Thursday, September 24, 2009

" MY DAY"

Tuesday, September 22nd, my day! I arose at my usual 5:AM to a day of HEAVY Fog. I had to have my 3 boys, Jake-A- Boo, Patch-A-Poo and Duke-A-Bear at the Vets @ 8:AM for neutering. It's a 30 minute drive so I began loading @ 7:15. I put a sheet across the back seat and set one carrier in for Jake. I get the other carrier and load Patch and Duke in it. I picked up Jake and tote him to the garage to put in his carrier. In the meantime, Sadie, who knows somethings up, is going berserk. She jumps in the backseat when I put Jake in. I shut the door and Hubby gets her out the other side when he sets the other carrier in. I get in, strap on my seat belt and start engine.
OMG! What is that smell? I decide someone has had a BM! I get back out and discover Jake had decided the carrier was the backyard! So, I get the paper towels and do a clean up. We're off! While driving, the cell phone rings constantly with B'day wishes. About midway there, I hear one of the pups getting car sick and the other one starts whining. I'm thinking the whiner had something on him he's not liking too much! I get the boys dropped off and take a deep breath!
This was not Marilyn Monroe's B'day Ride for sure!

I head over to my Dad's to visit and pick up my present. He and Jeanette got me a beautiful key ring that clips on your purse so your keys don't fall to the bottom. I had been wanting one of these forever and I also picked up another Birthday Cake! My present from Hubby is a new Laptop like this.........
But I'm waiting till October when the new Windows 7 is released..............
My sister who lives in Tennessee, sent me this gorgeous card and it had some money with a sticky note attached to it on the inside. Click to enlarge and read the note, I laughed so hard!


After I got back from Dad's, my SIL (actually she's my ex as she is my 1st husbands sister) sent her husband over with yet another B'day Cake so we have two in the freezer and we're eating on one and we are thinking it's time for another get together cause we already have the desert! HA!
It has been raining everyday so my day was no different, at noon it let in raining. I fixed us some lunch and dived into a new read! IT IS SO GOOD ! So I've just been reading and relaxing for the past couple of days.





I also got my 1st Issue of this magazine yesterday and have read it cover to cover! Making it special was the fact that it had a wonderful article by my North Carolina friend Gary Carden in it!





This is the article and that is a painting by Gary!





We picked the boys up yesterday morning and they were sure glad to see us! Poor Jake just lays on his bed with such a sad look! I know he feels bad, but it had to be done! :)








However the little squirts don't seem to know anything has changed with them except they got to come back home from that scary place they spent the night! HA! " Could you please let us out, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now".................







So that was my day............Thanks for all the B'Day wishes both on the blog and Face Book!!









22 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Happy Belated Birthdays, Carol. You were sorely needed yesterday. I bet your pooches wished you didn't celebrate without them.

Missy said...

Your babies are SO cute!! I'm glad that you had a wonderful birthday...enjoy all of the cake. :)

Morning's Minion said...

Taking the pets to the clinic is always a stressful ride! Glad there were nicer things about the day.

Journaling Woman said...

Sounds like a great birthday!

I agree taking the pets to the vet is stressful. I put it up there with taking my children to their "vet". :)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Happy Belated birthday.....My BD is Saturday....i get to go and try-out the HandiQuilter long-arm machine....may have to refinance the house...but...i want one!!!

Love the babies!!....LindaMay

Becca's Dirt said...

Except for dog being sick sounds like you had a good day. Wow so many B'day cakes. Hope you have a good day.

Nezzy said...

Happy, happy birthday Carol. OOooh, lots of cake but I could do without the puke and poop! LOL

The Ponderosa's Strongbacks (farm hands) decided one day after castrating the bull calves to neuter my dog too. Oh, boys will be boys!

Sounds like you had a good birthday and I wish you many, many more!!!

Patience-please said...

Happy Birthday!
I just finished Tender Graces and I LOVED it! I'll have to check out your other suggestions. I think I heard about The Help from your blog, and it was amazing.

NCmountainwoman said...

Sometimes the best of days begin in the worst of ways. Glad everyone is doing well and that you had a good birthday in spite of it all.

Carolyn said...

Poor puppies. I hate doing that to the boys but it make things so much easier in the long run.

Happy Birthday.

Vicki Lane said...

That was some day! The pups look great though!

Kat said...

Oh, how I laughed at your puppy adventure! I know how happy they were to see you the next day.

T said...

Happy Birthday!

WOW - you do it up big, lol! It sounds like you had a wonderful day - good for you!

KB said...

Oh, how I can relate to that drive! I've had more than one like that, but my dogs weigh at least 5 times what yours do, so their 'presents' are much larger! I laughed and laughed.

But, then you said that it was your birthday, I didn't laugh so hard anymore. Not a great start to your special day but it sounds like it improved as time went on.

Glad that the boys are home and not too traumatized by their 'loss'!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carol, Glad your birthday turned out great---even after a 'rocky' beginning..I know your babies are glad to be home--and I know that you are glad this is ALL OVER.

You will love your laptop.. I have a new one also--and am using it right this minute while we are on the road. I have a MacBook and it's fabulous. We recently bought a Verizon MiFi ---so that I can stay connected everywhere there is a Verizon connection. Love it...

Happy Belated Birthday.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday Carol !
I doubt if the puppies were in a celebrating mood, a trip to the vet, is NOT one of their fun things to do, especially the procedure they encountered.
They'll be "up and at'em" within no time though.

Renie Burghardt said...

The pups look adorable, even after their ordeal.

I hate taking a dog or cat to the vet, especially if they have to stay overnight.

Sounds like your birthday was pretty nifty, and I'm gettiing a new laptop as well as soon as Windows 7 is available.

With all that cake, another party is inevitable, isn't it? Have a wonderful weekend!

Renie xox

Jayme said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you! That pic of Marilyn Monroe cracked me up!

Your poor puppies. I remember the 'neuter/spay' ride with my cats.

My mom is from Pigeon Forge TN. The land she grew up on is part of the Smoky Mountain National Park now. My dad is from Asheville NC. I have such strong heartstrings to both areas. Looks like a lovely magazine.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carol! You certainly had a full busy day tin which to celebrate!

Gald the pups are "fixed' and back home.

Your Sister's card was sweet...I wish there were a Book a Million store near me!

{{Hugs}}

Marguerite said...

My black lab that I had in Maryland had a litter of nine!!! Try taking that group to the vet!! lol Glad you and the boys survived. And so happy you had a nice, relaxing birthday. Welcome back!

Arkansas Patti said...

Belated Happy Birthday. You did well in the gift dept.
Poor babies, they don't even know what they are missing.
My vet always said the females he spayed were quiet and stoic but the neutered males would howl for an hour after they woke up.

Debra said...

Somehow I missed this post! Happy Belated Birthday!