Tuesday, December 29, 2009

UPDATE** from Vacation

Hello Folks! I'm enjoying my vacation..My favorite part is not having to wake up in the middle of the night! (I get up at 3:30am every day)..So I've loved that! I went home last Monday and got ready for Christmas. On Wednesday we were supposed to get a big snow-storm, and boy did we! I got up at 4am to let the dogs out, and it was blowing and snowing SO hard that I couldn't even see in front of me!

I woke up that morning around 7am and had to take the trash out..But it was so white, and blowing so hard that I could barely walk! The wind was blowing 50mph out West! Blargh! I hate wind! Once it finally quit blowing we had snow-drifts on the side of our house, and on the barn that were 10 feet high! It was quite a site..Even the poor cattle had snowy faces!
We couldn't make if far, even though Steve had the Tractor with the front-end loader going..He and Randy were trying to go feed cattle, but the snow was blowing so hard, that the drifts from East to West were Intense.. You could go anywhere North to South, but East to West was a nightmare! So we just built a big ol fire, and began cooking for Christmas dinner.
Christmas day was not as bad..The wind had died down, and the sun was melting off some of the snow, so I went to see my dad, Kirby in Sentinel and had lunch with them. We had a good time, and the roads weren't too bad. Then Christmas night we had a bunch of family come over for a big feast. I saw a lot of my cousins that I had not seen in forever, and we all had a great time playing the Wii.. (Randy & I got the WII for Chrismtas! Woo hoo!).. So over all we had a great Christmas time!
I stayed in Canute till yesterday..Yesterday was pretty much crap. I got a flat on the Turnpike, and couldn't exit off until I got to Council..so I drove with my hazzards on to the tire place. Thankfully I made it without bending my tire RIM. They put on the spare, and I drove home to get my extra tire (I had saved one from when I replaced all my tires awhile back) and they put that one on, and I had to order a new $165 tire.. I swear I'm just not meant to have money! The Saturday before that I paid $430 to the vet for checkups, shots, vaccines, and flea prevention for the dogs.. so Bye Bye Christmas money!! After I got the new tire on I drove home to find my drive-way snow packed, and there was no way to get into my garage..so a man stopped by when he saw me trying to flick snow away and offered to shovel the drive for me.. We made a big enough path, and I gave him $30 for his efforts and sent him on his shoveling way!
More about my adventures, the dogs, and the Wii tomorrow..Right now I'm off to the mall! Be careful!
Oh, the picture of the dogs is my brothers dog Page (from left to right) Payslee, Izzabell (Mom's border collie puppy) Sawyer & Rally!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Vacation begins, & Therapy Fun

Well its been a busy busy week! Sorry for lagging behind here.. Monday I took Payslee to a therapy visit at Sterling house in Edmond..She was awesome! She just loves doing it, and I love taking her. This little lady just picked her up and cuddled her and Payslee just stared sweetly at her..I'm so proud of my Payslee biscuit!

Yesterday we had TWO therapy visits. At 2:00 I took Paylsee to Bradford Village in Edmond. I sang some gospel songs mixed with some Christmas tunes. The folks were awesome, and even though I was singing, they really just LOVED Payslee the best..She would twirl and dance for people, and do her 'high five' trick, and of course was wearing her Santa Claus dress...They were just in love with her!! She was funny while I was singing, because she just sat patiently and watched me, and then when I was finished she would go visit people. She's a good girl..

Well since Pays went during the day, I knew she would be tired so I let Sawyer go on our visit last night. We were going to the Fountains Assited living. 3 other therapy dogs went with us, and we LOVED the Fountains. They had some of the sweetest people! Sawyer did MUCH better this time. He was a lot friendlier, and sweeter.. I had him in his Santa Saw outfit, but he kept walking weird like his leg was falling off, so I had to take it off him..The people loved him because he is so soft and puffy. So I'm proud of him too..He doesn't love it as much as Pays, but hopefully he will grow to like it more and more as he does it..I may try to setup some visits for him to see Kids..I think he would love kiddos..

Wednesday my stupid TV quit again.. BLARGH. I have no idea whats wrong with it now..But I've given up on it..When Lynn & Debbie got married they had an extra TV, so I'm going to buy a 52' LCD High def TV from Lynny..I'm excited to get it..I love electronics!!
I'm having my annual "KC Sheperd Christmas Party" tomorrow..I've invited a bunch of folks over, and my parties are always interesting because there are obnoxious radio people, normal people, loud people, and odd people..so yes, it should be entertaining.. Then after that I'll probably head west to the farm for Christmas fun.
Lynn and I are on vacation till January 5th, so try to keep Bill in line..I'll try to update the blog from the farm if anything exciting happens.. You all have a very Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for being great listeners, friends, and your overall awesomeness of reading this blog, and actually caring about my life!! Love you guys!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Excellent evening !

