Woah, nice

Ruby has been saying "woah, nice" a lot lately. She didn't see them
but I have a feeling she would have said it when I discovered the
toads living in her swimming pool. I went to check out some flowers
and noticed it was full of water. I was going to dump it out when one
of the four toads jumped into the water. I was startled and then
laughed but am not sure I want to leave water in there for Mosquitos.
Or would the toads keep them away?


We made it home from our vacation Sunday evening and I'm almost recovered from our trip. I've still got a few loads of laundry to do, Ruby is slowly adjusting to the lower levels of attention and sugar and my cut is almost healed. 

That's right, I got a cut to match Ruby's. Thankfully it's shorter, wasn't as deep (so no stitches) and my story is a little more interesting than a bedroom fall.

Chuck received a gun from his grandfather during our visit and took the opportunity to shoot it while at his dad's. He wanted me to know how and while I had little interest I had been talking up my abilities. The only trouble was that A. It had been ten years since I shot a gun (10!) B. Chuck's new gun was a higher caliber and C. I forgot the rule about scopes.

You see, when shooting a gun with a scope you don't put your eye right up to it, you find the sweet spot about two or two 1/2 inches back. That way the scope doesn't hit you when the gun kicks back and cuts your eyebrow like so.


I arrived home from vacation to this beauty. In just a few short days/
weeks I'll have onion sprouts (like chives) for my salad!

I also had some garlic sprouting which you can easily plant and grow
even more but only in the fall.

Enzo Update

Praise the Lord, Enzo's nose is clear!
His medicine did nothing so when it ran out we didn't refill it. The
week we were on vacation in NM and CO he had a few good days and a few
stuffy ones but since the drive home and the night we stayed in
Amarillo with Chuck's cousin Jessica (who's new baby boy is precious
and so little next to Enzo!) his nose has been fine!
We don't know what was wrong or if it will get stuffy again but we're
grateful for his breathe and clear nose today!
Tomorrow has enough worries of it's own.
Have a great day!!!