Fur Babies are 16 WEEKS OLD!!  

And growing like WEEDS!   They will have been with me 6 weeks come Saturday. I can’t believe it’s been that long.  In that time,  they’ve finished all their puppy shots,  gotten their rabies vaccines and their first Heartworm prevention meds. Gizmo has gone from weighing 3 pounds to weighing 4 1/2 pounds and Gracie has gone from 3.3 pound to 5 1/2 pounds.

I just love them both to bits. 

Favorite New Obssession – OUTLANDER

It may have taken me 23 years to find this book series but once I did, I ended up ready ALL 8 of them during the month on January. Thank you to OSU Med for being super slow during that month and giving me all those nights to read.

I’ve even now gotten my mother hooked on the books and she’s none to happy about it since, like me, she can’t seem to stop reading KNOWING that there are more books and more story to discover. Luckily, the weather has been crappy enough that she doesn’t feel like she’s missed doing too much, although my dad is an Outlander widower since mom has abandoned him and their usual nightly TV watching routine, to go into the other room and read her books.

Lucky for me I’ve discovered that a few of my DC friends are ALSO be Outlander fans, so THAT’S been fun. My bestie Jeri, read the books years ago.

And NOW they’ve turned it into a television series. YES!!! Hot Scots in kilts. FABULOUS concept. And they are shooting the thing IN Scotland. The cinematography is breathtaking.

Some of the casting decision had me scratching my head, since they seem to have cast much older actors as the McKenzie uncles than I was expecting. I’m also having a bit of a problem with the actress they’ve cast as Claire and her interpretation of this character BUT I’ll go more into detail when I start writing on the episode-by-episode Blog/Discussion group I’ve set up.

Jamie, however, I am TOTALLY on board with. Sam Heughan. Scottish born, beautiful sculpted features and one helluva sculpted body. Plus his voice, with that accent, is kinda to DIE for. Here’s a glimpse at the pretty.


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(Copyright notice: All photos from “Outlander” are the property of Starz &/or Sony and all rights belong to them. No infringement upon these rights is intended by the use of said photos.)

Unexpected Vacation

So, we all know I had surgery this past Thursday to repair an umbilical hernia that I’d had for over 10 years. Well, saw the surgeon today and was told that I was NOT to work AT ALL for at least 2 weeks and that after that, I would only be released for “light-duty” work for up to an additional 4 weeks.

Well, according to OSU Med Center, they don’t HAVE “light-duty” assignments. You either work or you don’t, so therefore, I most likely will NOT be going back to finish my contract at that hospital.

HOWEVER, my room at Integris Miama was directly across the hall from my new boss, who walked into my room Friday morning and gave me this incredulous look like “What the HECK is going on?” We laughed and talked a bit and I was assured that Integris WOULD be able to accommodate a “light-duty” schedule so my start at the new job will NOT be delayed (by much). Then, she brought me THE most beautiful Peace Lily (which I will endeavor to keep alive for more than a week. lol)

I guess this means I will have plenty of time with the new puppies. I’ll be a stay-at-home mom for at least another 2 weeks.

New Fur Babies!!


These babies, plus 2 others, were dumped in a shoe box on Thanksgiving morning, over the fence into the backyard of the couple that runs the rescue. The rescue owner said they looked to be no more than 2 or 3 DAYS old, eyes still closed and totally helpless. The rescue then spent the next 3 weeks bottle feeding all four of them every 2 hours. Tracey, from the rescue, is pretty certain they were dumped by a woman who is known to be a Backyard Breeder in rural Missouri. She’s fairly certain that the pups are some combination of Shihtzu/Maltese, with maybe some Yorkie thrown in (the little boy DEFINITELY looks a bit Yorkie to us all & he’s smaller than the little girl).











I didn’t go looking for two, but that rescue lady was canny ;-) She brought the little girl to me and then the little boy peeked his head around the corner and my sister melted. By the time we held them both, I was totally smitten and couldn’t bear to NOT keep the two of them together.