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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Yesterday we were up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. As we read the morning newspaper Tony told me he has to go to his other shop and get it ready for the new tenant. He said it should only take a couple hours. I spent the morning listening to music and doing a little cleaning while he was gone. It started out in the 50s and by the middle of the afternoon it was almost 90 degrees. Almost hot enough to turn on the air conditioning. Went for a drive along the Milwaukee lakefront in the Cadillac all the way to the southside and back. Stopped at Dairy Queen for an ice cream half way through the drive. Came home and spent the rest of the afternoon watching the animals on my wildlife cameras and putting the netting over the pond so the babies don't fly into it when they leave the nest. I set up now 4 cameras. One is in the Mourning Dove nest, one is in another bird nest in the roof peak, another is under the fake house in the rock garden to view the rabbit when it is in there, and one on the back yard. The Mourning Doves are about to leave the nest. The past two days the parents have left the two babies alone in the nest most of the day and night. Four days ago when the babies stretched their wings it was all bones. It has been so fun to now see them stretch their wings and they are full of feathers. In less then two weeks they look like mini Mourning Doves. Made hamburgers on the grill with baked beans and a salad for dinner. Spent the night watching some movies on Watched the movies Were The World Mine and Mulligans. Mulligans was a very good movie. Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 5:30 AM. The windows were open and the birds making so much noise outside got me out of bed. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Before Tony left for work he called me into the living room to look at the wildlife cameras. You could see a baby rabbit in the house in the rock garden. So cute. Spent the morning catching two baby Wrens that flew their nest into the side yard. Thankfully I saw them before the dogs did or they would have been dog food. I scooped the two birds up with a net since they could not fly yet, and carefully put then on the other side of the 6 foot high wood fence so the dogs can't get them. Still waiting for the Mourning Doves to leave the nest. It will not be long. It is still hot in Milwaukee and has now become very windy. I have a feeling tomorrow will be the day they leave the nest. The parents have been such great parents to these two little birds. Took a nap this afternoon and soon I will start making dinner. Making hamburger helper and a salad for dinner. Have to call my mom after this post to talk about our weekends. Tonight we will watch America's Got Talent. I do like this show and it begins tonight. Tomorrow I have to go grocery shopping. Summer has finally arrived in Milwaukee.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011 Sunday Dinner Time

Friday we had a great lunch with the guys as always. Spent the afternoon doing things around the house and listening to music. Spent the night watching TV shows on the DVR. Went to bed around 10 PM.

Saturday morning we were up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Made waffles for breakfast. Tony went to his auto body shop for the morning while I cleaned and listened to music. After he came home from work and showered we went to lunch at a nice little diner on the Eastside of Milwaukee. Had a great lunch. Came home and we took a nap with the dogs since it was raining outside. Spent the night watching more TV shows on the DVR. I looked out the back window at some point during the early evening and saw 2 baby bunnies playing in my back yard. Made me smile. Two baby bunnies now. Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning we were up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Made eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast. It was cloudy all morning. Around noon we went to Best Buy to buy two monitors for the 2 new camera systems we bought. Tony will use one at work and I am using the other here at home as an outdoor wildlife camera. We drove the lakefront home and it started raining on the way home. Rained all afternoon. Even in the rain I was able to set up the new camera on the Mourning Doves with the new monitor. Can see them great now. The babies are getting so big. The parents are for the first time today leaving them alone in the nest for a while. It is the first time since the eggs got laid that the parents have left the nest unattended. I am sure they are close by. It is still drizzling outside. What a crappy weekend so far here in Milwaukee. Tony napped most of the afternoon away as I set up the new camera system and monitor. Not sure what we will do for dinner, but we did not have lunch so I am sure Tony is hungry. Since it is still raining we will most likely order some food for delivery rather than go out in the rain. Will watch a movie or two tonight after dinner before going to bed. Tomorrow it is suppose to get to almost 90 degrees. Hard to believe since it is in the low 50s today and raining, but this is Wisconsin. If it is nice outside tomorrow, as they forecast, I am sure we will go for a drive in the Cadillac convertible. Happy Memorial Day.

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 Friday Morning

The Memorial weekend is upon us. A three day weekend with Tony.

Did not do a lot yesterday due to still not feeling well. Spend the morning mixing and posting my latest music mix. It is posted at the top of this page and on my music page. Spent the afternoon watching movies on Logo TV. Made a meat loaf for dinner last night with mashed potato and a salad. We spent the night watching TV shows on the DVR. Went to bed around 10:30 PM after giving Tony a little lovin.

