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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shana a wonderful dog!

Yesterday May 23rd, 2012 was a very sad day for the Richter house hold.   One of our doggies died.  She was 12 1/2 years old, a black lab, and the most well behaved dog I have ever met.  She was wonderful!  I remember the first time she played fetch with one of our friends kids.  The boy would throw the ball, Shana would go get the ball and take the ball further out in the field for the boy to come and get it.  They played this game for like a half an hour.  It was funny.
Shana was 6 months old when we got her as a puppy.  We got her from a little Mexican man in Almond Wisconsin.  He was nice.  Shana cane with her dog house, her food, her leech, and her collar.  She was ready for us when we got her, which was really nice.  The one thing that I fell in love with was that Shana put her paws in my hands and slowly drifted off to sleep while I was petting her.  She almost fell over in the breezeway while I was petting her.  She was such a mellow mannered dog.
About five years ago, she went out into the field to chase a cat, or what she thought was a cat and it turned into being a skunk, the skunk sprayed her directly in the face.   She went completely blind in both eyes a year to the date of getting sprayed.  She wasn't so bad as a blind dog, she knew exactly where everything was.  She was an amazing dog.  She was however, a little bigger dog than expected, but I was always happy she could find her dish; being blind and all.
About a month ago, she stopped eating for the most part. That wasn't Shana because she always ate her whole dish of food everyday.  I knew the end was in sight..  I just never wanted to think about it or wanted it to happen.  
On Friday,  I brushed Shana really good and gave her a bath, I used shampoo and everything.   I think she really enjoyed her last bath and brushing.  She always loved to be brushed.  She was always a wonderful dog.  I don't think I ever yelled at her a day in her life.
On Wednesday, Shana decided that she had enough and she went to puppy heaven.  She was  in her favorite spot when she died and her head was in my lap.  She looked very comfortable and at peace.  Dale dug a nice hole to bury her in, by our beautiful pine trees and our landscaping. Dale gave Shana, her last ride on the truck bed to her resting place and then we covered her up in her favorite blanket and  buried her.  It was one of the saddest days in my life.  I lost a true friend.
May you be running through fields full of flowers and may you be swimming in the bluest and clearest of waters.  You were and an amazing friend and the most wonderful dog anyone could have asked for.  You will be missed.  I love you Shana!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Today, I went to a rummage sale and bought this vintage toy for 4 dollars.  Does anyone out there know exactly what I bought?  I am into vintage toys and other vintage items, so I decided to buy this item.
The question here is.... What did I invest in???

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My First Mommy's Day!!!

I have been trying to blog for the last week now and blogger has been having technical difficulties.  I am just glad that I am able to blog today!

My first mommy's day was wonderful!  Dale, Gabby, and I all went for a wonderful walk along the Wisconsin River, we saw a lot of ducks and ducklings.  They were so cute.  There were many boats on the river too.

I redid a lot of my flower beds, I made a couple new flower beds with old barrels that I had to cut, and weld the metal rings back on.  Interesting to say the least.  But they turned out AWESOME.  I do however have to say, I hope I have a green thumb.  I had one in the past, I am wondering if it is still there or did I loose it.  I wish I would have remembered to take pictures before I redid them so you could all see the work that was involved.  I am not very good at keeping up with the weeds (if you understand what I am saying).  All my flower bed were a big weeded mess.   But for right now they look amazing at least to me they do.

Gabby is almost starting to crawl.  Let the fun begin. She is so inquisitive it is amazing.  She want to watch everything.  She will be 7 months on the 20th.  I have the sweetest little girl.  She is the best thing in the world to me, besides her daddy of course.

But enjoy my Mother's Day weekend pictures, I sure do!!!  I will post more pictures of our nature walk, but I have to download them from my phone, we will see how technical I really am!

 a nature drive in the chain o lakes in Waupaca, Wisconsin
 My flower bed out of a barrel that I cut and welded

 my home with flowers on the railing that my hubby gave me for mothers day!

 My flower bed that I redid, looks awesome now!

 A frog residing in my pond with its buds!
 my landscaping
 My beautiful little girl
My two favorite people in the world!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Job decision

So, I have made up my mind.  I have decided to stay in my job for now.  The new job was a sweet deal, with more pay, no weekends or holidays, and absolutely no oncall so it was a great opportunity, but I just can't rationalize being away from my little girl more often.  They wanted me fulltime in the position for the first couple of months.  I can not be away from my little girl more than 2-3 days a week.  I know my job, and there will be a lot of changes with the new physician, but I will take it as it comes.  I guess, I have to put on my big girl pants and face the facts that I am a working mommy and I have to get over it.
Opportunities come and go every day, its the chance you take.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  Thomas Alva Edison