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Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 Monday Afternoon

Friday night we spent the night watching TV from the DVR.  Went to the bed around 9 PM to watch the last of TV in bed with the dogs.  Ended up doing a round of lovin and then going to sleep.

Saturday morning we woke up around 6 AM.  Woke up on the same side of the bed and that lead to some hugs and then another round of lovin.  Soon got up and fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot and Stella her pills and ear drops.  Stella seemed a little better and was able to get off the bed with a little help down the stairs next to the bed.  When she shakes her head she still looses her balance but is walking much better just 4 days after having a stroke.  Tony went into work to sell some cars and I did things around the house and worked on my other project - our new Facebook page called Lawlessmilwaukeecouple.  I started the new Facebook page the day after we got married.  Since we are actually criminals now in Wisconsin I thought it would be fun to spoof the WI law and make it seem like we are now traveling the country evading WI authorities.  I figure I will keep it going as long as possible and as long as I continue to have fun with it.  Spent the afternoon watching movies.  Watched the movies Shall Not Kiss The Bride (which was really a cute movie - love story) and The Impossible (which I have seen twice before and still get chills when I watch).   After we fed the dogs supper we went out to eat at a bar a couple blocks down the street.  There was a pub crawl through the neighborhood and a band was playing in the bar.  Turned out to be a good choice of music and food.  Came home and spent the night watching Geography Club and Kill Your Darlings.  Geography Club was easier to follow and enjoy.  Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Stella was doing again, a bit better than the day before when it came to her balance.  She also seems happier.  Fed the dogs and gave the dogs their meds.  Soon showered and left the house to go take Tony's mom out for breakfast.  After we dropped her off we stopped off at a fruit ranch and bought some fruit and ham and rolls for later.  Came home and spent the afternoon watching TV.  Did the lovin thing sometime in the afternoon while we were watching TV.   Made ham and rolls and baked beans for supper.  Spent the night watching the CBS lineup of The Good Wife and The Mentalist, before doing the lovin thing one more time and going to bed.  I swear getting married spices up the sex life.  I hope it continues.  I do find it nice to think I am 53, been with my man for over 25 years, and still enjoy having sex sometimes twice a day with him.  Not many couples could probably say the same?  Went to bed around 10:30 PM.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave the dogs their meds.  Stella walked good down off the bed and seemed really good today.  Tony soon left for work.  I spent the early morning reading the newspaper and then doing some cleaning and vacuuming around the house.  After I had a ham sandwich for lunch I decided to go for a walk along the river trails.  Have not gone for a walk down in the trails since last fall.  It was suppose to get to 50 today but at noon it still was only 41 degrees.  Bundled up and went on the walk anyway.  Had a great walk and remember why I love going for these walks.  They are so calming and I can talk to myself and reflect on life.  As I left the house I asked my tenant who's car was parked in the back of our yard in the parking area.  She told me a friend.  Funny, boyfriend yesterday said her sister.  When I asked why I saw her park and walk away and not come into the house, she said she had told her friend, having boyfriend problems, she could park her car here.  WTF?   I made it perfectly clear I did not want to see this car parked here ever again and we are not a public parking lot.  Jeez, I swear these tenants are frickin nuts.  I already know they are big liars.  I wouldn't put it past her to sell one of the parking spots for money.  Making a pork loin and rice for supper with salads tonight.  Will spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars while the DVR records other show on other channels. 

If your on Facebook, check out my new page named     Lawlessmilwaukeecouple

Friday, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 Friday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV and giving Stella our total attention.  She did not throw up again the rest of the day due to her nausea pills I got from the vet in the afternoon.   Went to bed around 8 PM and watched Grey's Anatomy and a couple episodes of Everyone Loves Raymond before going to sleep.

This morning I was up by 6 AM.  Did not sleep well all night thinking about Stella.  Was able to get Stella off the bed without Tony's help.  Stella seems a bit more stable today.  When she shakes her head she does loose her balance and falls to the ground.  Fed the dogs, gave Vito his shot, and Stella her pills.  Spent the morning reading the newspapers and keeping Stella calm on the couch.  She did not throw up her breakfast and kept the pills down.  Went to have lunch with the guys and got back home by 1:15 PM.   Took a nice two hour nap with the dogs.  I do love nap time with the dogs.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV.  No plans this weekend which works out great so we can just keep an eye on Stella.  I still have to walk next to her outside so she doesn't slip on the ice or loose her balance shaking her head.   She is a real strong dog so it is sometimes hard to tell if she is in pain.  Once we get through this weekend we will have to figure out our next steps.  The doctor would like to sedate her and look in her ears.  Of course that comes with a $1000 fee or more we were told.  Will cross that bridge next week.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 Thursday Afternoon