This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Tony left for work around 7 AM. The sun is finally out today but it still isn't going to get out of the 50s today. The weekend looks good with Monday even in the high 80s. Should be a nice Memorial Day weekend. Today is lunch with the guys which I look forward to all week. No plans for the weekend but I am sure there is a car show or two we will go to. Looking forward to just spending time around the house with Tony and the dogs. Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 Wednesday Afternoon

Was up this morning at 5 AM throwing up and had the runs. At one point 'it' was coming out of both ends at the same time. Not sure if it was something I eat last night or the HIV meds. Either way it didn't end until about 10 AM. I did feed the dogs and gave Vito his shot, Tony left around 7:30 AM for work. Spent the morning in bed. It is raining and cold today in Milwaukee so it is a good day to spend in bed. Took a shower around 11 AM and went to my 1 PM doctor appointment with my HIV doctor to find out my latest round of blood work and talk about some of the problems I am having with my stomach and rash / marks on my face. The doctor is happy again with my numbers. My TCell count is at 370 and my percentage is 22%. A bit of an increase from last time but still below the 412 I had a year ago. The doctor gave me a dermatologist to call to make an appointment with which I did the minute I got home. I have an appointment for June 6th to see a dermatologist. He also told me to start taking an antacid like Pepsid or like it, sold over the counter at a pharmacy, for my stomach morning problems. My doctor also told me I could start taking my HIV meds at dinner time with food rather than before bed, it might help taking the meds with food rather than on an empty stomach at bedtime. Will start this tonight. Also was told one of the meds I take (Viramune) is now in a one pill form rather than having to take two pills daily. Will get the one pill form with my next refill. So I guess I might be around for a while since my numbers are good and it doesn't look like I am going to die any time soon. Going back to bed after this post. Tony is going to be on his own when it comes to dinner tonight since I don't think I will be eating and most likely will spend the rest of the day laying round in bed or on the couch. Will watch the final for American Idol tonight, DVR'ing the ABC comedy line up to watch at a later time. Was not thrilled about last nights Dancing With The Stars results. I wanted Chelsey to win. Was mad to see her end up in third place.

Almost forgot, yesterday afternoon around 4 PM my big rabbit was under the front bushes eating the bird seed that falls to the ground. Around 7 PM I looked in the back yard and couldn't believe my eyes. There was a baby rabbit in the back yard eating greens. It hung out for about an hour in the back yard. I even threw some bread over the fence to him and watched him eat some of it. So now I have two rabbits, an adult and a baby in the yard. I know most will wonder why this excites me so much. The fact is in the city we have no rabbits because the stray cats kill them. In 20 or more years of living here we have only had a rabbit in the past two years. They are so cute to watch and I wish we had more. Maybe in time.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Spent last night watching Dancing With The Stars and then shows on the DVR. Gave Tony a little lovin in between the Stars show and firing up the DVR. He was sleeping shortly after starting to watch the shows on the DVR. What is it about men and falling asleep after sex? I woke him up on the couch at 10 PM and we went to bed.

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and got Tony off to work. Spent the morning watching TV and doing a little around the house while I listened to some music I plan on using in the next dance mix. About 11:30 I called Wisconsin Foodshare to update my case for extending my benefits. I only get $16 a month, but that is nice after a couple months when it adds up and I then use it. I was on the phone, on hold, I swear, until 12:45 PM. After all that I was told I should have, or will receive a letter telling me I have a phone interview on June 21st. All that holding to be told something will be in the mail any day now. What a waste. I honestly thought my phone battery was going to die I was on hold so long. Took a short nap and spent the rest of the afternoon making the next dance mix. I think I turned out OK. Now I just have to listen to it tomorrow and do a little editing before I post it. It should be up by tomorrow night if all sounds good. Just making a frozen pizza and salad for dinner tonight. I plan on being glued to the TV all night, first watching American Idol and then the last 2 hours final for Dancing With The Stars. I predict Hines will come in first, Chelsy in second, and Kirstie in third. I actually want Chelsy to win but I think the people will call in for Hines and he will end up winning. Tomorrow afternoon I have my doctor appointment with my HIV doctor to find out my latest round of blood tests. It always causes anxiety waiting for these results and I have a few things to talk to the doctor about. I made a list: 1. The red and dark spots and patches on my face, that are getting worse. 2. The rash around my forehead. 3. The sick stomach in the morning. 4. Being so tired all the time and just wanting to sleep. 5. No more nightmares since switching off Atripla. I always make a list to make sure I don't walk out of the office with any questions not answered. I am sure I will need to see a dermatologist for the face rash and marks. Will post my new blood test results when I get home later tomorrow afternoon. Lets hope my TCell count went up, and not down, like the last time. This is my first test now since switching from Atripla in January so I am a little nervous.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 Monday Dinner Time

Friday night we watched the movie Strapped. It was a good movie. Watched a couple TV shows on the DVR before going to bed around 10 PM. Tony fell asleep around 9 PM on the couch.

