Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Things we don't need

The appendix is a narrow tubular pouch attached to the intestines. When the appendix is blocked, it becomes inflamed and results in the condition known as appendicitis. If the blockage continues, the inflamed tissue becomes infected with bacteria and begins to die from a lack of blood supply, which finally results in the appendix bursting (perforated or ruptured appendix).

There is no way of predicting when appendicitis will occur or prevent it from occurring.
There are no proven risk factors for appendicitis. It has been suggested that potential risk factors may include a diet low in fiber and high in sugar, family history, and infection.

Well our Friend SJ is in the hopsital recovering tonight from removeal of something she didn't need. Her tiny incisions look great and she will probably be home tomorow night. Hh was distraught but did well visiting her BFF tonight in the hospital. We are looking forward to many more overnights for SJ with us.

Wishing her a speedy recovery and that she will be dancing again soon - love you little girl.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

a little pampering

Today I went to get a hair cut and a pedicure and I also had my eyebrows waxed. I often only get one service at a time ( read this as cheap- giggle at myself) but today I splurged. the hair cut was good though she cut a little too much from my bangs and the Pedicure was devine. I did the deluxe version with a little girl named Jane she was great she took her time and my legs feel wonderful - have not had a pedi since before my hospital stay in November. I lost a toe nail after that and am not sure why, it has re-grown most of the way and I am happy to say looks alright.
pink for the summer and wonderfully smooth and soothed - yes it is nice to take a little time out for me once in a while.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Dog

This is the activity and greeting we get everyday! not much tail wagging but we get the jumping and the roll over and pet the belly

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet Harley

Harley is about 3 1/2 years old and mostly a smooth coat Dachshund in red coloration with black accents lol - he has black eyeliner and a little black spot about mid way up his tail that looks as if some one took a sharpie to him. He is settling in, we took him in from a friend who will have too many dogs to be able to move soon. She needed a good spot for him and well I think we will do.

He is a little shadow to S and follows him, wants to be with him, wants to lay on him. He even was spoiled too- we had weened all dogs from the bed about 7 years ago- just about the time we got Sampson. But now we have a new addition to the bed - so far he is a good night sleeper and seems to be easy going for the most part. He is a little bit of a drama King and " squeals" if you touch him wrong or scare him in anyway !

This is Sampson, he seems gigantic compared to Harley, sampson is right at about 14 pounds these days and Harley is under ten so there is quite a size difference, he was never around any cats, but with how mellow rasputin is he seems interested in checking him out.

He is contented to find a lap to sit in and love on. he is happy to see us come home and to be with us. we have to learn new habits and find new ways to take two dogs where we were getting used to one. But we are happy to have a new addition to our household.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Udi's power salad - for lunch
Charred Kale with Tandoori Sauce topped with Udi’s Hazelnut Cranberry Quinoa. Add in Julienned Beets, Carrots and Edamame Beans. Finished with Sliced Fresh Strawberries and served with Carrot Sesame Dressing.

treated myself to this at lunch today - Have a little allergies going on and feel a little rough around my edges. sneezing, stuffy nose , cough and gunk, our spring has been incredibly dry and the trees are blooming like crazy ( we usually have snow knock all the blooms off) I have to say it is quite beautiful but hell on the poor sinuses and eyes.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Open Enrollment time of year

the busiest phone time of the year for us.

we had a good 1st day and call volume was moderate- some years it has been higher. Looking forward to this time as it makes the days go by quickly when you are focused on calls. - so nothing much more right at the moment. tired and need to rest.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Spring has sprung

the trees have sprung multitudes of flowers and the grass is springing under foot and my nose - has sprung a leak.

Hh is off to a start on softball

The Rockies are winning.

Oh Yeah I almost forgot - Open enrollment has begun - I got a take action card in the mail. Yes the Benefits gruop will be busy from now through the end of May and then a bit beyond that too.