Spent the night keeping Stella calm.  Got her on the bed around 9 PM for the night.  She has a hard time walking.  Watched a little TV, did the lovin thing, and went to sleep.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Had to have Tony help me get Stella off the bed since she was too wobbly to get down the stairs I have next to the bed.  Fed the dogs and gave Stella her new pills.  Spent the morning just making sure she stayed in one spot and not try to walk around and hurt herself.  I do think it might be Vestibular disease, but it seems a bit different from the other dogs I had that had it.  After I gave Stella her lunch pill she threw up breakfast all over the kitchen.  Called the vet and just got back getting another pill to help with her nausea and dizziness.   Making salad and chicken cordon blue for supper with rice.  Will spend the night keeping Stella calm.  I am a little scared our days might be numbered with her.  Lot of tears been shed.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014 Wednesday Afternoon

This morning I was up by 6 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Around 7 AM, prior to Tony leaving work Stella had what I can only describe as a 'spell' of some sort.  Her eyes started darting from side to side and she seemed confused and could not stand.   She seemed to get through this 'spell' and after Tony left for work had a few more.  I called the vet and by 11 AM we had Stella being checked.  The vet seems to think it is vestibular disease since she has had so many ear problems.  I have dealt with this disease with two other dogs and this somehow seems different.  Thankfully I recorded one of her 'spells' and took the video with us to the vet.  When the other dogs had it they just 'got it' and it took days for them to walk straight and get their balance.  Stella seems to be fine one moment and then dizzy and can't walk the next.  She also is making a lot of moaning and noise.  So I am very concerned that there might be something more serious going on.  When we left the vet Stella had another 'spell' in the car and we had a hard time even getting her out.  She then was fine for a while and after I gave her one of the meds the vet gave us she threw up her breakfast.  Tony stayed home for about an hour so I could drive quickly to Pick N Save and do the weekly grocery shopping.  Since I have been home and he left back to work Stella has for the most part just been sleeping on the couch next to me.   Will spend the night with Stella watching TV.  I pray this is not the end of our time together or the beginning of the end. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014 Tuesday Morning

Saturday we spent most of the day just going through pictures and relaxing in front of the TV.  We did take a nap in the afternoon which led to a round of lovin.  Went out for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant that we had our first date at on this date 25 years ago.  The restaurant has been slightly remodeled and under a different name, but the owners are the same.  They were so happy to hear of our wedding news and bought us dinner and drinks.  Came home and spent the night watching the gay themed movie Seeing Heaven.  Went to bed around 10 PM and before gong to sleep we did another round of lovin.

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM to feed the dogs and give Vito his shot.  Spent the morning reading the newspaper and doing little things around the house.  Left the house a little before noon to go to our favorite breakfast spot, Hubbard Park Lodge.  It is a bit expensive but we deserve it this weekend.  Had a great breakfast and the owner even bought us a round of drinks.  Stopped off at Tony's 2nd shop to show a potential renter that called us twice during lunch wanting to see and possible rent it.  Figured we might as well show it to him on our way home.  Picked up lottery tickets and came home for the day.  Spent the rest of the day watching TV.  Watched most of the night time TV in bed and before we went to sleep we did another round of lovin.  This wedding stuff really does boost one's sex life. 

Monday I was up by 7 AM to feed the dog and get Tony off to work.  I spent the day on the Internet and making copies of pictures.  Went to Walgreen's some time during the early afternoon to pick up the enlargements I ordered over the Internet.  Spent Monday night watching Dancing With The Stars. Did a round of lovin and then went to sleep.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Been going through pictures from the family and friends and just sent another order via the Internet to Walgreen's to be printed.  Will most likely pick them up when they send an email saying they are ready.  Snowed over night an inch.  Cold but sunny today in Milwaukee.  Not getting above freezing again today.  This Winter is never going to end.

I started a new fun Facebook page named   Lawlessmilwaukeecouple  .    If your on Facebook you can find the page and hopefully 'like' it.  I am going to pretend Tony and I are on the run since Wisconsin state law makes it a crime for residents to enter into marriage in another state if the marriage would be prohibited in Wisconsin. The law imposes a penalty for those who enter into a marriage that's prohibited or declared void in Wisconsin of up to $10,000 and nine months in prison.  I thought it would be fun to do a 'where's waldo' type page as we are on the run.  I am having fun with it and have the next week already planned out. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 21, 2014 Our Wedding Day

The morning started around 6:30 AM when I whispered in Tony's ear 'today's our day'.  He gave me a kiss and we soon got up out of bed to feed the dogs and get the day started.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  By 8:30 AM I was in the shower so Tony could soon follow.  Got dressed in our suits and looking good.  Around 10 AM Tony's nephew showed up at the house.  He was coming with us to take pictures.  Tony's mom, and sister as well as three of our lunch buddies showed up on time by 10:45 AM.  The limo soon pulled up in the back alley.  We took a bunch of pictures in front of the limo.  In hindsight I wish I had the pictures taken in the front of the house.  I had to use a bit of photoshop to make them look like this:

The limo left a little after 11 AM and we then took the hour and a half ride down to Skokie Illinois to get married at the clerk of courts office.  Here are some pictures inside the limo on the way down to Illinois.
 Arrived at The Cheesecake Factory where we planned lunch before the ceremony.  Got to the restaurant on time and had a great lunch.  Here is a picture from lunch Tony's sister took.

