzle on so he doesn't bite when cutting his hair. He turns into a mad dog when you cut his hair or toe nails. Honestly, a mad dog. It is scary. You can only cut so much off with each swipe holding him as he tries to bite. So it is not a cut I would get at a groomer, but no dog groomer would touch this dog. Spent most of the day watching TV and the ice pellets landing on the ground. It rained ice all day today and is still hailing right now. It is about 33 degrees here and it doesn't look like this crappy weather is going to end any time soon. So damn depressing. Gave Barkley a shower with my shower today since he did not get a bath on Sunday as usual. Finished the antibiotic I was giving him for his allergy sores on his skin and they are now gone. So I figured I must keep up with the baths or they will just return. There going to return anyway, but hopefully not for a while. Making a canned beef stew, tater tots and a salad for dinner tonight. Don't feel like cooking dinner at all. This weather is so depressing. Very depressing thoughts enter my head all day as I just sit here watching the clock and TV. A little sun would help. Makes me dwell on my HIV status and where life is going and where it has been. At one point today I was thinking what a waste it has been to spend 22 years with the same person and all I might have missed. Then I did start thinking more positive and the fact that I have been lucky to have someone by my side through the good and bad for the past 22 years. Tony is not the most passionate or romantic husband in the world but he has stayed by my side through all my HIV bullshit. Especially when you consider the fact I got HIV in those 22 years. I can't imagine not having him or someone to lean on during the hard times, the deaths of pets and family, health problems and just the daily shit that throws blocks in your life. So, I guess I still have a way to go from unhealthy depressed thoughts to happy thankful thoughts. Wish I could block the unhealthy depressing thoughts before they ruin my day and make me sad. I am sure doing nothing all day doesn't help. I need more of a purpose in life fast. I feel I am wasting my life doing nothing every day. Something has to change. Turning 50 this weekend has to make a difference. Quiting smoking will be the first step. I do need a life change. I need more to do in my life, more time doing things for myself and not just for Tony or the dogs, and start working out to lose this weight I have gained making me feel fat and ugly. No time like the present, hey?
Maybe this turning 50 can be a good thing? Just can't imagine where all the time has gone and how I can never get it back. That I think is the main thing .... I CAN NEVER GET IT BACK!
Will spend the night watching the Dance results and the ABC TV lineup tonight. Will DVR The Good Wife and NCIS shows along with Glee and Raising Hope. The Lilac tree in the side yard is starting to get buds on it, hopefully that is a good sign spring will some day come? Tomorrow night we go and see my all time favorite play Les Miserables. I can't wait. I cry during the performance and love every minute of it. For some reason this play makes me cry and feel sad, but I love it just the same.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011 Monday Afternoon

Did very little over the weekend, again. Tony went to work at his auto body shop on Saturday morning as I did a little cleaning around the house. When he got home it was still raining so we took a nap and then spent the rest of the day watching Parking Wars on A&E TV. Made a pizza for dinner and watched the movies Yogi Bear and Save Me Saturday night. Save me stared Judith Light who is one of my favorite actresses. It was a good movie. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.
Sunday I made breakfast and then we spent the morning and most of the afternoon watching Operation Repo on A&E. Tony loves this show being in the automobile industry. We did go to the Public Market in the afternoon and bought some fresh food. It is better than a Pick N Save, and has much more in prepared foods. More expensive than the regular grocery store though. Bought a couple beef tenderloin's wrapped in bacon, some corn on the cob and salad for dinner along with a bunch of other items on my grocery list. Spent the rest of the afternoon watching Operation Repo until dinner time. Made dinner and watched our usual Sunday shows on TV which include Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. Went to bed around 10 PM.
This morning I was up at 6:30 AM to feed the dogs, give Vito his shot and send Tony off to work. Before I could even get the dogs fed I was throwing up. Always a wonderful way to start the day. Spent the day watching TV and doing a little cleaning such as dusting and vacuuming. It has been in the high 40s here in Milwaukee the last few days including today. We even got snow yesterday for a while. This morning there was a light covering of snow everywhere. Looks like the next week will suck. It is my Birthday week this week, Saturday being my Birthday. It is also my Les Miserables week where I go to see the show on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. I honestly am having a hard time with this Birthday. It will be my 50th and I am not happy. How the hell did I get this old? It only took a blink of an eye to get to this point, life will be over in another blink. I find that so sad and hard to grasp. I don't feel 50 but I know it is true. I think I am going to log off and cry. LOL

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 Friday Night

Spent last night on the Internet looking for web sights to save my soap One Life To Live. I am so upset. I even Facebooked a couple of the actors on the show and I am now their friend on Facebook. I am so happy there is so much outrage over the cancellation of this soap. Does ABC really think we need more health or food shows? This is just horrible. I have spent most of my life with the people on One Life To Live. It is just wrong.

