Sunday, January 11, 2009

Where is the sun?

I am so ready for the sun to shine. I know we needed the moisture, but enough is enough already! Weather definitely has an impact on your mood. I guess that's why the depression/suicide rates are by far higher in Washington state than most others. I've been eyeing the weather forecast for Wichita and SW Kansas, as that's where I'm headed in 6 days. Last time I flew home, wouldn't ya know it, I had horrible weather to contend with. Took me about 8 hours to go 200 miles.

I've been searching blogs of people who have listed "Scottish Terriers" as one of their interests. I absolutely love reading about others' Scotties ... and the pictures ... I don't know why they amaze me so much ... I've decided to post some more pics of my Maizie ... I love her SO much ... sometimes I think it's unhealthy how much I love her! LOL Recently, we were looking for new recliners and a loveseat. We had it narrowed down to 2 loveseats, and we actually considered which one Maizie would prefer ... "Do ya think Maizie would like this one better?" ... sheesh .. the things we do. You dog lovers know exactly what I mean .. you non-dog lovers think I'm frickin crazy. ;) Side note: the vet thinks she has some sort of food allergy. $117.00 later, we will be trying a prescription food trial for the next 2 months ... no treats .... no table scraps ... just this fish and potato IAMS/Eukanuba food that MUST have gold dust mixed in ...

Yesterday was spent doing laundry, reading (started "Twilight"), cleaning our bedroom (I hate dusting!!!), and napping. We went out to dinner with Marty's brother last night ... good ol Golden Corral. Man, I saw so many walking heart attacks there last night ... I've become so much more aware of things since taking my education job. People love to eat ... hell, I love to eat! I did try to moderate last night, though ... started with a nice big plate of salad and should have really stopped after that, but damned if I'm gonna pay $12.00 for a salad! Had to get my money's worth! I had a small piece of steak (medium rare), some popcorn shrimp, mashed potatoes/gravy, 2 chicken strips ... now to my credit, I only took a few bites of the potatoes and ate only 1 chicken strip ... had to leave room for dessert!! Off to the dessert bar I go ... HEAVEN. I ended up with an ice cream cone, turned upside down into a puddle of strawberry sauce, and some banana pudding. I finished the cone/strawberry sauce, but only had 2 bites of the pudding ... it wasn't as good as mine. ;) SO ... now, remember ... I said I tried to moderate. When you go to a buffet, are you really planning on portion control??? I'm afraid, even though the food was delicious, we won't be visiting ol Golden Corral again anytime soon.


  1. You are a girl after my own heart., I soooo know what you mean by the puppy love. I love my dog to distraction and food? Well...I've posted pics so it's obvious I love food.

    I hope the weather holds up for your trip.

  2. You made me hungry just reading this!

  3. Hi Marcy and Maizie! I was surfing through the blogospere and came across your post. What a beautiful photo of Maizie. I miss the sun, too!!

    I work for Iams, and my pooch Bailey is also on the Fish and Potato diet. I agree: It's not cheap food! But it really, really works! If Maizie has a food allergy, some of the food cost could be offset by the reduction of vet visit costs—at least that's how it's worked for me. It can take up to 8 weeks to see results, although sometimes it can work faster. It depends on the dog. If you have any questions about our food, give us a call at 800-535-8387. I wish you and Maizie a long and healthy life together!