New Month, Same Issues

I start off the month of March going up north for an orthopedic appointment. My tendonopothy has flared up big time and when I fell in the beginning of January, I really caused some pain in my left leg. This is what scares me most, as the 18th of this month marks 6 years since my bilateral knee replacements and I am praying big time that the knee isn’t going to have to be opened up again.

Friday is Zush’s appointment at the vet, which is another issue that has me burning the beads at both ends.It really would be nice if everything could be controlled by prayer and/or medication.

In the mean time, Jim is hanging in there, and I am waiting for him to actually get to a doctor to get his aches and pains dealt with, but I am not holding my breath there. After 14 and 1/2 years, I realize it’s a guy thing.

Again, the only one hanging in and smiling is Kasia. I guess I should make her caregiver of the house.

Hold a good though for us, as we sure can use them!
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Medicine..Good, Bad or Indifferent

Zush was under the weather today and yesterday.


Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I put her on an immediate diet of chicken and rice, and only kept her on her medicine to regulate her urinating. The bowls of rice and chicken got inhaled. More surprising, as of 8:33 pm, when I am writing this, she isn’t sundowning. This is the first time in a long time that she has been quiet like that.


We have our vet appointment on March 3rd and hopefully our doctor will give us some good direction on moving along with Zush’s care.

Now, if I can only get a  doctor to clear me up from this cough I’ll be good!

Why Polish Women Are the Greatest on Earth

Nice to see someone appreciate a nice Polish gal like me….thanks, Jeanne Bass for finding this…..

Crazy Polish Guy

polish woman 2I have a natural weakness for Polish women and women of Polish descent, even if they’re only 10 percent. They just absolutely make me swoon. Here’s why:

They’re Intelligent

It’s no secret that Poland has received the short end of the stick countless times over the centuries. As the geographic center of Europe, Poland was always surrounded by all sorts of drama. It’s why, I believe, Polish women have become very globally-minded. In other words, they know what’s going on. When it comes time to take their Matura (or final high school examination) they have a solid foundation in history, geography, languages, mathematics and more. I’ve seen a Matura—its scope puts the ACT to shame.

I’ve talked to Polish women who, even though they hate a particular subject, can still speak intelligently about it. It’s just amazing to me. In the United States, the humanities are taking a back seat to…

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A Good Day

Here is the official Mom and Zush 15th birthday selfie. I am so happy that we made it this far.


I like this picture in that their noses almost touch and with the leashes, it looks like a birthday heart.


Zush started the day with shepherd’s pie, which she shared with Kasia. Sisterly love from Zush is a daily occurrence.


And now, with thanks to heaven, we are ready for bed. I just want to all of you who sent good wishes for Zosia’s birthday.

We are, indeed, all blessed.

My Baby Zush

My Zosia is no longer a baby.
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Today, 22nd of February, marks her 15th birthday. FIFTEEN! Where does the time go?

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She has gotten slower, as most of us do as we get older. It is funny that I am older, too, and can appreciate what she is going through. We have good days and some bad days, and as most pet parents would say, what we would give to get them back to their youth.

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Zush was a baby when she was in our wedding picture, and Jim and I cherish the memories we have with our girl. I was speaking to my former boss today and we talked about how the average life span for a pup like Zosia would be ten years old. I know she owes us nothing. I know I owe her every moment she has shared with me. The countless walks we have had together, my talks with her when she looks at me with those big Hires Root Beer eyes and keeps my secrets close to her. When I had ankle surgery, she would come up on my bed and lay next to me and give me comfort just by sleeping near me. The kindness she showed her “kid sister” Kasia, when she first joined our household was tremendous.I could go on and on and on…but there you have it.

Happy fifteen years to my Zosia, my Bestie.I cherish every second I have with you and love you for all you have taught me.

You are my sunshine!
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Friday Night Date

The family is all together tonight. Jim is off, and what a difference. We had a pizza for dinner, Zush and Kasia are laying back. What’s the bonus?

Turner Classic Movies is showing “Mr. Roberts.”

This movie is about the waning days of the Second World War in the Pacific, and Henry Fonda, who plays Mr.Roberts, wants to get off his duty on a cargo ship and into the heat of battle on a destroyer or battleship. This is all I will reveal of the plot, because it really is worth viewing. James Cagney plays the Captain, with William Powell and Jack Lemon in supporting roles.

Always nice to find a good movie to relax and watch.

Have a good weekend!

Sing along with Zush 

Here’s tonight’s photo of my Zosia. She is “singing to me”, and good mom that I am, I taped it. As with my mother, I know one day I’d wish I still could hear it.


Kasia has been pretty good: I hate to say it, because it’s like looking for trouble. She seems to be getting what’s happening to Zush, and ,dare I say, bows a little to her big sister.


We walked a little bit this afternoon: I usually let Zush lead the way. I look at it as her bucket list. Some days, we don’t go far. Other times, Zush wants the bay.

Nothing like being a spoiling Mom.