Thursday, December 31, 2009

Who was there?

First let me say that Jack Gage on Main, KC, MO is a great place! The managers came by checked on us. The wait staff Mike & Mo were great. Food was very good. I had spatzle, very tasty. If course I had to copy the name from the menu. I was calling spakle, spitle. I've also had the grits on a previous occasion. I invite those who have been there to comment about what they had to eat. We were in the vault room which was really nice for our group.

Here are the people who came:

Dan & wife Robin
@Banky / http:/ Mobi-Strategy & fiance @Thundabolt / Reading Between the Lines
@Average_Jane / Average Jane & hubby Alex
Faith & hubby Leo
Krissy ( formerly Filegirl)
@Coderigger /
Janet, Keith, Matthew, & Josie & wife @hoochimama / Ramblings, Rants, and Mommyhood Journal
@ITchickie / Ramblings from the Deep Dark Side

Code: Blog
@twitter name / blog

Monday, December 21, 2009

Destructo Dog!

Hubby is home burning a couple of vacation days building a new insulated dog house. Since it has to be big enough for a Great Dane he is having to build it on the spot where it will live. Which means the dogs can't be in the dog pen while he is doing the building. So Trooper & Xander are in the laundry room with the dog door out to the fenced "doggie comfort patio". I've shown you photos of the patio & the new dog door in previous posts. Anyways, the dogs can go in or out as they please. Most of the time today they were in so says the hubby. He had the gate to the pen open, NPR playing on the mini boom box, tools, extension cords, lumber all over the place. He has taken the old doghouse apart & salvaged what he could & has the new one's frame up. Tomorrow he puts the sides & roof on. He's really doing a good job. He has put insulation under the floor, and I think he's planning on putting some in the roof & walls. There are houses out there that aren't as well built as this doghouse will be. No joke!

All of this is just the foundation for what I really want to tell you. In my laundry room I had 3 black foam pads that were shaped like a puzzle piece on their edges. I had them in front of the washer, sink, and dryer. Notice I said had? Xander having been put in the laundry room with no toys had to find a way to entertain himself. No doubt Trooper found Xander entertaining. I bet the whole time Trooper was thinking: "He is in so much troubllleeee". LOL! Hubby called me when he took a lunch break. He discovered 2 of the foam pads destroyed. Little pieces of black foam all over the floor. Also, a runner that I had put down was torn up. I just hope he didn't swallow any of it. Hubby had to clean up the destruction but not before I logged into Log Me In & checked out the what the cameras in the laundryroom were showing. Yup! That's right hubby installed remote cameras in the laundryroom. We can see the dogs when they are in there or if anyone is ever crazy enough to try to break in by way of the dog door. And I say crazy because if you saw a dog door big enough for a Great Dane would you go through it not knowing what was on the other side?

Once given toys to play with this afternoon & this evening Xander didn't tear anything up! Yea! Progress!

On both our vehicles we have a bumper sticker that says: "It's all about the Dane". It's so true. And I'm not ashamed to say it. My hubby is the Heart of my Heart, Love of my Life. But Xander is the Laughter & Joy in my Life. I look at his face and it makes me smile. I don't think the hubby will be jealous because I think he feels the same way. How lucky are we? We have each other, and a wonderful home that we share with our 4 legged children. God bless us one and all!

Hmmm not what I planned, but then Life is like that.

May you all have a blessed holiday. Remember those you love & those who love you. They are your blessings.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December Happy Hour

How about a pre-New Years Eve Happy Hour?

December 30th, 5PM-?


Gage Jack American Tavern

5031 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-4243

As always please RSVP !
A head count would help so we can have as many tables & chairs as we need.
All tweeters & bloggers are welcome.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bad Ms. Moneypenny Bad!

Life is just to darn busy! We were out of town for Thanksgiving. And it seems like I've been running ever since. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.

Here's the list of those who came to the November Happy Hour.=:
@Princessof World / So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year in Reading
@Average_Jane /Average Jane
@Xonassis / Hip Suburban White Guy
Beneath the Ginko ( my hubby)
@JeffIsAGeek / (jeff) and his lovely wife @MsGiggleBox
@TaraCuda / If I Had a Blog
@ReadHeadGirl / May's Machete and her handsome fellow @MC_HFC
@QueenOfQuirky / Queen of Quirky

I hope I got everybody. The Andy Warhol exhibit was great. I loved his animals the best.