Was up this morning at 6 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Had a cup of coffee and read the morning newspaper before watching Pycho Mike Catherwood take Regis's spot on Regis and Kelly. I do like this guy and he is so easy on the eyes. My type to a 'T'. After the show I showered and started getting ready for lunch with the guys. Wore black to lunch in mourning of my soap being cancelled. Had a great lunch with the guys. Tony dropped me off at home after lunch and I took a two hour nap. Got up and started cleaning the house for the weekend. Dusted, vacuumed and picked up the dog droppins outside. It it suppose to start raining any time now. I looks like it. Not going to stop until Sunday making Saturday a stay in bed or in front of the TV kinda day. Suppose to be a miserable day tomorrow here in Milwaukee. Sunday it finally should clear up but still only get into the 50s. Have no plans this weekend and with the nasty weather we will most likely catch up on the DVR. I have over 40 TV shows on it that have been piling up. So we do have plenty to watch while it rains tomorrow.

Am I the only one outraged over the cancelation of One Life To Live? Did anyone else watch this or All My Children?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

One Life To Live canceled. Tell me this can't be true.

Did very little today around the house. It was cold and damp outside in Milwaukee, cloudy all day. Spent the day on the couch with the dogs watching TV. Making Oncore Lasagna for dinner with a salad and bread. Will watch the results of American Idol tonight and then TV shows on the DVR since our usual shows are all reruns.

I am so so so so unhappy. I just read on one of my web sights that ABC is canceling All My Children and One Life To Live. Both will be gone by January 2012. WTF? I've been watching One Life To Live since I was 16 years old. That is 34 years. I DVR the show daily and we watch it on the weekends. I have never missed a show in 34 years. How can ABC do this? I am so distraught I can hardly type. Going to make myself a drink and cry. LOL.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011 Wednesday Dinner Time

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM, fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and sent Tony off to work. Spent the morning doing a little cleaning before going to the bank at the Pick N Save I hate three blocks down the street. After the bank I went to ARCW to get my monthly food and some bread products. Came home and after doing a little around the house I took a two hour nap. My shoulder blade pinched nerve is feeling much better today. Tony gave me a little rub down last night and I think that helped a lot. The sun was out today and it got to 60 degrees. Tonight a cold front comes through and it will be in the 40s and 50s for the next few days with rain. I am not cooking tonight since we are meeting a friend at the $1 Wednesday burger bar for dinner. Haven't seen this friend in a while and looking forward to catching up on things. Tonight we will watch American Idol and then I will most likely have to give Tony a little lovin since he has been wanting for a couple days and I have not been in the mood because of the shoulder pain. This is of course if he can stay awake long enough for American Idol to end before gettin the lovin. Tomorrow is not suppose to be a nice day so I think I will spend the day cleaning and maybe moving the living room furniture around.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011 Tuesday Afternoon

Another day in pain.

Last night we watched Dancing With The Stars and went to bed at 9 PM. I was so tired and couldn't wait to go to bed.

Woke up this morning feeling better but still had bad pain in my left shoulder blade. This pinched nerve is really killing me. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Got Tony off to work. Spent the morning taking any kind of pain pill or Valium I could find to try to dull this pain. I can not sit or lay in any way without feeling pain. Did a little around the house once the pain pills kicked in. Spent the afternoon watching TV with the dogs. Posted the new Pet Shop Boys CD above. It is really good. The CD is not their typical music and is set up like a play and the music is like a musical if it were a real performance or show. I for some reason can not stop playing it. I do love The Pet Shop Boys and this CD is right up there with one of there best. Not many words throughout the CD, mostly very soothing music. Give it a listen. I think you might enjoy it. Yesterday my rabbit hung out all day under the front bushes. Took a pic of it and posted it at the end of this post. Have not seen hide nor hare (get it, hare) of it all day today. Making pork chops, rice, corn and a salad for dinner tonight. Wish I had some muscle relaxers for this pain. Tonight we will watch the entire ABC TV line up which includes the Dance Results show before going to bed. Tomorrow I will have to get more done since the last two days have been a total waste, being in so much pain. It better end soon or I will have to consider getting out the gun. LOL. Here is my rabbit that I have fed for the past two years.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011 Monday Dinner Time