Saturday was suppose to be a nice day for the first half and the second half (after 3 PM) rain. Well, the weatherman got it backwards because it rained all morning and cleared up a little after 3 PM in the afternoon. It did not rain all morning and we were able to go to a rummage sale in the morning at a church around the corner from our house. We also took our 1965 Cadillac to a car show about 45 minutes away. It drizzled a little on the way there and after about 10 minutes of getting there it started pouring. On the way home from the car show we stopped at a Menard's to buy a gas grill that was on sale so Tony can take ours at home to work for the employees to cook out on this summer. Bought a couple other items and headed home. Tony then spent the entire rest of the day, about 5 hours, putting the new gas grill together. There were so many pieces and I am glad he did it rather than me. Made dinner and we spent the night watching more TV shows on the DVR.

Sunday morning we got up around 7 AM, fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and started reading the morning newspaper. It was sunny outside and suppose to get into the 80s so we called Tony's mother to see if she wanted to go out for breakfast since a car show was not far from her house. We took Tony's mom out for breakfast, dropped her off at her home and went to the car show. Drove the lakefront all the way home from the car show with the top down. After we were home for a while I suggested we go to Home Depot to buy some more flowers and some bark chips for the front and side yard and a new 3 x 4 foot plastic panel for the canopy on the side yard that the wind destroyed last weekend. On the way home, right in front of our house I found a turtle running across the road. I yelled for Tony to stop the car and I jumped out of the car and grabbed it before another car ran it over. It was about 8 inches long. I ran it into our side yard and put it in our pond. We then emptied the car of bark chip bags. While Tony cut the front grass I spread out the 12 bags of bark chips. Sunday was out 18th anniversary of our Holly Union. Tony bought me flowers on Saturday and we exchanged cards over dinner. We made some big Tbone steaks on our new gas grill. They turned out great. Spent the night watching the Billboard Music Awards on TV before going to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up at 6 AM, fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and sent Tony to work for the day. I read a little of the newspaper before going outside to start repairing the canopy that the wind tore apart a week ago with the plastic panel I bought Sunday at Home Depot. As I was working on it I noticed the turtle trying like heck to get out of the pond. I knew this was not forever and got the fish net out, scooped him out and put him in a bucket. I then drove to the park a mile away and let it go in the pond at the park. I think it will be much happier there. Came home and spent the rest of the morning doing laundry and things around the house, also finishing the canopy repair. Around noon I went to Pick N Save to buy some fresh produce for the week. Bought an already cooked chicken for tonight's dinner. Tony will not be happy unless I debone first before serving it to him. Actually he will not be happy I am serving chicken but he will get over it. I do like chicken once in a while. Making some rice, corn and a salad with the chicken. Tonight we will watch the last Dancing With The Stars show and then switch to the CBS TV lineup. I think I got too much sun between yesterday and today, my face is really red and feels burnt.

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 Friday Dinner Time

Today was a very nice day in Milwaukee. Got up at 6:30 AM this morning and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and sent Tony off to work. Laid back down for an hour since I just felt very tired still and was not ready to start the day. Got back up around 8:30 AM and showered. As I was reading some of the morning newspaper outside Tony pulled up in the alley to take get his Cadillac out of the back garage for the summer. There is a big Cadillac car show tomorrow and he wants to drive it there when we go to the show. After we got the car out of the back garage I went to the bank and also bought the new Magnum Ice Cream bars since they finally had them on the shelves. Bought the caramel ones. Tony called shortly before lunch to say he didn't think he would be joining us since he would be working on the Cadillac. I was OK with going to lunch without him since I love my lunch with the guys every Friday. It is my social out for the week. Tony showed up anyway just as I was ordering my usual French Dip with Swiss and extra crispy French Fries. Had a great lunch and came come. Took a two hour nap. Even with the sun out and in the 70s today I just have no energy. I can't wait to talk to my doctor about this next week when I see him for my 4 month appointment to get my blood test results. Just finished doing a little cleaning and vacuuming. Tony should be home in an hour. Will make a salad and a small side to go with it. Not sure what, but I am in no way hungry. Will watch a movie or two tonight or something on the DVR. I will DVR Flashpoint and NCIS tonight on CBS to watch at a later point commercial free. Suppose to be an OK weekend. Should be in the 70s but chances of rain and storms each late afternoon. Just have to get things done outside in the morning and early afternoon. We have the car show on Saturday and another on Sunday. This morning I did watch a second egg hatch in the Mourning Dove nest. I could see two babies in the nest moving around. How exciting hey? Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