After lunch and right on schedule we went to the clerk of court house around 2 PM.  Got to the court house and made it through the security having to take off our belts and empty pockets.  I beeped three times because I had things in pockets I forgot I had and my mind was not working.  Got signed in to find out the ceremony was not what we expected.  Was no way of changing anything so it had to be what it was.  A short 2 minute ceremony.  Almost didn't get any pictures because I sent the nephew photographer outside to get something from the car and he got help up at security as they called us to be next.  Had a small bridezilla moment but eventually he arrived and got the entire minute and a half on video.  Here is a picture of us at the end of the ceremony when I was just about to cry.

After the short wedding ceremony we all got back into the limo for the ride home.  Bought a strawberry cheesecake for the ride home.  Drank Champagne and ate cheesecake on the way home.
Got home around 4:45 PM and had a wonderful day.  Everyone left and after we got settled in I went across the alley to get the basket of food the neighbor had put together for us.  Lasagna, bread, salad and desert.  It was so thoughtful and good.  Here is a picture of the spread.

Spent the night watching TV and reflecting on the day.  Went to bed around 10 PM and had a great round of lovin.  All in all, a perfect day.  We are finally after 25 years together legally married.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 Thursday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV.  Went to bed around 9 PM to watch the last hour in bed.  Was up until after 1 AM just laying in bed thinking.

Got up this morning at 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Read the morning newspaper and showered by 10 AM.  Left the house a little after 11 AM to pick up another bottle of Stella's ear drops at the vet.  I then went to ARCW to get my monthly prescriptions that I called twice about to make sure they would be ready, only to get there and 2 of five were ready to pick up.  Seems to happen more times than not.  Stopped off at the flower shop to pick up Tony's, Tony's mom, and my boutonnieres for tomorrows wedding.  Tomorrow at this time the wedding should be over and I should be a legally married man.  When I actually think of it, I cry.  I have been in tears a lot today just thinking about how long I have waited for this day and the fact it is finally going to happen.  Wish my family was going to be a part of my wedding, but they are not, and will have to address that with them next week.  I will address this with my family next week how disappointed they have made me.  My mom has not even called me again today.  Wow.  Talking to me about my wedding is just to much for her.  How sad.  And she is the one who constantly tells me 'she is on my side' and understands.  Tony is hopefully going to come home early tonight and we are just going to order some subs for supper and spend a quite night at home with the dogs. 

Tomorrow is hopefully going to be the happiest day of my life.  I will write sometime over the weekend and post a picture if I can.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV and going through Tony's dad's old jewelry to pick out one or two to wear on Friday to our wedding.  Went to bed around 9 PM to watch more TV.  Tony was asleep in five minutes.   I laid there all night long, at times in tears.  Spent the entire night thinking how sad my family is once again treating me with my wedding to Tony.  How can a family treat me like this, twice?  See, I have yet to get only 2 responses from family members about attending our wedding in two days.  It is like they took the invitation and just read it and threw it away.  Is that how you treat a brother or son?  I have put up with this for way too long and thinking it is time to cut the family ties after this week if I do not hear from them.  My mother who I talk to weekly has yet to even call me this week.  I know why.  Because she doesn't want to talk about my wedding.  Yes,   the word is just to much for her to say.   She continues to tell me how she accepts Tony and I and then you see what that means by her actions this week ............ none.   Don't you think I need a mother's advice and help this week? 

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Really did not sleep all night.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  I spent the morning cleaning the house.  I figure on Friday there might be some people who will come in the house prior to leaving and I will not have time tomorrow to clean.  In fact tonight is the last time I am cooking and it is a frozen pizza.  Not going to dirty the kitchen and make dishes to wash.  Took a nice nap with the dog although I find myself just laying there thinking and feeling very bitter towards my family.  How rude for only two family members to say congratulations to us on our big day.  Tony keeps saying that since they did not send regrets they will surprise us at the court house.  I find that highly unlikely and will most likely be in tears when I realize it is not going to happen.  They all did this to us 21 years ago for our Holy Union.  This is my families time to make up for there rude homophobia behavior back then and they are failing.  I even posted on Facebook today:  Silence speaks louder than words.   Hoping they will get the point but I guess I am reaching for the stars on this one.  My neighbor is doing more for us than my family.   I know it is our day and I should not let them get to me, but it does hurt.  It hurts a lot.  I started an open letter to them that will be sent out after the wedding to those I do not hear from.   Here are my points and thoughts.  I look forward to comments.

I got married, had the biggest day of my life and most of my family choose to not even congratulate me on our day.   How would that make you feel?

I sent out an invitation to everyone letting them know the place, time and date.  I said if you could not make it to please send well wishes with regrets.  How rude is it to not only not respond that you won't attend, but to not even say congratulations to their son or brother, or future son in law?