Watched the two hours of Brothers and Sisters on TV last night before going to bed around 10 PM. The storms arrived around 10:30 PM and kept us up for about an hour as Vito barked at the lightning and thunder and Kali trembled in fear. This morning I was up at 6:30 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and sent Tony off to work. I felt like crap today all day. Had a pinched nerve in my left shoulder yesterday that is now along both shoulders today. Feel so tired today I went back to bed shortly after Tony left for work and didn't get up again until around noon. Spent the afternoon on the couch watching TV. I think I have this flu or cold that is going around Milwaukee. I thought I had made it through the flu season but the way I feel today, I was wrong. Making Tony a TV dinner for dinner. Will most likely make a bowl of soup for myself. If it were 10 PM right now I would go back to bed I am that tired. Having a hard time even keeping my eyes open. The body aches have increased as the day went on. Will watch Dancing With The Stars tonight before going to bed. Bed time can not come soon enough. Was cooler today and only in the low 50s and partly cloudy in Milwaukee. Going back to the couch................

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011 Sunday Night

Waiting for the storms to arrive. Friday night we watched the movies Little Fockers and Hatchet 2. I was very disappointed in Little Fockers. Hatchet 2 was pretty much what I expected. Went to bed around 11 PM. Saturday it was kinda cold in Milwaukee only getting into the low 50s. Tony went to work for the morning and then early afternoon we drove to Steins Garden Center to buy some decorative stone for the side yard. Bought three different kinds of rock, three bags each. They were mostly for filler in the side yard. After we carried in all the bags and spread them around we took a short nap in the afternoon. Saturday night we went to a fund raiser for ARCW, we had complimentary tickets. Had a great time at the event. Bid on a few silent auction items but we were out bid in the end. Had a great dinner and came home by 10 PM. Watched a little of the news before going to bed. Today we suppose to be a day of heat and humidity with record breaking temperature in the 80s. We never get this warm in Milwaukee in April. The day started in the 50s and by this afternoon it was very hot and very humid. Tony spent the morning raking the front yard and cleaning out the gutter of the street in front of the house. I worked on small projects around the yard. We went to Culver's for lunch and then bought lottery tickets and gas before making a quick stop at the Shorewood Pick And Save. Spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the side yard and dogs in atypical temperature. Since it got to 83 degrees today and tomorrow is suppose to be a the 50s it is logical big storms would come with the 30 degree temperature change about to happen. Milwaukee is along Lake Michigan so the lake has a big influence on our temperature and weather. Just looked at the radar and the storm line is a couple hours to the west. Should get interesting about 10 PM tonight when the temperature drops 30 degrees with the cold front. Have very little plans this week. Tomorrow it is suppose to rain most of the day so I will most likely do a lot of cleaning and most likely napping. Watching the two hour Brothers and Sisters tonight on TV.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6:15 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. When I went to give Vito his shot I had to open a new box of needles. The new box of needles are the wrong size, they are 1/4 inch and not 1/2 inch like the ones I had been using. Gave him his shot with the shorter needle and put it on my list to buy the right ones today at the grocery store and pharmacy. Read a little of the morning newspaper and took a shower. Headed out the door at 9:30 AM and went to McDonalds again for some breakfast and then to the Pick And Save here on the Eastside. What a mistake again. The reason I went back grocery shopping today was because on Sunday when we went the store was out of all the sale items or coupon items. Today the store was still out of the items or I had to ask for the clerk to bring more out to the shelves. I will never shop there again. Such a waste of time. Looks like from this point forward I will be going to the Pick And Save in Shorewood to do my grocery shopping. Took longer than usual and came home almost 2 hours later. It is overcast and foggy today in Milwaukee. This kind of weather does not give me much ambition. Took a two hour nap this afternoon. It still is not even in the 50s today and very damp outside. Making an already cooked meatloaf for dinner tonight with corn, mashed potato and a salad. Will spend the night watching American Idol results, Greys Anatomy and the Mentalist before going to bed. Tomorrow is Friday and lunch with the guys. Saturday night Tony and I will be getting all dressed up to go to an expensive fund raiser for ARCW. I asked if there were any complimentary tickets and was told two would be waiting for me at the door Saturday night. My grandmother always said to me 'the squeeky wheel gets the grease'. I believe this to be true. If you don't ask for something, you won't get it. Sure miss my grandmother who died a couple years ago. She was the smartest person I ever met in so many ways. I think of her often.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6, 2011 Wednesday Dinner Time

