Tyler Takes over Today’s Post

After smashing my left hand yesterday, it is difficult for me to type much.  So instead here are a bunch of shots of Tyler, some from yesterday some from today.  I was going to pick one or two for my photojournal, but really, he is too cute to pick out just a few.  Hopefully his adorable pictures and videos will give you a smile!

April 24
Tyler was seeing what I looked like with a mustache

A new scarf – sleeping kitten style!
Time for grooming
I really hope those eyes stay blue!
Interrupted during grooming
Caught between sleep and play
Time for a catnap
Tired from all that play
April 25
What is that?
I’m hunting…something!
Mouse thief!
Maigee joins the attack of the mouse while Tyler observes
Is it dead?
Hope this gave you a smile for today and hope you have a wonderful day!

Photojournal: April 20 – 23

April 21: Maigee got an exciting present in the mail from her friends Kellyn (human) and Charlie (GSD mix who is also a Service Dog).  It was a box full of home made treats, she loved them and even snuck a few more out of the box when I wasn’t looking.


April 22: My little pea plant is getting bigger!  It even has some tiny little curlicues which is what I like best about the pea plant.  In other news I found a picture on a recipe web site which made me consider eating peas again.  Unfortunately, I know I’ll only be disappointed once again, no matter how yummy they look, they still taste bad.


April 23: This is the project I was supposed to be working on when I sprained my ankle.  We had a digger-guy come over and he helped to lay a tile out of our house.  Rascal apparently decided he needed to observe the work and be sure all was going well.

And, just because I can’t resist, a video of my little Tyler having some fun outside.  Sorry about the audio, it was pretty windy!

Photojournal April 16 – 20

April 16: Fish are hard to photograph, but here are two of the fish who live in my room – Hope III (female Betta) and Tuberosity (the cory cat, aka Tubby).  I had to do a major cleaning of my fish tank because I noticed I had Planaria Worms, a non-parasitic worm that lives in fish tanks and feeds off the food remains.
April 17: Another part of the big cleaning project, my dad built new shelves in my closet.  I’ve been wanting these for a long time, so I’m pretty excited about them!
April 18: I had a bit of an accident falling down the steps out our back door.  Hurt my ankle which swelled up quite nicely.


April 19: Went to the doctor for an x-ray today since the foot was still very swollen and painful, turns out that it was just a sprain, no breaks.  But it is still very painful and I’ll be in a walker boot for a week at least.

April 20: This is a summary of my day, sleeping, reading, watching House, all with my foot propped up to reduce swelling and Tyler and Maigee looking on to be sure I am doing okay.

Photos of Enjoyment – April 6-9

April 6: After my mom bought a pie crust, disappointing my newly found skills at pie crust making, I decided to make a crust and turn it into ickles.  Ickles are a pie crust rolled into a rectangle, covered with a layer of brown sugar and cinnamon, rolled up, and baked.
April 7: After experiencing digestive issues over the past few months, my GI decided to schedule me for a EGD (upper GI scope).  I asked for a copy of my images to share, the results showed that I have a hiatal hernia which is causing the reflux.  This is actually good news because it means that I don’t have an ulcer!


April 8: I was getting potatoes ready for mashed potatoes for Easter, and I came across this “guy.”  I decided “he” looked like a little guy with a bad hair day!


April 9: While taking pictures of Maigee wearing her new bandanna from Custom Canines and she gave me this silly shot by yawning during the picture.  I can’t decide if she looks ferocious or like she is laughing.


Days of Enjoyment – April 1-4

I’m going to start photo-journaling as a challenge from How to Cope with Pain to do something enjoyable every day, but also as a way to share some of the everyday life with chronic pain.  The times when life is normal instead of just the times when it isn’t.
Pictures from the past few days…
April 1: Maigee wearing the “cone of shame” after I gave her monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative.  She is known to lick the flea/tick treatment, so has to wear a cone while it dries.
 April 2: Found some fresh onions in the garden today while weeding and decided to make a childhood favorite side dish, “hobo packs.”  Chop potatoes and carrot, mince onion and garlic, put everything in a foil pack with some oil and seasonings/herbs.  Grill and eat!
April 3: My peas and onions are the first thing to be planted in the garden, and they are both up already.  It is ironic that I grow peas, since neither I, nor my family will eat peas, but I love how the plants look, so I always plant a few!
April 4: While at the feed store, Maigee met the chicks, actually the chicks met Maigee.  She sniffed them a bit, but wasn’t super interested.  The chicks on the other hand were quite curious about her – see the one sticking it’s head out of the wires to see her?

Edit:  If you’d like to see more pictures I’ve taken that didn’t make it to the blog, you can see my album.


One of my favorite blogs to follow, How to Cope with Pain, has started a new challenge for March. The goal is to post 3 things you are thankful for each day, so here are mine for the past two days.

March 1:
  • I had a wonderful visit with a college friend yesterday.
  • The weather yesterday was gorgeous!
  • I have an amazing dog.
Maigee and Me
March 2:
  • My dad brought home ice cream for a special treat.
  • We had a beautiful thunderstorm today.
  • My brother got a job and the interview may have saved his life by delaying him and keeping him out of the path of the tornadoes that destroyed several towns where he would have been driving.