Last night I took Payslee on a therapy visit to Sterling House in Edmond..It was cold outside, but she warmed the hearts of the residents! This little lady in the picture just scooped her up and starting loving on her, and Pays just sat there loving her back..That picture is the cutest thing ever! I love how Payslee just looks at her so sweetly..She's a good girl.

I did drive past the Christmas lights house that I talked about before..I'm pretty sure its at the Corner of 192nd & Santa Fe, and its pretty amazing, so if you ever drive that way, check it out.. Then I went and met my Step-mom and Sister for Supper at the Pepperoni Grill..Yum. Still happy to say that I have lost 21 pounds. We walked yesterday, even though it was miserable outside..The babes needed their exercise! So we did our usual mile freezing the whole way!! Thank goodness for IPODS!

Then I got home and thought I would put out a few more lights, only to notice that someone had STOLEN my Metal Christmas tree from my front yard! What Toolie Toolertons!! I can't believe that! Its not like I live in a bad neighborhood!! GEESH..Dang ol'Grinches!!

Okay, I've had some folks asking me what songs are on the Gospel CD, so here you go:
1) Amazing Grace (duet with my dad)
2) Thank You
3) Paid In Full
4) Just a Little Talk with Jesus
5) Peace in the Valley
6) Go Rest High on that Mountain
7) I know Who Holds Tomorrow
8) Wish you Were Here (Duet with dad)
9) Just a Closer Walk With Thee
10) Born to Die
11) My God is Real
12) Rise Again
13) Drinking from My Saucer
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Monday, December 14, 2009

One week and counting...

Can you believe that as of today we are exactly two months away from Valentines day..Ahh thanks for the friendly reminder..So not only do I not have a New Years date, but you want to remind me about Valentines day? Not cool..Not cool..

Anyway, I had a fabulous weekend. I went to the farm with the dog babes, and Lajeana our groomer came over with her Giant Schnauser, Georgia..They had so much fun Playing! Sawyer loves playing more than anything so Sawyer, Georgia, and Izzy (mom's dog) ran and ran till I thought their tongues were going to fall out! Miss Payslee was of course, "OUT" on this whole situation, and asked me to just carry her around while they were rough-housing. She doesn't like a lot of flailing dogs around her, so she was perfectly content with me just carrying her.. She's my goat. The good news is that whether they play, or don't..they CRASH when we go home because their minds have been running all day. That is a picture of Pays on the way home last night...She was a sleepy girl.
Yesterday we went to Church at the Cowboy Church in Sayre, and Andy gave an awesome sermon. And then Last night I invited Mom & Dad up to go to my Church's (Crossings Community Church on Portland) Christmas Sing-a-long..It was soo awesome! Our choir and orchestra there is just amazing. They have a full orchestra that played songs like Manheim Steamroller! So good! The choir leader did a piano solo that just made your heart sing! We loved it!!
Its supposed to get cold again tomorrow..Good thing I brought 4 giant firewood logs from home (I'll probably never get them to stay lit since my dad cut them a bit too big for my fireplace..but hey, thats not the point) to keep me warm. Tonight I'm meeting my step-mom, Joni for dinner, and before that Payslee & I have a therapy visit at Sterling House in Edmond. I'll drive by that amazing light display again, so I'll try to write down the exact address so everyone can see it..Speaking of, I did get my Christmas lights put out..I'm going to add a few more today..Hope you all had an amazing weekend!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday Weekend Fun

Well the Dogs and I are headed West this weekend. I haven't got to see the Elk City Christmas Park lights Spectacular, and its one of the best in the state, so I think we will do that. I've also got to take some Christmas presents back to folks, so it will be a fun weekend.

I have Sawyer a bath yesterday, and he was so fluffy and puffy that while he was walking around I said to myself, "If he were not mine, I would totally steal him from whoever had him".. And thats true..He's so cute! He will be excited to go to the farm and play with his BFF Izzy, the Aussie..He loves to play so much!

Mom is making Eggnog This weekend, and I'm going to help her wrap Christmas presents.. You all have a Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brr..Baby, its cold outside!

Yesterday was a boot Weather day..That wind was a bit ridiculous,but other than that..it was an amazing day!

