Murphy’s Law at the Bunten’s

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Yesterday was a day proving Murphy’s Law is alive and well at our house!

Last Thursday, garbage day, our trash can and recycling bin both blew away. Where we live, you have to have purchase special stickers to put on your bag or can in order for it to be picked up. We had purchased stickers on our can which last the entire year. They were gone along with the can. With nowhere to put our garbage and no hope that our bins would be returned, Mike went out and bought a new can. Of course, when he got home, he found both across the street and down a few doors.

And last night, we didn’t have anything to make for dinner so Mike went out and bought a pizza to make. I had worked at the quilt shop all and didn’t feel like cooking. So…when he got home from the store (after rounding up our garbage/recycling bins) we had 2 pizza delivers that he had purchased from a local church’s fundraiser. Of course!


A Dog, Is Not A Dog, Is Not A Dog

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Anyone who knows dogs knows that personalities of different breeds can be very different. No matter what breed, though, training and socializing at a young age are very important. This leads me to my daily rant:

Mike was outside and a neighbor with a German Shepherd Dog was walking down the sidewalk. We both love German Shepherd Dogs…he used to have one…so he approached the owner cautiously (because he didn’t want to frighten the young dog). The dog aggressively growled and barked at him and refused to even take a treat from his hand. Then the dog lunged at a jogger passing by. After this happened, the owner said, “I don’t know what’s wrong! Our Lab NEVER acted like this.” Hellooo…your dog isn’t a Lab. It needs more training than you probably had to give your Lab. It saddens me that this dog will most likely not receive the proper socialization/training he deserves and will continue on the stereotype that German Shepherd Dogs are mean. Poor guy.

Thankful: Day 26

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Had to go back to 2009 to find a picture of just me and Mike. It happens to be from the Badger/Hawkeye game in Madison.

I know I would be remiss to not mention Mike during my month of thankfulness. Even though he’s been mentioned in a couple of posts I guess I haven’t dedicated one solely to him! He’s downstairs hooking up a new DVD player to our extra TV right now. I’ve only been nagging him to hook it up since last summer. Last weekend (a long weekend at home) he finally had enough of my nagging and went to hook up the DVD player only to find it wasn’t compatible with our new TV. Being married for 14 years he’s certainly had to endure lots of nagging from me. It took a little more with this DVD player thing but I think he’s almost done!

He also put up with my hair-brained idea a few years ago using an unlimited supply of fabric scraps to make items to sell at craft shows. And he only complains a little when I volunteer at church one night, have book club the next, and cooking club 2 nights after that! He tries to tell me I sign up for too much stuff and I listen to him…once in a while.

Now that Audrey’s getting older and getting better at scheming with me, I’m pretty sure Mike’s going to start to feel more and more outnumbered. Maybe one of the reasons he’s finally hooking up the DVD player to the extra TV is because he’s going to be spending lots more time in that room of the house! So I guess I’ll say “Thank you, honey!” now…because he’s in for a long road ahead!

Thankful: Day 20

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I’m making an apple and a pumpkin pie for or Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. I also signed up to make an apple pie for the free Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by my church and other community organizations & businesses on Thursday. Tonight was apple pie baking night. I THOUGHT I had enough apples to make 2 pies (8 cups per pie) but I didn’t. I am thankful that Mike ran to Fareway in the foggy fog to get more apples for me.

I, however, am NOT thankful that I just burned myself trying to put a foil wrapper around the crust of one of my pies to protect it from overbrowning…AND that I wore a black sweatshirt which is now covered in flour dust. THANKFULLY it’s an old Iowa Hawkeyes sweatshirt so no harm was done!