Watched American Idol last night and then Law and Order SVU. I think one of the girls is going home tonight. I do not like country music at all, but I think the guy Scotty should win. He has the best voice and even though I don't like country music, when he sings you just want to melt. Went to bed a little after 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and soon Tony was out the door to go to work. Spent the morning transplanting a small pine tree to the back yard. I then could not believe my eyes. I was looking at the Mourning Dove nest on camera and I watched the baby crack out of the egg. I think there is just one egg in the nest. The baby moved a little and I watched the Father bird move the shell out of the way. A little later he flew away with the shell to clean the nest. The Father has been with the bird all day. When he does leave for a short time I can see the baby moving in the nest. I read the Father takes the day shift and the Mother the night shift, taking care of the eggs and babies once they hatch. I am a nature lover and having this camera set up to watch this is really cool to me. I can't wait till the baby gets bigger as the days go on and watching the parents feed the little baby bird. So cute. Now I just have to cover the pond in two weeks and keep the dogs out of the side yard when the Mother decides it is time to push the little darling from the nest. I watched a baby bird last summer make it's first flight right into the pond. I tried saving it with mouth to beak breaths but had no luck. It was so sad. It's first flight from the nest and it died in the pond. There are a lot of birds nests in the peaks of our house and roof. Each summer the dogs bring me a couple lifeless bird in their mouths. I am sure they are not dead when they are found it in the yard. So sad. Had a board meeting this afternoon for ARCW. It was OK. Got more bread at the pantry for the freezer. Making an Oncore frozen dinner for supper tonight. Will watch American Idol Results show and then the two hour Mentalist season final. I will DVR Grey's Anatomy, Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement. Tomorrow is Friday already. Jeez do the weeks just fly by. I can't believe we are already past the middle of May.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 Wednesday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Tony left for work by 7:30 AM. Read a little of the newspaper before showering and heading out the door for my 9:30 dental appointment. I was pretty sure which two teeth had problems, they were the two that just got fixed a little over a month ago. I was hoping it would be an easy fix. Of course I had cracked both fillings and they both had to be removed and refilled. I had to have the shots and drilling too. Since I was not expecting shots, they worked great since I had no anxiety going into the appointment. Got my monthly food at the food pantry and came home. After putting the food away I drove to Pick N Save to buy an item I had coupons for since it is double coupon day. I not only had a Pick N Save coupon but a manufacture coupon for the new Magnum Ice Cream Bars. Of course they were still out of them. I would have gotten them for free with the 2 $1 coupons doubled. I spoke to the manager and told him I have been here three times to buy this item on sale and the shelf has been empty. He told me when they come in he will accept my coupons and double them. I asked if I could have that in writing and he said just to use his name Steven. Not hopeful that is going to work but time will tell. Came home with a couple other items and then drove to Tony's shop to drop off a couple things and pick him up to drive him home to get the truck. He drove the Lexus to work and now will leave it there since he is trying to sell it again. He will drive the our truck. Tried to take a nap but the throbbing in my mouth would not allow it. I just took a pain pill so hopefully the pain will be better soon. Making some hamburger helper and a salad for dinner tonight. Will watch American Idol and then Law and Order SVU before going to bed. It is cloudy and in the 50s here in Milwaukee. A little drizzle at times. This has to be the worst Spring ever.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Watched Dancing With The Stars and Castle last night. I think Ralph is going to go home tonight on the results show. Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Watched a little TV, read the morning news papers (we get two: The Milwaukee Journal and The USA Today), and had a bowl of cereal. Took a shower and then left the house a little after 10 AM to go to the pet store to buy Bo a new name tag since he had chewed his so bad you can't even read the information anymore. I then went to Kohl's Department Store again to redeem our $30 in bonus cash we got on Sunday. Bought a pair of shoes that fit good. I hate shoe shopping. I don't know why women like to shoe shop. It is so hard to find a pair that fit good with my wide foot. I also purchased some make-up / cover-up for my face. I have never bought make-up before but I am getting so many dark patches and other blemishes that I have to do something. I am not sure if it is the AIDS or just old age but on special occasions it is nice to tone down the blemishes. Bought a concealer and a powder. Never thought I would be buying make-up in my life time. Made a ham sandwich for lunch when I got home and then took a two hour nap from about 1 - 3 PM. Took Barkley to his 4:20 nail trim. He was a pain in the ass as usual but now has short trimmed nails. I got Barkley, our Beagle, almost 3 years ago when he was a little over 8 years old. He never had good manners and I think he never had other dogs to play with. Maybe it is just the Beagle in him but he is the clumsiest dog I have ever owned. He will just walk over other dogs like they are not there. When the other dogs try to play with him he just sits there and barks, not knowing what to do. He is on of our charity dog. Making some nice steaks for dinner with mashed potato and corn. Also a salad. The steaks are more of the ones Tony bought from a meat vendor a couple weeks back. So far they have been good. He swears he knows the butcher and meat vendor so the meat should be safe. I just don't like buying that way, from the back of a truck. Will watch the Dancing With The Stars Results show and then Body of Proof, DVR'ing Glee, Raising Hope, and the entire CBS lineup which includes The Good Wife. Tuesday's have so many good shows on all at the same time. I have a dental appointment tomorrow. I hate dental appointments. I think I broke the two teeth I had fixed a couple months ago. I will let you know.
Realized today I have been spelling Mourning Dove wrong in my past posts. I guess spell check didn't catch it since the word morning is a word. How would spell check know the darn dove is spelled Mourning. Guess you do learn something new every day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 Monday Dinner Time