Got up at 6 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Cleaned up a little before going to McDonald's for some breakfast and then to Home Depot for some bricks. Bought the 5 bricks I needed and headed home. Since it was drizzling most of the morning I had to wait for the rain to stop to again start working on the pond. Spent the entire rest of the day working on the pond. It looks great and all the pumps are now up and running. The fish are happy. Took a shower, vacuumed the house and making spaghetti for dinner tonight with a salad and bread. No time for a nap today. Will spend the night watching American Idol and Law and Order SVU before going to bed. Looks like all the people Tony and I voted for yesterday won their election. Not sure if this is a good thing for Milwaukee, time will tell. At least the people that all won are Democrat and gay friendly. Could this be a comeback for the Democrats in Wisconsin? Lets hope so. Here are pictures of the pond in daylight and one this evening at dark. You can see the frog and the beaver spitting water. Just have a little more work to do on it and it is set for the summer.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Spent last night watching Dancing With The Stars and then Harry's Law. Couldn't believe when Maks fell during his dance with Kristy Alley. You could see the pain on his face as he continued the dance. What a pro. Went to bed around 10 PM. This morning I was up by 6 AM, fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and sent Tony out the door to go to work. Read the morning newspaper and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Since the sun was out and it was to get to 50 degrees today I thought it best to take a shower and get some work done outside today. Had a cup of coffee first with the neighbor for about an hour as the day warmed up. Spent the rest of the morning raking the piles of leaves in the back driveway and then started to tackle the pond. Took the top part of the pond apart since it did little to enhance the pond and was a pain to keep clean. Had to have Tony come home with an employee to help move the mini pool table I was using as the higher part of the pond. It is very heavy. Spent the afternoon cleaning up the mess in that area of the side of the pond. Did not get as much done as I wanted to since I had to take an hour rest in the middle of the afternoon. Have to go to Home Depot tomorrow and buy some brick for the pathway I am making on that side of the pond. Should be able to then finish cleaning that area after I lay the brick I buy. Tonight I am not making dinner so Tony and I can go vote and then have $1 taco's at the Mexican restaurant down the street. I usually just have one taco since the nachos and dip and the strawberry margarita are enough for me. Not happy with the election this time around. The people who are gay friendly are not who I would normally vote for but I just can not vote for a Republican that would be happy to ship gay people out of the state if they had their way. All the Republicans are threatening to cancel the Domestic Partnership's registry Milwaukee has. It is only on paper but since that is as close to a marriage as we can get, we have signed the registry. Would hate to see the Republicans make our relationship NOTHING to the state. The people we are voting for are the 'best of the worst'. Not a good feeling when voting for the next elected officials. Will watch the Dance results show tonight and DVR Glee and the entire CBS TV line up. Will most likely be ready for bed early tonight since I worked so hard outside today and really did not take a good nap. It was so nice to work outside in the yard with the temperature in the 50s today. Suppose to just keep getting warmer from this point and now they are saying maybe 70 degrees on Sunday. WOW. Of course this is Wisconsin and on Monday the temperature drops down to the low 50s again.