If a perfect stranger walked up to any of them on the street and said they were getting married to the person they have been with for 25 years, the first thing out of their mouths would be 'congratulations'.   Yet most of my family can not even say that. 
I do put some of the blame on mom and dad.  They encouraged this behavior by pretty much doing the same as them...nothing.  They also chose not to congratulate their son or brother on the most important day of his life.

I honestly thought that this was the perfect opportunity to make up for way they all disappointed me 21 years ago when I had a Holy Union to show my love for Tony and not one of them send back the response cards or showed any support.  Yes, not one sent back the printed response cards.

Can you imagine how Tony must feel?  All week long when I am in tears he will say to me 'they won't disappoint you again this time.  They must not have responded because they are going to surprise you and be at the wedding'.   Tony keeps defending them all until the end when I finally will realized at the court house that not one of my family will show for my wedding.   

In tears because my family was so thoughtless they could not even respond to my invitation and send flowers or a card in their absence?

My one sister of all people should understand.  Can you imagine if we never came around to liking her husband when she moved out with him or if none of us attended her wedding back then or treated Rick as her husband to this day?

Don’t you think I would have loved my mother’s advice and guidance this past week when I was going crazy trying to make Tony and our day perfect.  Did you help my two sisters the week of their weddings?   Why is mine different?

Did you help them with 'something old something new, something borrowed something blue'?  Wouldn't it have been fun to share that with me for the most important day of my life.

You don't have to like who I marry or married.  I do expect you to treat a brother a bit better than a stranger that would have gotten a simple 'congratulations' when you were informed of their day.  Shame on all of you.  Not even a congratulations.

I can not subject my family to this homophobia any longer until I receive an apology from each of them.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 Tuesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle.  Did the lovin thing some time during Castle.  Went to sleep after the local news.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Read the morning newspaper and showered to get on with the day.  Left the house around 10 AM to go to Kohl's to buy two pairs of blue underwear for 'something blue' on our wedding day. 
Figure we will go through Tony's dad's rings and pick out a pinkie ring for each of us for 'something borrowed'.  Not sure yet what we will do for something 'new', which could be my new suit, or something 'old'.  Will figure it all out.  Stopped off at Tony's shop to confirm his employee / nephew is going to come with us on Friday as my 'go to guy' and video guy of the wedding.   After I was home for a while I decided to leave the house again and go to Pick N Save and buy a few items for the week.   Figured I would get it done today since it looks like rain tomorrow.   Came home and spent the rest of the day doing things around the house.  Tried to lay down for a while but had too much on my mind and got up within 45 minutes of laying in bed with my eyes open staring at the ceiling thinking.  Confirmed the final count with the restaurant for lunch and called them.  Got our suits and ties all out and shirts to go with them.  Tried to get a collar stain off one shirt.  The Internet said to use a toothbrush and shampoo to get out the collar ring on a shirt.  Well, they should have said not to scrub too hard because the shirt is not garbage because you can see the fabric where I scrubbed is not good and now worn.  Made some salads and will heat a couple cans of beefaroni with bread for supper.  Tony will not like the beefaroni but I am in no mood to make a big supper and figure from this point forward we will be ordering food delivered.   Will most likely spend the night watching TV.   Got to 35 degrees today in Milwaukee.  Starting to look like Friday might be the best day of the week, crossing my fingers. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

March17, 2014 Monday Afternoon

I was sick all weekend.  Between the stomach cramping and bowel problems and the sinus infection I was not happy all weekend.  Spent Friday night watching the last four episodes of the HBO series Looking.  I do like this series and look forward when it returns for a second season.  Went to bed around 9 PM with cold chills and sweats all night long.  Horrible night trying to sleep. 

Got up Saturday morning by 7 AM to feed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent all day just trying to stay alive from the stomach and sinus pain.  Thankfully Tony is happy to spend a weekend doing nothing.  Was suppose to go to a big private party we were invited to at a friend bar Saturday night, but I just could not get the strength to go.    Spent the night watching the HBO series True Detective Saturday night and got through 4 of 8 episodes before calling it a night and going to bed.  Cold sweat and chills all night again.

