Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze and Spruce Mountain

I was so sad when I heard that Patrick Swayze died. Wow, what an incredible life lost. He was not only a great actor, he was a fantastic dancer and also could sing. He was a great role model and was an excellent example of how a celebrity should act. He loved his wife and seemed to have it all..

Anyhow.. Rich and I climbed Spruce Mountain today. It is a small mountain as mountains go. More like a hill compared to the larger peaks in our nation! It definately gave my fat azz a workout however! There is a fire tower on the top which is closed and a couple radio and cell towers. The woods were lovely and it was a beautiful day for late summer. Not to hot and not too cold. We sa
w a garter snake in the process of eating a toad! He first had it by a leg and was trying to eat it that way. Or maybe just tire it out. When we came back down he was swallowing it head first.

This is not my photo by the way! This snake is going about eating the toad but first. Poor toad.. Wonder what he is thinking?
Anyhow there was a nice cache at the top of the mountain as well as a little bit of a view. We did take pictures but on a disposable camera which we have to get processed first. I sure was tired when we were done with the hike. It was a nice accomplishment however and makes me a little more motivated to exercise more. Linda

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Silly cat scare!

My little man Tarzan pulled a disappearing act on us. He has been hiding in the house since Thursday night. I noticed him missing on Friday and he just reappeared this afternoon! I was worried sick and crying thinking he was eaten by a coyote! I'm glad he is alive and well! Silly cat!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We went to Albany today and saw two different Drs. who both came to the conclusion that Herbert and his friends were most likely a result of getting scratched by a cat! They seem to think because Sarah is diabetic she is more likely to get infections. So we have to be careful with her and her diabetes A1C levels need to come down a little more. Also Rich figured out how to use our scanner, so here is a picture of my son as a baby!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Halloween give away!

This neat blog site is having a giveaway for Halloween! I saw pumpkins today at some roadside stands, so fall must be almost here! It is also apple picking time.
Rich and I went up to Whitehall, NY for a town wide garage sale. Most of the sales were junk but at one I got a pair of barely worn sneakers that are normally around $70 for $5 and a pair of hiking sandals with tags on still, Teva brand for $2. I got a couple books and some other little odds and ends. This next weekend coming up is the townwide garage sales for our town. I have to work however, so no shopping for me except maybe after work.
School starts Wed. I have to make sure the kids have everything. I think Sarah just needs a couple more small things and she will be all set. It seems the list goes on and on for things they need. They have to bring alot for themselves and for the classroom supplies. It seems like the money never stretches far enough these days. Always scraping by on Monday and Tuesdays until the child support or the work check comes. Glad Rich is working and Travis will start a week from today. He got a job at Quad Graphics. It is seasonal but hopefully will work into a full time position! Not much else going on. Taking Sarah to the specialist on Thursday. Herbert has shrunk but has left behind a hard little lump in her arm. I am hoping it is nothing to be concerned about. I sure can't afford to take time off work right now for illness. Thanks for the prayers from everyone I think they helped!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Sarah's lump named "Herbert" has shrunk. We are still scheduled to go see the Pediatric surgeon next week. If "Herbert" is still hanging around, they may want to do a little biopsy on him..