Yesterday was Payslee's first therapy visit to Norman Regional Hospital. She was asked to be a part of a therapy team, which is pretty awesome since she is barely a year old. I can honestly say,(and not just because she's mine)she did AWESOME! I was so proud of that little girl! The way it works is that the nurses bring in the patients who are working on Physical Therapy, or Speech therapy into the therapy room, and instead of doing their usual work they get to work with the dogs. So they take turns brushing the dogs, throwing the ball, petting, combing, leashing, etc..It helps them work on their coordination and they just love it! Payslee was just supposed to observe yesterday, but she was hamming it up in her Santa dress and matching bow! So all the patients kept asking for her..and she would go to them, and lay down and wait for them to talk sweet to her, and then she would let them pet her, or she would dance around for them..She is so flipping cute! Then we went around to individual rooms for the folks that couldn't get out and walk around, and Pays just sat there on their beds and got some loving, and gave kisses! Yay Pays! We will go back again next month.
Well as you can see from the pics to the left, I put the babes in their Christmas Attire..Sawyer was quite a jolly Santa baby..He keps smiling so big that he looked like a lion! He truly is a Jolly, Happy Soul.. So I posed them on the couch, and of course they just sat there, since they are little Christmas hams! Sawyer's outfit had a little hat, but when I put it on him it smashed his face, so I left it off..
After the therapy visit yesterday, Lauren & I went to Crossings Church for another amazing class. This one was called "The Historical Christmas" and talked about how little we know about the actual birth of Jesus, and how we've just pretty much "made up" a lot of our current Christmas traditions..Like Santa Claus coming down the Chimney..We know that Santa is loosely based on the Saint Nicholas who handed out gifts..But why do we put trees in our house? Why do we string lights? Whats up with the Candy Canes? It was a facinating class, and I just love the classes there.. There is another set coming up in January that I'm going to take..
I don't remember if I've posted this or not..but this is the Commerical that my mom is using in Elk City..Its for Great Plains National Bank. This is my mom, Robbie, and her 5 year old therapy dog, Junior..Its amazing what you can get dogs to do with a piece of chicken!! haha! Stay Warm folks!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Trace Adkins & Martina Fabulousness!

Well Trace was AMAZING as usual.. He puts on SUCH a great show.. Mom loves him so much, that it was just fun watching her love him!! If you have not seen Trace, he makes it enjoyable for both the guys & the gals..I'm pretty sure the women love the Trace Gyrating more than the men do..but the men enjoy that Hot Mama Video, so it all evens out in the end.. lol.. We had a blast! By the way, if you want to see all the Trace Adkins/Martina McBride concert pics, you can go to TRACE ADKINS CONCERT PICS!

We had our Tyler Christmas party on Friday night at the Harn Homestead..Geesh! It was cold Friday night! The Happy news is that I won something!! Hooray! Its the first time I've ever won something at the Christmas party!!

Then on Saturday Morning Lynn & I got up early to host the Cowboy Christmas Parade in the stockyards. It was a cold morning, but we had a great crowd! Santa was there in his sleigh for the kiddos, and I LOVED watching the Longhorns walk down the streets!

After the Parade I waited on Mom to come up and then we went to eat Sush at "In the Raw" in bricktown. We had never been before, and it was delish..I, Of course, had Sushi..They had other stuff though, noodle bowls, steaks, etc..It was yummy..Mom and I split 3 really good Sushi rolls..I swear I could eat Sushi everyday!

After delicous Sush, we headed to the Ford Center to see Trace and Martina! When Mom met Trace he told her she looked very "Yellow" and that made her laugh, so thats why she is laughing in the pic..but look how pretty my mom is!! Of course Trace was awesome on stage, and even did a little Christmas music! He sang "Chestnutts Roasting on an Open fire" and it was tremendous.

Martina came out wearing lots of jewels, so I was pumped about that..She had on a Sequin Vest, and sequin shoes! She didn't do any Christmas music, but she sang "Lean on Me" and that was cool..She also rode a giant moon out into the crowd and then she sang to the back of the Ford Center which was nice for the folks in the back..That girl can SING..Every song she sings when she gets finished you are like, "Wowza..what a voice".. It was a great show.

Mom stayed the night with me and on Sunday we were on a shopping mission. We got quite a bit of it done at Burlington Coat Factory, and then we headed to Penn Square for a bit..I've only got a couple of folks left to buy for, so I'm doing pretty good..Guess what I found at Burlington? A Santa outfit for Sawyer!! I KNOW! I'm so excited..I'm going to try to pose those babes this afternoon for some Christmas Cuteness!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!! XXOO

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday is here for Christmas parade fun!

Well Hello! Geesh its cold outside! Went walking again yesterday and I just can't get used to the freezing air going into my lungs! But I still have to go..over a mile..each dang day, because Payslee wants to RUN the whole way!!

Well Yesterday I took Sawyer to Sterling house Assisted Living, and we had a good visit. Several of the other therapy dogs showed up, and Saw didn't cry for them, so I was proud of him for that..However, he still doesn't love the little old people petting him!! When they would reach down to pet him, he would just kinda turn the other way! If I picked him up he did a little better..but its definately something we are going to have to work on..He also kept trying to hug the other dogs necks, and the Rottweiler, Emma, did NOT like that, so we'll also have to work on him not hugging the other dogs faces..I have no idea why he loves to do that. He did take a really cute picture by the Christmas tree though!! And he's soft.. lol..