Sunday morning I actually woke up feeling better.  Not great, but a bit better.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Soon found out Tony was not feeling good and had the runs.  Spent the day laying around the house watching TV.  Spent the afternoon watching the final four episodes of HBO's True Detective.  It was very entertaining and we both enjoyed it.   After we fed the dogs supper we drove to get lottery tickets and then some supper at Culver's.  Came home and spent the night watching The Good Wife and The Mentalist before going to bed.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  My stomach still does not feel great.  Damn,  four days after eating Ramen noodles and my stomach still is not back to normal.  I will never eat them again.  Ran into my tenant in the back hallway to find out their 9 month old daughter starts day care today for free at the YMCA here in Milwaukee.  WTF?  They both don't work, stay home all day, and they need free day care?   Am I fucking nuts to wonder why two people sitting home all day need tax payers to pay for their child's daycare.  Much less why do the tax payers now have to pay for childcare so they can sit home all day and sleep?  Took Bo to the vet at 10:30 AM to get his nails trimmed.  Also ordered another bottle of Stella's ear drops because the small bottle they gave us for $30 is not going to last the week.  Came home and spent the rest of the day confirming reservations for our Friday wedding.  Got a card from my one brother congratulating us on our wedding with a nice check.  Was not expecting any gifts but actually broke down crying when I opened the card.  See, my one sister and one brother are the only ones who have even said congratulations on our upcoming wedding.  Feeling very emotional today and overwhelmed to be honest.  Took a nice two hour nap with the dogs this afternoon.  Could have just stayed in bed the rest of the day and night to be honest.  Making beef ribs, mashed potato and corn for supper.  Tony just called, sounding almost in tears himself, to tell me the horrible day he is having.  I did not need to hear any of this but let him talk and vent.  I kept saying to myself 'just listen and be supportive'.   I think it helped for him to get it all off his chest.  Sounds like the employees are fucking up jobs right and left and now one is needing off on Thursday for this and another on Friday for that.  Once again they are not there for him when HE needs time off.  When he was done talking I told him I honestly wish he would stop buying cars and sell the damn auto body shop.  The customers are getting worse and the employees he can't count on ever.  Feeling very stressed right now.  Will most likely spend the night watching Dancing With The Stars and Castle before going to bed.  I honestly just wish this day would end.

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014 Friday Afternoon

Made the mistake of making Ramen noodles and pizza for supper.  I should know better.  Was up all night with stomach pain and gas problems.  I still as I type this am sore in my bladder area.  Every time I eat those things I have stomach craps and pain for days.  I will never eat them again.  Went to bed early and was trying to sleep by 9 PM.  With all the pain I hardly slept all night and spent the night getting up every hour or so to drink a half a glass of water.  Thankfully I think all the water helped me shake my sinus infection.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Really never slept all night from the pain in my intestines.  Colored my hair this morning in preparation of next weeks wedding.  Have to look my best and 10 years younger?  Try anyway.  Drove to the bank around 10:30 AM and back home.  Got my income tax refund and wanted to get it in the bank.  Tony picked me up for lunch and we had lunch with the guys.  Had a great lunch.  Tony dropped me back off at home and within 15 minutes I was back in bed.  Got a two hour nap and could have stayed in bed if it were not for the fact I would most likely be up again all night tonight.  Drinking a cup of coffee.  Will most likely spend the night finally watching the series last four episodes of Looking.  Will be time for bed when we are done watching the four half hour shows.   Got to 50 degrees today but it will not last long.  Doesn't even look like we get above freezing all weekend.  No plans this weekend.  Will most likely just spend a lot of time at home and any last minute details for this next Friday's wedding.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014 Thursday Afternoon

Last night I went to bed at 7:30 PM.   Watched TV for a while as I tried to fall asleep.  Bundled up real good hoping to sweat the cold out.  Turned off the TV around 11 PM because we had fallen asleep at least an hour prior.

This morning I got out of bed at 6:30 AM.  Still feeling like crap.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Would have loved to go back to bed but I had to have Stella back at the vet for an 8:30 AM appointment for her ears to be checked and get new drops.  The vet still is not happy with Stella's ears and said if she was any other breed but a Pitbull she would be in noticeable pain.  Pitbull's are so strong.  Even with the vet doing things to her ears she just looked up at me and trusted me that all was going to be OK.  I could tell she was in pain when the vet was sucking out the gook in her ears with a syringe.  Got the new drops and stopped off at McDonald's for an egg bacon cheese bagel.  Was back in bed about 15 minutes after I finished the bagel.  Spent the rest of the morning and most of the afternoon in bed watching TV bundled up hoping to get rid of this cold.  Got up around 3:30 PM to take a shower and get something done around the house.  I am hoping the cup of coffee I am drinking wakes me up a bit.  I do feel a little better from resting all day, but my face and head ache in pain from the sinus infection.  Started another round of Levofloxacin to hopefully be better by next week Friday's wedding.  I better not, no, I can not be sick next week.  I think I might have out grown this antibiotic now also.   Sinus infections all my life have gotten me to this point.  Even with sinus surgery and all, I still get these damn sinus infections a couple times a year.  They are getting harder and harder to get rid of each time I have one.   Was told by my doctor there is really only one more stronger antibiotic left and I am out of options.  That scares me.  Making soup and pizza for supper tonight.  Will most likely be in bed early again tonight watching TV.  I do love being in bed with my four dogs all around me.  It feels very secure and loving with them snuggling next to me.  It is finally 32 degrees as I type this post.  Been a steady increase all day starting out in the teens.  The sun is out and feels good to see the snow start to melt again.  Tomorrow we are suppose to get to 50 degrees before we go back to the 30s for the next few days.  We should be in the 40s and more 50s by this time of year. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV from the DRV.  I was not in the mood to key up all four episodes of HBO's series Looking from the computer to the TV.  Went to bed around 9 PM and after an hour of TV we went to sleep.

