Sunday, January 27, 2008


At 12:30 this morning Gracie threw another clot. She was in so much pain, it was terrible. We called the vet hospital and the on call vet met us at about 12:50 a.m. She was given a sediative to help with the pain and then we had to make the decision to euthanize her. It was so sad. Tom and I knew it was what we needed to do, but it was still very hard. Our friends Brian and Stacy were with us. We had all gone out for dinner earlier and then went back to our house so the big boys could play tennis and golf on the Nintendo Wii. It was really kind of them to follow us to the vet and stay with us.

I've never seen my husband cry so hard. I've known him for 17 1/2 years and haven't seen him cry like that. He really loved Miss Gracie a lot and she loved her Daddy. Our home is a bit empty today. The boys are taking the loss really well. Maggie was at a friends house for a sleep over, so she doesn't know yet. She will be pretty sad.

In June the vet told us we would have 60 days with her, and we ended up getting almost 8 months. I really tried to make the best of each and everyday with her. She was a sweet kitty and I loved having her cuddle on my lap and purr. I'm going to miss my precious little Gracie.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

DO I LOOK COLD? This was what I looked like on Sunday night at the game in Green Bay. Yes, it was freezing there!! I did get cold even though I had two coats on plus snow pants, hats, mittens, etc. We were so sad that they lost. I think I was in shock actually. No Super Bowl for us. My husband is still taking the loss hard. He was really hoping to go to the Super Bowl. Who knows if we'll get another chance. Oh well, we are saving a lot of money, so that is a good thing.

This is a picture overlooking one of the parking lots. Our brother in-law Denny, Tom, our nephew, Travis, and me in the front. This was taken before the game, notice the happy faces?
Here is a cute picture of Maggie with her team during one of the games on Sunday. They didn't go very far in the tournament, so she was home by 6:00 that day. Maggie is the only face you can see. She had a very nice spike in one game and was happy that her dad, uncle, and cousin made it to the game in time to see her play and do well.

I finished one pair of mittens and am on to the next pair. Last night at church, two of Maggie's guy friends asked for mittens. One wants red mittens with black kidsilk, and the other wants black mittens with red kidsilk. Too funny. I must get knitting. Have a good day. Happy knitting!!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Lots of pictures today. First we have the picture of the finished baby sweater for my great nephew, Bruce. Just in time for him to wear it for the NFC Championship game on Sunday. I am so happy that the Packers won!!

This is a close up of the football buttons I put on the sweater. I think they add just the right touch to the sweater.
This is a picture of the two men who sat behind us at the game on Saturday. (Dan and Tom)
It truly was magical. We felt like we were in a snow globe. That big white blob on the photo is a huge snow flake. It wasn't on my camera, but in front of the lens. So cool!
Before the game Tom and I stood in line so he could have Frank Winters and Antonio Freeman sign a mini helmet and a Sports Illustrated that had Antonio on the cover.
This is Tom and I near the end of the game. We could hardly see the players on the field. I know that this was the most fun I have had at Packer game ever.
We will be able to go to the NFC Championship game in Green Bay on Sunday. Maggie has a volleyball tournament in Merrill, WI so I will be getting up at 4:30 Sunday morning and we will leave at 5:00 to get her there at 7:30. Tom is planning on getting there around 11:00 to watch a few games and then we will head on to Green Bay. I think it is a two hour drive from Merrill to Green Bay. Maggie will ride home with another parent after the tournament.

I think I will get another Packer tatoo if they win and we go to the Super Bowl. I'm thinking of a small jersey with Favre's name and number on it. Probably on the same ankle as my Green Bay G, just on the outside of my leg. I'm sure some of you think I'm nuts, and maybe I am. I just love my Packers so much.

I'm going to start a pair of mittens today and hope to get them done for Maggie's friend, Alexa by Wednesday. Think I can do it?

Well, I'm off to work out!! Wish me luck! Happy knitting!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I think I've swallowed a cow.....

Okay, so I didn't really swallow a cow, but I had an endoscopy done and they put a little transmitter into my esophogus. Have you ever swallowed a vitamin, pill, ect. and had it get stuck in your throat? Well, that is how I am feeling. It is not pleasant to say the least. I have to wear this beeper like thing until Saturday morning to monitor the ph level in my stomach and esophogus. Then I take it to the hospital on Sunday and they hook it to a computer and read the data. I have been having digestion issues and have severe acid reflux. I haven't been able to take my Nexium for over a week so they could do this test. I am not a happy girl. Hopefully we will figure out what is going on and I will start to feel better. I am almost finished with the baby sweater. Tom and I are going to Green Bay on Saturday to watch the Packers play the Seahawks. I'll have time to knit on the way over and hopefully finish it. I am very excited to go to the game and I really want the Packers to win and go to the NFC Championship game. If they go to the Super Bowl we will be able to go watch them. The Packers had a random drawing from the season ticket holders, and we scored two tickets. This is a once in a lifetime thing, and I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that they win and get to the Super Bowl.

Well, since it is nearly 1:00 a.m. I should try and go to sleep. I'll have to prop up a lot of pillows and sleep on an angle. This really sucks!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Do you think Todd was bored? While I've been reading blogs and catching up this morning, he was quite busy playing in my yarn. Guess what I'll be doing this afternoon? Rewinding a lot of yarn. He is so darn cute, but very naughty. I just love that face though and it is hard for me to get mad at him. He probably knows that, so that's why he is such a stinker. It could be worse. :)

Our New Year's Eve plans didn't go exactly like we wanted. We did enjoy a delicious dinner at our favorite place, Houligan's. We just had a feeling we should check on the kid's before going to our movie. When we got home the boys were pretty wild. They weren't acting very appropriate and using some "colorful" language. We decided to stay home. Maggie had three friend's over for the night, so it was just as well that we were here when their parents dropped them off. I was in bed by 9:30. I got a good night's sleep and that was wonderful.

Yesterday we went to see Tom's mom. She was looking pretty good. She had some nausea so had to stop her physical therapy early. She was just getting back into bed when we got there.

Okay, well I'm off to start working on that yarn mess. Hopefully I will have time to work on the Baby Albert coat I started for my great nephew. It is coming along nicely. Happpy knitting!!