Saturday, July 4, 2015

~ Happy Independence Day ~



Dianne/Denver said...

Happy 4th of July! Does this mean summer is half over? It always seems like it to me. Im Awake early today. I didn't sleep,well last night ....woke up too much.

Looks like the sun is out here today. Hope it stays nice. Yhimk I'll repost from yesterday since it was the last blog of the day so bare with me.

Dianne/Denver said...

I think those dogs are making you stutter!! Tomorrow. I should even be more fun for u and the dogs.

Went to lunch with Beverly today. Louis and I met her. I was hoping she was going to be able to bring her boyfriend but he wasn't able to come. At least Louis got to meet her. It is was great to,see her again.

We went on a boat gambling tonight. It was fun. Everyone won except me but at least I broke even. It was especially fun for Louis's daughter as they hadn't gone much before tonight. One daughter came away with $102 and was so thrilled. Tomorrow we are going on a tour of a candy factory and buying candy. We go on a boat tomorrow night to watch fireworks. We're still getting a little rain daily. It's nice getting to know Louis's daughters a little more.

What's everyone up to tomorrow? Mary, Barb, Jodi and anything else besides dog sitting? How about having some American apple pie?? :) There are usually good Fourth of July music on TV tomorrow night too.

Well, time to get ready for bed. We are going earlier while we are away.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne I only babysat my daughter's dogs last night but not overnight. That is good as now I only have one nervous dog to worry about. I don't know why people have to set off fireworks for a whole week. Our town is only one of two in the county that allow legal fireworks on the 4th of July. Of course, all the ones I'm hearing are illegal, though. It's hard to catch the people doing illegal ones when they all have their legal ones out on the street as a cover.

It sounds like you are having a very nice trip. That's great that you get to spend more time with Louis' girls. Enjoy the fireworks tonight.

sacBarb said...

I posted a comment here and it disappeared! I don't remember what I said but part of it was wishing everyone a safe and sane 4th. I've been hearing fireworks for a few days and I hope after tonight it's quiet.

Chad's flight arrives at 11:58 tonight. Dean is picking high up at the airport.

Just_Lin said...

Well it's 12:45 a.m. and I'm still hearing random illegal fireworks. This is ridiculous! I would like to have the dog out one more time before we go to bed. I tried taking her out about 1/2 hour ago but she was too freaked out by the loud bangs to be able to do anything but pull me back towards the door to the house. It's been a tough few days for her. I will try to take her out again in a few minutes. With any luck, things will be quiet long enough for her to relax and do her business.

Just_Lin said...

Last night's explosions went on until well after 1:00. Today my dog was finally able to enjoy laying out on the deck in the sunshine until some jerk exploded an M80 or something larger. So sick of this.

Mary/MI said...

JLM that is awful about the loud M80! We were fortunate that our noising 4th of July neighbors moved out last week! We could hear the fireworks across the river and some from the villages around us, just enough to spook our dogs. I hope it quiets down soon!

Dianne, what a fun trip you are having! We stayed home this year. I am watching the World Soccer game with USA and Japan. I don't know much about the game, but it sure looks exciting lol!
Tues. is Jim's Birthday. I just put in an order from Cold Stone for an ice-cream cake.
I hope it is as good as my friends say it is. He loves ice cream and cake sooooo lol! Makes sense to me :)

I made a huge meal yesterday. Of course Jim's friend showed up lol! He called a few days ago hinting that he may visit this week end. I just had a feeling it would be yesterday. Of course he stayed until 1:00am.


Mary/MI said...

I guess I changed your name to JLM lol!!!

Just_Lin said...

Mary That's okay. Just don't call me late for dinner. LOL

Ice cream cakes are tasty. I'm sure he'll like it. How odd that Jim's friend showed up for the holiday.....NOT! I bet he shows up for your cooking just as much as he shows up for Jim.

Mary/MI said...

The ice cream cake was good, but too sweet for my taste.
Jim will be at the Casino all day tomorrow so I gave him his gifts and cake today. I also gave him $40 in $5 dollar casino chips. I brought them for him the last time I was there.
I am still doing my "Fitbit" walks, averaging 10,000 steps a day. I am thrilled that Jim is on the band wagon now! He started at 800 and is now up to 4000! He says he feels better after walking. He got new meds to help him breath better, so that makes him happy!
Time to check my farm :)

Dianne/Denver said...

In Dayton, Ohio, tonight. Louis is going to the Air Force Museum tomorrow for the day. We had. Great four days with Louis' daughters and a fun lunch with Beverly. I'm a little irritated tonight. I laid on the bed when we arrived and became covered with cat hair. First I'm allergic and second we are paying too much for that to happen. I complained so they r changing out the blankets tomorrow. I'm not happy $128 later. I'm going to be sure I get hotels that are not pet friendly in the future.

Kind of hot today...humid.

Mary, hope Jim wins at the casino. You're not going?

JL, did the fireworks finally stop? I saw your dog swimming on fb.

Barb, surgery getting closer. Seems like you've been waiting forever. Did your pre-op go okay is time?

Just_Lin said...

Mary Congratulations to Jim for walking. Good for him! You, too, for that matter. You are doing great. I did go back to Curves today. It's the first time since I went through such a bad time with the sciatica. It went well today. I need to get back in the habit of going 5 days a week. I'm trying to eat more fruits and veggies and less meat, too.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne I wouldn't be happy about the cat hair either and I like cats. What are you going to do while Louis is at the Air Force Museum? I think the fireworks are finally over. I haven't heard anything tonight. My dog got all pooped out at the beach. She's been sleeping ever since. LOL

Dianne/Denver said...

Well, hotel came in this morning and apologized and changed my blankets. He said they should always do that after a pet in room. I just stayed here and played on iPad and cat napped (no pun intended) until he came for dinner. I googled Italian and found a good little local place. We try not to go to chains on vacation. I will still be writing in my review about the cat hair.

Where is Jodi?

Just_Lin said...

Dianne I'm glad you got different blankets. I think it's nice to try out local restaurants when traveling, too. Was your dinner yummy? What did you have? I went with my friends John and Jane tonight to go see "Spy" starring Melissa McCarthy. It was very funny and we all enjoyed it a lot. I was in the mood for some good laughs and the movie delivered.

Just_Lin said...

New blog, HOoters!