Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, March 30, 2012

The week-end is coming

We have some tomatoes up and they are already blooming.  The garden is in a hurry this year.  Last year wasn't a good year for the garden, it was too HOT and it was too DRY..   So far it is still too dry!!!!  We are already 3.7 inches short on rain and the dry months haven't even been here yet!!!
I was raised from birth to 7 and a half years old in a 12 ft travel trailer.  It was hard on us all.  Mother only cooked breakfast once in a while so I got no help learning to eat right or cook. When moving in the bigger trailer 24 ft. that had a little kitchen Mother still didn't cook anything but breakfast. We have a John in that trailer but that was all. No place to take a bath.  I was 10 year old before I lived in a place that had a bathroom and a shower!!!!!
Mother still didn't cook much of anything but breakfast.  I got no training in cooking or eating right or buying food!!!
Mother didn't clean house a lot either.  When it got bad in the house she had a maid come in and clean it!!
I have come a long way from that little trailer!!!
Have a wonderful week-end dear friends.  I will not be around much this week-end.  Tom will be home!!!  YAY
 Love coming your way, Happy & Zoie & Fern    

Thursday, March 29, 2012


My blog is not acting right today!!!  It will not load pictures!!!  Well--- where I want them and what I want to say near them!!   So no pictures today.  
Went to the doctor and got our blood work results!!!! The doctor was so impressed with my blood work!!!
He said I was in very good shape for the shape I am in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had lost weight since last year!!!   8 lbs.
My blood-pressure was excellent!!!
He said that we were doing so well that I didn't have to have the in depth blood work next year.  That will save us 300.$$  YAY    The doctor can not help my structural problems.  he just gives me pain pills for that.
My thyroid needs a little less medication, so I will take one less pill each week.
He said we are doing a very good job taking care of my insides!!!   We are very pleased!!  We have been eating like a health nut!!!  No sugar no salt and lots of greens and fruit and vegetables very little meat!!
The thing I need more of and this is me saying it not the doctor I need more exercise!!!
That is very hard for me now. The mosquitoes are eating us up and they are killing people now a days!!!!

Love coming your way,  Zoie Happy & Fern    

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Go to the Doctor Tomorrow

Yes I go for my yearly visit to my thyroid doctor tomorrow.  I will be gone and probably not on the computer tomorrow!!  It always takes a long time to see him.  He gives me my medicines for the year.
Blood pressure meds--- thyroid meds--- pain meds!!!  Yes getting everything in one visit is worth the time we spend doing it!!!!   I 'll tell you all about it probably Thursday.
Isn't that last picture cute.  The caption was "any one lose a cat?"  I think that is so cute!!! Of course that would never happen in real life in my experience with coons.  They are afraid of cats.  Poor babies are afraid of almost everything!!!!!
Love coming your way, Happy, Zoie & Fern  

Friday, March 23, 2012

Why I am hurtung

Why I am hurting!!!  About 3 or 4 weeks ago I just couldn't stand my DIRTY kitchen floor any longer.  It had been maybe a years or almost a year since it had been mopped  It was   awful!!  So I mopped it but of course it didn't get clean enough.   So the next couple of days later I got down on my knees to scrub it !!!  I couldn't do a lot of the floor but I did do the really bad spots and it looks better but while doing it I started to hurt!!!  I couldn't really finish the floor. The pain is in my lower back and in the middle of my back it is burning!! It feels very very hot!!!!!.  Also I am hurting in my right leg from the knee to the hip and it hurts like mad when I walk on it.  I can take a lot of pain but the burning  is new to me.  Also maybe Zoie has done her part to help me be in trouble.  When we walk --she is running and she will every once in a while body slam  me!!!  She has done that probably  5 or 6 times.  She has not knocked me down but it is hurting this old body!!  I may look younger then I am but the body is 76 years old and has worked very hard most all my life!!!  My body is very tired!!!  If we had any money I could have a cleaning crew come in and clean up this very dirty house but sadly we don't have any money and can't afford help!!!  And I am so tired !!!! so tired!!!

I hope you all have a good week-end!!!
Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Zoie and Strawberries

Hi dear friends,  That is my sweet girl~~~Zoie~~~~~ today~~~~~ first picture!!! Zoie was lived with me 4 months and 15 day!!!  She is a very good girl !!!!  I love her so much!!!  I have not been doing well for about 2 weeks!!  I have been in a LOT of pain!! I have decided to do something to hopefully help me.
I am going on some pretty powerful pain pills!!!  So I will not be posting for a couple of days!!!  I"ll be a little drunk!!!lol
STRAWBERRIES!!!!!!!!!!  Look at our strawberries!!!!!   Now we are getting 40 to 50 berries a day and I wish you could taste them!!!!  I wish I could share some with you guys!!!!  They are sosooo good!!!!!!

Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern

Monday, March 19, 2012

It is Monday!!!

The amaryllis are in full bloom!!!! In Florida they are planted in the ground and come up every year all on their own!!!  They are a very good buy!!!  Ours are 20 years old!!
 We bought one strawberry plant 3 years ago and have had a lot of strawberries every since.  We now have 220 plants that all came from that one berry.  200 of our berries are now planted in the ground.  Tom planted them last year.  We were afraid that the critters would eat them all like they eat our pecans.  But people we have more berries then they can eat!!!  I am bringing in 20 to 30 berries everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh I see a lot that have been eaten by our critters but we still have plenty for ourselves!!  YA YA YA!!!
They are sooo good soo good!!!!!

Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern

Friday, March 16, 2012

Missing Bambi so much today!!!

It is the week-end tomorrow!!!  Happy St. Patty's day every one!!!! 
I am missing Bambi so much today!!!!  She was just the greatest dog!!!  Zoie sits in her chair now!!! I love Zoie so much!!!  But today I miss Bambi soooo !!!!
Zoie loves to eat ice!!!  Does your dog like ice??? Every time I am near the refrigerator, she wants ice!!! 
Happy week-end my friends,  love coming you way, Zoie & Fern

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Flowers are every where

Spring is here calender~~~~ ready or not!!! The blooming photos were taken yesterday!!  Spring is in full bloom here in Tallahassee!!!  We planted some seeds yesterday that will live in the house under the plant table until they come up and are big enough to be transplanted in the garden.  It is not spring yet by the calender but as you can see the plants are not waiting for the calender!!!  Ready or not says the plants and the birds and our temperatures!!!! The ticks are out too!!!!

I want to thank you guys for the lovely comments on the post before this one!!!  When I look in the mirror I see a 76 year old b/c I still feel young inside most of the time!!!!  I don't feel as old as I look to me!!!
Tom and most every one else says I look great for my age and most of the time I feel great too !!!!!!!!!!
 Thank you guys!!!!!
Love coming your way,  Zoie & Fern   

Friday, March 9, 2012

Kit from Dog Daze

Hi Friends,

I just had a call from Kit from DOG DAZE,  She has had computer problems.  Her computer has been in the repair shop since last Monday.
It will be a little while before you will see her back on the blogs.

That picture of me was taken just before going to get my blood test yesterday.  That is what this old 76 years old looks like now!!!   I am SHORT!!  I use to be 5ft 2 inches tall but that was when I was a lot younger.  Now I doubt I am 5 ft tall !!!  I am shrinking!!!! The one good thing about me is I still have nice skin .  It is not dry or wrinkly!!!  LOL
I can thank my Mother for that!!!!  She had just got a new boyfriend just before her big stroke at age 90 years and 9 months old, a new boyFRIEND can you imagine?? !!!!!  

Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hi Blog Friends!!!  That first picture is our Tiger~~~ Tiger in the sun!!! He was a great cat!!  He lived 17 and one half years.  He was Tom's cat when Tom and I married!!! He came home with Tom and fit right in with My Bruce and 2 other cats.   I love that picture of the two of us out to eat one Saturday afternoon!!!  Tom and I are going for our  30 years together soon!!!  Next July!!
I have to go get a blood test today for a physical at the end of the month!!!
Have fun!!!
Love coming your way,  Happy, Zoie & Fern  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Good Morning friends!!!  Zoie eats a lot and we really can't afford what I want to feed her.  I want her to have quality food, not Wal-mart food!!!! So some dear friends here in town ( 2 ladies) are buying her quality food for us so that Zoie can have very good food!!!  I cook for Zoie too. I think the cooked food helps her even more. I cook a grain and green beans and other vegetables for her. When I have lunch Zoie wants food too so I give her the food I have cooked for her.  A small amount b/c she always wants way more food then she gets and believe me she gets enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Too much probably!!!!
Love coming your way, Zoie & Fern

Monday, March 5, 2012


Monday brings a new week to try to do better!!!  Eat better.  Exercise more.  Get more sleep!! Work hard!!!
Poor Happy!!!  This photo of her was taken Saturday!!!  She is snacking in our head board.  We keep food and water for her in a lot of places in the house b/c sometimes she acts like she has forgotten where she is!!!!
It only lasts a few seconds but, she does act lost at times!!!
Then Zoie at present time.  No bones showing any more!!!  She never gets tired of hunting!!!
Have a good week dear friends!!!
Love coming your way,  Happy & Zoie & Fern 

Friday, March 2, 2012

I am not very good at getting running pictures of Zoie  Sorry!!!  I am trying!!!  These were taken yesterday and it got up to 85 degrees outside !!!  Remember I hurt myself mopping the kitchen floor???  Well b/c of being in pain I haven't been able to walk with her as much as she would like, so she has been a bundle of energy!!!  Last night at dark thirty she ask to go out.  I let her out and she played outside alone with her big red ball for two hours!!!!!!!!  Just her and her ball and the critters!!!  I want to tell you guys, she had a BALL!!!!!  She sleep in the chair all night and only came in the bedroom once and stuck her noise in my face and I told her to go back to bed and she did!!!  She is a wonderful girl people!!!!!!  Still a lot of puppy but she is still wonderful!!!!!!
Love coming you way, Zoie & Fern   

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Every morning lately it has been raining or misting or real foggy!!!  This morning the sun was trying to come through the clouds!!  It was 68 degrees. It is going to be a warm day!!!!
Zoie has decided she wants to sleep in the chair all night!!!  For 2 nights she has been so a sleep when I was ready to go to bed I couldn't wake her to put her in her crate.  She was real god.  She has stayed in her chair all night both nights!!!  Maybe letting her stay in her chair will help save her mattress and save me from having to keep making covers for the mattress that she tears up at least one a week!!!!   YAYAYAA

Love coming your way!!!   Zoie & Fern