Woke up this morning by 6 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Not feeling good today.  I have a sinus infection and my face is hurting from the pain.  My lungs still do not feel right either and with April would get here so I could get my chest xray on my new insurance that starts April 1st.  Feel tired and honestly could just go to bed right now.  I am not happy about being sick but I guess it is better to get it this week then next week for our wedding.  Did very little today.  Pretty much just laid around the house watching TV.  Was going to pick up Stella's new ear drops when the vet called and said she would like to see Stella when I get the drops so I made an 8:30 AM appointment for tomorrow morning.  I have been cleaning her ears twice a day since Monday's appointment as I was told.   Was only 20 degrees and very windy today in Milwaukee.  Cold Cold Cold.  I want Spring so bad.  Making spaghetti for supper tonight.  Will most likely go to bed early tonight.   I hope this cold passes fast.  I feel like crap.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 Tuesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching TV off the DVR.  Went to the bed around 8:30 PM to finish watching the night's TV in bed.  Ended up doing a round of the lovin thing before turning the TV off and going to sleep.

This morning I was up by 6:30 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Spent the early morning reading the newspaper.  Around 9:30 AM I went to Kohl's to buy a new suit for next weeks wedding in Illinois.  I have gained weight and none of my suits fit or look good on me.  Since I only plan on getting married once I figured I would buy a nice new suit.  I walked into Kohl's at 10 AM and walked out at noon with a suit.  Took me two hours and about 10 different suits to find the one I think I like.  I didn't plan on spending two hours and was surprised by the time.  Stopped off at McDonald's for a hamburger and French fries.  Then stopped off at a flower store a couple blocks from the house and ordered the boutonnieres for next week.   I hope that is the correct spelling.  Also ordered one for Tony's mom who will be with us for the wedding.  Have to pick them up next Thursday the day before the wedding.  Came home and before I took a two hour nap with the dogs I wrote the tenant another note telling her to pick up the dog poop in the back yard.  I have four dogs and there is no poop in my side yard.  They have one dog and there is a back yard full of poop because they are so lazy.  She picked up a little yesterday and I think she thought she was done.  I want it ALL picked up.  Not just the big piles.  Heck, we use the back as our entrance.   Noticed her outside in the rain picking it up later this afternoon.  They did nothing all weekend and have not picked up the poop almost all Winter.  Damn, they are so lazy.  Honestly I just wish they would give notice.  Making an Oncore meatloaf and mashed potato with a salad for supper tonight.  Will spend the night watching TV or maybe watch the last four episodes of the HBO series Looking, before we go to bed.  It is raining outside right now and about 40 degrees.  Should turn into snow over night and add up to a couple inches the weather people are saying.  Enough with this Winter.

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 Monday Afternoon

Friday night we went out for a cod fish fry at a local gay bar / restaurants.  Was good but we both were not very hungry and left a little behind.  Stopped off at the bar next door where a friend bar tends and had another drink before heading home.  When we got home I gave Tony the book I created for our First 25 Years Together.  We spent about an hour going through it.  I then cut us a piece of ice cream cake and we watched a little more TV before going to bed and doing the lovin thing before we went to sleep.

Saturday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Around 10 AM we went to the shop to feed the cats and let the one go that we had fixed the day before.  Came home and after about an hour I talked Tony into going to Walmart with me.  I had a long list plus the Insulin and syringes.  Total came to $525 in all.  WOW.  But we are stocked for months with needed supplies.  Spent the rest of the afternoon watching TV from the DVR.  Went out for supper at an Italian restaurant down the street.  Spent the night watching the movie The Bachelorette.  Was good enough movie.  Went to bed and did the lovin thing again before going to sleep. 

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM again.  Did the morning routine.  Over night I figured out the checkout lady at Walmart did not run $6 worth of coupons through so I got in my car at 9 AM and went to Walmart to get my $6 I should have gotten yesterday taken off the bill.  Got the money will little hassle.  Stopped off and bought lottery tickets for the week and came home.  Tony was showered and we soon left to go take his mom out for breakfast like we do every couple weeks.  On the way home we stopped off at Walgreen's to get a prescription for Tony.  Of course Tony grabbed the wrong new insurance card and had to go back after dropping me off at home.  Tony went back and got his prescription and went to the shop to feed and change the litter box for the cat they are keeping yet in the shop because it bit an employee.  Have to now keep if for 10 days to make sure it doesn't have rabbis.  Spent the afternoon watching TV from the DVR taking a break in the middle of the afternoon for another round of lovin.   That is three times this weekend.  Guess this getting married in two weeks is making us romantic for each other.  Made some pizzas for supper and spent the night watching TV.  Went to bed around 9 PM and watched the last hour of TV in bed before going to sleep.