Saturday was a very cold rainy day in Milwaukee. Tony saw a car in the morning newspaper that he wanted to look at in Dousman which is about 45 minutes west, through the construction. He pretty much had his mind set that he wanted to see the car so there was no changing his mind. I rode along with him to see the car in the rain. Looked at the car and thankfully he did not buy it on the spot. He needs another old car as much as a hole in the head. This car is a 1966 Cutlass. He already is working on a 1964 and 1965 Cutlass. Jeez. To me they are all the same. Came home and the nephew had called saying he was ready to move his stuff into his new rental. So in the drizzle we moved his stuff with the truck and my car in three loads. He is moving into a dump in the ghetto. I would not want to live anywhere close to where he is moving to much less in the dump of a place he will be calling home. There were even 4 cats living in the attic when we walked around the place. Spent the rest of the day watching Repo Games and Parking Wars. I can't believe there is a TV show where when they come to repossess your car, if you answer three out of five questions correctly, they will pay the fine and not tow your car. Of course these people on the show are the dumbest people you would ever see on TV. One girl thought Bill Clinton was the one who discovered electricity. Nice to watch shows where you feel more superior to them mentally. Much less the questions were so easy. Went to bed around 10 PM.

Sunday it was very very very windy and cold. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour all day. I had to go up and fix the Batman car the Morning Dove bird nest is under several times. Put some bricks around and in the car as I saw it almost blow away with one big wind burst that came. Watching the mother and father on camera trying to save the nest was heartbreaking. It is very rare to see both birds in the nest like they were yesterday. I still can not see how many eggs are in the nest. Thankfully it looks like they made it through the storm. The birds are still on the nest today. It must have been a horrible couple days for these two birds trying to hold down their nest. I even lost some of my fiber glass panels on the awning from the wind again. Went to Kohl's Department store in the afternoon to buy a pair of jeans and dress pants that fit me since I have gained so much weight. Ended up finding a pair of each after trying on about 15 pants. Thankfully in sizes I can feel OK about. Not only were they and everything else we bought on sale but Tony won another 20% off with a scratch off promotion. We also got another $30 to spend this week at the store so I will have to go back and get a couple shirts while the coupons are good. Spent the afternoon watching more Parking Wars and some shows on the DVR. Watched Desperate Housewives before going to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up at 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and sent Tony to work. After reading the morning newspaper and having a bowl of cereal I showered and headed out the door to go to the bank and buy a few grocery items. Was home before 11:30 AM. Did a little cleaning around the house before taking a two hour nap. Making a frozen beef roast and noodles for dinner with a salad. Tonight we will watch Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed. Made an appointment for Barkley to have his nails trimmed at the vet tomorrow late afternoon. Also made a dental appointment for Wednesday since I think I damaged the two teeth I had fixed a month ago. Have to lay off the lemon drops and milk duds I guess.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 Friday Afternoon

