Saturday, February 27, 2010


Went to NYC to a wonderful family style restaurant called Carmine's. I treated hubby for his birthday. The food is so good. Being it was family style and we are two people we have enough food for 3 more meals. hah Here's a photo of us, our waiter was kind enough to take it. Notice Gar has his eyes shut again. hah

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Operations & Birthdays

My doggie Solomon had to have a tumor removed from his ear. They said I could pick him up around 6 pm at night. But when they were taking him out of his cage he shook his head, like doggie's love to do, and hit the wound against the plastic doggie collar and it bled. They thought it was best if he stayed overnight. Best for who? I wondered? Certainly not for this nervous sad Mom. :( First time he ever stayed away from home in the 12 1/2 years I've had him. WOW it was so much harder then I ever imagined. His absence was felt so boldly in our home. I was amazed at all the things I do automatically for him. Things like picking up the kitchen garbage at bedtime so he doesn't get into it. Checking his water bowl. Hearing his feet click, click across the kitchen floor when he is walking after me. Stepping out of my shower and not finding him laying on the bathroom floor waiting for me. Turning off my blow dryer and not having him wagging his tail a mile a minute because he knows after blow dryer comes OUTSIDE for him ! My gosh, I told my husband when Sollie goes to be with the Lord (I know, but in my heart I need to believe that our dear pets go to Heaven. The lion & the lamb will lie down, so why not my doggie. He can't sin right ?) Anyway what an absence it will be. He survived his operation quite well. But due to the placement of the tumor on the outside back of his ear it will be very, very difficult for it to heal. He bumps it and scratches it constantly. There is not much skin on the ear so the vet is hoping it will heal. I know the Lord is able, putting it in His hands.

On a happy note, today is my hubbies birthday !
56 years young.

Here are a few of the reasons I am blessed and love him.

1) the most patient person I know

2) loves the Lord

3) kindest person I know

4) really good to his Mom

5) generous

6) He can cook ! which is a wonderful thing
because I can't hah

7) loves to travel and painstakingly plans wonderful
trips for us

8) has a great sense of humor

9) trustworthy

10) hard worker

11) man of integrity

12) great with kids - Sunday school teacher

13) self sufficient. I never have to ask him to do anything,
he just does it

Wow I could go on and on but these are just a few !

Happy Birthday Gar - so glad to be blessed to celebrate with you !

Love you, I'd bake you a cake, but you know hah

Monday, February 15, 2010

Love of duckie and Valentines

This is my Solomon and his "baby". He loves this duck with all his heart. He got this for his first birthday and he will not play or touch any other toy but this one. Every night he takes this duck from room to room crying looking for a place to hide it. It is so cute.

This is a great Middle Eastern restaurant in NYC my hubby treated me to for Valentines. It was delicious. I had Chicken Kabob with chick peas and he had Lahambajin Pitza, they served hot fresh pita bread.

Here we are trying to get a family shot. The doggie Solomon turned out the best. hah
My hubby surprised me with pink roses, a precious moments valentine, and two stuffed animals a doggie from my Solomon and a teddy bear from him. They were for a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis. Our dears friends son suffers and bravely fights this disease.
It was a blessed Valentine 2010 !

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Life Lessons Snow Days

Been absent a bit from my blog. Had a few weekends were I was not feeling too well so I had to rest my neck. I've had a tension headache for 15 days and counting. hah Thank the Lord, it seems to be getting a bit better. I visited my chiropractor and my neck muscles are very tight.

Glad today is a snow day in NJ so I can continue to relax. Fortunately it wasn't a pounding headache just a pressure constant tight feeling in my neck and ears. Not a lot of pain just really an annoying feeling.

Getting ready to take a nap this afternoon and rest some
more. hah Have to be good to myself.

The Lord is doing a great work in me through this tension. I have slowly learned not to let unimportant things stress me. You know the little annoyances.. traffic, rudeness, cell phones. I even calmed down at work. It has sadly become a place of constant pressure and tension. You never know from minute to minute what is happening. But this past week with the Lord's help I have really relaxed. It is all in His hands. One day at a time.

My hubby has been wonderful while I have been ill. He has taken on an extra load and has been very caring and concerned. He is really a blessing.

Life and lessons . . .