This morning I was up by 7 AM.  Tony left for work by 7:30 AM.  It was to be a nice warm day here in Milwaukee.  This time of year the temperature take drastic changes and today we are going to get to 55 degrees.  Tomorrow it is back to Winter and in the teens and snow.  Only in Wisconsin.  Spent the day cleaning, doing laundry, cleaning the outside yard, and just things around the house.  Tony came home for lunch and soon I had to take Stella back to the vet for her ear infection.  Seems the infection has not gone away and the doctor is ordering another new drop to try in her ear to get rid of the infection.  Was told if this doesn't clear up the infection they will have to put her under and clean out her ears / flushing them.  Sounds expensive.  Today's visit was another $75 and that doesn't include the special medicine I will have to pick up when they get it.  Had to tell my tenants today it is time to pick up their dog poop in the back yard.  I have four dogs and pick it up daily.  They have one and the back yard it full of poop because they are so lazy.  They did nothing all weekend but were home.  I saw she spread out the poop in the snow and I had to leave her a note saying that was not acceptable and needed to be completely cleaned and from this point daily.  Why do I even have to tell people this?  Lazy ass tenants.  Making sweet and sour chicken for supper and will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 Friday Afternoon

Yesterday Tony and I left the house a little after 10 AM and drove to Skokie Illinois to get our marriage license.  We first stopped off at a couple restaurants to see how they were and if they would be something we would want to eat at before the ceremony.  The first three restaurants we did not like for various reasons.  We finally just drove to the county clerks office in Skokie and got our license.  Was fun.  The lady at the desk tried to rush it because she assumed we wanted to get it done and over with.  I kept telling her to take her time and that we were enjoying every minute of the questions and have looked forward to this for 25 years.  We got our license and had a stranger take a picture of us standing outside the office.
After we got out license we drove a half mile down the road to Orchard Mall and picked The Cheesecake Factory as the restaurant to have lunch at in two weeks before our wedding.  We did go in and have lunch and it was good food and we will all enjoy it.  I am pretty sure I won't be hungry anyway an hour before my wedding, but the others along with us will be.  Drove the hour and a half home and got home a little after 3 PM.  Was a wonderful day.  Spent last night watching TV and went to bed by 9 PM.  Was sleeping by 9:30.

This morning I was up before 6 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony and I left the house in separate cars to his shop before 7 AM.  I picked up the one cat the employees trapped yesterday and drove it up to the Waukesha Humane Society to get fixed.  Came home and after I showered and did some things around the house it was time to go to lunch with the guys.  Today is Tony's birthday so lunch is on him / us.  Had a great lunch and sang happy birthday.  Tony dropped me off after lunch and about an hour later I left the house again to drive the half hour drive to the Humane Society to pick up the cat and bring it back for the night in the shop before we release her tomorrow.  It is after 4 PM and I could really use a nap.  No time though since we are going out for supper tonight for Tony's birthday.  Will have a nice cod fish fry at a local gay bar.  Will be home early because it has been a long day for both of us.  I am going to give Tony the book I made for our 25th anniversary tonight.  Figure tonight is as good a time as any since it has been sitting her for almost a month.  Bought him a card and a brownie ice cream cake.   Need to lay down on the couch for a bit before Tony gets home or I will not make it through supper I am so tired.  Eyes are closing as I type and making a lot of spelling mistakes.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Wednesday Afternoon

Spent last night watching NCIS and NCIS LA before going to the bed.  Tony fell asleep immediately.  I watched a couple episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond before turning off the TV and going to sleep.

This morning we were up by 5:30 AM.  Fed the dogs around 6 AM and gave Vito his shot.  Tony left for work around 6:30 AM to get the cats ready for the half hour to 45 minute drive out to Waukesha to get them fixed.  Since we had to get them to the Humane Society by 8 AM we had to leave the shop by 7 AM with morning traffic.  I met Tony at the shop with my car and we did indeed get on the road before 7 AM.  Dropped off the two cats, mom and dad of the cats, and headed home in rush hour traffic again.  The snow in the road didn't help.  Got back home by 9 AM and spent the morning doing things around the house.  Tony will have to and should have already picked up the cats since they needed to be picked back up by 4 PM and it is after that now.  They will then need to spend tonight in the shop to stay warm and be released tomorrow morning.   He will remember to pick them up, I hope.  I am afraid to call and will just wait and see what he says when he comes home for the day.  I think this cat thing has stressed him out also.   The male cat had peed in the cage and the smell all the way to the 'fixing' vet was terrible.  We had the windows cracked and the temp was 10 degrees outside.    The vet did call around noon to say both cats made it through surgery.  I had a 1:30 PM doctor appointment to get more prescriptions of pain pills and such and also to make appointments for a future heart and lung scan as well as colonoscopies for both Tony and I.  Got all referral information and the prescriptions I wanted.  I would like a lung scan since I smoked for 30 years and my lungs sometime hurt.  Would rather be pro active then have a tumor show up down the road to late.  Stopped off at Walgreens and dropped off the prescriptions.  Bought a few items and came home.  Will pick the prescriptions up on Friday because they had to have the pain pill prescription changed because of new rules?  More government red tape.  Bought a couple disposable cameras to put in the Limo for the drive back and forth to get married in two weeks.  Tomorrow we plan on driving to Skokie IL to get our marriage license.  I hope to make it a fun trip tomorrow and kind of a test run for the big event in two weeks.  Will check out the restaurant we hope to eat lunch at also to make sure it is nice.  Making a frozen pizza and salads for supper tonight since I could go to bed right now to be honest and don't really feel like cooking or being creative and making something for supper.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV from the DVR while it records all of tonight's shows.  The DVR is getting full again and time to watch TV from the DVR to fast forward through commercial and watch more TV per hour / night.  Tony will be tired and asleep by 8 PM I bet.  Been a long day for both of us.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 Tuesday Afternoon