Yesterday was a very nice day in Milwaukee. It was in the 70s here near the lake front. In the morning I drove down the street to the local green house and bought a couple plants to put in the pots that hang in the side yard. Since the prices at this greenhouse are very expensive I only bought three plants. Will buy the rest of my flowers at Home Depot or Menard's some time down the road. Planted the flowers in the pots and spent the rest of the day laying outside in the shade on the deck with the dogs, listening to music. Made left over spaghetti for Tony for dinner. I had a salad and a bagel. Spent the night watching American Idol results, Grey's Anatomy and The Mentalist before going to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and left for the hospital to have my blood drawn. Seems like it took forever and she must have filled over 10 viles. I hate getting my blood drawn. I always wonder what the person drawing my blood is thinking looking at what the blood is being drawn for. Picked up a couple sausage burritos at McDonalds on the way home. Spent the morning doing a little cleaning and vacuuming before Tony picked me up to go have lunch with the guys. Had a nice lunch as always. Tony then dropped me off at home and was to return in about an hour so we could go to a funeral about an hour away, west of Milwaukee. After about an hour Tony called to say we would not be going to the funeral because he was to busy at work much less the construction on the highway all the way to Pewaukee is horrible. It was a friend Tony went to high school with. I did not know the person. Was happy to not have to drive all that way especially with all the construction and down to 2 lanes from 3 lanes the entire drive. They say in Wisconsin there are two seasons: Winter and Road Construction. The expressways around Milwaukee are a mess with construction this year. Thankfully I don't have to drive them much any more. Tonight we will spend the night watching stuff we DVR'd during the week. It was much cooler today and foggy at times. This weekend is suppose to be in the 40s and 50s and rainy all weekend. A good weekend to not leave the house if you don't have to. The only plans we have are to move the nephew to his new house and I would like to go to Kohl's to buy some pants that fit me. I think I might have to just throw in the towel for the time being and buy some larger pants that fit. Not an easy thing to do.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 Wednesday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Read a little of the morning newspaper before working out for a half hour. Had a bowl of peanut butter captain crunch and took a shower. Took Stella to the vet for her 10:30 AM appointment to have her nails trimmed. Once again the price has increased. It is now $20 for a nail trim. She was a good girl at the vet. Actually funny to see such a big tough dog shake in fear waiting for the trim. Such a big baby I got. Brought Stella home and after a bit I headed to Pick N Save to do some grocery shopping. Did not have much on my shopping list but I managed to spend $90 on groceries anyway. Almost everything I bought was on sale. I am now finding myself shopping the isles looking for sale items and when I see an item we use on sale, I buy a couple or few of them. I figure the item will get used and might as well buy it on sale. Did a little around the house before taking a nap. I just can not make it through the day without a nap. I plan on addressing this with my doctor in two weeks when I see him. I have no energy and feel like I could just sleep all day. My sinus's are getting a bit better. It might just be the fact I have had this sinus pain for so long I have decided to just live with it. Making spaghetti for dinner tonight with some bread and a salad. Will watch American Idol and Law and Order SVU tonight on TV. Will DVR The Middle, Better With You and Modern Family to watch another day. It was close to 70 today but no sun. Storms are just west of Milwaukee right now and should be here in about a half hour. Going to take another sinus pill and head to the couch for a while.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

My allergies are so bad I just want to cut my head off!

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and sent Tony off to work. Had a hard time getting Vito to eat which he must do in order to get his Insulin shot. Finally got him to eat and gave him the shot. He is not liking these shots lately. We were doing so good. The other day he even bit me when I tried to give him the shot. He took it much better this morning. I think his neck area is getting sore from the twice a day shots. Will have to ask the vet about this tomorrow when I take Stella to the vet to get her toe nails cut. Worked out for a half hour again today. Ate some breakfast and went back and laid down on the bed for an hour. I then noticed the sun was out and thought I was not going to waste another day because of this sinus pain. Showered and went to Walgreen's to get more sinus medicine. Bought Advil Congestion Relief and a couple other items. Came home and took the Advil. It did help but was not a cure all by any means. Cleaned the back hallway and put the rabbit outside for the afternoon to soak up the sun and feel a little less caged being able to see the birds and other animals around him. I think he likes being outside. Made a salad and making a Boboli pizza from scratch for dinner. Will spend the night holding my head watching the Dance Results shows and DVR'ing the CBS lineup, Glee and Raising Hope. It was almost 70 today and the sun was out all day. Tomorrow is suppose to be even warmer but later in the afternoon big storms and a cold front. The rest of the week looks cold and rainy. Have to take Stella to the vet tomorrow to have her nails trimmed and will also do a little grocery shopping later in the day to get some fresh grocery items. My head feels like a bowling ball and I just want to cut it off.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011 Monday Afternoon

