Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I apologize; life's been crazybusy and I just don't think about this blog much anymore. My surgery was 4.5 years ago and I've pretty much stabilized. I had gained another 10, but I've lost that (although that's more because I'm having trouble with my teeth :) ); hoping I can use this as a jump start to get back on track. I've read that it's common for WLS patients to regain the few years after surgery, but then there are those that get back on track and lose it again, but then there are those that regain almost all that they have lost. I'm not even going there.

So, Happy Holidays to my family and friends not here with us this season! You all are very much missed - I swear, if anyone else thinks about moving, I'm going to have to come hunt you down and drag you back :)<

Merry, merry, joy, joy!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fido Fest 2011

Yesterday was Gizmo Day; the HS walk (piece of cake) and then the festival afterwards. Very small but very nice. First time we've gone - I think if they went for a different venue (like Marymore Park), they'd attract more vendors and more walkers, and then we could walk through the park instead of city streets. But they did good - collected $140,000, I think the end total was. And we had a ball!

And because we wanted to avoid the presidental motorcade crap, we drove home the loooong way, over the top of Lake Washington. We headed north instead of south and had a very nice Sunday drive. We came up around through Woodinville and then Redmond, so of course we had to stop at Marymore Park and let Gizmo romp there. He is such a joy to watch run around and play with the other dogs. I swear we see him smile. Big. And then we get him home around 6ish and he proceeds to pretty much nap the evening away. All that fresh air and exercise - we need to do that more often.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Walk for the Animals!

Giz and I will be walking on 9/25 for the Seattle Humane Society's Walk for the Animals. Special K is coming, but she'll sit the walk out and then afterwards is Fidofest, for which she will join us. Think I'll borrow a wheelchair for that - we went to the Evergreen State Fair this Monday past with Mr T and had a lot of fun. We rented a wheelchair and it made it so much more enjoyable for her.

If you're looking and you've got a few extra shekles:

My donation page :)

Thank you!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


R&W came to visit not too long ago; up from Patterson, California. They stayed for a nice long weekend and since Special K isn't very mobile these days, we took it easy and just caught up on stuff. Very good to see them. I'm happy that they get to spend their retirement as road warriors and getting to see so much of the country (yes, my eyes are green - some day our turn will come), but Lord, I miss them. Now they're thinking of relocating to Reno, NV (actually, a small town north of Reno - Dayton, I think they said). At least that's closer; would make for a nice drive. Love those road trips!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Company for Giz

We're having company this weekend; a little guy named Hugh (a pug/beagle mix). Very excited to see how the Giz reacts. He loves to play with other dogs his size when we take him to the park - the larger ones kind of freak him out a little, although if they're friendly, he comes around and will play just as well with them, too.

I certainly hope our Gizmo will be gentleman about sharing his space and his mamas. He's so sweet natured, though - I just know this is going to be a success.