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  • The Reason For My Time Away
    on Sep 20, 2013 in Dogs duchess pets
    I had to take a bit of time away... Duchess, our oldest furry family member had to be put down.  I kept hoping she would eventually go on her own.  That her tired body would just put its foot down and say that the time was up, and that it w...
  • Raising Children VS Raising Dogs
    on Aug 27, 2013 in Dogs family children pets
    As the owner of 3 Senior Dogs, 18, 13 and 11 (and one other that is only 6 because we had a momentary lapse of common sense) I've come to the realization that raising elderly dogs is like raising children and a little bit more added in.The...
  • First Day of School
    on Aug 19, 2013
    Today is the first day of school in the county that I live.Today is the first day of school that I didn't have a child attending in 13 years.This was Kyle on his first day of kindergarten...It seems like an eternity ago.  This was two weeks ago.
  • Hard to Believe
    on Aug 17, 2013
    Hard to believe it has been 16 months since my last post.  We had a lot of personal things going on over the last year.  I found it hard to write.  So, I didn't.  But things change, time moves forward and you realize that you need...
  • I'm Really Behind!
    on Apr 5, 2012 in Busch Gardens family
    We have had quite a few busy weeks here in the Gambler household.  Birthdays, relatives visiting, craft shows just to name a few.  I will be posting about all of these over the next few days as I organize pictures to post.  These posts...
  • Lather Lovely is here! Finally!It is finally up and running.  Lather Lovely has a website that is actually working.  It isn't complete yet, but it is there.  It only took me 3 years!  Please check it out at!  We are headed to Clermont,...
  • He Is Back, For Now....
    on Jan 8, 2012 in senior dog duchess Nico Nico found
    Nico was returned to us yesterday morning.  He had traveled quite the distance and by the looks of him had been up all night running.  Our posters were up about 5 minutes when we received the first call that someone had him.We brought him h...
  • New Year, Same Old Issues
    on Jan 7, 2012 in Lost dog Shiba Inu Nico
    It is a brand new year and I am faced with an issue we have had multiple times in the past.Nico has escaped, yet again.  Back in 2010, Nico ran away.  Which led to us to finding someone else's dog and also rescuing Bella.  You can clic...
  • 3 MonthsIn honor of it being 3 months since my last post...yes, I'm making fun of myself.  I should be ashamed that it has been 3 months since my last post!  It has been a busy 3 months though, so let me explain.This was every weekend in October:Ye...
  • Back To School
    on Aug 22, 2011 in high school Kyle
    Today is Kyle's first day of his Junior year of High School.  Summer went by extremely fast this year!Now we are back to working with the tutor a few nights a week, staying on top of homework, and now he has a job to work into that equation.&nbs...
  • Get A Job!
    on Aug 12, 2011 in Michael John's job
    I took this photo a few weeks ago, of my son Kyle on his first day of work.  Well, his first day of work for someone other than us.  Kyle has worked his summers with us since he was 14, but alas, we have had to hire full time help and Kyle...
  • This Past Weekend
    on Aug 10, 2011 in vacation friends
    This past weekend we headed out of town with some friends.  There were 6 of us all together (all adults!), and we stayed at Kidani Village at Disney.  We used our timeshare points and splurged on a 3 bedroom Villa.  It was sooo worth i...
  • Updates
    on Aug 7, 2011 in Jeff
    We took a couple of days this weekend and headed out of town to just relax.  We traveled for free, so what the heck!  A few other couples went as well, so it was nice to just hang by the pool for a couple of days and not have to get up ever...
  • OverwhelmedI'm overwhelmed by a whole lot of stuff right now.  As I've mentioned in the past, my husband has been having some medical problems.  They haven't gone away and he is scheduled for an endoscopy on Friday.  I really am hoping this fin...
  • Smoothie Sunday
    on Jul 24, 2011 in milkshake smoothie sunday blendtec
    My life became much smoother a week ago.  My new blender arrived!  Get it?  My life is smoother?  Okay, never mind! Please say hello to my new best friend!  My new Blendtec blender.  In red of course!  When ma...
  • Gotta Love Florida
    on Jul 21, 2011 in Florida rain thungerstorms
    I went out to get the mail today and as I turned towards the mailbox I glanced up the street and took a look at the sky.  Since my phone was in my hand, I snapped this photo. The sky is looking pretty ominous and the thunder is coming through l...
  • What's The Point?
    on Jul 14, 2011 in hospital Jeff
    Tuesday afternoon my husband ended up in the Emergency Room of one of our local hospitals.  He has had some abdominal pain that would come and go over the past month or so.  Tuesday, it came on with a vengeance and didn't leave.  It st...
  • Smoothie Sunday
    on Jul 10, 2011 in green smoothies
    This is what my breakfast, lunch and snacks have looked like all week.  photo from therawdivas  I was searching around the internet last week when I typed in green smoothies into google.  About a million different items popped up, but o...
  • Happy 4th Of July!
    on Jul 4, 2011 in dog 4th of July
    Happy 4th of July!  I'm trying to adjust to the fact that it is currently 7/04/2011 already!  Anyway... As much as I would love to say that we have a full schedule of partying and eating today, I can't.  Just about everyone we know is...
  • Back In The Blogging Saddle
    on Jun 28, 2011 in Blog Hops
    I've been kind of hit and miss in the Blogger World lately.  I've decided to get back in the saddle and focus on my writing again. In honor of that, let's start today with Tuesday Blog Hop!  (That way I have one more day before I truly hav...