Friday night Tony woke up around 1 AM with his typical migraine headache. He was up most of the night throwing up because of it. I do feel sorry for him when he gets these. It must be horrible. Because of Tony being up all night we did very little on Saturday. Tony spent most of the day on the couch or in bed. I did things around the house. I have to admit my head has been hurting for days now because of allergies. I swear each year they get worse. I have yet to find a pill in my cabinet that will work to get rid of this head congestion and headache. I still have it today. Saturday night we watched the movie The Last Song. It was OK. Went to bed around 10 PM.

Sunday morning we were both up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the Sunday newspaper. Took four out of five dogs for walks around the block before taking Kali with us to my parents house for Mother's Day. Had a nice afternoon with the parents. Got home around 5 PM and spent the night watching the Amazing Race final and Brothers And Sisters. Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony out the door to go to work. Worked out for about a half hour. I have to not only loose some weight but get into better shape. So today starts the daily work out. I need to loose 20 lbs. Having a hard time finding any clothing that I look good wearing and that is not a good thing with Summer right around the corner. Did a little around the house after the work out and then I was exhausted. Laid down for a couple house before getting up around 1 PM. Took a shower and spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning and getting dinner ready. Making a steak, potato's and green beans for dinner, with a salad. Will watch Dancing With The Stars tonight. Today started out pretty good weather wise but now it has gotten cloudy and rain is on it's way. I think it is suppose to get warmer this week, but also a lot of rain. I hope the rain cleans the air of all the allergy crap that is messing up my head. Friday I go in for my next round of blood tests.

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011 Friday Dinner Time

Was a very nice day weather wise in Milwaukee today.

Got up this morning around 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Spent the morning reading the newspaper, watching TV and vacuuming and cleaning the house. Tony picked me up a little before noon to go have lunch with the guys. Was a fun lunch as always. Always a couple good laughs. Spent the afternoon laying outside with the dogs listening to music, enjoying the weather. It is suppose to rain most of tomorrow so this one day of nice weather is all we get for a while. This has been a horrible spring here in Milwaukee. At least 10 degrees below normal temperatures. Tonight we will watch Flashforward, CSI and some show on the DVR. If it is nice tomorrow we plan on going to a dog walk, but like I said, the forecast for tomorrow does not look good for that event. Sunday we will most likely go to my parents house for a little while to say Happy Mother's Day to my mom. Taking Tony's mom out for dinner Saturday night. The trees are getting buds on them so it won't be long before it will start to look like summer. Have not been able to get the camera system up in the Morning Dove's nest yet since she still has yet to leave the nest. I don't want to scare her while she is laying her eggs. I assume that is what is happening since she has not left the nest for going on two days. She is still alive because she looks at me when I walk around the side yard. Waiting for her to leave the nest for some food and I will put the camera near the nest.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011 Thursday Dinner Time

Wednesday morning I went to Pick N Save to make a bank deposit and pick up a couple items at the grocery store. Made myself a ham sandwich for lunch. Took a nap in the afternoon and spent the rest of the day doing little things around the house. Spent the night watching American Idol and Body of Proof before giving Tony a little lovin and going to bed around 10:30 PM.

