Snow days…

Snow days…

Little did I know on Monday when I made the dreaded trip to the grocery store and trekked up the two flights of stairs with bags and bags of groceries…that I would be glad on Wednesday when another snow storm hit!  Here’s the door to my humble abode.  Before I get to this point, however, there is a secure entry that I must unlock (and I’m really thankful for that).  Over the course of the past few months, I have figured out it’s faster to just go down to my garage, get the groceries, bring them up the two flights of stairs and leave them at the door.  Repeat the process as many times as required…then take them all in at once!  NOW, if I could just get motivated to cook for myself…

Snow photo above:  the view from my porch.  This photo was actually taken during the last snow storm but you get the idea!  I’m beginning to think:  you’ve seen one snowstorm – you’ve seen them all!  😉

When I was at my daughter’s house the other day, I noticed that Kiana didn’t seem to be feeling all that well.  My daughter said that Kiana had not eaten well for the past few days.  Kiana was clearly much more lethargic than her usual exuberant self.  My daughter took her to the vet the next day for an expensive office visit and tests.  Come to find out, Kiana has an extremely low thyroid and is now on medication!  The low thyroid explains why Kiana can’t seem to lose weight (I know the feeling) regardless of all that running (well, okay, so I don’t run).   Maybe now, I can give her treats again.

In the photo below, she is sitting in front of the cabinet (above the refrigerator) where the treats are kept.  She is one smart dog and she knows Grandmom will give in.  Kiana will look at me and then look UP at the treat cabinet and look back at me…as if to say “you know where they are – now get me one…purty please!”

A long day comes to an end…

It had been a long day but I was finally at home in the Midwest.  My car and all my belongings would be following in a week or so.  It would take a while to find a place to live and sort it all out but that could wait.  For now, I was exhausted.  My grandchildren were thrilled to see me and I was beyond excited to see them…but I could hardly keep my eyes open.

It is especially confusing to a three year old when his grandmother goes to sleep before he does but that is exactly what I did.  My daughter explained to them that, first of all, I did not have any clothes with me (lost luggage – airlines again) and, secondly, I was very tired from traveling and would be sleeping in the following morning (Sunday) which is unusual for me.

The next morning, I awoke about 10:30 a.m.  The house was indeed quiet.  Everyone was at church.  Later that afternoon my suitcases would be delivered and I would have fresh clothes.  In the meantime, I just relaxed with a cup of hot tea in the quiet with Kiana by my side…

 

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