Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Little Time Off

We had a great time having dinner with the kids for our anniversary on Sunday. I ate too much but I usually do at a buffet. I think it's because it's so expensive I feel need to get my moneys worth! Anyway, it was nice to celebrate our anniversary with the kids....who are the greatest things that came from the past 35 years!

I took Monday and today off from work for a little break. My SIL Helen's mother died so in addition to going to the funeral home on Saturday I went to the funeral on Monday. Rich had to work so I went with Don and Linda.

Today I took a long walk in the morning and just kind of putted around for the rest of the day. I was trying not to make too much noise because it gets the dog barking downstairs.

Yes, the kids and their dogs are still with us. Shouldn't be too much longer. They should have a closing date by the end of the week. They are wonderful house guests, though. Clean and quiet and we love seeing them all of the time! The only thing I have to complain about is this:

Five litter boxes sitting right here by my computer! Although we keep them very clean, they are dusty and gross. It sure does make us appreciate our basement! We can't let the dogs anywhere near the cats. We don't know what they would do but it's not worth taking the chance. Funny though, when Chris takes them outside, the one dog runs from window to window looking for the cats, and the cat's go to the window to look at the dogs!

Earlier today I was in the backyard taking pictures of the buds on the bushes.

The weather has been really warm these past few days. I have to keep telling myself that it's only March and we could still get a major snow storm! The weather forecast does call for much cooler weather coming later this week. But in the mean time it's very Spring-like out there!

Anyway, I was taking the above pictures and could hear sirens blaring. I was thinking to myself that they sure do sound loud going down Sheldon (that is our nearest main street).

When I walked around the the front of the house I saw this:

About 4 houses down from us they had a small fire! No one was hurt thank goodness. I guess there was a reason the sirens sounded so loud!

That's all the news for now. Back to work tomorrow!


Sally said...

So glad you guys had a nice anniversary with the kids! :)

That's a lot of litter boxes. LOL

I'm sorry about your sil's loss. :(

Now, get back to work! :)

Donna said...

Goodness...a Fire!
Hope you enjoyed your time off sweetie...and those 35 years just zipped by didn't they...

Grandma K said...

Glad you had a nice anniversary. Buffets seem to make overeating a reality. There is so much that looks so good!!

You are wise in not letting the dogs and cats meet. We thought our cat and a new dog would work - not! The cat spent his time on the china cabinet. Not a good place for him. We just couldn't keep them separated, so my daughter has the dog!

Brenda said...

I'm happy for you that you had some time off and a fun anniversary, but so sad to hear the sad news about your SIL. I hope this week is a good one for you!

judemiller1 said...

Glad you had a great anniversary. Why so many litter boxes? Does each cat their own? Does each cat ONLY use his own? Mine share one box--they don't seem to mind. I would hate to get your kitty litter bill each month, LOL.