This morning I was up by 6 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. Spent the early morning catching up on some emails, watching TV and cleaning the house. Around noon I went to Home Depot to order a new set of blinds for in the living room. Since I switched out the front window blinds a month ago I now need to do the same with the side window. The current blinds just don't match the room anymore. Was a nightmare. After getting the order done the lady tried to put the charge through my credit card at the blinds department desk. After a few tries she told me I would have to pay for it at the service desk. The service desk tried a few times, each time it was declined. I kept telling the clerk there is no way my credit card is bad. Ended up having to call the credit card company only to find out the first time the charge did go through and the next six times was declined. Home Depot had no record of it going through on their end so I had to have the clerk talk to the credit card company person. Got it all straightened out, at least I hope so. Will have to check my next bill very carefully. Came home and took a short nap before getting up and spending some time with the rabbit we are taking care of for Tony's nephew. Making Chili Cheese Hamburger Helper for dinner with a salad. A pair of Morning Doves have made a nest under the toy Bat Mobile I have high in the air in the side yard. I set up the old camera system and am waiting for the mother to leave the nest so I can put a camera under the car and be able to see her and the babies once they hatch. Not sure if there are even eggs in the nest yet. Will spend the night watching American Idol results, Grey's Anatomy and The Mentalist before going to bed. Tomorrow is lunch with the guys and then the weekend is here. Wow, the days go so fast.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011 Tuesday Dinner Time

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and sent Tony off to work. After reading the morning newspaper and watching a little TV I went outside to weed and feed the front lawn. We only have grass between the road and sidewalk but it get so many dandelions each year. I hate dandelions. So I fed the side hose to the front of the yard, connected another hose and sprayed the front grass with weed and feed. Got the hoses all back where they belonged and spent the rest of the morning watching TV with the dogs. Spent the afternoon watching TV and listening to music. I am getting an ear infection. My left ear hurts something bad. Been taking Advil Cold and Sinus the past few days for it. Today I started taking an antibiotic of Cipro I have here at the house. Hopefully that and some ear drops will stop it in it's tracks. I sure hope so. It does hurt a lot, more and more as the day has progressed. The dogs are tearing up the house playing as I type this. I have to keep yelling out 'not so rough' every once in a while to keep Stella from hurting the little dogs as they all play. Stella has never yet hurt any of the dogs when she plays with them and I want to keep it that way. Will watch Glee, Dance Results and Body of Proof, DVR'ing the CBS TV lineup and Fox's Raising Hope to watch this weekend. Making spaghetti for dinner tonight with bread and salad. Hope to go grocery shopping tomorrow for a couple items like fruit and salad. Thankfully we don't need much but fresh fruit and vegetables. Going back to the couch since my ear is throbbing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011 Monday Dinner Time

I can not believe it is May already.

Saturday morning we got up around 6:30 AM and fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot. Spent the morning watching TV and reading the morning news paper. Around 10:30 AM we were about to walk out the door to go to the southside Walmart when Tony's nephew called and asked if Tony could bring his truck to his apartment. When Tony asked him why he replied 'because I have an hour to get my things out and to storage'. Tony's nephew is 35 but has an 8th grade mentality level. We went to his apartment with some bags and boxes and told him we would be back at 3 PM to move his stuff to Tony's shop for storage. We then went to Walmart and spent way too much money. Had lunch at Taco bell and came home. Went back to the nephews house and made two trips to Tony's shop with his crap. And I mean crap. The nephew had no idea where he would be sleeping but we will not let him in our home so he is on his own. He will most likely sleep in a shelter. He can not be trusted so staying here at our home is not an option. I did take his pet rabbit to take care of until he is settled somewhere. The nephew was given 3 months notice, of course he let us know the day he needed to be moved. Sometimes I just want to take a 2x4 board to his head to wake him up. Spent the night watching TV and went to bed around 10 PM.

Sunday we got up by 6:30 AM and got the dogs fed and Vito his shot. Spent the morning reading the Sunday newspaper. Around 10:30 AM I drove to the Eastside Walmart (the one I hate) to buy some bedding for the rabbit since the nephew gave us none and the cage needed a cleaning. The nephew has no money and has no business even having a rabbit, but that is a whole different topic. Around 3 PM we went to a pre estate sale. The real sale is today but we got to go a day earlier and pick out what we wanted. Jeez, bought over $340 in stuff that did include a new clothes drier, a new stove and some old chairs for Tony's shop. Spent the night watching Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. Went to bed around 10 PM.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM. Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and got Tony off to work. After doing a little around the house I decided to paint the hallway wall that has marks on it from Tony throwing the dogs tennis ball and it making marks when it hits the wall. Painted the wall. Took a nap in the afternoon since the painting took more out of me than I thought it would. Making a frozen beef roast, mashed potato and corn with a salad for dinner tonight. Will spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed. Tomorrow I have to drag the water hose to the front yard and weed and feed the little grass we have. I hate dandelions and want them killed before they start to bloom. It was in the 50s today and most of the weekend. A little warmer would be nice.