Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Updates on So Much

Welcome dear friends! I have so much to catch you up on. As I posted before, Doug did not leave for Saudi as planned due to the weather. So I got him for a whole extra week. He leaves Friday (2/26) at 6:30 AM. In this extra week together we found out something exciting. We found 2 nearby (within 30 miles) dog parks! For some reason there are not many dog parks in the south. Josh and Keelie are very excited and so am I! While I doubt they will have a pool table, Josh and Keelie will be playing with others. (beer and cigars are optional!)
My caring husband has found a live in care taker who has been here almost a month. We seem to get along well and that has to take a lot of worry off of a lot of minds.
I wanted to send a surprise to my dear friends at the pharmacy. I had some extra apples so apple pie it was. First problem, no disposable pie pans. Is is still pie if it is rectangle? I found this little heart cutter outter thing for .50 brand new a few weeks ago, I think it makes for a cute top crust. Whatcha think? (Oh DeeDee, Doug told me to tell you I took this picture but I knew that you would know better!)

I want to thank everyone for the suggestions about repairs/design of our home. While I will be asking everyone for opinions on so many things I still need to get a professional for basic issues. We found this out when we remodeled our bathroom. The contractor knew of all these gadgets that we did not know exsisted. Some were very inexpensive and are such a help to me in my day in and day out living. I thank everyone for their suggestions.

Well friends that is about it. I will be posting soon but am going to take a couple of days to sorta think and sort this new life out Wow, when we named this blog Starting Over, I had no IDEA!


  1. Hey Jeanette, thanks for the update. Sounds like you have alot going on over there. I will keep you and your family in prayer during this transitional time. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

  2. I can't imagine how hard that goodbye will be. I think you should make one of those calendars where you cross off the days until he's home.

    So, you will have someone staying with you all the time? That's what I'd need...I don't do nights as I told you before.

    Take all the time you need...we'll be here when you are ready.

  3. Jeanette and Doug,
    I am so excited that this "awful" snow has benefited you both! God must have know that you deserved this bonus time together! Doug... I will keep you both in my prayers. Be safe and I will be looking forward to updates from Jeanette regarding your new job. Oh... any chance of teaching your beautiful, sweet wife how to use her camera before you leave???? :-)
    Jeanette.. of course you will be in my prayers as well! I hope this live in caretaker will work out well for you. Can't wait to see what Josh and Keelie think of the dog park. I'm sure they will play nice! Take you time adjusting to life... we'll be here for you when you return! God Bless both of you... Dee Dee

  4. Just this afternoon we had a friend over who came with her new puppy so that she and my cake cleaner upper could play together. :)

  5. Jeanette, enjoy the extra time. Your square pie looks lovely. How creative with the heart cut outs. Blessings**

  6. So glad you had this extra time! I know you will miss him but hopefully you will be busy and the time will pass.

  7. Your pie crust is adorable. You can send him heart-shaped goodies while he is away!

  8. Hi Jeanette. I like the heart cut outs on your pie. How sweet. I'm so glad to hear you've got a caretaker. I hope the pooches enjoy the dog park. You're in my prayers. Rosie

  9. Thank you for visiting me the other day...your pie looks amazing. I love the little heart shaped cutouts. Enjoy the rest of your week. xox

  10. I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment today. Yes it is hard to make a heavenly birthday cake. I know you understand. It's just our way of remembering and carrying their memory on.

    Monica H

  11. Safe journeys to Doug!

    The pie looks wonderful!

  12. Oh that apple pie looks yummy - apple pie is apple pie no matter what shape it's in.

    Safe travels to Doug !!!

  13. Your apple does look yummy! My daughter is a pharmacist and NO ONE has ever bought an apple pie for her ... you are ONE IN A MILLION! :) So sweet of you to think of others when you have so much going on! I know Doug will have a safe trip and he will back home before you know it :)
    Blessings & Hugs,

  14. Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you today. Sending caring thoughts ... and wishing I had a piece of that beautiful pie! ;)


  15. Hi My Friend

    Just stopping by to let you know that we're all with you today!


  16. Good Morning Jeanette,
    How wonderful that you got some extra time with your hubby. Take your time sorting things out...we'll all be here waiting when your return.

  17. glad to hear about the dog parks... I sure hope everyone enjoyed your SQUARE PIE. Yes, I believe it is a pie. Thanks for stopping by.