Tomorrow Lynn & I are going to be at the Stockyards Rodeo Parade at the Corner of Agnew & Exchange in Cowtown..You should come out, because this is the one where they walk the Giant Longhorns down the middle of the road! Its very cool..It starts at 10am tomorrow..

Then of course tomorrow is my Delicious Trace Adkins..Yes, he is an awful interview, but he's a GREAT entertainer..I've probably seen him 10 times, but I love it everytime I go! HE's amazing, and that voice!! MM MM! Mom's coming up to go with me, and so is Lauren..It will be good times. Mom is also bringing up some delicious homemade Egg Nog! Woohoo! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Thursday to you..

Well we went Rollerblading yesterday in the cold..WOOWEE..It WAS COLD. It made me rollerblade faster though because I was trying to get finished!! We did our mile and then called it a day!

I also made the dog-babes meatballs yesterday because when I'm training them I have to have very HIGH value treats so they will do what I want!! But then I also have to make the meatballs where I don't want to eat them, so I added liver bits to them..lol..Now I don't want to touch them! But Dang..they smell so good when coming out of the oven!! They worked too, because I got Sawyer to do his new "Bang! You're dead!" trick in like 2 seconds because he wanted that meatball so bad!! If you want to make them just take some hamburger meat, a little milk, cheese, and green beans and roll them up into a ball and put them in a cupcake tin for about 30 minutes..I promise your dogs will love them!! Plus they can be big or small because you can pull them apart.. So there ya go!

Today Sawyer & I are going to Sterling House in Edmond for a Therapy Visit. This is his first one so I'm hoping he tries to be a little more friendly. Sometimes he's just not interested in anything but himself!!

I'm already tired of TV right now..Since Dancing with the Stars everyone has been putting on crap TV. Last night they had Reruns of one of my Fav shows, "Modern Family" & "Cougar Town"..How can they already be reruns! The show just started not that long ago! Now I'll be forced to watch the ID channel and the 1099th episode of "Dateline".. haha! Some Saturdays I will watch that channel for 7 hours!!

Today I found out that when Men wear their shirts open where you can see their chests its called "Heavage"..Like Cleavage, but for a man its Heavage..And supposedly its making a comeback for Men to show a little chest hair..We'll see if it catch on in Oklahoma! Speakin of...Did you go see Sarah Palin today? I did not..There is no one (With the exception of the Lord) that I would wait outside in this weather to see.. Not Even My Delicious Otto..Sorry, James..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Woo hoo..Lost some weight!

Well I went to the Doctor yesterday and I have lost 18 pounds on my diet!! Woo hoo..I'm starting week 4 today, so I'm pretty happy about that.. See..ITs eating all that Sushi! lol.. I've also been walking, running, rollerblading over a mile, 7 days a week..So thats helpful too..I can't quit eating popcorn, or drinking wine, so I have to burn those calories some how!!

Yesterday I put the dog babes in their Christmas gear..As you can see, they are less than enthusiastic..I'll try to dress them up again later in the week, because I didn't get a good picture of Payslee's Santa Dress..Although Sawyer is pretty cute in his Santa hat, and Payslee's little smirk makes me laugh!!

Tomorrow I'm taking Saw to the therapy visit at Sterling house in Edmond..We'll see how it goes..Well it rained all night last night on the North Side..Hoping to steer clear of the sleet..Makes it hard to rollerblade!! If you haven't got the Gospel CD, they make great stocking stuffers..lol..Just click on the BUY NOW to get it..

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

23 Days till Christmas!!

One of my friends sent this to me yesterday and it just cracked me up!! It makes me think of Whiney Payslee!! Haha!!

Yesterday I found an awesome gift..It was a bottle of wine, and you could put a picture of YOUR dog on it..How great is that! So I was all jolly, until I realized they won't ship to Oklahoma! What is that about! We have strange liquor laws in this state.. So now thats OUT.

I'm getting excited about this weekend.. TRACE ADKINS! We'll be giving away front-row seats this week, so listen for your chance to win! We've also got the King Country Christmas Catalog going on at KKNG.com, its got a lot of goodies in it too!

I took Payslee to visit my Hospice friend yesterday. Payslee just loves Miss Dorothy! She waits for her to say its okay, then she jumps on her lap and waits for Miss Dorothy to pet her..Sawyer on the other hand, is not 'excelling' at the therapy work, but we have a visit scheduled for Thursday, so I'm going to take him and see how he does..He may just be suited for "Cuteness".. lol.. Have a good day!