Most folks lean towards buying their Valentine a nice box of chocolates or some special type of candies, while some folks are into jewelry or even a new vehicle. I don’t suppose there is a lot of that going around these year with the declining economy still taking it’s toll on the majority of us.
This year I am buying the wife a rain chain that she has been eyeballing ever since seeing the rain chains at her sister-in-law’s house over the summer. I have to admit that these chains rain are a nice concept. It is a well known fact that water is therapeutic, I’ve always enjoyed seeing, hearing, smelling as well as feeling water, so having a rain chain or two or three or however many you choose to have is a positive thing.
We have worked hard on our backyard to make it attractive and comfortable as possible and I think having a good looking quality rain chain would be a nice addition. It’s just trying to decide which one of the many I’ve seen online to go ahead and commit to and order. I had no idea that there would be so many to choose from. I don’t have a lot of time left with Valentine’s day only a few weeks away.
Getting an early jump on Spring Cleaning, it certainly feels like spring these past couple of days, so the wife and I started clearing out some of the clutter in our bedroom this past weekend. Part of the process included cleaning out the storage chest that we keep various odds and ends in. Things like future Christmas presents, and birthday cards. My wife started laughing because she came across the unused baby announcements she had bought when she was pregnant back in 1988! I told her we may as well save them to use for our grandchildren!
I really wish that I had known about the memory foam dogs beds that are on today’s market a few years ago when our aging dog Rags was having a difficult time moving around due to old age. I’m sure that she was suffering from some type of arthritis and it broke our heart when in her last days with us that she would barely have the strength to get up to do her business by going out the doggy door that we installed just for that reason. If I had known about these orthopedic dog beds I certainly would have supplied Rags with one the moment she looked like she needed one.
These memory foam dog beds are a great idea for our four legged canine friends. If and when we get another dog I will make sure that we have one of these around when we need it. I know that memory foam beds do wonders for people so it only makes sense that our pets would benefit from all that they have to offer for them.
Posted by J L on January 22, 2012
Posted in Entertainment and Fun • Friends and Family • Life | Tagged With: friends, fun, life
Just want to give a shout out and Happy Birthday wishes to my good friend Tony! I know you were trying to keep it a secret – didn’t even mention it on your own blog! But I can’t let the day go by without sending you Happy Birthday wishes. How old are you now – 75? (Just kidding!)
Been enjoying reading your blog – especially the video remix of President Obama’s encounter with the fly! What a riot! Have a great day, man!
My wife is supposed to go to a convention next weekend down to Durham, North Carolina. She has recently been told that she has narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder, and that she is in danger of falling asleep while she is driving a car. As you can imagine, this has put our entire family into a tailspin. If she is in danger of falling asleep while she is driving, then we have to come up with alternative ways for her to get back and forth to work, and to and from the convention.
So we looked into having her take the Megabus from DC to Raleigh/Durham, and then a bus from the station to the hotel. Well the bus stops a couple of blocks away from the hotel, so she could use that for the trip down, but the bus that would return her from the hotel back to the Megabus station does not run on Sunday, so that would not work. A taxi from the bus station to and from the hotel would be very expensive, and since she has never been there before I am a little bit concerned about her being stranded someplace. Another concern is how many suitcases is she going to need to take with her; we don’t know yet what clothes she is going to be packing. We need to find out if she needs to pack any formal wear, or just business/casual attire for the entire weekend.
She’s already found a couple of ladies to share the hotel with the nights that she is going to be there, so that is good. I sure hope none of them snore! She is a very light sleeper. And I hope none of them need to sleep with the television on, either, because she never manages to sleep with any kind of flickering light or noise. That reminds me, I’ll tell her to be sure to pack some ear plugs and a sleeping mask to wear.
Our youngest son found out that she needs to go to the convention and that we’re having issues getting her there, so he volunteered to use a hertz coupon to rent a car, splitting the cost with us, and driving her to and from the convention. It turns out that he has a girlfriend that goes to college at Duke University and he wouldn’t mind going down there and visiting with her for the week-end! Problem solved!