This Week’s OwyheeStar News

Annie on SledNovember Says Goodbye

We have seen snow, rain, and a little fog this November. Freezing temperatures have come our way too! With December looming large upon the horizon, we know we will be looking at several new things–for example, single-digit temperatures are predicted around the corner. We are hoping those will bypass us, and we will get unseasonably warm weather for a couple of weeks. Others are praying for more snow–skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, and snowball fights are high on the December list. Pick your poison–oops, we meant sport. Then make the right preparation, so you are ready when the opportunity presents. Here is Annie practicing on the snowmobile (2012).

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The week was a mix…

There were four featured OwyheeStar Weims this week–Lucy, Charlie Blue, and the two from the UK (with their litter photo). A few other notables made an appearance in the ‘Christmas Weimaraner’ and “Are you busy yet?’ blogs. The two blogs touched on a topic that is near our heart during this time the year. It is so easy to upset the balance in your home during the holiday season. With Christmas shopping, parties, and celebrations of every sort, the Weimaraner can feel disenfranchised, or left behind. This is never a good thing. There can be ups and downs in your schedule, but the secret to a content and well-adjusted Weimaraner that rolls with change, is to condition them to it from the first day. It is like the rain, if they arrive in the rainy season, and you enjoy the rain with them, almost without exception; they will embrace it as the norm. If, however, you open the door and everything within you goes yuck, guess who will pick up on that? (hmmmmm) When it comes to the holiday season, and finding yourself extra busy, your schedule should be as even-keel as is possible. Remember, your busyness and the smells can trigger some pretty interesting behavior. Some of it can be life-threatening; therefore, vigilance is important despite the distractions.

Here are the links for this week’s blogs….

The Saturday after Thanksgiving

Today, is going to be a day of cleaning, decoration, and preparation. Oh, and yes, we will be watching more football. We especially like college football, but we also watch the big boys. Therefore, there will be Sunday football too! Cliff has been busy trying to work on his big backyard project. The frozen ground means he has to wait until mid-to-late afternoon to have a chance to move dirt, and blocks. He is making progress despite the weather. Our Thanksgiving was minimal–a trip to Golden Corral. We were shocked at the number of large family groups there, but our group was three. It was a very different year for our family. Our son got remarried on Tuesday. Our daughter’s mother-in-law has cancer. Change happens–some good, and other is not so good. We were fortunate to have Cliff’s father with us for another Thanksgiving–his 95th.

Making Crazy Memories

We were fortunate to get a handicapped parking place, so we could get Dad to the door more easily. The line was just beyond the door, and it took us about 20 minutes to get in and seated. He was not going to stay in the car and wait, so he stood in line. Our table was close to desserts, for two guys who love their dessert that could not be more perfect. Cliff braved the buffet twice–once for himself, and once for dad. It wasn’t too bad. By the time we left, there was a very long line. We were very fortunate. The food was good, and the dishes were easy. The pie I made after getting home from the restaurant, was not so perfect.

I put a great deal of effort into make the crust beautiful. I was so proud. I thought I would use the home canned pumpkin given to us. I used to can our pumpkin, and home-canned pumpkin is the best. Therefore, I mixed up the filling, and baked the pies. I should have taken a photo. They were beautiful. We took a little sliver to sample, and it was not as expected. The flavor was horrid! There is nothing in a pumpkin pie except for milk, eggs, spices, and pumpkin. Sadly, the two pies went into the garbage disposal. We headed into town to buy pie, lamenting the outcome, and hoping we had not been poisoned. (The jars had a good seal, and they looked fine.) We arrived at Albertsons (the closest market), people were coming out the door, so we were happy. The doors were locked a couple of minutes before we arrived. Then we drove to Red Apple Grocery, and the parking lot was full. We thought all the cars was a good sign–the doors were locked. The no-go at either market lead us toward Walmart. In preparation for Black Friday, everything was cordoned off. That meant I was fortunate to be able to get to the bakery section. I wanted milk, but you could not get there. I picked up three pies, and checked out. We came home to have pie later, and it was OK. It will be memory that we can laugh about in the future. It is funny how these things happen. Anyhow, the good news is I didn’t serve that horrid pie to anyone else–especially Cliff’s father.

We hope your Thanksgiving was good–including the pie, if you eat that type of thing. :O)

 

Many blessings and warm wishes from Shela and Cliff–(and the OwyheeStar Weimars too!)

~Thank you for being a part of our lives!

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Posted on November 30, 2013, in News, OwyheeStar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m glad you had a wonderful thanksgiving together , even with the pumpkin pie adventure :o)
    Wears the Weimaraner boots to his suit too?

  2. Lol……I cannot say if Annie wears boots, I suppose she does, but I am in the dark–always. :O)

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