Tony called yesterday around 4:30 PM to tell me he could not get any cats during the day.  They are too smart.  I then called the Humane Society to let them know we did not trap any of the five cats today and would not be bring any in to be fixed the next day.  Of course right after I make that call Tony calls me back to tell me he got the big Tom cat in a cage.  A cage too big for a car.  WTF?  If only he would listen.  Tony came home and we spent the night watching TV.  Went to bed around 9 PM and watched the last hour in bed.

This morning we were both up by 5 AM.  Tony left for work at 6 AM to hopefully set some traps and trap some cats so we could take them and the Tom cat to get fixed.  I got a call shortly after he got to work saying the cat got out of the cage and is somewhere in the shop.  Wow, another reason the cat should have been in a carrier and not a dog cage.  It was snowing this morning and traffic was horrible so I called the Humane Society to let them know we would not be bringing any cats in today because the one we got, is loose in the shop.  Got a call around 9:30 from Tony telling me they got the cat in a smaller cage, but one employee got bit in the process.  Not good, these are feral cats.  I went to the shop around 10 AM to give the employees and Tony a piece of my mind because they simply will not listen to me and how to catch the cats.  I left and then went grocery shopping, getting it done today because hopefully we will be busy with cats tomorrow?  It is going on 4 PM and no word on whether they got any more cats today.  At least we will take the Tom cat in tomorrow and get him fixed.  If the guys would have just not trapped them last week when we had no appointment they would not be so scared.  Spent the afternoon picking out music for the limo trip down to Chicago and back when we get married the end of the month.  Figure I will put my favorites, upbeat, loving music on two cds to play in the limo.  Made some peanut butter cookies this afternoon as I listened to music.  Making a Hormel beef roast, mashed potato, corn and salads for supper.  Will spend the night watching TV.  We got four inches of snow this morning and I spend an hour or two shoveling this morning.  This Winter sucks.

Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014 Monday Afternoon

I guess you could say we had an Oscar movie weekend.  We spent the weekend watching Oscar nominated movies that I had downloaded.  We had already seen 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, American Hustle and Captain Phillips.   Friday night we watched the three hour long Wolf Of Wall Street.  I can see now why my mom and dad walked out of the movie when they saw it in the theaters.  It was a very long movie but actually very good.  There was a lot of sex and drug which my parents did not like.  Leo C did a great job and deserved his nomination for best actor this year because of this movie.  Went to bed around 10 PM for a round of lovin and soon went to sleep.

Saturday we spent the entire day watching more movies.  I did have to shovel here and there as the snow fell most of the day adding up only to a couple inches.  After we took Stella to the vet in the morning for her ears I came home and ordered coffee cups with our date of the wedding for everyone as a gift for coming and seeing our wedding.  It wasn't even on my list of things to do and glad the thought came to me.  Watched the movies August: Osage County (Excellent movie, I love dysfunctional family movies), Blue Jasmine (which was good but the flash backs sometimes made the movie hard to follow), Her (which I HATED, who makes such a stupid movie?  I will never get back these two hours.  And nominated for an Oscar?), and All Is Lost (which was good) before going to bed around 10 PM.  We did order a pizza for supper somewhere in there watching the movies. 

Sunday morning we were up by 7 AM.  Fed the dogs and gave Vito his shot.  Tony made breakfast since I was out shoveling snow again.  Watched TV from the DVR most of the morning.  Watched the movies Nebraska (which was very good) and Philomena (which was excellent) during the afternoon.  Sunday night we went to a friends house around 7 PM for a couple hours of watching the Oscars on TV with them.  Got home around 10 PM to watch the popular awards.  Was pretty much happy with who won except I thing Meryl Streep should have won for best actress.  Watched the last hour of the Oscars in bed and then went to sleep.

This morning I was up by 6 AM.  Put together another cage for Tony to take to work to trap the cats today.  Today is cat trapping day so we can take them tomorrow morning to HAWS to have them fixed and pick them up later in the day to bring back to the shop and release.  They will spend one night in the shop when they come home tomorrow.  I left the house by 9:30 AM for a 10 AM dental appointment to get a crown. Took three hours.  Picked up my monthly food at the pantry and went to Tony's shop to drop off a trap and make sure we are all on the same page trapping them and holding them for the night until we can get them up to the humane society tomorrow to fix them.  After a little yelling, lol, we were all on the same page.  Came home and took a nice two hour nap with the dogs.  Will most likely spend the night watching TV.  Not sure yet what I am making for supper tonight but the freezer is full and I have to just pull out anything.