Monday, April 4, 2011

March 4, 2011 Monday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and got Tony off to work. It was in the 40s today in Milwaukee and cloudy. Not good weather to get my mind going and feeling any ambition. Spent the morning doing a little cleaning from the weekend and watching TV. Made a ham sandwich for lunch and took a two hour nap with the dogs. Got up because I noticed the sun was finally out. It didn't make it any warmer outside. Making baby back ribs for dinner with rice and a salad. I do love ribs. Looks like this is the last day in the 40s and it will be in the 50s the rest of the week, 60s by the weekend. Spring is coming. Hopefully tomorrow I can get outside and start cleaning up the back yard or start working on the pond. If the sun is out and it is in the 50s tomorrow like they say, it shouldn't be a problem. It's these cool cloudy days that make me just want to sleep all day and have no ambition to do anything. My rabbit hung out all morning in the front bushes just outside the front window. I think she is looking for a spot to start a nest. That is of course if she is a she and not a he rabbit. Would love to see more rabbits in the yard, baby rabbits would be so cute to watch. I just wish all the cats that run the neighborhood would go away so the rabbits wouldn't have to watch their backs all day and night. Got my federal tax refund today in the mail. Was a little less than what I thought but I wasn't expecting much anyway. At least I know the federal and the state got my taxes, since I got my state refund a couple weeks ago. Was happy to get any money back since I really don't pay that much being on social security. Thankfully for the homestead credit on the state income tax and the earned income credit on the federal income tax I got something. Tonight we will watch Dancing With The Stars and Harry's Law before going to bed. Not much else to blog about since it was pretty much a worthless day today. I sometimes feel like I waste my days when I feel like this.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3, 2011 Sunday Night

Friday afternoon we had a great lunch with the guys. After lunch Tony and I went to Walmart here on the Eastside to buy a cheap computer monitor for the new security system I purchased about a month ago on the Internet. It arrived on Thursday and I set up three of four cameras Friday afternoon. The new security system has a DVR and can record for 325 hours, all four cameras around the yard and house. I love it. For only $199 for the security system and $100 for the monitor it was a great buy. You can't buy a security system with a DVR for less then $500 even on the Internet. Was happy I jumped on this one day sale. The cameras are even better than the old cameras we had. Took all afternoon to rerun all the new camera wires and hang the cameras outside. Of course the wires and connectors were different so it all was like setting it up from scratch. Now I can see and DVR anyone who comes to the house from any angle of the yard. Spent the night watching the movie Rabbit Hole. It was a very good movie. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

Saturday morning we were up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Drank a cup of coffee and read the morning newspaper for a bit and then made some breakfast. Took a shower and then we went to look at a house for sale down the street. It is the house of a friend that died a month ago that the family is selling. They wanted us to have first look at it. It is nice, but needs a lot of work and not something we would buy right now. Tony dropped me off at home and he left to go to work for a while. I went outside and continued to work on securing the wires for the security cameras. When Tony got home we got out the big ladder and hung the last camera and wiring. Took a short nap before going out to eat at a restaurant here on the Eastside called Sala Da Pranzo. Heard they had great pizza so we thought we would give them a try. The pizza was excellent. Came home and fed the dogs. Spent the night watching more movies and TV. Watched the movie I Spit On Your Grave. Was a very violent rape movie and then she gets back at her attackers. Was very violent but good. The rape victim did a great job of getting each of the five guys back for what they did to her. Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

This morning we were up by 6:30 AM feeding the dogs and giving Vito his shot. About a half hour after feeding the dogs I threw up again. I am going to have to check into this. Spent the early morning drinking coffee and reading the Sunday newspaper. Made a big breakfast and around 10:30 AM we went to go grocery shopping before the big storm arrived. The storm hit as we were in the grocery store. When we got into the grocery store it was not raining and there was no more snow on the ground here in Milwaukee. About half way through the shopping you could hear the rain and hail hitting the roof. When we left the grocery store 45 minutes after arriving there was now a 1 inch covering of hail EVERYWHERE. It looked like someone sprinkled an inch of that ice cream they sell that is in small ice pebbles. Really looked awesome but I was not happy to see the grass covered again with snow or ice. Came home and unpacked the groceries. Took a couple hour nap and now I type this blog. Suppose to be in the 60s by the end of the week which makes me very happy. Looks like Spring might finally arrive by the end of the week. I have nothing on my schedule this week so it would be nice if the weather got warmer so I can start working on the pond and getting it how I want it for the Summer. Watching The Good Wife that we DVR'd last week right now on TV. Tonight we will watch Desperate Housewives before going to bed. Wish I would have taken a picture of the snow today. It really was different looking.